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Sustainable Companies through Enlightened Boards

Dr Vincenzo Bavoso, a legal researcher on Work Package 2 of the Tipping Points project on financial crises, gives a talk at the Sustainable Companies Project conference held at the University of Oslo, Norway: ‘Sustainable companies through enlightened boards: combining private and public interest in the decision-making of large public firms’.

Tipping Points Workshop: Critical Transitions

A two-day interdisciplinary workshop to launch the final work package of the Tipping Points project September 27-28 at the Palatine Centre. Speakers Include: John Adams (London School of Economics) Derek Attridge (University of York) Mark Currie (Queen Mary, University of London) Christopher Norris (Cardiff University) Santiago Zabala (ICREA/University of Barcelona) And members and advisors of the Tipping Points project […]

Modelling Social Problems and Health Conference

This conference from the Tipping Points project focuses on modelling of social problems and health.  Researchers will present and discuss health problems of concern within society together with mathematical and statistical models, which may be useful predictive tools for deriving strategies that practitioners may use.  Emphasis of the workshop will be placed on actual health […]

The Dubious Market for Shady Business Techniques

July 9, 2012 by

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In his keynote speech at the Tipping Points conference, on 2-3 July 2012, Professor Eric Abrahamson of the Columbia Business School discussed what he refers to as ‘the dubious market for shady business techniques’.  The talk was largely a critique of the process by which different ideas that purport to ‘revolutionise’ business practice have replaced […]

The spread of minority beliefs

September 2, 2011 by

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A study from the Social Cognitive Networks Academic Research Center based at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York State, USA analysed the influence of committed minority beliefs on populations.  Researchers found that once the minority beliefs of a population pushes beyond 10 percent it rapidly decreases the amount of time needed for the belief to […]

Inside Job: Fuel for an intelligent debate

June 14, 2011 by

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The screening of Inside Job in Durham, UK hosted by Tipping Points was a success for a number of reasons.  First, it should be stated that this film has had a fairly limited world release, so having it in a small town like Durham in an 84-seat capacity cinema, it’s no surprise that it generated […]

Podcast: Banking crises and legislation Part 2

June 13, 2011 by

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This is Part 2 of the ‘Banking crises and legislation’ podcast with UK financial historian Prof Ranald Michie and legal expert Dr Folarin Akinbami.  Both researchers are part of ‘Financial Crisis in the Banking Sector: Present and Past’, that looks at recent historical banking crises in the UK.  In this part of the podcast, Folarin […]

Podcast: Banking crises and legislation Part 1

April 12, 2011 by

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In this podcast from Tipping Points, Financial Crisis in the Banking Centre: Past and Present, I spoke with Prof Ranald Michie and Dr Folarin Akinbami about the effects of laws on banking in the US and UK. The repeal of the Glass–Steagall Act in the US in particular has resulted in large controversy amongst economists […]

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