News and events
School and staff activities
-- George Saridakis (and co-authors S. Sen-Gupta, P.K. Edwards & R.A. Blackburn) have published their article ‘Linking HR Formality with Employee Job Quality: The Role of Firm and Workplace Size’ in the journal Human Resource Management (Vol. 49, No. 2, pp305-329).
-- The United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) has recently awarded staff members John Cadogan and Nathaniel Boso the JSBM Best Empirical Paper award for their submission "Antecedents and consequences of product innovation success: A study of international new ventures from a developing economy". Click here for the full story.
-- Professor Barry Howcroft and Dr Robert Hamilton have been invited to join a research team from the University of Ulster looking at the “Relationship between small firms and banks”. This invites stems from their previous research looking at Customer Interaction (with financial institutions) and Customer Retention. Click here for the full press release.
-- A delegation of academics from the School participated in a research workshop at the ifs School of Finance in London on 25th November, where two PhD students from the School of Business and Economics presented on the process of undertaking their PhDs at Loughborough University. Click here for the full press release.
-- To commemorate 10 years of successful partnership in Singapore, Loughborough University and PSB Academy recently co-hosted a seminar and cocktail reception at Marina Mandarin Hotel in the city centre. More than 50 alumni and current students turned up at the event to join staff from both Loughborough and PSB. For the full press release, click here.
-- Danie Adendorff has taken over from Tom Mulhall as Director for the Security Management Programme with big plans for developing and expanding the programme. For the full press release, click here.
--Dr Gareth Smith, Reader in Marketing at the School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University, is about to embark on a charity bike ride across the northern stretch of India in the Rajasthan Tiger Challenge. Click here for the full press release.
--Dean Angus Laing has been appointed new Chairman of the Association of Business Schools (ABS). For the full press release, please click here.
--The School of Business and Economics has produced its first-ever research brochure on business and management research. To be published on an annual basis, Insight is our new flagship publication highlighting top-flight research from our five discipline groups within the School. To download the first issue as a PDF or to read it online, click here.
-- Dr Julien Schmitt, Lecturer in Marketing and Retailing at the School of Business and Economics, won the Best Marketing Dissertation award for the whole of France for his thesis entitled ‘Shopping path and decision making in front of the shelf: Toward a better understanding of the relationship between in-store consumer behaviour and subsequent purchases’. Read the full story.
-- A joint paper by Professor Xiaohui Liu, Dr Jiangyonjg Lu, Professor Igor Filatotchev and Professor Mike Wright won the best conference paper award in the annual International Association for Chinese Management Research conference in Shanghai, June 2010. More than 800 scholars and researchers from around the world attended the conference. Professor Xiaohui Liu was elected as Secretary-General of the Chinese Economic Association (UK) at the 21st Annual conference of CEA(UK) in Oxford, July 2010. CEA(UK) is Europe’s largest professional organisation promoting research on China.
-- Dr Ursula Ott’s paper 'The Art and Economics of International Negotiations' became one of the only British papers ever to be in Harvard University’s Social Science Research Network (SSRN) website Top Ten Articles list (for the Management Research Network (Negotiations and Dispute Resolution) and for the Economics Research Network (Non-cooperative Games).
-- Business School PhD student João Oliveira, supervised by Professor John Cadogan, was recently awarded the prize of ‘Best Paper’ in the Doctoral Colloquium Advanced Track at the 2010 Academy of Marketing Conference for his paper entitled “Antecedents of Intra-Firm Variation in Export Performance”.
-- Graduate Steve Walker (2002) has recently been made a finalist of the National Young Director Awards for his role as Managing Director of SWA. He is one of five other young directors across the UK nominated for the award and will find out at the finals, which are to be held in London this October. This is a great achievement and we wish Steve the best of luck. (Watch this space!)
-- Dr Peter Ackers, Professor of Industrial Relations at Loughborough University Business School, will be speaking with Lord David Lea about Industrial Democracy in the 1970s at History & Policy’s Conference Session in London 9th July. Click here for the full press release.
-- Ian Herbert has won a third award for a paper on his research with fellow staff member Professor Will Seal. Click here for the full press release.
-- The PMDC is launching a new programme in Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Management for people in the Healthcare sector. Click here for the full article, or go to: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/healthcareemergency
-- UK-India Business Ventures Finds Significant Support at Loughborough University
A seminar was held at Loughborough University Business School on 28th May to begin building formal relationships with Indian business, with the ultimate aim of establishing a new and bespoke European Centre for Indian Business at the Loughborough campus. For the full press release, please click here.
