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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Alliance MBS Commentary and Research

Here you can keep up-to-date with the latest Alliance Manchester Business School news, opinion, insight and advice on the impact on business of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Developing robust risk management strategies

Developing robust risk management strategies

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The fragility of the UK's hospital and public laboratory systems

The fragility of the UK's hospital and public laboratory systems

Academics from Alliance Manchester Business School have co-authored a hard-hitting report on what went wrong in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic and what lessons can now be learnt for the future.

Pandemic accelerates bank digitalisation

Going 'phygital' - pandemic accelerates bank digitalisation

Professor Markos Zachariadis from Alliance MBS has co-authored a thought-provoking article for the World Economic Forum in which he says the pandemic has accelerated most banks’ digitalisation initiatives.

The downsides of homeworking

The downsides of homeworking

The rush to homeworking may have kept business functioning since the COVID-19 outbreak. However the long-term sustainability of such arrangements is high risk and fraught with tension, say Lee Stringer, Stephen Mustchin and Tony Dundon.

How COVID-19 could transform marketing

How COVID-19 could transform marketing

Hongwei He looks at how COVID-19 could have a significant long-term impact on CSR and marketing.

The seven principles of decision-making during COVID-19 recovery

The seven principles of decision-making during COVID-19 recovery

Now that the UK is over the initial response stage to COVID-19, thoughts are turning to the recovery. Dr Ayham Fattoum explains how decision-making should be guided during this next phase.

Time for reflection

Time for reflection

After dealing with the immediate effects of COVID-19, Mark Healey looks at how minds are now turning to the medium and longer term implications for business.

Working effectively together

Working effectively together

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The reshaping of city transport

The reshaping of city transport

A major three-year study of how digital mobility platforms are reshaping cities will also look at the huge impact COVID-19 is already having on transport systems.

COVID-19 and the impact on KIBS

COVID-19 and the impact on KIBS

Knowledge-Intensive Business Services (KIBS) are likely to play a key role post COVID-19, says Ian Miles.

Support schemes under microscope

Support schemes under microscope

Jill Rubery looks at whether UK government support for workers in the wake of the crisis is as generous as it sounds.

Preparing for a pandemic

Preparing for a pandemic

Protecting staff and controlling the spread of COVID-19 will now be essential for any organisation. Dr Judit Csiszar, who has been running pandemic simulation workshops since before the crisis, explains how they can help prepare managers.

Scale-Up Forum - Effective management to restart your business

Scale-Up Forum - Effective management to restart your business

Following the coronavirus health crisis, learn how business leaders can begin to navigate what's next.

COVID-19: A game-changer for sustainable consumption and production?

COVID-19: A game-changer for sustainable consumption and production?

In response to the pandemic members of the Sustainable Consumption Institute and associated researchers have written a report to assess the possible acceleration of the transition to sustainable consumption and production.

Decision-making at a time of great uncertainty

Decision-making at a time of great uncertainty

Continued uncertainty around COVID-19 demands more qualitative modelling, says Dr Ayham Fattoum.

Productivity and the pandemic

Productivity and the pandemic

Bart van Ark assesses the long-term impacts on productivity of the COVID-19 crisis.

The magic of science

Whatever the hardships of COVID-19, let's be thankful it wasn’t COVID-99

A lot of this resiliency is from people doing the right and appropriate thing. But we also need to reflect on what might have happened had this virus struck 20 years ago. Undoubtedly, timing has helped ease the burden.

The magic of science

The magic of science

People wrongly think that science can give us all the answers to COVID-19, says Paolo Quattrone.

Supporting our high-risk vulnerable people whilst living with Covid

Supporting our high-risk vulnerable people whilst living with COVID

Who will support the shielded after lockdown is lifted, ask Duncan Shaw and Margaret Harris.

PhD researcher wins placement at prestigious Alan Turing Institute

PhD researcher wins placement at prestigious Alan Turing Institute

Andreea Avramescu will be able to further develop her research into personalised medicine, which has strong relevance in the fight against COVID-19.

Transport and Logistics and Covid-19

Transport and Logistics and COVID-19

Haulage drivers are key workers during the pandemic, but there has been little discussion about how the crisis is affecting them, say Sheena Johnson and Lynn Holdsworth.

Recovering from COVID-19: the key issues

Recovering from COVID-19: the key issues

The University of Manchester’s Recovery from COVID-19 team, led by Professor Duncan Shaw have produced a guide outlining the key issues for recovery from COVID-19.

Developing apps to fight Covid

Developing apps to fight COVID

Across the world governments are developing apps to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus. Nathaniel O’Grady looks at what local authorities need to consider before such an app is adopted in the UK.

Sign up for the briefings

Sign up for the briefings

Our team of experts are working with organisations to develop successful plans for ensuring their recovery from COVID-19. They produce a weekly briefing which may prompt your thinking on response to, and recovery from, COVID-19.

In Times of Crisis, Entrepreneurs Lead the Way

In Times of Crisis, Entrepreneurs Lead the Way

What role can entrepreneurs play in the current crisis? Dr Matthew McCaffrey, Lecturer in Enterprise, writes about the topic in his latest blog.

How can society recover from Covid-19?

How can society recover from COVID-19?

Drawing on evidence from other crises civic leaders need to already start planning for society’s recovery from COVID-19, says Dr Joy Furnival.

Climate change in the time of coronavirus

Climate change in the time of corona

Jonatan Pinkse, Professor of Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, has shared his thoughts on the impact of COVID-19 on climate change.

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Turning your home into your office

Sir Cary Cooper, 50th Anniversary Professor of Organisational Psychology and Health, recently revealed his five-point plan for turning your home into your office in a blog he wrote for Savills, the global real estate group.

How should business schools respond to the Covid-19 crisis?

How should business schools respond to the COVID-19 crisis?

Managing healthcare has never been under such a spotlight. So how can business schools respond to the current COVID crisis and contribute meaningfully long term? Professor Ruth Boaden shares her thoughts in an exclusive blog for AACSB.

How start-ups can play a key role in helping the economy recover?

How start-ups can play a key role in helping the economy recover?

Entrepreneurial start-ups are going to be more important than ever to help the economy recover. Dr Robert Phillips has featured in several articles recently that are particularly relevant to the current situation.

Government measures for self-employed generous by international standards

Government measures for self-employed generous by international standards

Many countries have taken exceptional measures to support the self-employed during the coronavirus crisis but it is hard to identify any providing as much support as the UK, says Professor Jill Rubery.

Staying positive in a lockdown – the seven rules

Staying positive in a lockdown - the seven rules

Professor Sir Cary Cooper shares his thoughts on maintaining positive mental health during the current crisis.

The age of resilience

The age of resilience

With practice we can all develop our reserves of resilience. This is not always an easy or comfortable process, says Professor Joseph Lampel, but never has this been more prescient as the whole world faces up to the huge challenge of coronavirus.

The seven rules of home working

The seven rules of home working

Professor Sir Cary Cooper shares his top tips for working from home.