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Student fundraising and entrepreneurship CONNECTING IMAGINATIONS | CHANGING REALITIES | CREATING FUTURES


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CONTENTS

SUMMER EDITION | July 2013 n 3. Cover Story Student fundraising and entrepreneurship n 4. Thought Leadership Carpe Diem n 5. Student Space

Postgraduate dissertation of the year PhD student demonstrates his ‘know how’ Tourism students become tourists

MBA Practice weeks The MBM Challenge 2013

Bedfordshire alumni cherry-picked by management consultancy Alumni speak up

Business School and businesses come together Employability days at the Business School Work placements work! Bugatti, Cirkle and Karmarama give UoB students a ‘real world’ competitive edge

CRiL Research Seminars Seminars, presentations and guest lectures on business

Internet speak is ‘not destroying language’ says linguistics expert Lectures from the real world Dean receives recognition Professor is made Academician of learned society School of Law awarded prestigious contract by European Parliament Principal Lecturer honoured as Outstanding Reviewer at the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence Recent books from Business School professors

n 6. From the Classroom n 7. Alumni Stories

n 8. Talking Business

n 11. The Research Pod n 13. In the News

n 16. Joiners Movers Shakers Editorial

This magazine depends on the excellent stories of success our staff and students generate. Deadline for inclusion of these in the next edition is 20 September 2013. Please email your stories and images to bbsdirect@beds.ac.uk

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Student fundraising Students on the final year of Travel, Tourism and Event Management courses have been awarded certificates for their hard work raising £3,023.01 for The Registrar’s Fund for Student Hardship. The Fund provides emergency support for University of Bedfordshire students facing temporary difficulties beyond their control. Paige Francis, a student on the BA (Hons) Travel and Tourism course, shared her experience, “It was challenging getting the things organised and pulling everything together. I feel absolutely great now, I tried my best in this unit (Issues in Event Management) and I enjoyed every minute of it.”

and entrepreneurship One of our second year marketing students Jigna Tailor was a member of a successful team of students who won the title of Sustainable Entrepreneurs at a national competition for universities run by the international non-profit organisation Enactus. She said: “I really enjoy the extra-curricular activities that university life offers. I have joined a few societies and I am the Co-President of Enactus Bedfordshire which is a community of students committed to improving the local community through entrepreneurial action. Being part of a society meant I was eligible and received the Edge Award which helps me stand out from the crowd of students applying for jobs.” 450 first year students from a variety of Business School programmes hosted a fair to show their ideas for new retail businesses in Luton. With 90 stands across two days, the business ideas shown ranged from home made Smoothies and Jamaican Patties to stationery, cheap telephone calls abroad and movie streaming. These students have all taken part in our innovative first year unit in which they use a practice-led approach to actively explore how their learning relates to the real world of business.

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THOUGH LEADERSHIP

Carpe Diem

Guy Parrott, Senior Lecturer in Marketing Communications and Course Leader for Undergraduate Marketing Programmes

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Most lecturers over their careers meet literally thousands of students and we all like to think we have positively transformed the lives of all these students, or at least have positively added to each student’s knowledge and personal development. Whilst in reality transformative educational experiences may not be commonplace, it makes them even more special when they do actually occur. A recent example concerns a discussion about the pace of change and it went something like this……….the world turns at an incredible speed (1,040 miles/hour) but thanks to gravity we do not feel it. Similarly, technology moves at an incredible pace. Over the history of computing hardware, processing power doubles approximately every eighteen to twenty four months (according to Moore’s Law, 1965). So over the course of an undergraduate programme: processing power will have doubled three times and the earth will have turned some 1,095 times. The future at the onset of your course will therefore have changed incredibly by the time you graduate. A discussion followed which

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included a number of ideas about what the future of advertising and marketing might look like. A consensus was reached whereby we all agreed that the future of advertising and marketing won’t feel like the advertising and marketing we are currently familiar with as new ideas and methods will have been developed. I used the example of the changing media and technology landscape during my childhood which began with black and white T.V. to the development of personal computing and advanced data handling. At this stage a further discussion ensued around how I personally became a lecturer and I suggested that all students in the room could become a lecturer if they really wanted to. A look of horror appeared on several students faces, while one or two students laughed and several other students’ pondered and seriously considered the proposition. Some weeks later one of these students announced that they had completed several teaching oriented sessions and had applied to enter a PhD programme with the aim of teaching at its conclusion. This student, although embarking on a testing journey has made a potentially life-changing or at least career changing decision. Whether our earlier discussion about the pace of change was the key factor in this decision is debateable, but it certainly contributed to providing a moment that was seized upon by a student to take a decision that has enormous potential to transform their own life and that of many others they will come into contact with.


