KBS Research Newsletter Autumn 2016

Welcome to the next edition of a quarterly newsletter reporting on what’s going on with research at Kent Business School.

1. Research Round-up

researchResearch Manager, Michael Reilly looks for strategies that can help researchers win at impact and wonders, paradoxically, if after voting to leave the EU there has ever been a better time to apply for EU funding.

  • What do we really know about outstanding research impact?
  • Horizon 2020 – Post-Brexit – Where to pivot now?

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2. Recent Impact

teaching awardsKTP Success
Niaz Wassan will lead on a third Knowledge Transfer Partnership for the Centre for Heuristics and Logistics Optimisation this time with local company Parker Steel.

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A New Partnership 

teaching awardsA new partnership – Mark Hampton has been forging partnerships for research collaboration and student exchange with strategic partners in Indonesia.

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3.Research Highlights

crowdCrowdsourcing Creativity 

MarianGarcia provides insights on how organisations should design their innovation contests so that they win with online communities.

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globeHow Global Companies Win Locally

Shenxue Li and her co-authors identify how global and local knowledge interact to create the new knowledge that can lead to multinational company success in China.

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4.Think Tank

There and Back Again
Radu Tunaru considers whether the much maligned Credit Default Swap is about to receive a surprising reboot.


brexitThe Impact of Brexit 

Fragkiskos Filippaios analyses the potential implications of leaving the EU for the South East economy.


5.Research Events

6.Funding Update

How to win with European Research Council Fellowships.

European Research Council (ERC) Fellowships have been described by many as “the ultimate fellowship”. With up to €2.5m available over 5 years for ‘risky’ research, pinch yourself because you are not dreaming.

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7.Next Generation

Two KBS PhD students have recently co-authored articles in peer-reviewed business and management research journals.

Ming Luo co-authored an article with Shaomin Wu for Recent Patents on Engineering titled ‘An overview of approaches to insurance data analysis and suggestions for warranty data analysis

Becky Callaghan co-authored an article with Said Salhi and Gabor Nagy for Computers and Operations Research titled ‘An adaptive perturbation-based heuristic: An application to the continuous p-centre problem’

8.Coming up in the Winter Newsletter

  • What did the recent ESRC Research Methods Festival say about how social science is changing?
  • What are the implications of Stern’s recommendations for the next REF?

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