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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: 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:

24
Oct

Responding to climate change financial risks: What do insurers need to do?


A recent Bank of England study has shown that only 1 in 10 UK banks are making long term plans for the catastrophic risk of climate change. Patrick Clearly chairs the meetings of the Bank of England insurance supervision climate change specialism which considers the financial risks arising from climate change risk for insurers and the financial sector.

Speaker: Mr Patrick Cleary, Prudential Regulation Authority, Bank of England

Location: 3 East 2.2

Time: 2.15 - 3.30pm

Contact: Research Office

31
Oct

Chief financial officers, resistance to pressure and earnings management


Speaker: Prof Chris Florackis, University of Liverpool

Location: 3 East 2.2

Time: 1.45 - 3.00pm

Contact: Research Office

6
Nov

Taking an event-oriented perspective to understanding everyday psychological contract breach and fulfilment


Like many management concepts, the psychological contract is inherently about events, specifically about broken and fulfilled promises that shape employees' perceived relationship with the organization. The psychological contract literature, however, has typically treated breach and fulfilment as polar opposites of each other, obscuring potential differences between both types of events. We conceptualize everyday breach and fulfilment as distinct emotional events, which leads to different theoretical assumptions about event-specific antecedents and effects of breach and fulfillment. The event perspective offers a different way of thinking about breach and fulfilment, but also allows for a theoretical integration with traditional research based on more stable global beliefs. Findings from a diary study (N = 1,570 days) differ significantly from previous research, showing that breach and fulfilment events are associated with valence-congruent outcomes, where breach mainly affected negative, but not positive, outcomes and vice versa for fulfilment. Distinct patterns of attributions are associated with breach and fulfilment and explained emotional reactions and outcomes. Both breach and fulfilment over time aggregate to predict global evaluations of the employment relationship. We discuss how breach and fulfilment events are not best explained as inherent in each other at event level, suggesting traditional conceptualizations of the psychological contract may not apply to the experience of everyday events at work. In particular, the role of fulfilment, which so far has been underestimated, needs re-evaluating.

Speaker: Prof Tina Kiefer, Warwick Business School

Location: 8 West 2.29

Time:2.00pm

Contact: Research Office

7
Nov

How active are Active Managers?


Joint work with Julian Franks and Hannes Wagner

Speaker: Prof Marco Becht, Universite libre de Bruxelles

Location: 3 East 2.2

Time: 1.45 - 3.00pm

Contact: Research Office

12
Nov

School of Management Writing Bootcamp


This one day writing bootcamp aims to provide an impetus to start or make progress on a piece of writing; offer a quiet place for intense writing; offer and receive advice about your own and colleagues´ writing; help push through blockages and barriers to writing; spend time getting to know colleagues and learning from each other´s experience; help reduce journal writing from a monster that towers over us to a challenge and (sometimes) a pleasure. This workshop is open to all colleagues across the School of Management.

Programme Leaders: Dr Yasin Rofcanin & Professor Nancy Harding, University of Bath

Location: Wessex House Council Chamber

Time: 9.30 - 4.00

Contact: Yasin Rofcanin

14
Nov

Crowdfunding and renewable energy project


Speaker: Prof Bruce Burton, University of Dundee

Location: 3 East 2.2

Time: 1.45 - 3.00pm

Contact: Research Office