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Simulating Social Complexity (by Bruce Edmonds)

‘Social systems are among the most complex known. This poses particular problems for those who wish to understand them. The complexity often makes analytic approaches infeasible and natural language approaches inadequate for relating intricate cause and effect.’


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Manchester hosts global think tank conference on international business

Manchester hosts global think tank conference on international business | Media Coverage of Faculty Research Activity | Scoop.it

‘Leading thinkers in international business joined multinational companies at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) Business School this month for the 42nd Academy of International Business Conference.

 

‘Keynote speakers included Dr Michael Gestrin, Senior Economist of the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development); Dr Ulrich Hoppe, Director General of the German British Chamber of Industry and Commerce, and Penny Fowler, Head of Private Sector at Oxfam.

 

‘More than 200 international business scholars, policy makers and global business executives from over 20 countries attended to discuss key challenges of the international economy and share best practice approaches and research insights.’

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Holmfirth high street future 'more optimistic' than predicted, according to ... - Huddersfield Examiner

Holmfirth high street future 'more optimistic' than predicted, according to ... - Huddersfield Examiner | Media Coverage of Faculty Research Activity | Scoop.it
'Only' a 10% decline in footfall forecast for 2020

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Town centre must be ‘more proactive’ say business academics

Town centre must be ‘more proactive’ say business academics | Media Coverage of Faculty Research Activity | Scoop.it

‘Towns need to be more proactive and think about the type of retailers, services and other attractions they need to encourage local people to use the centre regularly.’

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Renowned artist to take part in chat about his career at MMU

Renowned artist to take part in chat about his career at MMU | Media Coverage of Faculty Research Activity | Scoop.it

Painted Back to Life artist Brian Maguire will take questions from students at the event at Manchester Metropolitan University next month.

 

The renowned Irish expressionist artist will visit the university as part of its Centre for Business and Society 2015 Festival of Knowledge, and discuss his creative practice with an expert panel from the university.

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Sex crimes not being recorded: the police need to believe allegations

Sex crimes not being recorded: the police need to believe allegations | Media Coverage of Faculty Research Activity | Scoop.it

‘Assuming that the incident does get reported to the police, then today’s figures suggest that it may well depend on which police force is involved as to whether the case goes ahead. In some force areas around a third of cases are not recorded by the police.’

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Dr Kate Cook, senior lecturer in Law at Manchester Law School in Manchester Metropolitan University, looks at the underlying trends in reporting and recording of sexual offences and calls for a new ‘climate of belief’ when allegations of rape are brought to light.

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Empowering British Bangladeshi Women Through Small Enterprise?

Empowering British Bangladeshi Women Through Small Enterprise? | Media Coverage of Faculty Research Activity | Scoop.it

‘Most British Bangladeshi women do not have paid work, and the multiple barriers they face to employment are largely unaddressed by mainstream policies, leading to social exclusion and poverty.’

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A view from the MPA: Jeff McCarthy, senior lecturer in digital marketing, MMU

A view from the MPA: Jeff McCarthy, senior lecturer in digital marketing, MMU | Media Coverage of Faculty Research Activity | Scoop.it

‘Manchester and the north west are recognised as a hub of digital expertise.’

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‘Verbal abuse is not readily recognised as criminal offence’

‘Verbal abuse is not readily recognised as criminal offence’ | Media Coverage of Faculty Research Activity | Scoop.it
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In this short article, Dr Kate Cook, senior lecturer in Law at Manchester Law School in Manchester Metropolitan University, considers the government proposals on changing the law surrounding domestic abuse.


Kate has worked with survivors of violence for more than 20 years and was part of the successful campaign to change the law on domestic homicide.

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Call to be part of University research in to British Asians

Call to be part of University research in to British Asians | Media Coverage of Faculty Research Activity | Scoop.it

A Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) team is exploring the inter-generational differences of British Muslims with a Pakistani, Indian or Bengali background through traditional gift-giving practices.

 

Researchers hope to gain a better understanding of the differences through the years to provide insights into whether any changes in cultural traditions and behaviour are taking place.


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MMU Business & Law academic Dr. Amna Khan is undertaking this Heritage Lottery funded research to improve the development of cultural understanding between different groups.

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Four-point plan for Holmfirth trade revival unveiled as part of national project

Four-point plan for Holmfirth trade revival unveiled as part of national project | Media Coverage of Faculty Research Activity | Scoop.it

A project to revitalise retailing in 10 UK towns has urged more people to help boost trade in Holmfirth.