-- Secretary Julie Collett raised an impressive £553.49 at a recent coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer Research. For the full press release, please click here.
-- As sponsors of the Loughborough degree for the past eight years, Waitrose is now offering two new scholarships on the BSc (Hons) Retailing, Marketing and Management degree, beginning this autumn: one for the best performing first-year student, worth £500, and one for the best overall second-year student, worth £1000 – an indication of the overriding value that Waitrose places on the degree programme and on its continued relationship with the University.. For the full press release, click here
-- Dr Melissa Tyler's research on the 'clean-up' of Soho in light of the 2012 Olympic Games is The View's cover story and featured video. Watch the video and read the article.
-- Professor Paul Dobson appeared on ITV's Tonight Programme on "Supermarkets' Super Profits", which was broadcast on Thursday 1st April. Paul's interview can be seen at about 19 minutes into the programme, and comprises comments on the pricing behaviour of supermarkets in the last couple of years.
The programme will be viewable on ITV's iplayer for a limited time
-- Professor Marek Korczynski's research into the social history of music in the workplace has provided the theme for a series of events organised by RADAR. His research is also being published by Cambridge University Press as a monograph, entitled Rhythms of Labour: Music at Work in Britain
-- Congratulations to Yizhe Dong on successfully defending his PhD thesis (with minor corrections) on 'Cost Efficiency in the Chinese Banking Sector: A Comparison of Parametric and Non-parametric Methodologies'. With Professor Barry Howcroft as the director of research and Dr. Robert Hamilton was the independent panel member, Yizhe's thesis was supervised by Professor Mark Tippett, internally examined by Dr Ali Ataullah, and externally examined by Professor Donal McKillop (Queen's University, Belfast). Well done Dr. Dong!
-- Professor Neil Doherty wins the 2009 Stafford Beer Award Medal. "In producing a paper that is accessible and valuable to practitioners and academics alike, the Operational Research Society congratulates the authors, Colin Ashurst, Neil Doherty and Joe Peppard, on their being awarded with the Stafford Beer Medal 2009." See http://www.orsoc.org.uk/orshop/(bexrjuzyw2r14nfl3t2sz445)/orcontent.aspx?inc=activity_awards_beer.htm for details
-- Business School Administration Manager Julie Hibbert has completed her Masters at DMU (DeMontfort University) - with a distinction - for her dissertation entitled ''The impact of the RAE on collegiality and academic work: a case study of Loughborough University Business School''. Well done Julie!
-- Congratulations to Trien V. Le on successfully passing his PhD viva on 'Chinese Privatization: State Ownership and Firm Performance’, which was joint supervised by Prof Trevor Buck and Dr Amon Chizema, internally examined by Dr Ali Ataullah, and externally examined by Dr Chengqi Wang, Associate Professor at Nottingham University.
-- Congratulations to Waleed Qasrawi on successfully passing his PhD viva on 'The Efficiency of the Jordanian Banking System', which was joint supervised by Dr Robert Hamilton and Dr Ali Ataullah, internally examined by Dr Keith Pond, and externally examined by Professor Phil Molineux.
-- Congratulations to Jane Glover who will be awarded a PhD, subject to minor corrections, following a robust defence of her thesis 'Why do farmers continue to farm?'.
-- Mick Fryer, who first came to the Business School as an MBA student, has also successfully defended his PhD thesis on 'Organisational Leadership & Ethics' and will be awarded his PhD after completing some minor corrections
-- Dr Alper Kara and Prof Barry Howcroft have been awarded a Nuffield Foundation small research grant of £6412 for their research topic: "The choice of syndicated loans over bilateral lending: The case of participant banks".
-- Dr Alper Kara’s new book “Turkish banking: Banking Under Political Instability and Chronic High Inflation” (co-authored with Yener Altunbas and Ozlem Olgu) is published by Palgrave Macmillan.
-- Congratulations to Ian Hodgkinson, who has now joined the IBS group as Lecturer in Strategy. Ian is in the final stage of completing his PhD supervised by Trevor and Paul, and his research mainly focuses on strategies in the sports and leisure sector.
-- Ravindra Galhena, who is completing an Engineering Doctorate within the MSISOM group, has been awarded the Henry Spurrier Scholarship (£1300) by the "Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport". This has been awarded to Ravi to visit India for further research into "The barriers and enablers to reduce lead-times and risks in the India-UK Maritime logistics chain".
