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Research seminars and events

Research

Further information

UK and overseas speakers are invited to the School to share their experiences and findings with staff, doctoral students and the members of the public. Previous seminars can be found here: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

View the University Calendar.

If you are a member of staff and wish to organise an event or seminar please contact the Research Office.

Forthcoming events:

21
Feb

When words wound: new limits on Academic freedom


Dr Joanna Williams is Head of Education and Culture at Policy Exchange and Associate Editor of Spiked and was previously Director of the Centre for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Kent. In this seminar Joanna argues that the limits of academic freedom today are often reached when claims of the potential for harm are encountered. She suggests that the acceptance that words can wound relies on an expansive definition of violence that takes us beyond the physical and into a psychological terrain. She illustrates how broader understandings of who can be harmed by speech appear to encompass reputational damage to the university as well as to entire sections of the population. She asks whether it is possible, or even desirable, to defend academic freedom within a marketised higher education sector that privileges customer satisfaction in the form of emotional safety.

Speaker: Dr Joanna Williams, University of Kent

Location: The Edge, School of Management Executive Suite

Time: 2.00 - 3.30pm

Contact: DBA Programmes Officer

27
Feb

Just the bare necessities? Financial resources, career age, and creativity


One of the existing conundrums in creativity literature is whether abundant resources are necessary for team creativity or resource scarcity stimulates creative thinking. As the resources available for creativity become increasingly scarce, understanding when teams benefit more or less from abundant resources is of great importance, as it would allow organizations to optimize resource allocation. In this paper, I propose that the relative benefits of abundant resources might be contingent on the average career age of team members. Specifically, I argue that career age affects team members' ability to use resources and their motivational need for resources in order to be creative. Teams with higher career age should be better able to efficiently use resources for creative purposes. Moreover, they should be more in need of external signals such as resource endowments in order to be motivated to be creative. Building on this reasoning, I hypothesize that the relationship between resources and creativity becomes more positive as team members' career age increases. I test and find support for this hypothesis in a study conducted in the Hollywood animation industry. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.

Speaker: Dr Pier Vittorio Manucci, London Business School

Location: 8 West 4.23

Time: 12.00pm

Contact: Research Office

27
Feb

Model-based earnings forecast and market valuation for loss-making firms


An AFL Division seminar. Refreshments will be served from 1.15pm in 8 West Foyer. Seminar begins at 1.45pm.

Speaker: Dr Wei Jiang, University of Manchester

Location: 8 West 3.22

Time: 1.15pm

Contact: Research Office

4
Mar

Global Capital and the cross section of International Equity return


An AFL Division seminar. Refreshments will be served from 1.15pm. Seminar begins at 1.45pm.

Speaker: Dr Thummim Cho, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Location: Chancellors' Building 3.5

Time: 1.15pm

Contact: Research Office

6
Mar

Acquisitions and Technology value revision


An AFL Division seminar. Refreshments will be served from 1.15pm in 8 West Foyer. Seminar begins at 1.45pm.

Speaker: Dr Amedeo De Cesari, University of Manchester

Location: 8 West 3.22

Time: 1.15pm

Contact: Research Office

1
Apr

Colloquium on Advances in OR Transportation Applications (AORTA)


The inaugural AORTA colloquium take place at the University of Bath on April 1st, 2019. This one-day event will host four global leaders in the application of Operational Research to transportation. Attendance is free, but registration is mandatory.

Speaker: Prof Gilbert Laporte, Eindhoven University of Technology, Prof Daniele Vigo, University of Bologna, Prof Harilas N. Psaraftis, Technical University of Denmark & Prof Kjetil Fagerholt, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Location: The Edge, School of Management Executive Suite

Time: 9.00 - 4.30pm

Contact: Research Office

9
Apr

Getting those Grants workshop


This event is open to the whole School. If you are aiming to secure funding for a research project is the future, or might do so if you knew more about applying for grants, or would be interested in helping to form a team of like-minded colleagues to write a grant proposal, this workshop could really help increase your chances of success.

Speaker: Prof Gareth Shaw, University of Exeter Business School

Location: 8 West 4.23

Time: 10.00 - 4.00pm

Contact: Research Office