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Research seminars and events


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, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

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

Forthcoming events:


International political risk management: perspectives, approaches and emerging agendas

In this talk the extant and emerging perspectives on, and approaches to, political risk management, particularly in the context of foreign direct investment will be reviewed. The talk will identify and classify the various theoretical lenses in the domain of political risk management, and suggest a future research agenda. The talk contributes by conceptually categorising and mapping the extant research onto three approaches to the management of political risk. Through conducting a narrative literature review, the suggestion is of three theoretical perspectives on political risk management: institutions, resources and capabilities, and resource dependence. The argument that the institutions approach to political risk management is reactive, responding to external stimuli, whereas the resources and capabilities based approach is proactive, preparing and acting in anticipation. The resource dependence domain offers an intermediate approach - the active management of political risk. There is also the suggestion that the effectiveness of the domains' approaches may vary across different national contexts.

Speaker: Professor Tom Lawton, The Open University

Location: 8 West 4.23

Time: 12.15pm

Contact: Research Office



Qualitative Research Symposium 2018: How do we belong? Researcher positionality within qualitative inquiry

In the Symposium this year, researchers were invited to explore their positionality within their current work. Often, there is not have the time or space to explore these positions with much depth. Peer- reviewers, editors, and funders all tend to privilege the knowledge generated through the work over its multiple methodological nuances. This symposium hopes to help researcher reflect on their work in the context of positionality.

Keynote speaker: Doctor Sara Delamont, Cardiff University

Location: Chancellors' Building

Time: 8.00am - 4.00pm

Contact: QRS Organising Committee



A trickle-down model of telecommuting: exploring mechanisms and boundary conditions

Telecommuting, which refers to work conducted from home and that is often supported by telecommunication technologies, is becoming increasingly prevalent in today's organisations. While one stream of research has shown that telecommuting impacts work attitudes and behaviours of telecommuters positively, another stream of research has pointed out to the negative downstream consequences of telecommuting. Drawing on Social Learning Theory and integrating research on telecommuting, our main aim to explore the trickle-down effect of telecommuting from supervisors to subordinates and the consequential impact on subordinates' work performance. Furthermore, we integrate two contextual conditions - supervisors' well-being and subordinates' segmentation preference - as contextual variables to explain when the trickle-down effect of telecommuting unfolds. We tested our hypotheses using matched-data from supervisors and their subordinates collected in Chile. Findings from multi-level analyses revealed that only for supervisors whose well-being is higher and for subordinates who prefer to integrate work with family, subordinates' telecommuting positively mediates the association between supervisors' telecommuting and subordinates' work performance. Our results contribute to telecommuting research by demonstrating a trickle-down effect, integrating two contextual conditions and hence revealing how telecommuting can be a beneficial HR intervention tool for everyone including supervisors and their subordinates.

Speaker: Doctor Yasin Rofcanin, University of Bath

Location: 8 West 4.23

Time: 12.15pm

Contact: Research Office