-- Loughborough’s Professor John Arnold comments on a new government initiative encouraging children to take over various workplaces around the country for a day – The Guardian, 01/11/08 (National and Online)
-- Congratulations to Tracey Preston on receiving the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Management and Leadership (Higher Education Administration). Tracey will be taking part in the Winter Degree Ceremony on 15 December 2008.
-- Congratulations to John Cadogan who has recently been invited to join the Editorial Board of the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS). Having reviewed articles for the JIBS on an ad hoc basis for several years, the Editor-in-Chief of JIBS recently informed him that the JIBS editors had formally nominated him for membership of the JIBS Editorial Review Board for the period of January 2009 to December 2010. This is huge mark of esteem for John, and reflects well on the calibre of Research staff working at the Business School as a whole.
-- Loughborough University has won the coveted University of the Year title in this year’s Sunday Times University Guide – The Sunday Times, 21/9/08 (National); ITV Central East Carlton: 6pm News, 20/9/08 (Regional Broadcast); BBC Radio Leicester: News, 22/9/08 (Local Broadcast); The Times, 20/9/08 (Online)
-- Loughborough University has again been rated as one of the UK’s top universities for student satisfaction in this year’s National Student Survey – Leicester Mercury, 13/9/08 (Local)
-- Staff at the University have given the organisation their overwhelming seal of approval, according to the results of the first-ever campus-wide staff survey – Leicester Mercury, 15/9/08 (Local)
-- Loughborough’s Professor John Arnold comments on the attachment children can have with their parents in a feature on families and children who go into the same line of work as their parents – The Guardian, 13/9/08 (National and Online)
-- Loughborough University Business School will focus on their graduates to help retail software provider Maple Lake recruit new staff for their Hamilton headquarters – Insider: Midlands Business East, 1/9/08 (Regional)
-- Congratulations to Andrew Farrell on being awarded his PhD. Andrew impressed his examiners (both our own Barry Howcroft, and Chris Ennew from Nottingham University) with both the comprehensiveness of his PhD and his polished performance in the viva. Andrew's research focused on the influence of hotel managers' leadership behaviours on the attitudes and behaviours of frontline service staff in the UK. The findings of the work indicate that leadership has situational effects on employees and, depending on what it is a manager wants to achieve, different forms of leadership can be desirable. Currently, Andrew is writing up his work for publication in a range of outlets and continuing in his role as Research Associate to the Marketing & Retailing Group.
-- Loughborough has again been rated as one of the UK’s top universities for student satisfaction in this year’s National Student Survey. The Business School was ranked joint 4th for Management Studies, joint 5th for Accounting, and 9th for Finance, further underlining its ‘top-ten’ reputation. Loughborough University was ranked 4th in the UK, based on the percentage of full-time students rating their overall satisfaction with their university course as ‘four’ or ‘five’ on a five-point scale. Ninety-one per cent of the University’s students gave the University this score. The survey, which was published on 11th September 2008, asked students to rate their satisfaction in seven areas of their degree programme – teaching, assessment and feedback, academic support, organisation and management, learning resources, personal development, and overall satisfaction.
-- Staff at Loughborough University have given the organisation their overwhelming seal of approval, according to the results of the first-ever campus-wide staff survey. An amazing 95% of staff who took part in the survey say the University is a good place to work. For a fuller report on the staff survey, please click here.
-- In an article on Leicester's changing shopping scene and the current financial climate, Professor Paul Dobson says the summer sales could run into autumn sales – Leicester Mercury, 18/8/08 (Local)
-- Loughborough’s teacher training has been rated among the top ten universities in the UK by the Good Teacher Training Guide 2008-09. The University was ranked ninth out of 73 higher education institutions in the league table, which is published by the Centre for Education and Employment Research at the University of Buckingham, after previously being graded as ‘outstanding’ – the highest possible category – by Ofsted back in April. For a fuller report on Good Teacher Training Guide, please click here.
