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The till: helpful technology or tool of management control?

The till: helpful technology or tool of management control?

Posted by hi29 at May 06, 2014 04:10 PM |

Dr Edmund Chattoe-Brown from the Department of Sociology examines how the till is much more than something we use to pay for our shopping, and that it can in fact play a part in organisational control.

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The bottle of water: what does it mean to commodify a natural resource?

The bottle of water: what does it mean to commodify a natural resource?

Posted by hi29 at Mar 26, 2014 03:50 PM |

Once assumed to be unlimited in supply, water now has a greater scarcity value. Dr Georgios Patsiaouras at Leicester’s School of Management analyses the global commercialisation of water and questions the implications for consumers and the environment.

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The banknote: a symbol of trust?

The banknote: a symbol of trust?

Posted by hi29 at Mar 26, 2014 03:46 PM |

A fistful of cash opens the door to a shopper’s paradise - but what really gives those slips of paper in your hand their value? Social scientist Dr Jane Nolan observes that a little trust goes a long way.

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