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Workplace disputes must be handled better and faster

Universities must follow best practice in bullying and other personnel complaints, says an academic who has been through the process

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On the morning of the publication of last week’s THE issue containing an article about the allegedly overly aggressive style of management at Swansea University’s School of Management, Nigel Piercy, the dean, emailed staff…

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Jan Culik bemoans the tendency of managerialism to stifle eclectic scholarship in the name of practicality and short-term impact, and asks what we might do about it

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