Lord Ashcroft International Business School Magazine | issue 15
(Cert HE) Charity and Social Enterprise Management graduate achieves top position | page 3 www.anglia.ac.uk/laibs
Dean’s welcome I trust you have enjoyed the summer break and have returned feeling refreshed and ready to face the many challenges that we will undoubtedly face in the coming months. In this the 15th issue of The Biz there are some excellent good news stories to be shared here and I hope you find the blending of our staff and student stories an engaging and interesting read. I would like to take the opportunity in this issue to extend a particularly warm welcome to all our new colleagues, returning students and also students who are joining our community this Semester. I hope you enjoy being a part of what we believe is a very exciting Faculty. We place great importance on the quality of our teaching and on preparing students for leadership in a global and increasingly competitive and dynamic society. To make the most of your time with us, I would encourage students to take advantage of the various extracurricular opportunities available to you be it trips to businesses organised by our Student Experience Coordinators, student mentoring, adding an international dimension to your degree and CV through the ERASMUS exchange programme, work experience, part-time employment via our Employment Bureau or taking part in business competitions. With the foundation having been laid by our past successes and innovations we can continue to move forward by embracing future opportunities. I am proud of the success stories of both colleagues and our students that you will read here and I hope they will offer some inspiration so that we can continue to fill future editions with new good news stories.
Contents NEWS 1
Bridge International – developing international trading capacity for South African entrepreneurs
Anglia Ruskin adds to third sector expertise
LAIBS sponsor Sports Award
STUDENT NEWS 3
(Cert) HE) Charity and Social Enterprise Management graduate achieves top position
Two accounts of attendance at the SUN ESSEX 2013: GRLI Young Ambassadors event in France
SUCCESS STORIES 6
12 hour football marathon for Tackle Africa – educating and supporting children with and about HIV
Leadership Trust appointment
National Enterprise Educator Awards (NEEA) 2013
2013 ‘Made a Difference’ Awards
Universities share entrepreneurial practice with the Baltics
With all best wishes, Dr Trevor Bolton Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean, Lord Ashcroft International Business School
Editorial Welcome to Issue 15 of ‘The Biz’, Lord the Ashcroft International Business School’s staff and student magazine aimed at keeping you abreast of developments and opportunities in our Faculty. We hope you enjoy reading it. The magazine is produced four times a year and distributed via issuu.com. Alternatively you can access copies of this and previous issues on the News and Events page of our website: www.anglia.ac.uk/laibs Contact us: Thank you to those of you who have submitted articles for this issue, please keep the good news stories coming. If you would like to offer us your news or ideas to us please contact email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you. Topics of interest could include those related to: o o o o o o
Good news stories Personal and academic achievements Events Research International visits Diary dates, etc.
…… or anything else you think may be of interest to your fellow students and/or colleagues. We would also welcome your feedback on the magazine, particularly on ways of improving it.
Coding Economics? Professional Conduct and Scholarly Values after the Crisis
CEDAR inspire at UNITE Summer Business Forum – Driving a Sustainable Future
10 11th Annual Cambridge Campus University Staff Rounders Match – We mean business! 11 The Quiet Ones make some noise at Anglia Ruskin
RESEARCH 10 Kate Barker to chair new Advisory Board for Business Research Institute 12 Double award success at Finance Conference 12 Seasonal Researcher X-Change Series 13 IIMP Professors publish in top journals 13 2013 Emerald Awards for Excellence 14 Self-employed individuals are more satisfied with their work than employees – but it’s not self-employment as such that makes them happy 14 Calling all researchers!
ALUMNI 15 Views from the Field
International Trade Bridge strategic Partners (from left): Erwin Middleton (ABSA), Marc van Olst (Spinnaker), Shirley Gilbey (ABSA), Vuyolwethu Ncwaiba (VuMali), Gavin Freidman (EDFM), Lianne Miller (CEDAR), Steve Jourdan (EDFM), Ryan Cotterell (Spinnaker), Riaad Isaacs (EDFM), Prof. Lester Lloyd-Reason (CEDAR) and Peter Taylor (TTP/CEDAR).
Bridge International – developing international trading capacity for South African entrepreneurs The Centre for Enterprise Development and Research (CEDAR) has kicked off a huge international enterprise development project, aptly named Bridge International, funded by ABSA (Barclays South Africa). Working in collaboration with Stellenbosch University, VuMaLi Empowerment Services, Spinnaker Growth Partners and Enterprise Development Fund Management (EDFM), CEDAR will develop international trading capacity for South African Entrepreneurs who wish to trade in the UK.
Starting in South Africa, VuMaLi, Spinnaker and EDFM will work with local incubators to recruit 30 young businesses or budding entrepreneurs who have the potential to trade internationally. The selected 30 will be put through “The Big Pitch” style recruitment campaign in which 10 will be selected to join the programme. Each of the 10 business will then be given seed funding of 100,000 South African Rand and put through a rigorous bootcamp, run by Stellenbosch and CEDAR, after which they will spend three months working with their mentors to get them trade/investor-ready.
On June 10th CEDAR welcomed our international partners for a visit to mark the start of the project. The aims of the project are to build a pipeline of investment ready ventures able to launch into, and thrive, in new markets.
Lianne Miller, Deputy Director of CEDAR and co-Director of the project stated that, “The opportunities this project gives not only the entrepreneurs from both South Africa and the UK, but also the academics from Anglia Ruskin University and Stellenbosch University are considerable.”
“This project has the potential to be truly exceptional and make a real difference to both entrepreneurs in Africa and the UK.”
For more information about the International Trade Bridge, or any other work CEDAR is doing, please contact Lianne Miller, Deputy Director of CEDAR on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professor Lester Lloyd-Reason, Director of CEDAR and Co-Director of the project.