-- Loughborough University Business School is to assist retail software firm Maple Lake with graduate recruitment – This is Business East Midlands, 31/7/08 (Online); Leicester Mercury, 31/7/08 (Local)
-- Professor Paul Dobson comments on the new Highcross shopping centre in Leicester and the positive impact big stores like John Lewis and Marks & Spencer will have on the other retailers – Leicester Mercury, 22/7/08 (Local)
-- Professor Paul Dobson says that no other company appears to have the resources to match Santander's take-over bid of Alliance and Leicester – This is Business East Midlands, 16/7/08 (Online)
-- Article on struggling camera retailer Jessops, in which Professor Paul Dobson says the company has a great heritage – This is Business East Midlands, 16/7/08 (Online)
-- Researchers at Loughborough have found that organisations that adopt a proactive approach to health and safety management reported a 25% higher profit margin than those that weren't proactive – Business Insurance, 14/7/08 (Specialist)
-- Article on whether Leicestershire is well placed to withstand an economic recession; Professor Paul Dobson comments on recent redundancies in the county – Leicester Mercury, 11/7/08 (Local)
-- Plans for the University’s multi-million pound extension to the Loughborough Science Park are set to be approved by the Council. Loughborough’s Community Relations Officer comments that the park will generate up to 2500 jobs and develop links with industry and business – Leicester Mercury, 7/7/08 (Local)
-- Security Management graduate Graham Turner writes about the benefits of studying at Loughborough University – Professional Security, 1/7/08
-- Feature on building service charges, which makes reference to research at Loughborough University Business School that revealed they now stand at £4 billion per year – FM World, 26/6/08 (Specialist)
-- Loughborough University’s UCCE cricket team has won the inaugural national Twenty20 tournament hosted in Durham – In Loughborough, 26/6/08 (Online)
-- Feature on the cost of fuel, in which Professor Paul Dobson says we've seen tough times before – Leicester Mercury, 19/6/08
-- Back Care Management student Davina Jones has received a national award for her work in training home care staff –
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-- Article on commercial leases, which makes reference to research by Business School staff member Dr John Calvert into service charges – Property Week, 13/6/08
-- Loughborough has topped the Sport and Recreation table of The Complete University Guide – The Independent, 12/6/08 (Online)
-- Loughborough win an historic fifth consecutive victory in the BUSA women's cricket championship – BUSA, 11/6/08 (Online)
-- Feature by Lecturer Ian Herbert on the pros and cons of employee empowerment – Finance and Management Faculty, 1/6/08
-- The British Journal of Industrial Relations (BJIR) has announced that Professor Peter Ackers' paper "Collective Bargaining as Industrial Democracy: Hugh Clegg and the Political Foundations of British Industrial Relations Pluralism" was voted the best BJIR paper in 2007 by members of the Journal's International Advisory Board. Many congratulations to Professor Ackers on this success.
-- The Business School and Economics Department to host joint conference on industrial economics, 27 June, at Loughborough University. Speakers include leading economics expert Professor Paul Dobson and others - for the press release, go to General News Releases.
-- In The Times' 2009 Good University Guide, published 19 June, Accounting & Finance and Business Studies at Loughborough University both received top marks - 4th and 6th in the UK respectively - our highest placement ever! Loughborough retained its 12th place ranking, out of 113 UK institutions, reinforcing its position as one of the country’s leading universities.
-- Loughborough University places 1st in the UK for sport, in The Independent's sport and recreation table, published 12 June. Quoting The Independent: "If you are sports-mad and want to pursue competitive sport as an undergraduate, then Loughborough is the university for you. It is ranked No 1 by the British Universities Sports Association (Busa), ahead of Bath (second) and Birmingham (third)".
-- Davina Jones, a student on the Back Care Management MSc programme and Strategic Back Care Adviser for the Conwy County Borough Council, Wales, was awarded the CERETAS UK National Trainers Award for her manual handling work and support for social services in London.
-- Emeritus Professor Richard Wilson has been awarded the J A Valentine Visiting Professorship in Commerce for 2008 at the University of Otago, New Zealand.
-- Loughborough Students RAG win the Breast Cancer Campaign’s ‘RAG of the Year’ award for raising funds and awareness for the charity’s vital research – Loughborough Echo, 9/5/08
-- In an article on the fashion group Next and the rise in their share prices despite poor sales, retail expert Professor Paul Dobson comments on the credit crunch and how it has affected peoples' spending – Leicester Mercury, 9/5/08
-- In an article on John Lewis's recent out-of-character fall in sales, Professor Paul Dobson says the figures reflect that the economic slowdown is being felt more in some parts of the country than others and that people are reluctant to spend money on large items – Peterborough Evening Telegraph, 6/5/08
-- The results of research by staff in the Business School's Centre for Hazard and Risk Management (CHaRM) into the impact of health and safety management on an organisation were discussed at the annual IOSH Conference – Safety & Health Practitioner, 1/5/08
-- Lecturer Ian Herbert analyses two 'soft' management techniques used in manufacturing – Financial Management, 1/5/08
-- Loughborough Students’ Union win the Gold Award at the Sound Impact Awards 2007/8 for their environmental initiatives – Ecologist, 1/5/08
-- The Association of MBAs (AMBA) has re-accredited the Loughborough MBA for another five years, the maximum period the accrediting organisation awards. Well done to everyone involved and a heartfelt thanks to all our students and graduates!