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Tourism students become tourists Postgraduate dissertation of the year

Emily Sheppard, a postgraduate student from the Department of Marketing, Tourism and Hospitality, has won the Sue Glyptis Memorial Award for 2012 Postgraduate Dissertation of the Year. The paper entitled ‘An Analysis of the Economic Leisure Constraints Experienced by Fans as a Result of Holding Home Sports Fixtures at Alternative Stadia’ has been submitted to the Leisure Studies Association (LSA) for consideration in the award of their annual prize by Emily’s supervisor, Denise Cardwell. “I was pleased when Denise told me she had put me forward for the award, and completely shocked when she told me I had won! I am excited (and nervous) to deliver a presentation on my dissertation at the LSA conference in July.” Emily is now working as a Graduate Academic Assistant in the Business School whilst studying for her PhD.

Thirty-eight students and four leaders spent four days in Barcelona. The trip was organised specifically for second year students taking either the Sport Event and Tourism Management unit or the Visitor Attraction Management unit. Barcelona was chosen as a destination for this field trip for two reasons. Firstly, it has become a favourite tourist destination as a result of holding one of the most successful Summer Olympic Games of the modern era in 1992. Secondly, there are numerous visitor attractions such as Antoni Gaudi’s magnificent La Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell and a host of other sites to see. This visit was linked to an assessment for the Sport Event and Tourism Management students on how sport is used to regenerate cities. Visits were made to the Olympic Park, to see the stadium, venues and museum, and to the Nou Camp, home of the world renowned Barcelona F.C.

PhD student demonstrates his ‘know how’ Sponsored PhD student Abid Ahmad has produced a ‘demonstrator‘ to represent best practice in Business to Business (B2B) online communities. Funded by the University and local councils in Luton, Bedford and Central Beds, Abid has presented his academic work at two major

conferences and is currently finalising his thesis. The demonstrator, known locally as ‘AGORA’ (Greek for meeting place), will be used to support university-business-local authority projects. Subsequent versions of the demonstrator can be used for sector specific projects.

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FROM THE CLASSROOM

MBA Practice weeks In April 2013, the full-time MBA course successfully organised its second MBA Practice Week for October and November intake students. Corporate, industry and community engagement was the focus of this MBA Practice Week with students given the opportunity to engage with employers on real life issues involving problems or opportunities faced by the business organisations across the public, private and third sectors. Three organisations, Luton Football Club, Uber Shop and Runaway Media, participated in this MBA Practice Week, with

employers presenting their business ideas to various MBA syndicate groups. Each syndicate group then went away and researched, analysed and reported back to these employers with recommendations for new or alternative solutions or strategies. Both employers and students have greatly benefited from this MBA Practice Week; for example Vishesh Kasliwal, one of the students on the programme, said: “It has been a remarkable experience, something which I would always cherish. The opportunity to display our talent

outside the University has been really special. It is a prominent achievement and something very crucial to boost my list of corporate world experiences. I think every student who gets such an opportunity is actually lucky and should make the most out of it.”

The MBM Challenge 2013

Many entrepreneurs believe that, aside from formal education, there is no substitute for on-the-job learning. Students on the MBM suite of programmes recently undertook “The MBM Challenge 2013” which offered them realworld consultancy experiences in projects assisting five SMEs. Client companies from a variety of industry sectors (professional services, education, event management, design) provided a detailed briefing to student teams whilst students addressed the specific challenges by applying their knowledge from the MBM / International HRM programme and other programmes over a period of 13 weeks. Students also utilised their previous experience from units such as marketing, financial / business data analysis, HRM and managing people (and in some

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cases previous work / consulting experiences) to work on projects involving process improvement, business case development and formulating key strategic and operational recommendations for the client organisation. Jaimin Kotecha, the owner and director of Lotus Events, said, “I thought it will be good for me to contribute, I feel it is important to be part of the community and I admire universities for the work that they do generally. It is good to combine education with the real world. Bedfordshire is a great university and I am happy to be here.” Student teams delivered a 10 minute video presentation and a final project report which will be graded internally before the finalists are invited to make a ‘live presentation’ to the client companies in front of the entire cohort.


