Delegation from Brunel Business School develops partnerships with institutions in India

Drs. Monomita Nandy, David Sarpong and Claire Donovan were invited to visit higher education institutions in India, to explore opportunities for collaboration between Brunel Business School and those institutions.

 

First, they visited the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, where they held several meetings with the institute’s director, the research director, deans, various programme leaders and other members of staff, to discuss future research collaborations.

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In the future, the two institutions plan to hold joint events, conferences, summer schools, staff and student exchange programmes, and guest edit joint special issues in esteemed journals. Furthermore, Drs David Sarpong and Claire Donovan delivered a research seminar, which was attended by local PhD and MBA students, as well as staff.

The Brunel team also ran an impact building workshop with a local magistrate and collector, and his team members.

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Furthermore, the Brunel team visited the local market to gather insight, and worked on various business ideas.

 

The Brunel delegation also visited Kolkata, where they held meetings with our existing partner, the University of Engineering and Management, in Kolkata, to discuss future events. Furthermore, they held meetings with Xavier institute, and they met with a non-governmental organisation to work on a large grant for the National Agricultural and Development Bank of India (NABARD).

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For further information regarding Brunel Business School’s International partnerships, please contact the Business School’s Director of Internationalisation, Dr Nandy.

Professor Balmer invited to the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Professor John M.T. Balmer (Professor of Corporate Marketing) accepted an invitation from Professor Klement Podnar (Professor/Chair of Marketing Communications and Public Relations) at the University of Ljubljana, to visit during the week commencing 14th October, 2019.

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University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

During his visit, Professors Balmer and Podnar worked on a number of collaborative initiatives. Currently they are both serving as guest editors of a special edition of the Journal of Business Research, which draws on papers presented at the 20th International Corporate Identity Group (ICIG) Symposium. The Symposium was held in Slovenia last year, and hosted by Professor Podnar.

 

Professor Balmer is the Founder and Chairman of the ICIG.

Paper Development Workshop Special Issue: MIGRATION ‘MANAGEMENT’

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Paper Development Workshop

Special Issue: MIGRATION ‘MANAGEMENT’:

Tensions, Challenges, and Opportunities for Inclusion

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DATE: 20-JANUARY 2020

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

BRUNEL BUSINESS SCHOOL | BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

KINGSTON LANE | ROOM: EASTERN GATEWAY BUILDING 209

UXBRIDGE | MIDDLESEX UB8 3PH | UK

 

DIRECTIONS TO CAMPUS: https://www.brunel.ac.uk/about/finding-us

 

AMD and Brunel Business School, Brunel University London invite you to a unique opportunity for management scholars to develop their work for possible publication in AMD. During this workshop for the forthcoming special issue on Migration Management, participants will meet with AMD Editor Prof Peter Bamberger and three of the seven Guest Editors Dr Joana Vassilopoulou, Prof Dimitria Groutsis & Prof Mustafa Ozbilgin to discuss their preliminary work.

 

For questions please contact joana.vassilopoulou@brunel.ac.uk

 

As space is limited, preference will be given first to those whose extended abstracts are being discussed in the roundtables. Additional spots will be allocated on the basis of first come, first served.

  • Those who wish to have their paper ideas discussed should submit an extended abstract (between 5 and 10 pages of text) by *6-January 2020*
  • The abstract should provide a synopsis of the research question, its relevance and significance, a statement relating to the limited ability of extant concepts and/or theory to provide a coherent response to that question, the empirical approach, and the implications of the findings for future theorizing.
  • Extended abstracts should be about 5 – 10 pages, double spaced, excluding tables, figures and references.
  • Those who wish to participate in the workshop without submitting a paper for review and discussion need only register (Select “Attending without submitting an abstract” on the form).
  • Paper feedback sessions are open to all, but discussions will revolve around papers submitted and accepted for discussion at the workshop.

Submission Deadline: 6-JANUARY 2020.

