Media coverage from the Department of Management in 2013
Gender's new dividing line
The Sunday Times 28th April 2013
Book review of 'The XX Factor' by Professor Alison Wolf, Management, which examines how working women are creating a new society.
Have you got the XX Factor?
The Times 20 April 2013
In an article about women who prefer to pursue a career to motherhood, a new book by Alison Wolf, professor of public sector management, is discussed.
The Economist 13 April 2013
Review of 'The XX Factor: How Working Women are Creating a New Society' by Professor Alison Wolf from the Department of Management.
Legal aid reform
BBC Radio Five Live 9 April 2013
In an interview on legal aid, Andrew Neilson, Director of Campaigns for the Howard League for Penal Reform, quoted research by King's Department of Management. The research, published in January 2012, found that for every one pound the Ministry of Justice saved in removing criminal negligence claims from legal aid, the NHS could be liable for up to three pounds of additional costs. Item starts at 23.30.
BBC Radio 4 2 April 2013
Professor Stephen Bach, Management, was interviewed about the restructuring of the public sector and the issue of 'deprofessionalisation'. He raised concerns over the state of the public sector, claiming that professionals are suffering a crisis of identity and feel that they are not trusted by the Government. Item starts at 03.30.
Degrees of comparability
Times Higher Education 28 March 2013
A worldwide 'Ahelo' exam, which would allow the comparison of graduate quality internationally, could be deeply 'homogenising', said Professor Alison Wolf, director of the International Centre for University Policy Research at King's. She added that 'it would be an incredibly conservative force' and would create conformity in higher education in a manner similar to what has happened in the UK school system.
Vocational courses may be shaved
The Daily Telegraph 7 March 2013
Mention of a report by Professor Alison Wolf, Department of Management, which estimated that 350,000 students between 16-19 years old are being 'poorly served' by courses aimed only at boosting college rankings.
Companies stick to pension age
Financial Times 28 February 2013
According to a study by law firm Speechly Bircham and the Department of Management, a fifth of employers still have a fixed retirement age despite the coalition's abolition of default retirement at the age of 65, putting them at risk of being sued for age discrimination. Stuart Woollard, Management, said that while some findings echoed cautious optimism that economic recovery might be in sight, the survey highlighted a 'deeply unsettling work environment with organisations, made up of lean workforces, pushing their employees even harder.'
Workers of the World, Sit Tight
New York Times 30 January 2013
Do unions have a shot in the 21st century? Workers have obviously chafed at these job-shrinking strategies, writes Adam Davidson. Matt Vidal, a labor sociologist at King's College London, is mentioned in the article, saying that Lean actually works best for everyone (executives, employees, customers) when managers work with unions to preserve jobs and foster worker support.
What are we like? Centre plans global evaluations
Times Higher Education 24 January 2013
The International Centre for University Policy Research, launched by King's, will tackle an 'amazing' lack of empirical research into higher education. Directed by Professor Alison Wolf, Management, the Centre will compare different national university systems and write policy papers to inform debate in the UK.