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Bedfordshire alumni cherry-picked by management consultancy Three of Jarmany Ltd full-time staff are University of Bedfordshire graduates from the Department of Marketing, Tourism and Hospitality, carefully selected by one of the company’s founding partners Tom Hunt. He describes the Jarmany Ltd as an organisation “helping companies make better decisions by getting inside their business, understanding their data and developing insights that they need to take their business forward.” Jarmany works with technology, telecommunications and media companies such as Samsung, Sony, Nokia, Sky, but also FMCG and retail customers, such as Marks & Spencer and Diageo. “Students from the University of Bedfordshire and similar universities are not quite like “Oxbridge” types, who think “what can you do for me”. We can get a much more engaged and hard-working culture by recruiting from Bedfordshire”, says Tom. A recent addition to the full-time staff at Jarmany, Kristina Navickaite, is herself a course graduate. Having previously had experience as a Consultant and Analyst, she joined the company as a Consultant/ Junior Project Manager. Alongside Kristina, the other two Bedfordshire graduates working for Jarmany are Asta Siupienyte and Kristine Smiltniece, both first class achievers in BA Advertising and Marketing Communications. When asked about the UoB graduates’ skills, Tom answered, “The skills that Bedfordshire graduates bring are the basic business skills, an appreciation of what happens in the industry and the fact that they have worked with companies in real life scenarios is also attractive. We are particularly keen on highly numerate people who are comfortable with spreadsheets, looking at patterns with numbers and using a logical mind to try and reach solutions.”

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Alumni speak up With a major review underway of our Business School’s postgraduate courses in November it seemed a good time to consult our students about what they had learned from their courses and what they would like to see included in future courses. The MBA alumni seemed a good place to start, so we sent out an email to a group of our executive MBAs. There was a positive response – many couldn’t make an evening session but wanted to be kept in touch. In the end we gathered a group of six alumni from the past five years or so. As regards the direct benefits from their studies, they all agreed that confidence and the ability to “talk the talk” was important. They felt they had been given access to the latest and best approaches to business thinking and this had reinforced and given weight to their current occupations. The ability to research and use evidence to back-up their arguments in a business context which they had developed during their MBA studies had been important in developing the skill set the needed to succeed in the real world. Whilst they liked the course content they thought there had perhaps been too much emphasis on some areas such as leadership and not enough on other areas such as governance but the consensus was overwhelmingly positive. The quality and depth of their studies at UoB stood up well to other courses they had taken since completing their MBA. They did have some specific suggestions for the future. As self directed learners they researched what was needed but would have also benefitted from a greater focus (time and place) on reviewing new ideas, inputs and networking. Some suggested a rolling Continuous Progressional Development programme for alumni over 2-3 years with events and lectures.

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Sharing ideas with students from Limerick

65 postgraduate students and staff from the University of Limerick, Ireland, visited the Luton campus in April. The visitors, from the University of Limerick’s Kemmy Business School (KBS), met staff and students at Bedfordshire’s Business School. Students from both institutions had the chance to network and share ideas – the guests were also given a tour of the University’s new Postgraduate

and Continuing Professional Development Centre and the Business School. Their visit was part of an

international business trip organised by Limerick which will also include a trip to the London Stock Exchange. Dr Sanawar Choudhury from Bedfordshire’s Business School said: “We are delighted to host students and faculty of KBS today. The visit will promote bilateral relations between two peer institutions, enhance student experience and integrate theory and practice across international boundaries.”

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Business School and businesses come together

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Project managers from local businesses offered advice on how graduates from the University’s MSc in Project Management course could be better prepared for the world of work. The visitors, from companies including Santander, LV and Transport for London, met staff from the Business School at the first ever subject specialist Employer Practitioner Panel. The attendees examined the MSc


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Employability days at the Business School

Project Management course offered by the University and how it could become more practice driven and aligned with business requirements. Course Leader Dr David Owen said: “The MSc Project Management course has been running for three years now and in that period we have produced nearly 100 graduates and secured accreditation from the Association of Project Management. Projects run by students have also raised nearly £5,000 for charity”. “We are now looking to further move the course towards a practice-driven basis by engaging with project management practitioners in the business world to help design a course that would better suit their needs.”