Anglia Ruskin adds to third sector expertise He is recognised as one of the UK’s leading authors on strategic management. The seventh edition of his textbook Strategic Management will be published later this year, while Entrepreneurs: Talent, Temperament and Opportunity, co-authored with Bill Bolton, is now in its third edition. Professor Thompson has extensive experience of working with senior and middle managers through his involvement in knowledge transfer partnerships, in-company programmes and consultancy. In 2009, he received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion. He will work closely with Andy Brady, Director of the 3rd Sector Futures department, to continue to develop Anglia Ruskin’s expertise in the field of charities and the third sector, which already includes the two-year Certificate of Higher Education (Cert HE) in Charity and Social Enterprise Management. Professor Thompson said: “Social entrepreneurship continues to grow in significance in communities everywhere and it is important that we understand more about the entrepreneurs themselves – who they are, what they do and what they achieve and contribute – and to tell their stories. But I also believe in practice-led research and teaching, and will look to develop relevant new initiatives.” Dr Trevor Bolton, Dean of the Lord Ashcroft International Business School, said:
“John brings with him an enviable and wellestablished reputation with businesses, policy makers and the academic community within the field of social enterprise and entrepreneurship.
Lord Ashcroft International Business School at Anglia Ruskin University has appointed John Thompson as its new Professor of Social Entrepreneurship.
“This appointment demonstrates our on-going commitment to developing the charity and third sector, and supporting its role in developing business and society.”
Professor Thompson, who also holds the position of Emeritus Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Huddersfield, is an active researcher and writer, focusing on applied strategy and entrepreneurship.
LAIBS sponsor Sports Award Dr Trevor Bolton, PVC and Dean of Lord Ashcroft International Business School has agreed to sponsor the Young Sports Personality of the Year Award for *Active Essex, an initiative of The Sport and Physical Activity Partnership for Greater Essex, hosted by Essex County Council.
inspire the next generation of sporting excellence in Greater Essex. We are very proud to have Anglia Ruskin University representing this award that will celebrate a young sports person who has made a significant impact in sport this year.” *The Active Essex partnership is working together to inspire growth and enterprise in the Sport, Health and Physical Activity sector in Essex with the aim of improving health, wellbeing and general quality of life through sport and physical activity.
Gary Sullivan 0BE, Chairman of Active Essex said of the sponsorship, “We are absolutely delighted that Dr Trevor Bolton on behalf of Lord Ashcroft International Business School at Anglia Ruskin University is sponsoring the 2013 Young Sports Personality of the Year Award. Through the Active Essex Sports Awards we aim to celebrate and reward this generation and
For more information about Active Essex visit their website: http://www.activeessex.org/
(Cert HE) Charity and Social Enterprise Management graduate achieves top position An interview with Emily Gray, Chief Executive, Peterborough and Fenland Mind As a Chief Executive, what do you think are the biggest challenges facing people in your position? The obvious answer is funding – with the budget cuts and economic climate there are a lot of changes to public funding. By “changes” I mean “cuts” obviously, but I also mean changes to the way funding is given, how you demonstrate your outcomes and how you’re making an impact. It’s moved away from grant funding, where you were given a set amount of money and were trusted to spend it in appropriate ways. It’s not like that anymore; it’s now a case of having a set amount of money, having regular contract monitoring meetings, demonstrating your outcomes, proving how many people you’re supporting and the difference you’re making. And that is a really positive step and proves that money is being spent effectively, but the challenge can be changing that culture with staff who have always worked for a charity, see a charity as somewhere that helps people, which it is. But for me it is about helping staff to understand that now it’s about providing an efficient, professional service that supports people, so that you can support as many people as possible, and get in more money to support more people. You are student on the Charity and Social Enterprise Management course. What made you come on the course a couple of years ago?
Being tutored by people that have experience and knowledge of the third sector is really helpful.
I was relatively new to the third sector, I’d come from a banking background. So I know quite a lot about management, about sales management, but the third sector was new to me. I’d been working in the third sector and realised that it was quite different to what I’d expected it to be when I first came into the charity world. And although I could use the management skills that I’d picked up in my job, I was keen to see my management skills develop to suit the third sector, and to build my confidence. I had a reasonable gut feeling for how I wanted to do things, but what I wanted the course to do was to build my confidence and give me the knowledge that I needed to do my job properly.
The classes give opportunity for lots of discussion. The research that I’ve done has been really helpful. I’ve particularly enjoyed the social enterprise module, because that is how charities are having to operate more and more these days. The module really gave me some concrete ideas, showed me how I might plan that into the future. I’m very interested in the social impact module as well, it’s coming up next and I’m really looking forward to that. Have you enjoyed the course?
What input has been most welcome, from your point of view?
Absolutely! Really, really enjoyed it. I was a bit concerned at the start, about how much time it would take, but actually it’s fitted into my day to day work so well that it hasn’t been a massive strain on me time-wise. A lot of the things that I’m doing on the course fit into my work and a lot of the things that I’m doing at work fit into the course. They really have gone hand in hand.
Lots of things! First of all, having the opportunity to talk with managers from other charities – quite different charities actually. Most of the charities that we deal with are mental health charities, so it’s given me a real insight into how other charities operate.
Can you think any examples of when the course has had an impact on the organisation?
appointed Chief Executive of the organisation at quite a young age, I’m only 27. I really feel that the course has given me the confidence and knowledge to apply for this position. I wouldn’t have felt ready to apply for this position, let alone get it, if I hadn’t been on the course. It’s really cemented my knowledge and has given me the confidence I needed.
