I am pleased to introduce our autumn research newsletter. This edition provides you with an insight into how we are supporting and developing research at Kent Business School. We are welcoming a larger number of PhD students this year, to both the new Sibson building in Canterbury and also to Medway, including eight scholarship students. As part of the Mock REF exercise, the School is renewing its focus on evidencing the impact our research has on policy, practice and people’s experiences.
One way we can measure our engagement in national conversations about industry, economies and the higher education sector itself, is through our academic’s participation in the press. The items below give you a sense of the relevance of our research, and are an interesting way to find out a little about their research areas, in an applied context and accessible format – Jessica Cockell, Research Manager.
Kent Business School Press Coverage
Professor Jeremy Howells Dyson is emerging as a major disruptor in the car industry
Professor Soo Hee Lee Demeaning universities is a dangerous game
Professor Yannis Georgellis Workers in high unemployment regions are more loyal
Arvind Lall Tax:evasion or avoidance
Professor Roman Matousek wins Erasmus+ capacity building award
Professor of Banking and Finance, Roman Matousek, has won an Erasmus+ capacity building award in the area of Joint Enterprise University Learning.
Eight PhD Scholarships awarded to KBS students
Kent Business School is pleased to announce that eight scholarships have been awarded to promising research students, including four Vice Chancellor Scholarships. Read more.
Dr Virginia Spiegler to give opening keynote speech at The Crowd Forum on Sustainable Supply Transformation
Dr Spiegler has been invited to speak in London on 6 November on how the confluence of two mega trends is radically transforming global supply chains. Read more.
Workshop: Developing the Management Studies Community
*Registration details will be released closer to the event, but please contact Dr Adolf Acquaye at email@example.com for further information.
Expert Comment: Building Blockchain Technology into the Global Food Supply Chain
Dr Virginia Spiegler, Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management at Kent Business School comments on the future of the global food supply chain and whether transparency can be achieved in the era of digitalisation; from blockchain technology to the Internet of Everything (IoE). Read the full article.
An Interview with PhD Marketing Scholarship Recipient: Ireene Leoncio
For more than a decade, Ireene Leoncio, an international PhD scholarship student, worked in brand management and marketing for Unilever and Nestle before applying to study her PhD at Kent Business School in ‘Curative International Marketing.’ Ireene’s research will focus on the skin lightening mega trend in Asia. Read the full interview.
Jeremy Howells, Professor of Innovation who has just joined us as a leading international researcher on innovation and has taught at Cambridge, Manchester and Oxford universities.
George Saridakis will be joining us in early December as Professor of Entrepreneurship and Small Business. George is currently based at Kingston where he is linked to the internationally regarded small business research centre.
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