Two employability days took place at the Business School earlier this year – one for law and one for tourism, hospitality and events students. The theme of this year’s Law Careers Day event was ‘Where will your law journey lead you?’ – students found out from professionals in the legal sector what they could potentially achieve and where their law degree could lead them after graduating. Solicitors from two local law firms, Machins and Pictons, both based in Luton, shared their knowledge, along with the Technology Policy Adviser for the Law Society, Tim Hill. Siobhan Thompson, a family solicitor at Machins, advised the students: “Show potential employers something else that makes you stand out from the crowd. I can see that Bedfordshire has some very proactive societies and events – such as the Student Law Society. Show you are willing to put the work in. The more interested you are, the better the chances of you getting a position.” Tourism, hospitality and events students learned from Whitbread,

Thomas Cook and Premier Inn, all of which informed students on the latest openings at home and overseas and advised them on CV writing and interview skills. A few students who have already taken the opportunity of a placement year shared their experience. Magda Bacikova, currently on the BA (Hons) International Tourism Management course, completed her placement at Iberostar Hotel in Tenerife: “I started in reception, then was promoted to the Assistant Manager and had a job offer at the end of my placement, but had to come back to UK to complete my studies. It was so useful to put theory into practice. Doing a placement not only looks good on your CV, but you learn to deal with problems better and become more self-sufficient.” The Cluster General Manager of Premier Inn, Dan Brothers, commented on the day, “People coming into our industry are very uneducated about what they want to do and what the job actually involves, so being able to have the opportunity to put that across is perfect”.

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Work placements work! If you had any doubts as to the benefits of work placements the experience of our students in Events Management should rapidly put these to rest! The Director of Special Events: Village Elstree Hotel commented that a recent work placement will make her (the student) ”a fantastic event manager in the future and, if a position became

available in the department, I would have no hesitation in employing her”. In fact our new ‘Working Events: Work Placement’ unit has provided thirteen 3rd year students with experience of actual events planning and operations functions in a number of other organisations, including Chilterns MS Centre (Aylesbury), Quality Hotel (St

Albans), Marie Curie (Hertfordshire), Marriot (Maida Vale), Communities Against Gun and Knife Crime (North London), Fashion and Textile Children’s Trust Charity (London), Luton Culture, Ramada Encore (Milton Keynes) and the University of Bedfordshire’s Marketing, Admissions, Recruitment and Communications (MARC) team.

Bugatti, Cirkle and Karmarama give UoB students a ‘real world’ competitive edge The University of Bedfordshire Business School is giving its final year students a competitive edge by providing advertising, marketing and public relations students with ‘real world’ experiences of businesses and brands. Super-elite car brand Bugatti Automobiles, one of the Volkwagen Group’s famous marques, provided a unique experience for BA Marketing students to present their creative social and digital media ideas for the brand. Nils Buntrock, Bugatti’s Digital Marketing Manager and himself a former Bedfordshire Public Relations First Class Honours graduate, not only provided that opportunity, but also flew in from Berlin to brief the students and then flew in again for their presentations to his advertising agency Connect. com in London. Nils and his agency were impressed with the creative work that all five student groups presented. Neville Hunt, who runs the practice units across all three undergraduate programmes, said “The prospect of presenting to such a prestigious client as

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Bugatti meant that students all raised their game and showed incredible levels of professionalism.” For a number of years Cirkle Communications, a multi award winning top 100 PR agency has provided Bedfordshire students with the opportunity to present creative PR ideas to their senior management. This year, groups of PR students presented their ideas on three different brands; Hipp Organic Baby Food, Cross Pens and Touch of Silver, a women’s haircare product. They showed work of a very high standard indeed, and one team’s work prompted Cirkle Director Rikki Weir to admit that “It completely blew me away”! Not to be overshadowed, BA Advertising and Marketing Communications final year students were given the opportunity to develop and present creative ideas to top London creative advertising agency Karmarama. This company is a leading edge communications agency providing creative solutions for a number of well-known brands.


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THE RESEARCH POD

CRiL Research Seminars The Centre for Research in Law has hosted six research seminars from January to May 2013. n In January, Dr Simon Sneddon, a senior lecturer at the University of Northampton, presented a paper entitled “Atomic Pile: How the UN Overstates the Threat of Nuclear Terrorism” n In February, Dr Lorenzo Schiano di Pepe, Associate Professor of EU Law at the University of Genoa, presented a paper entitled: “International & European Climate Law: From Principles to Practice” n In March, one of CRiL’s PhD students, Muhammad Raheem Awan, presented a paper on “The Impact of Judicial Activism in Pakistan on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Sanctity of Investment Agreements” n In April, Professor Jonathan Black-Branch of the School of Law spoke on “The Non-Proliferation Treaty: Problems and Prospects” n Later in April, Professor Samuel Stein discussed “Child Sexual Abuse at the Old Bailey in the 17th Century”. Prof. Stein is a Consultant in Child, Adolescent and Family Psychiatry with the Bedfordshire and Luton Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service and he is currently a Visiting Professor at CRiL n The final speaker in May was Dr Carmen Draghici from City University who presented a paper entitled “The Legal Effects of Cohabitation in the International and Regional Practice of Family Rights” The research seminars were attended by academics from the School of Law and the Business School, together with PhD students from various departments and LLM and LLB students.