-- Current Loughborough MBA delegates Imran Ibrahim, Gareth Ellison and Chris Jackson are awarded first prize by KPMG for their group work on innovation. (see press release for details)
-- Loughborough is one of the top ten universities in the UK, according to The Guardian league tables 2009, in which the University ranked 10th out of 117 institutions in the overall table, making it the top university in the East Midlands. In the individual subject tables Loughborough University is ranked in the top ten in nine of the tables.
-- In the 2009 Good University Guide (published April 2008), Loughborough is ranked third for student satisfaction – below only Cambridge University and St Andrews – and Business Studies at Loughborough is ranked 8th in the UK - The Independent: Education x 2 cuttings, 24/4/08 (Online); The Independent: Complete University Guide, 24/4/08
-- In a list of AM Magazine’s Power List for 2008, Professor Jim Saker is ranked 82nd, seven places higher than in 2007 – AM Magazine, 18/4/08
-- Security Management graduate Magus Darroch-Warren comments on how his Masters study has gone – Professional Security, 1/4/08
-- In a separate article, Security Management Programme Director Tom Mulhall talks about the course – Professional Security, 1/4/08
-- In the 2009 Good University Guide (published 25 April 2008 by The Independent) Loughborough University is ranked third in the UK for Student Satisfaction - below only Cambridge and St Andrews - and is in 13th position overall, placing the University firmly among the UK's academic elite. In the individual subject tables the University is ranked in the Top 10 in 14 of the tables.
-- Congratulations are extended to Professor Anne Souchon (International Marketing), who made the top 40 ranking of most prolific authors in International Marketing Review. Also, Professor A. Diamantopoulos (who has joint appointments at the University of Vienna and at Loughborough University) made the top 65 ranking of most prolific authors in the Journal of International Business Studies, the top 2 ranking of most prolific authors in International Marketing Review, and overall, was ranked 24 in the list of most prolific authors in the six leading international business journals.
-- In an article on camera retailer Jessops, which is cutting 200 jobs in a bid to revive its fortunes, Professor Paul Dobson says the company is likely to be hit by worsening economic conditions as consumers look to tighten their belts – Leicester Mercury, 27/3/08
-- Ratemyplacement.co.uk, a website (designed by a group of students from the Business School and other departments at Loughborough) that allows students to rate their work placements has earned the now graduates a place in the semi-final of the HSBC Unipreneurs Awards – Kenilworth Weekly News, 21/3/08
-- A Business School-wide fundraising initiative for the charity Macmillan Cancer Support, raising in excess of £600, is covered by the Loughborough Echo, 14/03/08
-- Recent Business School graduate Alastair Lindsay and three graduates from other departments at the University have reached the semi-final in the new HSBC Unipreneurs Awards for their website Ratemyplacement.co.uk. Good luck Alistair & co!
-- At the 2008 Academy of International Business conference at Portsmouth University, "Employee Tenure in China: Comparing Foreign Joint Ventures" won the Best Paper prize - written by Dr Angelika Zimmermann with co-authors Dr Xiaohui Liu and Professor Trevor Buck; and PhD student Sigrun Wagner (supervised by Dr Ursula Ott and Professor Malcolm Hill) won The Neil Hood and Stephen Young Prize for the Most Original New Work for her presentation entitled "Corporate Political Activities of Multinational Enterprises in the European Union – The Automotive Industry and Environmental Regulations".
-- A Business School-wide fundraising initiative for the charity Macmillan Cancer Support raised more than £600 and generated some media covereage mid month. Julie Collett, staff member in the Business School and an active supporter of many charities, organised the event which featured School staff dressing up in costumes, fundraisers out and about on campus collecting donations and a raffle complete with Best Dressed prizes going to Kay Harris (as Little Bo Peep) and Andrew Farrell (as a *real* doctor).
-- Professor Paul Dobson has recorded a planned segment for BBC Radio 4's "You and Yours" programme Monday 17 March for a feature relating to exclusive dealing arrangements for printer ink cartridges between Hewlett-Packard and Staples.
