Books

The Official History Of Privatisation Volume II
By David Parker | 03/05/2012
This is Volume II of the Official History of Privatisation, covering the period from the re-election of Margaret Thatcher in 1987 to the election of Tony Blair in 1997. Volume II considers in detail several of the major privatisations, including those of airports, steel, water, electricity, coal and the railways, as well as a number of smaller ones. This book will of great interest to students of privatisation, British political history and of business and economics in general. More

The Official History of Privatisation
By David Parker | 14/12/2011
The first official history of the British Government’s evolving privatisation programme. It covers the years from 1970 to 1987. The book looks at the origins of privatisation in the difficult economic and political conditions of the 1970s and how the programme developed under Margaret Thatcher from May 1979. More

Regulatory Impact Assessment: An Overview
By David Parker | 01/01/2007
Explores international experience in the use of Regulatory Impact Assessment, which involves assessing potential benefits and costs of any regulatory change. The implications for businesses is considered- with the clear message that managers should get fully involved in the consultation process to ensure such regulations are both necessary and reflective of economic and social needs. More

Economics of Organizations and Strategy
By Séan Rickard | 01/03/2006
The books objective is to help non-economists understand strategic behaviour in the real world where business management is subject to uncertainty and individuals are constrained in their ability to rationalise events. It integrates business strategy within its economic roots, on the basis that in order to operate successfully, managers must develop an economic way of thinking. More

Principles of Macroeconomics
By Joe Nellis and David Parker | 05/08/2005
Managers need to understand the economy much more, and factor that into their business decision making. This book provides a clear and concise picture of the way in which the economy affects business and why different governments adopt different economic policies. More

Other

Banking Efficiency in Non-Core EU Countries - A Comparative Analysis of Portugal and Spain
By Catarina Figueira and Joe Nellis
The process of privatisation and deregulation in EU banking may have been expected to have an important impact on the business performance of Portuguese and Spanish banks which, until the second half of the 1980s, were generally regarded as being uncompetitive internationally. This paper provides a comparative analysis of the cost efficiency of banks operating in these two 'non-core' EU countries over a number of years and, specifically, it examines to what extent efficiency is influenced by their portfolio orientation and scale of operation. More

Paying a Premium for a Good State School
By John Glen
John Glen comments on his research, co-authored with Joe Nellis showing a relationship between property prices and secondary school performance in six UK cities. The research was conducted in association with Halifax Bank of Scotland. More

Winning the Future - A Business Overview
By Joe Nellis
Based on a recent lecture to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, Professor Joe Nellis outlines which will be the winning business sectors of the future. More

Regulatory Impact Assessment
By David Parker
The cost of regulation is spiralling. Manufacturing, financial services and even small businesses are struggling to keep pace with the time-consuming and financially burdensome cost of new legislation and regulation required by both national government and international bodies such as the European Union. David Parker urges business to get fully involved in the consultation process to ensure such regulations are both necessary and reflective of economic and social needs. More

Travel Abroad or Stay at Home? Investigating the Patterns of Bank Industry M&As in the EU
By Catarina Figueira, Joe Nellis and Richard Schoenberg
The purpose of this study is to investigate the extent of bank industry consolidation across the European Union, the patterns that have emerged from the mergers and acquisitions (M&As) and the regulatory framework that underpins these processes. It aims to identify the key challenges that have to be addressed if M&As are to expand. More