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Seminars, presentations and guest lectures on business A number of colleagues from the Department of Management and Business Systems have been involved in organising and presenting events reviewing the latest developments in the business field. n Business and Information Systems Research Centre (BISC) has organised a research seminar with Dr Xiaoshuang Zhang (an Associate Professor in China Agricultural University and a Visiting Scholar at Nottingham University), Dr Dong Tian (an Associate Professor in China Agricultural University and Visiting Scholar at BISC) and Prof Yanqing Duan (Director of BISC). The event focussed on the research and development in applying emerging ICTs in food supply chain management, especially in developing and applying food traceability systems in China. n BISC also organised a Big Data seminar that included presentations from Professor Ram Ramanathan about the key findings on the current use of business analytics (BA) and their impact on firm performance, based on the empirical evidence collected by interviewing leading UK retailers. Professor Yanqing

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Duan and Dr Vincent Ong raised awareness on Big Data in higher education and the importance of developing and using education analytics and business intelligence. n The Business School welcomed Adrian Guttridge, an Executive Director of Insurance Services and a member of the Xchanging Executive Board, to talk about the importance of ongoing innovation for services contracts (ITO/BPO) usingh real-life examples of innovation – including the Oyster travel card, and technology changes in the Lloyd’s of London insurance market. n Martin Christopher, the Emeritus Professor of Marketing and Logistics at Cranfield School of Management, spoke about the concepts of Dynamic Flexibility and Structural Flexibility in supply chain management in response to the new rules of competition and the emerging challenges facing supply chain management. n In collaboration with the British Academy of Management (BAM), the Business School organised a one-day seminar exploring the sources of power and how power can play a part in shaping the inter-firm relationship.


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Internet speak is ‘not destroying language’ says linguistics expert English Linguistics expert Professor David Crystal was guest speaker at the final Leadership Futures lecture of the academic year at the University of Bedfordshire. Link to Leadership Futures page: http://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/departments/ businessschool/radio-and-tv-coverage/events/ leadership-futures The talk was arranged by the University’s CRELLA research centre to link with their longstanding Research Seminar series. In a lively session held in a full-tocapacity lecture theatre at the Luton Campus Centre, Professor Crystal discussed the impacts, both positive and negative, which the internet is having on language and also dispelled some of the myths that have arisen as internet use increases. He predicted that visual communications will become dominant as compared with audio, as mobile internet technology continues to evolve, driven by increasing demand for miniaturised mobile devices, especially across Africa. This trend he saw as presenting further challenges for linguists of different languages, dialects and even regional accents. Dean of The Business School, Dr Sonal Minocha, said “I’m delighted the University’s Department of Language and Communication at the Business School is hosting this Leadership Futures lecture as language and its use in modern technology are integral to the modern business world”. Professor Crystal has published more than 250 books on English language and linguistics. He also developed linguistic profiling techniques for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes and has applied linguistics to all manner of texts including religious, educational and clinical. The Leadership Futures programme gives the University’s Business School students insights into imaginative and practice-based management education. Since its launch in October 2012, the series has featured high profile guest speakers including Mayor Kasim Reed of Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The Leadership Futures lectures programme resumes this autumn.

Lectures from the real world

David Corfan and Professor Ram Ramanathan from the Department of Management and Business Systems have organised guest lectures from industry practitioners specifically for students on their units. n Ed Moore, the founder of Ocasta Labs (www.ocastalabs.com) spoke about the complexities of the mobile business from the perspective of the mobile operator as well as mobile services and devices. n Viv Bradshaw, an RFID consultant with almost 20 years experience, spoke about the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technologies and their applications in industry, especially as regards supply chains.

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IN THE NEWS School of Law awarded prestigious contract by European Parliament In May, the School of Law within the Business School was awarded a prestigious contract by the European Parliament to provide external expertise on fundamental rights to the Parliament’s Petitions Committee. The Petitions Committee exists to enable European citizens, who have “petitioned” their MEPs, to hold EU politicians to account; it can, for example, summon European Commissioners to Parliament to explain themselves. This success is a testament to the high calibre of the School’s expertise, both academic and practical. It also underlines the School of Law’s

commitment to practice-based learning. The project lead for this was Dr Richard Lang. The Parliament has authorised this badge for display by the School.

