The future of work, tackling climate change, levelling-up and the data revolution are some of the key topics that come under the spotlight in the latest issue of the Alliance Manchester Business School Magazine.
The issue opens with a special welcome from CBI Director General Tony Danker who discusses the many challenges ahead for businesses such as rising inflation and energy prices, and learning to live with COVID-19 and its variants.
Talking of the pandemic, Professor Sir Cary Cooper writes candidly about how health and wellbeing now needs to be treated as a key strategic issue in the boardroom, while Professor Anthony Rafferty, Director of the Work and Equalities Institute, discusses how the pandemic has reshaped many debates such as the wellbeing and global talent management agendas while also highlighting previous inequalities in the labour market.
Professors Naomi Chambers and Ann Mahon also discuss the challenges that the NHS will face over the year ahead in the wake of COVID-19, and how across the globe healthcare systems are now facing huge challenges.
We also report from the recent Manchester Festival of Climate Action hosted by The University of Manchester where academics and students from across AMBS consider the challenges at the forefront of the climate crisis.
Elsewhere we focus on the levelling up agenda with Professor Kieron Flanagan reflecting on the causes of the North West’s productivity gap and how it might be addressed, while Professor Julia Handl explains why AMBS is developing increasing links with companies in the ever-growing field of decision sciences.
Professor Ken McPhail, chair of the British Academy of Management 2022 Conference, also looks forward to this year’s event which is being held at AMBS, and we have a special report on The University of Manchester’s Middle East Centre which recently celebrated its 15th anniversary.
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