-- Ian Herbert has two new publications forthcoming: "Theory Into Practice: Shared Service Centres, Financial Management" (co-written with Professor Will Seal and Ross, L), CIMA (April 2008); and "Maintaining Alignment in Assessment", Joint CHA and BAMF Assessment in Accounting Workshop, London 23 April 2008, with Hassall, T. and Joyce, J.
-- Michael Blyth, a student on the Security Management programme at the PMDC, has received phenomenal endorsement of his forthcoming book Risk and Security Management: Protecting People and Sites Worldwide (due to be released by Wiley this August). For more information about Mike, or about his forthcoming book, please email him at Michael@riskandsecuritymanagement.com
-- And the award for Most Downloaded Article goes to... Dr Chanak Jayawardhena, Professor Anne Souchon and Andrew Farrell for “Outcomes of service encounter quality in a business-to-business context”, Jayawardhena, C., Souchon, A. L., Farrell, A. M. and Glanville, K. (2007) in Industrial Marketing Management. (Award given out by Industrial Marketing Management.)
-- Dr Keith Pond's output from his research on WebPA, an innovative online peer-moderated marking system, undertaken with his recent academic practise award for his WebPA research and contributions in this area, will be presented at the Business Management Accounting & Finance (BMAF) annual conference in Edinburgh, 29th - 30th of April 2008. Read the full story.
-- Dr Amon Chizema has been awarded a Nuffield Foundation small research grant for his research topic: "To Disclose or Not to Disclose: An Account of German Board Remuneration".
-- Dr Xiaohui Liu is organising the up-coming 19th CEA (UK) conference "China’s Three Decades of Economic Reform (1978-2008)" to be held 1-2 April at Cambridge University. Keynote speakers include: Professor Weiying Zhang (Dean, Guanghua School of Management, Peking University); Professor Saul Estrin (London School of Economics); Professor Xiaolu Wang, (Deputy Director, National Economic Research Institute, China); Martin Wolf, (Chief Economics Commentator, The Financial Times), Professor Wing Thye Woo (The Brooking Institute, USA) and Professor Christine Wong (Oxford University).
-- Ian Herbert has the forthcoming articles in the pipeline: "Self Perceived Employability: Construction and initial validation of a scale for university students" in the Journal of Vocational Behaviour, with Rothwell, A. T. and Rothwell, F. M.; "Modern Manufacturing: Production technology and management accounting" in Financial Management, CIMA, March, 2008; "New Working Practices and Management Accounting" in Financial Management, CIMA, April, 2008; and "Modern Manufacturing: The role of management accounting in supporting empowered work practices" also in Financial Management, CIMA, June, 2008.
-- Postgraduate Research student Teresa Roca is quoted in several articles on stress caused by school inspections in UK schools, based on recent Business School research headed by Ms Roca – EducationGuardian.co.uk (online), 12/01/08; Yorkshire Post, 13/01/08; The Journal (City edition), Newcastle, 13/01/08; SecEd (trade), 25/01/08 – as well as participating in a public broadcast on Teachers' TV News – 19th - 21st January
-- In an article on a bogus university that targets foreign students, >Professor John Arnold says students are paying for qualifications that are unlikely to be taken seriously – BBC, 7/1/08; BBC 1 News, 7/1/08; BBC Radio London, 8/1/08; The Flat Hat, 18/1/07
-- Article on the apparent high street gloom, with comments by Professor Paul Dobson. Three Leicetserhire retailers, including Jessops camera chain, have reported upbeat trading figures; Professor Paul Dobson says tough times still lay ahead for Jessops – Leicester Mercury, 09/01/08
-- Professor Paul Dobson has been included in the prestigious International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers and Economics 2008, having been nominated by the Global Competition Review publication as “one of the world’s pre-eminent competition economics.” He is one of just six UK academics to be included in the list.
-- Professor Kalyan Raman is a finalist for the prestigious 2008 William F. O’Dell Award. The William F. O’Dell Award is given to the author(s) of the paper with the maximum impact in a five-year period among all the papers published in the premier marketing journal—the Journal of Marketing Research. Kalyan’s paper on optimal budgeting and allocation under synergy in multimedia marketing communications, co-authored with Prasad Naik (University of California Davis), was nominated for the award. Kalyan was previously a finalist for the 1999 William F. O’Dell Award for his paper on probabilistic models of brand name recall, co-authored with Wes Hutchinson (Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania) and Murali Mantrala (University of Missouri).
-- Dr Huan Joy Zou, a Lecturer in Strategic Management at the Business School, has just received a grant from the British Academy Small Grant for a project titled “The role of venture capital in the growth of Chinese high-tech new ventures”.