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The Oxford Handbook of Mutual, Co-Operative, and Co-Owned Business

Edited by Jonathan Michie FAcSS, Joseph R. Blasi, and Carlo Borzaga The Oxford Handbook of Mutuals and Co-Owned Business investigates all types of ‘member owned’ organizations, whether consumer co-operatives, agricultural and producer co-operatives, worker co-operatives, mutual building societies, friendly societies, Read more …

SRA Event: Where now for the random probability survey? 29 June

This event explores the options available to research commissioners seeking rigorous findings, and identifies the trade-offs in terms of cost, bias, and timeliness. Read more …

Lynn Jamieson FAcSS – Recovering the Social: revisiting the more than personal of personal life

Professor Jamieson’s presidential address, Recovering the Social: Revisiting the more than Personal Life, took place at the BSA Annual Conference on Thursday, 6 April. Read more …

ESRC Vacancy – Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Executive Chair

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is now looking to appoint the Economic and Social Research Council’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Executive Chair. Read more …

IPBES call for experts

The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service (IPBES) is a science-policy interface established to provide a robust evidence base, together with the necessary tools and local capacity, to help decision makers around the world identify solutions to pressures on global ecosystems and loss of biodiversity; thereby securing long term human wellbeing and sustainable development. Read more …

Vacancy: Chief Scientific Adviser, DIT

The Department for International Trade (DIT) is seeking to appoint a Chief Scientific Adviser. Read more …

New book – Research and evaluation for busy students and practitioners: A time saving guide

By Dr Helen Kara FAcSS, this book considers how students, academics and professionals alike can save time and stress without compromising the quality of their research or its outcomes. Read more …

SRHE Event: Postgraduate study and employability, 19 May

Whilst most attention has focused on undergraduates’ employability and labour market progress, the perceived impact of both research and taught post-graduate study on capability and employment outcomes has been growing. This event will give an overview of issues, emerging data and some key initiatives, drawing especially but not solely on evidence from Scotland. Read more …

BSC Learning and Teaching Network Symposium, 17 May

The British Society of Criminology’s Learning and Teaching Network are hosting a symposium on the impact of the TEF on Criminology on the 17th May 2017 at Leeds Beckett University. Read more …

Fellow wins BSA Distinguished Service to British Sociology award

The Academy would like to congratulate Professor Sara Arber FAcSS on being given the 2017 BSA Distinguished Service to British Sociology award. Read more …