Aston means business 

Welcome to Aston Business School’s new podcast series where our top academics will provide essential advice to business leaders, entrepreneurs and students. Aston’s academics will be interviewed by Steve Dyson, a business journalist and former daily newspaper editor who has presented dozens of regional programmes for BBC’s HARDtalk series. 

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Episode 4: How servitization can transform manufacturing (to be released on Tuesday 25 February)

Our fourth podcast features Dr Ali Bigdeli, from the Advanced Services Group who introduces servitization, a business model which focusing on the services provided by manufacturers, rather than the product.

Episode 3: How happy and healthy staff increase success

Our third podcast features Dr Wladislaw Rivkin, a Lecturer in the Work and Organisational Psychology Department at Aston Business School, who’s research focuses on the interplay of stressors, leadership and other resources in predicting employees’ health well-being and performance in organisations. Listen on Spotify

Episode 2: How to dismiss bad staff

Our second podcast features Associate Professor Kathy Daniels, a leading employment expert at Aston Business School who shares a set of top tips for bosses on how to dismiss bad staff. Kathy discusses the importance of investigations, evidence and following processes for anyone considering dismissing staff, even in cases of gross misconduct. Listen on Spotify or on your browser through Listen Notes. 

Episode 1: What happens when the money runs out

Our first podcast is entitled ‘What happens when the money runs out’ and features Chris Umfreville, a lecturer in law, and former lawyer who specialises in researching and teaching company law, corporate insolvencies and rescues. Listen on Spotify or on your browser through Listen Notes. 

Support for SMEs

Aston University’s Centre for Growth offers a range of business growth and support programmes to SMEs in the Midlands. Find out more about upcoming programmes and events for SMEs.