Yes. We don’t have a strategic plan at the moment. It’s something that we really need, everyone needs to know where we’re going. I wouldn’t have known where to start with that before this course. Since doing the course I feel I know the headings, I know what we need to cover, I know the sort of things that need to be included, so I feel a lot more confident and in fact I’m quite excited about putting that together, and it will have a real impact in the organisation.
You got financial support for the course from Anglia Regional Co-operative Society. What difference did that make to you? It was absolutely invaluable. I wouldn’t have been able to do the course without that funding. It was a new course, there was no evidence that it was good, and my organisation wouldn’t have taken the risk of putting the money in without the bursary to help with the cost. The organisation have been thrilled that I’ve been able to do the course, I’ve been able to present at board meetings, talk the board through things that I’ve learned and they’ve been really impressed. This means that now we’re able to talk to another of our managers about attending the course, because we know the real value of the course and how brilliant it is. But I wouldn’t have been able to attend in the first place without that bursary funding, so that’s been really invaluable.
Also marketing. Marketing is something that I’d never really had any experience of. So from the marketing module, we’ve now developed a new website, we’ve managed to get our social media up and running, we’ve got new leaflets and we’ve come up with lots of new ideas of how to market ourselves efficiently and professionally, that’s been really helpful. It’s all been really helpful! So much of it I’ve brought back, talked to my other managers about, and they’ve implemented things as well. How about the impact on you as an individual and your career? Fantastic! When I started the course I was Service Development Manager, and now I’ve just recently been
Two accounts of attendance at the SUN ESSEC 2013: GRLI Young Ambassadors event in France Eze Ogbonnia Eze PhD Researcher and GRLI Ambassador, Lord Ashcroft International Business School
for from me and how I can lead the change that I desire. The programme enabled me to discover more of my potential, my strength and the qualities I have which can be used to create relationships for pushing forward the values of GRLI which is aimed at promoting responsibility and sustainable behaviour for the global common good.
The gathering of GRLI Young Ambassadors in Essec Business School, Cergy Pontoise, France was aimed at discussing the various strategies that could be applied in tackling the current global crisis that has created a heightened anxiety in the liminal space of managers and leaders of the world including everyone else. This event saw the gathering of the next generation of globally responsible leaders who have accepted being the catalyst for the change the world is yearning for.
My participation in Sun Essec 2013 was an eye opener and one I will never forget. This is because the Ambassadors were mutually organised together and in groups to drive and initiate ideas. It brought out the leader in me because I was busy confidently supporting talks and initiating roles that I could play as an individual leader fighting for a collective success. My social, emotional and personal intelligence has widened through this programme and I think it is important that leaders of tomorrow and young people are given this kind of opportunity because at the heart of the failure of the current management, financial, environmental and social crisis across the world today is lack of responsibility and leadership and this formed a major part of our discussions in France.
As a researcher in an interdisciplinary field, with particular interest on the process of human development and how the challenges of transition to another culture can impeded this process, I was particularly enriched, stimulated, inspired and challenged by my participation in this event. Firstly, the intensive responsible leadership development programme engaged me and got me thinking of what the world is calling
This five day event helped me to discover and learn more about myself which will enable me to understand and inspire others in any situation we may find ourselves in to bring better models to business. Together we can create and build a sustainable future for ourselves, together we can shift our awareness to be in touch and connect deeply in educating, engaging and enabling our community and society to care for our planet, for our people, and do business in a way that our actions will not endanger our existence and those of the future generations.
The modules I studied were Impact of Migration, Intercultural Communication, Discourse and Identity, International Leadership and Leading the Contemporary Organisation. This learning journey has been very much influenced by the GRLI. Indeed, since one of my lecturers offered me to take the lead on re-settling a GRLI Ambassador community at the University, I have started looking at leadership differently. The discovery of the GRLI was very emotional, as I thought I was getting all the answers to the many questions I had been having for 10 years: I was not the only one feeling that way! And it became even more obvious when I met other ambassadors and GRLI members, at the GRLI conference in South Africa last November.
I would advise that our Business School fully supports this invitation of young people and next generation leaders to engage and participate in discussing the change they want to see in the world. GRLI Ambassadors in Anglia Ruskin University will continue to inspire other students and staff with our activities and programmes because global responsibility is not a choice but a vital corporate culture that will make us be the best for our world.
Since this, I set up a GRLI Society, and we now have between 10 and 15 active members. This Society offers students discussions about responsible leadership (some of them find them inspiring for their research project), open lectures with guest speakers like Mark Drewell, GRLI CEO, who came to speak about the Management Education, and Nick Ellerby, Oasis Co-Director, who came to speak about Whole Person Learning.
One way Lord Ashcroft International Business School can help push our dreams further would be to include responsible leadership in the educational curriculum because the future business managers and leaders that pass through this faculty require this new thinking and actions integrated into their learning and development in preparation for now and for the future.
We are trying to become an inspiring platform between all the other groups from the University involved in sustainability, and we have even starting networking with more societies from Cambridge University. We are also trying to have an impact on the Business School regarding the 50+20 agenda.
I have personally been developed from this event. My responsibility to the world has become clearer and I am very much aware of what the world is calling for from me and now I know that there is a deeper level of me that should be awakened.
We would love other ambassadors to do the same so we could reinforce our network all around the world! This semester I have also worked as an Associate Lecturer at the Business School. This was my first experience in teaching and I really enjoyed it, trying as much as I could about responsible leadership.
Charline Collard Associate Lecturer at Lord Ashcroft International Business School (alongside Maria Toedtli) was supported by *Oasis, to be part of the facilitation team at the GRLI Ambassadors event, hosted by the ESSEC Business School in Paris.
I was so delighted to have been invited to join the Oasis facilitating team for the GRLI Ambassador conference in Paris, as I believe that if people learn that it is OK to be authentic, that we are all interconnected and relations can be empowering, then the state of the world today could improve and people could share a common purpose in their life: the Common Good.
I have been working in International Business Development for 10 years. I quit in June 2012 because I really needed a change, not only of career but of life. I had the feeling that I was not myself anymore. When I was in my early twenties, I was full of ideals. Then I started working and I think I got completely sucked into the system, and I moved away from my core values... After taking the time to reflect â€“ which I hardly have when working â€“ I think I could hear this little voice of mine telling me the truth about what I wanted to do and wanted to be: someone who can share her knowledge and experience with others and try to foster well-being around me... So I went back to study a second Masters degree in Cultures and Organisational Leadership at the Business School, which is an original approach to leadership.
*Oasis School of Human Relations is a peer-based learning organisation inspiring and developing 21st century relationships for meaningful, responsible and sustainable action. They are dedicated to the development of individuals, of teams and groups, and of organisations and bring radical human relations approaches to transform the world around us. They are the global pioneers in the application and the practice of Whole Person Learning through human relations.
12 hour football marathon for Tackle Africa – educating and supporting children with and about HIV I just want to send a big thank you to everyone who sponsored me for the marathon on the 6 July in London! As a quick overview of the event, our team arrived at the playing fields at 8.00am, carbo-loaded, brim full of energy (and energy inducing soft drinks!), picked up our macho pink t-shirts and proceeded to talk about ‘man stuff’ to regain some masculinity – tanks, 1966 World Cup etc… This however didn’t work. We started disastrously, winning only 1 out of the first 5 games – however the change in discourse from ‘tanks’ to ‘tactics’ worked, and we gained some composure, found a working formation and from then on our winning streak grew and we finished up a respectable 15th out of the 64 teams who participated in the tournament. However I must note, by the 18, 19, 20, 21st game – it wasn’t exactly football – it was more of a painful-hobble-along-Quasimodotype-affair, where even kicking the ball felt like it was going to break something… In terms of charity donations as a team of 8 we raised around £1500 for Tackle Africa, and individually I raised £275 in the end – so thank you all again for your contributions! To the right is me trying to stand when I returned home, with our pink team t-shirt, however shortly after the taking of this picture, I collapsed, only to rise for the Murray’s Wimbledon Final the following day at 1pm. Thank you all again, and if you want to find out more about what happened on the day please do get in touch. Michael Duignan Associate Lecturer and PhD Researcher (Olympic Studies) Blog: www.OlympicResearcher.wordpress.com E: email@example.com T: 0845 196 5691
Fellow of the Leadership Trust appointment We are delighted that Jonathan Smith has been invited to be a Fellow of the Leadership Trust Foundation. The appointment to Fellow is an honorary position recognising the Fellow's contribution to the field of leadership and leadership development. It will provide Lord Ashcroft International Business School and Jonathan with publication, networking and speaking opportunities and involvement and access to research conducted by the Leadership Trust and other Fellows.
Densten, Dr Gareth Edwards, Professor Adrian Furnham, Professor Roger Gill, Professor Jonathan Gosling, Professor Keith Grint, Professor Alan Hooper, Professor Andrew Kakabadse, Professor Steve Kempster, Satish Kumar, Professor Henry Mintzberg, Professor Lynda Moore, Professor Ken Parry, Professor Edward Peck, Professor Daniella Tilbury, Professor Dennis Tourish, Professor David Weir. Congratulations Jonathan!
The Leadership Trust has invited 35 people to be Fellows, including:
Dr Jonathan Smith, Chartered FCIPD, Senior Lecturer E: Jonthan.firstname.lastname@example.org T: 0845 196 2069
Professor John Adair, Professor Bruce Avolio, Professor Roya Ayman, Professor John Burgoyne, Professor Peter Case, Professor Tim Clark, Professor Barbara Crosby, Professor Iain
National Enterprise Educator Awards (NEEA) 2013 four of the award categories will be announced during the evening of celebration. The winners will each receive a spectacular trophy passed on by the 2012 winners, and £1000 to invest in their projects or fund further interventions at their institutions.
At the recent announcement of the shortlist for the 2013 National Enterprise Educator Awards (NEEA), Professor Lester Lloyd-Reason is included in The Enterprise ‘Champions’ category in recognition of CEDAR’s work on The Big Pitch and The Little Pitch which are both in support of extra-curricular activities of our students.
The invitation is also extended to all to register for the IEEC for the entire event. Attendees will have the opportunity to be a part of an expected delegation of over 200 enterprise educators from across the globe to join the discussion of ‘Power through Partnership’. More details and information about how to register for the gala dinner and/or conference can be found at www.ieec.co.uk
The 5th annual awards jointly run by the national Centre for Entrepreneurship in Education (NCEE) and Enterprise Educators UK (EEUK) recognises outstanding achievement in the enterprise and entrepreneurship education field. With no exception the awards panel commented on how the judging was incredibly difficult given the strength and quality of all the applicants for this year’s nominations.
The full shortlist for NEEA 2013 can be found on the http://www.ncee.org.uk/entrepreneurship_education/educator _awards
Shortlisted applicants are specially invited to attend the NEEA Ceremony which is being hosted by the Gala Dinner at the International Entrepreneurship Educators Conference (IEEC) in Sheffield on the evening of Thursday 12th September 2013. From the shortlist, the highly commended and winners from all
The NEEA team would like to congratulate all shortlisted and thank all who submitted nominations this year.
2013 ‘Made a Difference’ Awards Dr Trevor Bolton, Pro Vice Chancellor of Lord Ashcroft International Business School was delighted recently to announce that the following list of colleagues were nominated by our students for the 2013 ‘Made a Difference’ awards.