Register and submit your extended abstract

 

Please note: Papers that are accepted to and developed through the workshop does not guarantee acceptance and publication in the AMD SI. These papers will need to go through the same peer review process as any AMD submission. However, it is our hope that the workshop experience will provide attendees with substantive feedback to improve their work.

Marketing Research students received classroom visit from Industry Guests

150  students on the Marketing Research module welcomed industry guest speakers, Mr. Matt Teasdale and Ms. Ciara Pryce, from the VGC Group. The guests shared their experiences of working in marketing research, how their work relates to marketing theory, and how they understand the marketing research problems faced by their clients.

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Ms Ciara Pryce

The event was also attended by Undergraduate Marketing Program Leader, Dr. Liyuan Wei, as well as by Quantitative Methods Module Leader, Dr. Ahmed Elamer. The marketing research module leader, Dr Jessica Chelekis, who teaches alongside Dr Sharifah Alwi on this module, extended her thanks to Brunel Business School’s Employability Director, Ms. Michelle Kavan, for facilitating the introduction to the VGC group executives.

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Pictured, from left to right: Dr. Ahmed Elamer, Dr Liyuan Wei, Mr Matt Teasdale, Dr Sharifah Alwi, Ms Ciara Pryce and Dr Jessica Chelekis

If you would like to share your professional experiences with our students, or learn about our internships, please get in contact with our placements office, here.

Professor Balmer reaches milestone with 200,000 reads on Researchgate

Last month, a milestone was reached when Professor Balmer learned that there had been over 200, 000 reads of his work on ResearchGate. ResearchGate is a social networking platform for research professionals, where members can share their papers, read other researchers’ papers, ask and answer questions, or find research collaborators.

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Commenting on the above, Professor Balmer remarked:

“What is so uplifting about this news is to learn that there is interest in my published work from students, scholars and colleagues and its uplifting to discover that published work is being read.”

 

Research impact is a key measure of success of an academic’s work, and we are delighted to see that Professor Balmer’s publications generate so much interest among other scholars. Congratulations, Professor Balmer.

New set of dates for CIM Certificate workshops – sign up now!

Our popular CIM Graduate Gateway Programme is back!

The 2019-2020 edition of the Business School’s CIM Graduate Gateway Programme is now open, giving our students the opportunity to prepare for the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s professional qualifications. We offer support for the following qualifications:

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The dates and details for these year’s workshops are as follows:

  • Mon 4th –Thurs 7th November 2019: Digital Marketing workshop – Certificate Level 4; Followed by Assignment support
  • Mon 10–Thurs 13 February 2020: Digital Strategy workshop – Diploma Level 6; Followed by Assignment support
  • Mon 8th–Thurs 11th June 2020: Mastering Metrics workshops – Diploma Level 6; Followed by Assignment support

 

The Gateway Programme is a very popular programme among our students, as exemplified by these comments from former participants:

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Doing this programme alongside your studies offers many benefits:

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For further information and to register, take a look on the Brunel Business School homepage website using this link: brunel.ac.uk/cim

 

Information regarding fees are available at the bottom of the page as well as more details about the Certificate workshop. Please note that spaces are limited, and available on a first come first serve basis.

Isolation in Globalizing Academic Fields: A Collaborative Autoethnography of Early Career Researchers

Dr Marcia Christina Ferreira and her research group The Scrutinizers recently wrote an article on the problem of Academic Isolation among Early Career Researchers (ECRs). The group looked at how PhD students, post-docs and assistant professors may feel separated from the academic field to which they aspire to belong.

 

The Scrutinizers used Consumer Culture Theory (CCT) field as a context to discuss how academic isolation is a broader problem than is sometimes recognised, with important implications for well-being and productivity. Their research findings point to tactics that ECRs can use to better integrate into the CCT field. They also articulate the strategies that core actors in the field have used to facilitate ECRs’ integration and make CCT inclusive.

 

The article is available for download from the Academy of Management Learning and Education website: https://journals.aom.org/doi/10.5465/amle.2017.0329

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Here’s a short version of the article published on The Conversation: https://theconversation.com/overworked-and-isolated-the-rising-epidemic-of-loneliness-in-academia-110009