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Contemporary issues in business and law conference

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Time: 8.00am - 5.00pm
Venue: Room 26, Kingston Business School, Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB
Price: free

Contemporary issues in business and law conference

This year the annual Faculty of Business and Law conference will be a two-day event to include the research students' annual conference.

The aim of the conference is to showcase research taking place in the Faculty. It is also a great opportunity for all academic staff and research students to come together, present their research, and exchange ideas for future research, research collaborations and publications.

Monday programme

10.00am-10.30am Registration / coffee
10.30am-10.45am Welcome by the director of research, the dean and the VC
10.45am-12.15pm Session 1: Paper presentations
12.15pm-1.30pm Lunch / posters
1.30pm-3.00pm Session 2: Paper presentations
3.00pm-3.30pm Coffee
3.30pm-5.00pm Session 3: Paper presentations
5.00pm-6.00pm Reception and networking

Session 1 – Chair: Sunitha Naredran

  • The effect of product conspicuousness in vertical downscale extensions: a replication (Francesca Dall'Olmo Riley & Chris Hand)
  • SME Access to Bank Finance: A comparative study of self-confidence in finance (Bernard Owens Imarhiagbe & George Saridakis)
  • Owner-managers' rent-seeking in innovation commercialisation: New insights into a small business typology (Hang Do, Tim Mazzarol, Thierry Volery & Geoff Soutar)

Session 2 – Chair : Francesca Dall'Olmo Riley

  • Quality Assuring Adults' Social Work in London (Angela Jenkinson & John Chamberlain)
  • How is Disability Conceptualised in the Labour Market? (Laura Williams)
  • Understanding the impact of internal strategic fit on business performance in service organisations (Alex Hill)

Session 3 – Chair: George Alexandrou

  • What are the barriers to, and opportunities for, academic research within a profession-based discipline? A case study within Publishing Studies (Alison Baverstock & Jackie Steinitz)
  • An investigation into the possible causes of the BME attainment gap at Kingston University (Kenisha Linton & Nona McDuff)
  • Share repurchases (George Alexandrou, Anastasios Kottas & Hardy Thomas)

Tuesday programme

10.00am-10.30am Registration / coffee
10.30am-12.00pm Session 1: Paper presentations
12.00pm-1.00pm Lunch / posters
1.00pm-2.30pm Session 2: Paper presentations
2.30pm-3.00pm Coffee
3.00pm-4.30pm Session 3: Paper presentations

Session 1 – Chair: George Saridakis

  • Industrial policy and employment in the UK-The Pfizer Astrazeneca takeover saga (Enda Hannon)
  • Who benefits from the new career deal? An exploration of the links between boundaryless and protean career attitudes and individual and organizational outcomes (Ricardo Rodrigues, David Guest & Teresa Oliveira)
  • Simple Economic Fictions in Richard Cantillon and Daniel Defoe (Richard Vandenberg)

Session 2 – Chair: Stephen Gourlay

  • Project Management in Small to Medium-sized Enterprises: The case of the Netherlands (Rodney Turner)
  • Managing health information system transformation process from an innovation network perspective (Liang Liang, Dr Zhang Miao)
  • The Discourse of Diversity Strategy in the Police Service - A context-based approach (Kenisha Linton, Fiona Moore & Mark Exworthy)

Session 3 – Chair: Richard Vandenberg

  • The Impact of the Recent Recession on British Employers and Employees (Yanqing Lai, George Saridakis & Robert Blackburn)
  • Self-Determination in Turmoil : Crimea, International Law and Implications for Somaliland's Claim for Statehood (Eric Jeanpierre)
  • Adaptation to Poverty in Long-Run Panel Data (Andrew Clarke, Conchita D'Ambrosio & Simone Ghislandi)
  • Social Commerce, Information Security, and Privacy from a Cross-Cultural Perspective: Open Research Questions (Hemamali Tennakoon)

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Dr George Alexandrou


Directions to Room 26, Kingston Business School, Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB: