Posted: Friday, 20th July 2012
PROFESSOR Heinz Tuselmann's research on labour relations and multinational companies has been included in a document launched by Business Minister Vince Cable.
His research is one a limited number of case studies of research in the field of management which is contributing to economic and social development in the UK.
The report - Making the case for social sciences – management is published by The Academy of Social Science (AcSS).
Professor Heinz Tuselmann, director of the Business School's Centre for International Business and Innovation is a leading expert on the performance and impact of foreign-owned multinationals in the UK. His work has previously been used as written evidence by the Parliament Select Committee on the Future of UK Manufacturing, by the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board, Washington DC and has been included in publications of the International Labour Organization.
Relevance to Whitehall
The AcSS document was launched by the Rt Hon Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills at the Department for Business Innovation and Skills in London, who said: "A strong evidence base is vital for policy making and the social sciences provide that background. The academic community makes a massive contribution to my department's work."
In his speech Vince Cable highlighted explicitly the importance and relevance of Heinz's research area for key areas of policy.