Rubbing the right way

It has been awhile since I wrote a blog post. Life has been busy with its ups and downs coupled with, a PhD that must be completed. I have been thinking about a conversation I had a few days ago with an old friend. This former colleague is someone I admire a lot for his wisdom and work ethics. He recounted an experience he had concerning a recent endeavour and how his no-nonsense attitude is a limitation to being able to achieve his goal. He is particularly not a very tactful person.Yet, his goal cannot be achieved without astute people … Continue reading Rubbing the right way

Caribbean entrepreneurs need to look to Diaspora for funding — World Bank Group exec – Business

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Caribbean entrepreneurs who are looking for funding to develop new or existing businesses are being encouraged to look to their own nationals living abroad. “Diaspora financing should be explored as a source of f … Source: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com See on Scoop.it – Diaspora Continue reading Caribbean entrepreneurs need to look to Diaspora for funding — World Bank Group exec – Business

Let’s Shake Up the Social Sciences

“New social science departments could also help to better train students by engaging in new types of pedagogy. For example, in the natural sciences, even college freshmen do laboratory experiments. Why is this rare in the social sciences? When students learn about social phenomena, why don’t they go to the lab to examine them — how markets reach equilibrium, how people cooperate, how social ties are formed? Newly invented tools make this feasible. It is now possible to use the Internet to enlist thousands of people to participate in randomized experiments. This seems radical only because our current social science departments … Continue reading Let’s Shake Up the Social Sciences

An Exploratory Content Analysis of Media Representations of a Bank in Crisis

Media representations of a bank can significantly influence the bank customers’ perceptions and decision-making. The aim of this paper is to apply content analysis to understand how the Co-operative (Co-op) bank has been discussed in the news and to specifically, identify differences in how news media represent the bank before and during the furore. The periods selected for the analysis are between 01/01/2012-31/12/2012 and 01/01/2013-18/12/2013… Read full abstract or download paper here. Continue reading An Exploratory Content Analysis of Media Representations of a Bank in Crisis