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SBRC seminar: Tenacity, workplace adversity, and problem-focused voice
Speaker: Professor Dirk De Clercq (Brock University, Canada & Kingston University)

Where: Room KHKH1041, Kingston Hill Campus

When: Monday, 19 February 2018

About the speaker

Dirk De Clercq is professor of Management in the Goodman School of Business at Brock University, Canada. He is also Research Professor in the Small Business Research Centre at Kingston University. He is a recipient of the Brock University Chancellor's Chair for Research Excellence, Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Mentorship Award, Goodman School of Business Distinguished Researcher Award, and Departmental Researcher of the Year Award. He teaches Entrepreneurship and Research Methods, and is Consulting Editor of International Small Business Journal. His research focuses on entrepreneurship, innovation, organizational behaviour and cross-country studies.

This paper examines the relationship between employees' tenacity levels and problem-focused voice behaviour, as well as how this relationship may be augmented when employees encounter adversity in relationships with peers or in the organizational climate in general. Based on quantitative data collected through surveys administered to employees and their supervisors in a large manufacturing organization, the results inform organizations that the allocation of personal energy to reporting organisational problems might be perceived as particularly useful by employees who encounter significant hardships in their work environments.

Entrepreneurial Opportunities, Language and Time
Speaker: Professor Dimo Dimov (University of Bath)
Date: Friday, 19 January 2018


Relationship between loan managers at Chinese banks and SME owner-managers
Speaker: Dr. Geoff Lightfoot
Date: Monday 11 December 2017

Perceived Uncertainty and Types of Behavioral Logic: The Role of Unanticipated Consequences in New Venture Creation Process
Speaker: Professor Erno Tornikoski (Grenoble Ecole de Management, France)
Date: Friday 15 September 2017

Internationalisation stages of traditional SMEs: Increasing, decreasing and re-increasing commitment to foreign markets
Speakers: Noémie Dominguez, Associate Professor of International Business, and Ulrike Mayrhofer, Full Professor of International Business at IAE Lyon School of Management, Jean Moulin Lyon University
Date: Friday 26 May 2017

Non-Compliance and the National Living Wage: Case Study Evidence from Ethnic Minority and Migrant-Owned Businesses
Speaker: Professor Monder Ram
Date: Monday 8 May 2017

Explaining sustainable behaviour in the face of institutional adversity among Ontario restaurants
Speaker: Professor Dirk De Clercq 
Date: Monday, 10 April 2017

Small Business Growth: A review and research proposal
Speaker: Prof. Martina Battisti (University of Portsmouth)
Date: Friday 17 March 2017


Trust me, I'm an entrepreneur
Speaker: Dr. Olga Kalinowska-Beszczynska (University of Exeter Business School)
Date: Thursday 10 November 2016

Self-employment: Rags to Riches or Riches to Riches?
 Benedict Dellot (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce)
Date: Thursday 20 October 2016

SBRC seminar: Challenges in governance structures for social entrepreneurship: The case of Impact Hub
Dr. Alessandro Giudici (Cass Business School)
Monday 3 October 2016

Sense-making and Entrepreneurial Becoming in a Family-based Start-up
Professor Ossie Jones (University of Liverpool)
Friday 15 April 2016

Explaining employee creativity
Professor Dirk De Clercq (Brock University Canada / Kingston University)
Monday 14 March 2016

Enterprise culture and the obsolescence of class
Dr. Sara Nadin (University of Liverpool)
22 January 2016


Portfolio Allocation, Background Risk and Households' Flight to Safety
Speaker: Prof. Sarah Brown (University of Sheffield)
Date: 27 November 2015

Exploring Family Dynamics in Women's Choices in the Informal Economy - The Case of Nepal
Speaker: Dr. Mirela Xheneti 
Date: 7 December 2015

The transformation of the business angel market: Implications for research and practice  
Date: 26 October 2015
Speaker: Professor Colin Mason, Adam Smith Business School,  University of Glasgow

The Entrepreneurial University: Context and Institutional Change
 5 June 2015
Speakers: Professor Lene Foss, Arctic University of Norway, Norwegian School of Economics

Entrepreneurship Research Opportunities Amongst Minority and Disadvantaged Communities
 8 May 2015
Speakers: Professor Thomas Cooney (Dublin Institute of Technology)

Business with China Workshop
Date: 24 April 2015
Speakers: Professor Ron Tuninga, Professor David Smallbone, Professor Zhongming Wang, Professor Barbara Krystyna Pierscione, Professor Andy Augousti, Mark Hedley.

Policy for Small Business and Entrepreneurship - Lessons from international comparisons.
Date: 2 March 2015
Speaker: Professor Robert J. Bennett, University of Cambridge.

