Kent Business School Research Newsletter Summer 2017

Sibson building - High quality research at KBS

Welcome to the Summer edition of a quarterly newsletter reporting on new developments in research at Kent Business School.

Success for PhD students at SBR2017


Kent Business School PhD students held the inaugural International Doctoral Conference ‘Socialising Business Research: Connecting and Advancing Knowledge’ (SBR2017). Read the full article.

In the news: KBS experts contribute to the conversation

Expert comment: Uber CEO quit due to ‘toxic’ culture and lack of profits

uberDr Michael Koch, Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour at Kent Business School, comments on Travis Kalanick’s resignation as CEO of Uber. Read the full article.


  • Dr Xuemei Bian Joins Editorial Board for World-leading Marketing Journal
    Dr Bian has been invited to serve as a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science (JAMS, ABS4*). Read the full article.
  • MSc Student Awarded ESRC Scholarship for PhD
    MSc Finance graduate Eirini Bersimi, was awarded the scholarship by South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS). Eirini will return to Kent Business School in September to begin her PhD. Read the full article.
  • PhD Student Wins Prize for Research Poster at University Postgraduate Festival
    PhD in Management Science student Annunziata Esposito-Amideo won the Faculty prize for the visual representation of her research focus with a poster entitled, ‘Optimization for Disaster Management – A Novel approach to Evacuation Planning.’ Read the full article.
  • ‘Impact by Design: Training by Researchers for Researchers’ Event Success
    PhD students and KBS supervisors received cutting-edge advice on how researchers can generate research impact from the beginning of their careers. Read the full article.

Dr Maggie Zeng: entrepreneurship, emerging strategies and the new industrial revolution


In her recent Think Kent lecture, Dr Maggie Zeng discusses how university students should be prepared for the challenges to come and how they can develop skills and knowledge that will make them ready to be competitive in the future. Watch the video.

Expert Comment: SFO charges against barclays could define its future


Professor Robert Jupe offers his thoughts on the Serious Fraud Office’s case against Barclays and what it means for the organisation. Read the full article.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this newsletter, if you would like to contribute to future editions or have a story to share, please email us at

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.