The ‘Made a Difference’ awards evening was held on Friday, 10 May at Duxford and Trevor was delighted to announce that Dr Diane Keeble-Ramsay, was a very well deserved prize winner on the night – well done Diane!
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The ‘Made a Difference’ awards are managed by the Students’ Union, on behalf of students to recognise the outstanding contribution of so many of our colleagues. Trevor said:
Alana Hanwell Allison Beaumont Beatriz Acevedo Clive Puttock Diane Keeble-Ramsay Dorothy Hawkins Hannah Pike Paul Weeks Helen Benton Naveed Iqbal Ioannis Dermitzakis Jane Hancock Jon Nettleton
14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26.
Kevin Peck Kevin Roe Laurent Elfassy Lin Yan Maria Karafyllia Maureen Ayikoru Peter MacDonald Lester Lloyd-Reason Rebecca Rowntree Steve McDonald Tim Spencer Tim Froggett Tom Farnsworth
“I am sure you will join me in congratulating not only our winner Diane and the other four on the shortlist, but all others who were nominated. This is excellent recognition by our students of your wonderful commitment to them.” A celebratory dinner was held for the shortlisted five.
From the long list above, the following were shortlisted for the final awards: Shortlisted Staff 1. Allison Beaumont 2. Diane Keeble-Ramsay 3. Ioannis Dermitzakis 4. Steve McDonald 5. Diane Keeble-Ramsay
Universities share entrepreneurial practice with the Baltics Anglia Ruskin University is one of four UK universities that have showcased their entrepreneurial activities to over 30 enterprise educators from the Baltic region, with the aim of identifying higher education best practices that can be transferred to universities of the Central Baltic Sea region. Anglia Ruskin University, the University of Hertfordshire, the University of East Anglia (UEA), and the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning were the only UK institutions to be chosen for the ‘Central Balticum Entrepreneurship Interaction Project’, funded by the European Union.
entrepreneurship skills, how to embed entrepreneurship in the education curriculum and were told about social enterprises. Julie Newlan, Pro Vice-Chancellor of Enterprise and Director of Marketing and Communications at Hertfordshire, said: “Entrepreneurial activity is key to supporting and growing not only our economy, but the world’s economy, so to be involved in this international project was fantastic.” She added: “We were delighted to welcome the enterprise educators to the university to share our entrepreneurial knowledge and activities with them first hand.”
The role of higher education in promoting more entrepreneurial attitudes and behaviours is now widely recognised in the UK, but in the Central Baltic region this theme is not as established.
The visit to ARU on the 21 May showed that we are seen as a truly entrepreneurial university, not only within the UK but also beyond and with projects on-going and in the pipeline this perception will only grow.
Dr. Haya Al-Dajani, from the University of East Anglia, organised all of the university visits. She said: “The collaboration between the four institutions in the East of England region exemplified entrepreneurial best practices, and the delegates were inspired by the diverse approaches presented.
“It was great to welcome our colleagues from the Central Baltic to Anglia Ruskin University and present to them our achievements in entrepreneurship education and enterprise development. The collaboration with other East of England institutions highlighted very interesting and successful entrepreneurial education initiatives in the region. Following the event we have already received a proposal for future collaboration with our Finish colleagues.”
"I am confident that the visits have sparked a strong possibility for future collaborative ventures between the four UK institutions and their Baltic counterparts." The University of Hertfordshire recently showcased its entrepreneurial activity. The enterprise educators were introduced to mentoring practice, how entrepreneurship can be used in the business community, how to develop
Dr Linda Piusa, PhD Research, CEDAR:
Coding Economics? Professional Conduct and Scholarly Values after the Crisis implementing such a code. This was followed by presentations from Tony Lawson, Ioana Negru, Jamie Morgan and Robert McMaster on economics becoming a moral and responsible science. The second day was opened up by Professor Des Gasper (Institute of Social Studies, Hague) whose talk focused on the ethics and human rights debate within developmental economics. Craig Duckworth, Prof. Amos Witztum and Paul Fudulu continued the debate on the fundamental ethical problems of modern economics. The outcomes of the seminar was the formation of a group who will continue to work together and ensure that the debate on a professional code of conduct will be taken forward.
In the wake of the financial crisis that has started in September 2007 and increasing debate on the responsibility of the economics profession vis-à-vis the global financial crisis – there has been a mushrooming of literature on these issues, mainly reaffirmed by Professor George Demartino’s book “The Economic Oath” (2008) from University of Denver, US. The recent discussions have evolved around the merit and role of introducing a professional code of conduct for economists. Between 24–25 May 2013 Dr Ioana Negru organised in Cambridge a joint two day workshop entitled the 17th SCEME (Scottish Centre for Economic Methodology) Seminar in Economics Methodology sponsored by the Institute of International Management Practice and Lord Ashcroft International Business School. The main aim of the seminar was to bring together prominent scholars and stakeholders to appraise the current state of those discussions in order to inform the wider public and policy debates. The seminar started with the main guest speaker Professor George DeMartino who summarised the need for having a professional code of conduct but also the limit and cautions in
We are currently discussing that the proceedings of the seminar will be published in SCEME studies in Economic Methodology (Chatto and Pickering) and it is envisaged that a subset of papers may be selected for submission as a special issue to a suitable academic journal. For more information, please contact Dr. Ioana Negru: E: email@example.com
CEDAR inspire at UNITE Summer Business Forum – Driving a Sustainable Future A unique event that championed SMEs took place in Cambridge on 10 July 2013. The innovative business forum encouraged decision makers to consider fresh perspectives to their business models, promoted collaboration for greater business success and ensured the local market remains in a strong economic position with businesses of all sizes gaining access to industry leading knowledge and insight.