Pushed to the edge: a study of self-employed Ukrainian migrants in the UK construction sector
Date: 9 February 2015
 Dr. Natalia Vershinina (De Montfort University - Leicester)

How does life course enable explanation of entrepreneurial behaviour and earnings?
Date: 22 January 2015
 Dr Julia Rouse (Manchester Metropolitan University)


Is effectuation enough? New venture creation, agency and social structure (webinar)
18 December 2014
 John Kitching

Adversity in the Workplace and Innovative Behaviour
Date: 28 November 2014
Speaker: Prof. Dirk De Clercq

Flock Theory - a new approach to the study of innovation
Date: 19 November 2014
Speaker: Dr Rosemary Athayde

Are highly innovative firms also high growth firms? And what are the casual events that deliver high sales growth?
Date: 3 November 2014
Speaker: Marc Cowling

HR practices, employee attitudes and film performance
Date: 10 October 2014
Speaker: Prof. George Saridakis and Lai Yanqing

Econometrics Workshop
Date: 4 and 5 June 2014
Speaker: Prof. Christos Agiakloglou (Department of Economics, University of Piraeus)

Professor George Saridakis inaugural lecture: The road less travelled - factors influencing female entrepreneurship
Date: 3 June 2014 
Speaker:  Professor George Saridakis

Where's my shop? Understanding the impact of the London riots on small businesses and owner managers 
 4 April 2014 at 1pm - 4pm
Speaker: Dr Rachel Doerm, Goldsmiths University

Institutional complexity, reflexivity and leadership in family firms: Towards a logics-based conception of leadership 
 7 February 2014 at 1pm - 2pm
Speaker: Dr Elina Meliou, University of Winchester


Nascent Governance: the Impact of Entrepreneurial Finance on Board Formation and Roles
 21 October 2013 at 1pm - 2pm
Speaker: Prof. Christophe Bonnet, Grenoble Ecole de Management

Forecasting enterprise activity in the UK: Comparison of univariate and multivariate time-series models
Date: 15 November 2013 at 1pm - 2pm
Speaker: Prof. George Saridakis, Kingston University

Mediation versus moderation, moderated mediation, mediated moderation
 28 November 2013 at 1pm - 2pm
Speaker: Prof. Dirk De Clercq, Brock University 

How to disseminate research for impact
Date: 23 May 2013 at 10.30am - 4.00pm
Speaker: Professor Simon Down, Director of International Institute for Management Practice; Professor Darren Dalcher; and Professor Audley Genus

2nd SBRC workshop on applied econometrics Issues on Spurious Behaviours
Date: 20 May 2013 at 4.00pm-6.00pm
Speaker: Professor Christos Agiakloglou, Department of Economics at the University of Piraeus

Organizational Responses to Stigma Contagion: The Management of Legitimacy and Identity Following Association with a Stigmatized Group
Date: Monday 20 May 2013, 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Speaker: Dr Paul Tracey (Judge Business School, Cambridge University)

Relational influences on commitment to change: Interpersonal justice, relational conflict, and social interaction
Date: Wednesday 13 March 2013, 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Speaker: Professor Dirk De Clercq (Brock University and Kingston University) 

How to develop research with impact
Date: 8 February 2013 at 10.45am - 4.00pm
Speaker: Dr Richard Blundel, Dr Ian Drummond, Rosana Mirkovic and Dr Richard Roberts


Introduction to Panel Data and Time-Series Forecasting Methods
 Tuesday 11 December 2012, 10.30am - 3.30pm
 Professor George Saridakis (Kingston University) and Dr Grammatoula Papaioannou (Loughborough University)

Firm Growth and Shareholder Wealth: An Empirical Investigation
Date: Monday 26 November 2012, 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Speaker: Dr Andrew Vivian (Loughborough University)

Skilled migration on temporary 457 visas: Issues for workers pertinent to small firms in Western Australia
Date: Monday 19 November 2012, 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Speaker: Dr Susanne Bahn (Edith Cowan University)

Twenty Years of Living, Dying, Under-performing and Over-performing in New technology Start-Ups
Date: Wednesday 12 November 2012, 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Speaker: Professor Marc Cowling (Exeter University)

How do Entrepreneurial Firms Grow? From Product to Technology Markets
Date: Wednesday 7 November 2012, 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Speaker: Professor Mike Wright (Imperial College London)

Do Different Factors Explain Self-employment Rates for Males and Females?
Date: Monday 29 October 2012, 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Speakers: Professor David Storey (Sussex University) and Professor George Saridakis (Kingston University)

Shop Crime and Deterrence: Evidence on shoplifting among young people in the Youth Lifestyle Survey (YLS)
Date: Wednesday 24 October 2012, 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Speaker: Professor George Saridakis (Kingston University)

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