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Professor is made Academician of learned society The Director of the University’s Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment (CRELLA) has been welcomed into the Academy of Social Sciences which is composed of individual Academicians and Learned Societies.

Dean receives recognition The Dean of the University of Bedfordshire’s Business School received recognition for her work at the India International Foundation’s 9th Annual Awards, attended by major Indian multinational companies such as Tata. Dr Minocha was chosen winner of the ‘contribution to education’ category during a ceremony at the Marriott Heathrow hotel. “It is very touching to be

recognised by people in the Indian community in the UK,” said Dr Minocha. “I felt very humbled”.

In February this year, Dr Minocha was also chosen as ‘Academic of the Year’ at the Asian Voice Political and Public Life Awards and was one of four women shortlisted in the Woman of the Year category of the 2012 Asian Achievers Awards. Pictured with Dr Minocha are MP Chuka Umunna and Asian Voice publisher C B Patel (far left) at the Asian Voice Political and Public Life Awards.

Principal Lecturer honoured as Outstanding Reviewer at the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence Business School’s Principal Lecturer, Muhammad Azam Roomi, was chosen as an ‘Outstanding Reviewer’ at the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2013. ‘Outstanding Reviewers’ are chosen following

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consultation amongst the journal’s Editors, whom are eminent academics or managers. He was selected “for the very impressive and significant contribution” he made as a reviewer to International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship throughout 2012.


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Recent books from Business School professors The heightened relevance of tourism to both global policy and to a sustainable future are reflected in two books published by Andrew Holden, Professor of Environment and Tourism. The Routledge Handbook of Tourism and the Environment explores and critically evaluates the debates and controversies inherent in tourism’s relationship with nature and is co-edited with Professor David Fennell of Brock University in Canada. Professor Holden, who is also Director of the Institute for Tourism Research, said: “ It brings together

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over 40 leading specialists from a range of disciplinary backgrounds and geographical regions, to provide theoretical reflection and empirical research on this complex relationship and future direction. “ Professor Holden’s second book, Tourism, Poverty and Development, reflects the urgency of alleviating poverty within the global policy agenda and the growing understanding of tourism’s role in reducing poverty. Professor Paul Burns from the Department of Management and Business Systems has also published the 3rd edition

of Corporate Entrepreneurship: Innovation and Strategy in Large Organizations. This best-selling book looks at leadership, culture, structure and strategies and how these can encourage creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. First published in 2005, the book has received very positive reviews and it is one of the few books by UK academics that sells well in the USA, where entrepreneurship is moving into the mainstream of corporate strategy and business education in general.

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Joiners

Movers

n Faculty

n Accounting and Finance

David Gibson, Professor of Practice John Grisby, Professor of Practice Stephen Hyde, Professor of Practice William Naylor, Professor of Practice

Jane Waksman, Senior Tutor

Nathan Berry, Language Centre Administrator Joanna Bhatti, Lecturer Francis Breheny , Visiting Lecturer Sarah Emsden-Bonfanti, Visiting Lecturer

n Accounting and Finance n Language and Communication

n Management and Business Systems

Teslim Bukoye, Lecturer Huma Kiani, Admin Assistant Alexander Kofinas, Principal Lecturer Linda Lee-Davies, Principle Lecturer Louise Webb

n Marketing, Tourism and Hospitality

Ramesh Durbarry, Head of Department

n School of Law

Dr Ryan Hill, Lecturer Tom Mortimer, Head of Department Sarineh Tahmasi, Visiting Lecturer

Mohammad Nurunnabi, Lecturer Chaoyan Wang, Senior Lecturer

n Language and Communication

Diana Frank, Visiting lecturer Clive Hedley, Lecturer in English Language Teaching

n Management and Business Systems

Debbie Naudi, Lecturer Saba Khan, Admin Assistant

n Marketing, Tourism and Hospitality

Faye Taylor, Lecturer

n School of Law

Guy MacCrindle, Visiting Lecturer

Shakers

n Accounting and Finance

Andrew Ekuban, from Senior Lecturer to Sub Dean, Quality

n Marketing, Tourism and Hospitality

Denise Cardwell, from Lecturer to Senior Tutor

Deadline for inclusion of these in the next edition is 20 September 2013. Please email your stories and images to bbsdirect@beds.ac.uk

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