CEDAR continues to support local businesses in and around Cambridgeshire and strives to innovate at every step possible. Following the event, Lester and John Bird, founder of ‘The Big Issue’ (see photo below) are exploring ways in which they can collaborate together to help promote enterprise and entrepreneurship amongst young people. The CEDAR team are already looking forward to UNITE Summer Business Forum 2014 and hope they can be just as inspiring next time round.
This was the first event of its kind in the local area – the theme of which was 'sustainability' - and covered topics including the environment, finance, technology, transport and, most importantly, discussed how people are the driving force to build a stronger future together. The keynote speakers were John Bird, Founder of The Big Issue; Dr Nicola Millard, BT and Sarah Anderson, BSkyB. CEDAR's Professor Lester Lloyd-Reason was invited to speak at the event. He took centre stage at UNITE’s ‘Think Tank’ to ask 'Can anyone be an entrepreneur?’ Laura Hopkins, Marketing Manager for the event, commenting on the session said, “I just wanted to say a massive thank you for your support and contribution towards UNITE yesterday. I have had some great feedback about the hub format, and even more importantly feedback on how we can improve for 2014. Your hub session was spoken about all afternoon and I had lots of comments about how inspiring you were.”
Professor Lester Lloyd-Reason, Director of CEDAR and John Bird, Founder of The Big Issue.
11th Annual Cambridge Campus University Staff Rounders Match – We mean business! As some of you may know, on the 18 June LAIBS fielded its first ever Rounders Team this year in the University Staff Rounders Match held on Parkers Piece in Cambridge. Despite having not practiced with each other as a full team until the first match we went on to secure third place. It took one match to work out our tactics (‘hit and run’), but then we were flying! We actually BEAT the Student Union team and the eventual winners (joint FST and FHSCE team), earlier in the rounds so we can be extremely proud of ourselves! It was a great team effort and well done to Peter, Michael, Gary, Simon, Larry, Nicola, Christine, Louise and Simon Pratt-Adams (who we borrowed from FHSCE!). Thanks also to Marcus who captained and helped me organise the team. We plan to win next year so if you are interested in joining us, we will start the practices again soon! Dr Sally Everett Deputy Dean, Student Experience E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 0845 196
Kate Barker to chair new Advisory Board for Business Research Institute at Anglia Ruskin University The Institute for International Management Practice (IIMP) at Anglia Ruskin University has announced the formation of an Advisory Board, chaired by leading economist Kate Barker, CBE to help direct and support its business research activity. The Advisory Board, which recently held its first meeting, represents a wide range of experience from the fields of business, investment, government policy, and public service. Its membership includes: • James Barker-McCardle, former Chief Constable of Essex. • Professor Roger Jeynes, Chairman of Zoo Digital plc, director of Keycom plc, mxData Ltd., and Downing Distribution VCT1 plc. • Yacoob Abba Omar, Director of Operations of the Mapungubwe Institute (MISTRA) and former South African ambassador to the UAE. • Chris Parkhouse, Chairman of the Institute of Directors in the East of England and Managing Director of Deyton-Bell. • Andy Wood, OBE, Chief Executive of Adnams plc.
Kate Barker said, “I am delighted we have been able to assemble such a diverse group of wise people to participate in, and have influence over, the development of the Institute. The Board will help shape the strategic focus of the Institute, advise on the selection and prioritisation of research topics and questions, and ensure that the rigorous academic research which the IIMP conducts also addresses the current and future practical needs of business”. University Vice Chancellor Professor Michael Thorne commented: “The IIMP is the latest of our research institutes which are leading a transformation in the research capability and reputation of Anglia Ruskin University. I am particularly pleased that Kate Barker, who has been a great supporter of our university for many years, has agreed to chair this advisory board, and I know that the IIMP will benefit greatly from their combined skills, experience, contacts and advice.” For further information on the IIMP, please contact: Professor Simon Down, Director of IIMP E: email@example.com T: 0845 196 5673
The Quiet Ones make some noise at Anglia Ruskin A team of sixth formers from Longsands Academy in St Neots are celebrating after winning the Talent@ business competition at Anglia Ruskin University on Monday evening. The five students, competing under the name “The Quiet Ones”, won a cash prize of £1,000 and £250 for charity, which they will donate to Play Kenya. Alyce Mulheron, Jack Turner, Kirsty Middleton, Megan Day and Zoe Jephtha beat a team from Ernulf Academy in St Neots into second place, with Haverhill’s Castle Manor Academy finishing third. An individual Outstanding Talent award was presented to Sebastian Hammond of Castle Manor Academy. The final, which took place on Anglia Ruskin’s Cambridge campus, saw the teams carry out a number of tasks, including conducting interviews with business experts. The students then had to pitch their recommendations for the development of a small ice cream business to a panel of judges, including members of the Lord Ashcroft International Business School and Robin Chappell, owner of Cambridgebased confectionery business Chocolat Chocolat.
Dr Trevor Bolton, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Dean of Lord Ashcroft International Business School, was impressed with the high standard of professionalism demonstrated by all of the finalists. Dr Bolton said: “It was a difficult decision for the judges, but The Quiet Ones had a particularly compelling recommendation, backed up with real quotes from suppliers for design and website development. They used the example of a similar case study – an entrepreneur that they had learned about in their business studies.” Rick Carroll, Headteacher of Longsands Academy, said: “Our students outlined how hard and demanding the day was but said that it was also rewarding and enjoyable. The students really appreciated the variety of tasks that they were presented with and, importantly, the honest and clear feedback that was provided at each and every stage by the wide variety of judges involved.