 


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Doing well by doing good: A quantitative investigation of the litter effect

Doing well by doing good: A quantitative investigation of the litter effect | Media Coverage of Faculty Research Activity | Scoop.it
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Free article from the Journal of Business Research on the damaging effect of litter on brand evaluations and value, co-authored by Prof. Cathy Parker.

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MMU find what small firms want from next government

MMU find what small firms want from next government | Media Coverage of Faculty Research Activity | Scoop.it

‘A survey of north west small businesses has found that reducing business rates, better access to advice and work-focused education are the issues they most want the next government to address.


‘The research by Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) Centre for Enterprise, shows that the battle to become 'the party of business' has been a common theme of this election campaign.’

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Town centre must be “more proactive” say business academics - Morley Observer

Town centre must be “more proactive” say business academics - Morley Observer | Media Coverage of Faculty Research Activity | Scoop.it
A five year plan to make Morley Town Centre more sustainable is being devised after consultation with a group of university academics.

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PPC expert Larry Kim announced as first keynote for SAScon 2015

PPC expert Larry Kim announced as first keynote for SAScon 2015 | Media Coverage of Faculty Research Activity | Scoop.it

Wordstream founder Larry Kim has been announced as the first keynote speaker at SAScon, the UK’s largest search, analytics and social media conference, which is back for a sixth consecutive year.

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Organised with MMU’s Centre for Enterprise

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Plan to make town centre thrive

Plan to make town centre thrive | Media Coverage of Faculty Research Activity | Scoop.it

‘A new executive board has been formed with the sole purpose of revitalising Morley Town Centre.’

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Opening of new Sainsbury's store in Alsager thrown into doubt after firm announce site reviews

Opening of new Sainsbury's store in Alsager thrown into doubt after firm announce site reviews | Media Coverage of Faculty Research Activity | Scoop.it

‘We are getting an Asda in the town which is a much more attractive proposition now that it’s taking over the Co-op.

 

‘We had a meeting with Professor Cathy Parker of Manchester Metropolitan University's Business School a month ago who said we should avoid out-of-town developments at all costs.’

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The Turing Test: brain-inspired computing's multiple-path approach

The Turing Test: brain-inspired computing's multiple-path approach | Media Coverage of Faculty Research Activity | Scoop.it

‘In a paper written in collaboration with Mexican computer scientist Carlos Gershenson, Prof Edmonds argued that the key feature of human intelligence is its adaptability or its capacity to continuously learn. This ability is key to passing the Turing Test, where the player needs to constantly adapt to a conversational partner.’

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Time running out for funded business growth programme

Time running out for funded business growth programme | Media Coverage of Faculty Research Activity | Scoop.it

Small businesses and social enterprises have until November 14 to apply for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Programme - starting next Spring at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) Centre for Enterprise.

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MMU’s Stephen Whittle stands up against anti-gay prejudice in Hong Kong

MMU’s Stephen Whittle stands up against anti-gay prejudice in Hong Kong | Media Coverage of Faculty Research Activity | Scoop.it

‘Whittle, who advised the Japanese government at the turn of the millennium, said that given the political limitations, Hong Kong's transgender community needed to begin a “reasonable conversation” about having their rights recognised.’


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ESRC funded High Street UK 2020 Conference at MMU Business School

Cathy Parker's research explores the changing nature of retail in the UK uncovering both the benefits to consumers and the consequences for communities and retailers.


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Great video from the Centre for Enterprise about Cathy Parker's ESRC research.

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Manchester Metropolitan University is awarded elite Small Business Charter Mark

Manchester Metropolitan University is awarded elite Small Business Charter Mark | Media Coverage of Faculty Research Activity | Scoop.it

Manchester Metropolitan University Business School has gained the Small Business Charter Mark in recognition of its consistent success and long track record in championing business start-up, small business growth, enterprise learning and knowledge exchange.

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MMU business researchers uncover top 10 secrets of ‘Hyper Growth’ leadership

MMU business researchers uncover top 10 secrets of ‘Hyper Growth’ leadership | Media Coverage of Faculty Research Activity | Scoop.it

Manchester Metropolitan University’s Centre for Enterprise has provided insight and expert commentary on a study of the characteristics of elite ‘Hyper Growth’ business leaders.


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