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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:


IDO Research Seminar Series: Research Seminar and a Master Class with Professor Vinod Singhal

Seminar: Supply Chain Risks and Financial Performance: Evidence from Demand-Supply Mismatches

This talk will present empirical evidence on the effect of supply chain risks on financial performance. Financial performance is measured using measures related to shareholder value, share price volatility, and profitability. It will compare and contrast the corporate performance effects of three different types of supply chain risks; supply chain disruptions, product introduction delays, and excess inventory. The implications of these results on making the business case for supply chain initiatives and strategies that mitigate supply chain risks will be discussed.

Location: The Edge, School of Management Suite

Time: 10:30-12:00

Masterclass - Publishing Research - Lessons Learned and Good Practices​

I will discuss my experiences with publishing empirical research in Operations Management from the perspective of an author as well as an editor and associate editor of various journals.  I will share some of the lessons I have learnt and discuss some of the practices that I have found useful.  I will also address questions and issues that you may have related to the publication process.  

Location: The Edge, School of Management Suite

Time: 14:30-16:00

Contact: Research Office


Exploring Antecedents of Impact in Business and Management: An Analysis of Structural Characteristcs of Successful REF Impact Case Studies

Acknowledging the complex and dynamic nature of impact, the aim of this study is to provide a conceptual framework of main structural characteristics by which successful manifestations of impact are conceived. Based on a qualitative analysis of 95 impact case studies rated “outstanding” or “very considerable” (4* or 3*) by the REF 2014 panel, the framework developed outlines 33 structural variables which are assigned to six higher-order categories. We expand upon these structural characteristics by offering a description of the investigated 95 cases alongside the set of dimensions. Doing so, we add to our understanding of the conceptual foundations of impact in the context of business and management specifically. With regard to practical implications, uncovering relevant characteristics of high-quality impact can provide guidance for initiating and conducting impactful research in our field.

Speaker: Professor Christof Backhaus. Professor and Chair in Marketing, Aston Business School

Location: 8W 4.23

Time: 13:00-14:00

Contact: Research Office