“At Longsands, we are excited by the continued partnership work with Anglia Ruskin University and the opportunities that our students are able to participate in. It was great to see the students enjoy their moment of success in receiving their awards.”
(left to right) Rick Carroll, Headteacher of Longsands Academy; Martin Seery, Head of Business Education, Enterprise and Work Related Learning at Longsands Academy; Zoe Jephtha; Jack Turner; Megan Day; Kirsty Middleton; Alyce Mulheron; and Dr Trevor Bolton, Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean of Lord Ashcroft International Business School
Double award success at Finance Conference At the Gala Dinner of the Global Conference on Business and Finance Conference 2013, Dr Hassaan Khan, Lecturer in Finance and Accounting at the Lord Ashcroft International Business School, was presented with a certificate and plaque to commemorate his paper ‘Measuring the Consequences of U.S. Federal Securities Laws on Corporate Risk-taking: Evidence from U.S. Listed Foreign Firms’ receiving the Best in Session Award and Outstanding Research Award. The conference was organised by the Institute for Business and Finance Research and was held in San Jose, Costa Rica from 28-31 May and attracted academics in the field of finance from all over the world. Dr Khan’s paper has also been recommended for publication, subject to revisions, in the Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, a 3* journal.
Left to right – Dr Terence Jalbert, conference organiser and head of editorial advisory board, Dr Hassaan Khan, Dr Mercedes Jalbert, conference chair and head of the Institute for Business and Finance Research.
Researcher X-change – launched! LAIBS launched the first edition of the ‘Researcher X-change’ series: events offering Cambridge and Chelmsford PhD students with an opportunity to seek expert advice from the business school’s academics. The launch event comprised of seven PhD students presenting their research topics in seven minutes, and was attended by over 30 academics, including Prof Emmanuelle Gianovetti, Prof Magdy Abder, Dr Mirna Jabbour and Dr Alison Hirst on the expert panel. PhD students were given the opportunity to present any aspect of their research, from a general structure and objectives, right through to specific elements of methodology – with space at the end for questioning and pockets of advice for researchers to take away. The programme is particularly useful for those: • At the beginning of their research, looking for expert guidance • Wishing to facilitate conversations with other academics, in order to share academic expertise, literature sources and research ideas • Considering OR preparing to present at a conference, or in preparation for the Viva • Hoping to submit an article on their research findings • Wishing to develop their presentation and communication skills • Hoping to develop their academic presence and potential for academic collaboration both internally and externally One of the additional values of the series was to capture the students presentations, as a tool of reflection and promotion for everyone’s individual research. These are all now available on
the new VLE doctoral portal – complete with June’s programme, and the profiles of all the speakers. Doctoral VLE Portal: http://vle.anglia.ac.uk/sites/2012/Research/student/Pages/Ho me.aspx The purpose for recording the videos are two-fold: 1) To build a bank of online, video and podcasting resources that can be used as a ways of showcasing PhD research and talent, serve as a reflective tool for current researchers and a learning tool for LAIBS future researchers 2) To enhance the online presence, dissemination (through digital communication channels) and potential collaboration between PhDs and the wider academic community
Next Event: LAIBS will be running the Winter Researcher X-change on the 6 November, 14:00–16:00 in the Harvard Suite (LAB109). An official invite to all PhD students will be sent, along with a call for expert academics, around mid-September. In the meantime – look out for the X-change posters around LAB322 in the near future! Michael Duignan MBA Associate Lecturer/PhD Researcher (Olympic Studies) Blog: http://olympicresearcher.wordpress.com
IIMP Professors publish in top journals The IIMP professors Matthias Fink, Emanuele Giovanetti and Teemu Kautonen have recently published four articles in the highest-ranking research outlets in their fields. Professor Giovanetti’s first article has been accepted for publication in the Economic Journal, the flagship journal of the Royal Economic Society. The article assesses the determinants of compliance when producers are caught imposing illegal price floors on resale prices to final retailers. His second article has just been published in Environment and Planning A, a leading journal in economic geography. In this paper, Professor Giovanetti examines the impact of regional integration in the patterns of new technology adoption, exploring the conditions under which regional asymmetries are reinforced instead of reduced as a result of better integration. Professors Kautonen and Fink, together with their co-author Associate Professor Marco van Gelderen (Massey University, New Zealand), studied the psychological processes involved in the creation of new business ventures. Their paper has been accepted for publication in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, which is one of the two entrepreneurship journals in the prestigious Financial Times Top-45 journal list. Professor Fink has also published another article in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. This article, written with an international team of six co-authors, addresses the amount of tax money spent by several European governments on SME and entrepreneurship policies.
Publication details: Giovannetti, E. and Magazzini, L. Resale price maintenance: An empirical analysis of UK firms’ compliance. Economic Journal, forthcoming. Giovannetti, E. (2013). Catching up, leapfrogging, or forging ahead? Exploring the effects of integration and history on spatial technological adoptions. Environment and Planning A, 45(4), pp. 930-946. Kautonen, T., van Gelderen, M. and Fink, M. Robustness of the theory of planned behavior in predicting entrepreneurial intentions and actions. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, forthcoming. Lundström, A., Vikström, P., Fink, M., Crijns, H., Głodek, P., Storey, D. and Kroksgård, A. Measuring the costs and coverage of SME and entrepreneurship policy: A pioneering study. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/etap.12037.
For further information please contact: Professor Matthias Fink E: firstname.lastname@example.org Professor Emanuele Giovannetti E: email@example.com Professor Teemu Kautonen E: firstname.lastname@example.org
2013 Emerald Awards for Excellence Every year Emerald invites each journal's Editorial Team to nominate up to three Highly Commended Papers from the previous year (2012). A paper by Dr Nick Drydakis, Senior Lecturer in Economics at Lord Ashcroft International Business School, entitled ‘Men’s sexual orientation and job satisfaction’ published in International Journal of Manpower has been chosen as the Highly Commended Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2013. The award winning papers are chosen following consultation amongst the journal's Editorial Team, many of whom are eminent academics or practitioners. Nick’s paper has been selected as it was one of the most impressive pieces of work the team has seen throughout 2012.
Sally Everett, Deputy Head, Quality and Student Experience at the Business School, said of Nick’s award:
This is truly wonderful news and a fantastic achievement. What wonderful recognition – well done! This achievement will support Anglia Ruskin University becoming well known to academia as a first-class research institution that produces research outcomes that make significant contributions to science. For further information: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/ journals.htm?articleid=17063345 Dr Nick Drydakis, Senior Lecturer in Economics
Self-employed individuals are more satisfied with their work than employees – but it’s not self-employment as such that makes them happy Being self-employed does not as such explain why surveys consistently report self-employed individuals as being more satisfied with their jobs than their counterparts in salaried employment. Recent research by Professor Teemu Kautonen from the Institute for International Management Practice (IIMP), and his colleagues Professor Ulla Hytti and Ms Elisa Akola at the University of Turku in Finland, provides an explanation for the higher level of job satisfaction among the self-employed. The researchers explained job satisfaction with employment status (employee versus self-employed) and a number of core work characteristics that are well established in management literature. They compared these two explanations on a sample of 2327 Finnish professionals from the fields of law, psychology, medicine, business, engineering and architecture. ‘Our study suggests that the selfemployed are happier with their jobs because their work includes those characteristics that all professionals value in greater magnitudes than is the case with salaried employees’, explains Professor Kautonen.
The three core work characteristics with the highest impact on job satisfaction are the freedom and discretion to decide when, where and how to carry out the job; the degree to which the job requires the exercise of a number of different skills, abilities or talents; and the perception that one’s job has a positive impact on other people. Fostering these qualities in the workplace should make professionals happier with their jobs – notwithstanding whether they work for salary or profit. Job satisfaction, in turn, is associated with positive work-related outcomes such as enhanced performance, productivity and commitment. Article information: Hytti, U., T. Kautonen and E. Akola (2012). Determinants of job satisfaction for salaried and self-employed professionals in Finland. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 24(10): 2034-2053. For further information contact: Professor Teemu Kautonen Professor of Enterprise and Innovation E: email@example.com
Professor Teemu Kautonen
Calling all researchers! There is a useful forum running at Cambridge University called Education Across Borders, membership is free. The forum members share ideas and challenges within educational research and implementation, and provides an opportunity to learn from one another to reinforce our research and thinking. Jonathan Smith is a member of the forum and they meet 4-6 times a year, presenting research ideas and challenges and sharing individual areas of expertise. The next meeting is on September 6th between 3.00–7.00pm at St Edmund's College, Cambridge University.
We are hoping that one of our PhD students, Saifan Alabdouli, will be presenting some of his work at this meeting on leadership within the United Arab Emirates Police. More details about the forum at https://sites.google.com/site/educationxborders/change-thebanner
We introduce here the first in what we hope will be a regular feature, called ‘Views from the Field’, stories from Alumni on their experiences in the world of work, the changing work place and its challenges and opportunities, what has been useful about what they learnt during their time in the Business School, their views on where our teaching needs to develop from their experience, or maybe what issues we should be debating more about.
Views from the Field HR – Time for a name change? As an HR professional I find the term 'human resource management' quite disturbing. Yes, day in and day out I use it to describe the related department, the qualification I studied, the professional body to which I am affiliated, the workforce, my profile on Linked in, etc., but somewhere deep down inside, each time I hear or use the term it makes me think that the essence of what it entails is being undermined. I am filled with an inexplicable sense of guilt for not challenging it. To call human beings in all their wonder simply a 'resource' is demeaning and makes me picture the movie 'Ben Hur' and the hundreds of slaves in uniforms straining every sinew to keep the ship asail. Maybe I am taking things to the other extreme but it gives me the feeling that human beings are being taken for a 'resource' that can simply be bought and sold at a price. Although this may to some extent be true in practical terms, and is to do with the laws of demand and supply and how the so called 'Labour market' (another term I am not too comfortable with) functions, the thought makes me very uncomfortable. I find in it, a real sense of emotional and spiritual deficit. True that every employee is paid a wage and benefits in exchange for the work they do, and yet there is so much more to humans who can never truly have all their effort, creativity, insights and passion finitely evaluated with numeric values imprinted against their profiles. The last I remember, human beings had spirits and emotions that deserve to be respected. Talking of them as resources irks me. I know this debate has been running for many years but little has changed, and with finance increasingly driving the agenda with various austerity measures some would say we are even going backwards. So today I would like to propose something different, something fairer and perhaps ground-breaking for our profession. I would like to rename the term 'Human Resource Management' to a more sensitive 'Employee Management'. Everyone working for a company, including people in the HR department itself are employees. To use the term 'employee management' gives me a feeling of having a sudden gush of fresh air in my suffocating lungs. It seems to encapsulate what I have been trying to communicate to staff for a long time now – that we are here to help and support you in doing the best work of your lives. We are not here to cut your wages for no obvious reason, to be difficult, or discipline you without reason.
I appreciate in one way it is only a change in words, but deeper it is much more than that and a signal for something far more significant about the power and significance of our humanity. So who knows, this may be the first tiny step in changing the hard, dry image of the Human Resource Department prevalent in most places. As they say, 'Well begun is half done'. Mishanka Kaul (MA) Human Resource Management
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