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January 2013 – Upcoming demonstration of SCEnAT on Cloud, powered by Microsoft Windows Azure

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

The advancement in cloud services now offers Universities and research groups access to an unparalleled level of technological power. On Wednesday 23rd January 2013, The University of Sheffield will play host an event to demonstrate the Supply Chain Environmental Analysis Tool (SCEnAT), an innovative application powered by Microsoft Windows Azure technology. The event will also celebrate the launch of the Microsoft and JANET document pack.

Your place at the event must be booked at http://scenat.eventbrite.com. For more information, please see the flyer available here.

CREED awarded SURE grant

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
CREED, via Dr. Tim Vorley, has secured a SURE award looking at the knowledge spillover effects of the AMRC on Sheffield. This is part of a wider funded project that CREED is undertaking on the economic impacts of the AMRC.
Tim Vorley, in addition, has won at least £40k to undertake a piece of behavioural economics research on student decision making funded by the Higher Education Academy. This work is being conducted with Professor Jenny Roberts from Economics and a consultancy called CFE.

Congratulations to Tim and his colleagues Dr. Nick Williams and Dr. Peter Rodgers on these significant achievements.

For more information about CREED please see:  www.shef.ac.uk/creed

Management School Post Graduate and Alumni End of Year Party

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

The Management School welcomed alumni, post graduate and MBA students, staff and friends of the school to an End of Year Celebratory Evening held at the ICOSS Building on 29th July.

The aim of the evening was to provide a chance for post graduate and MBA students to meet peers, staff and alumni of the school and to share their experiences and provide an opportunity to develop their professional networks for future careers. Amongst the guests present on the night were delegates from the school’s MBA and EMBA programmes, Masters and PhD students, alumnus of the school, Professor Lenny Koh Associate Dean for Alumni Affairs, Prof Bradley Barnes, Senior Lecturer Linda Lewis, Dr Carolyn Axtell and Alumni Officer Jody White from the Management School.

Guests were welcomed by Professor Lenny Koh Associate Dean for Alumni Affairs at the Management School who began by thanking staff, students, alumni and friends for all of their hard work, support and achievements over the past year and taking this opportunity to join in the celebrations. Professor Lenny Koh then went on to give a short speech, beginning with an update of the development of alumni relations of the school including recent alumni events that have taken place across India, Taiwan, Hong Kong and London and the establishment of an Alumni Advisory Board for the school.

Professor Lenny Koh then went on to talk about the influence alumni relations has over the various aspects of the school and future developments; alumni affairs helps advance research through joint working on research projects and publications and raising funds to support research activities, thus creating more opportunities for current and future students. As a member of the Management School, students are invited to expert lectures from guest alumni speakers to listen to their first-hand business knowledge and experiences. Alumni networks also help to develop the school’s business links and engagement, providing further opportunities to students through work and research placements, and develop further the school’s international links.

(To view more photos from the evening go to:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/59267356@N02/)

Professor Lenny Koh ended the speech by welcoming current students to continue their relations and friendship through future engagement with the school as alumni to continue the great work and development of alumni relations within the school.The rest of the evening was then an opportunity for guests to relax and network over refreshments and a bite to eat.

The evening was well attended and there was a great atmosphere throughout the night; students shared experiences and their future plans and aspirations, and hopefully made some new contacts. “A very successful and well attended evening,” said Professor Lenny Koh, “It was very encouraging to meet so many of our ‘soon-to-be-alumni’ and also welcome back alumnus of the school and have this opportunity to celebrate the hard work and support of our staff, students, alumni and friends of the Management School. This is a great example of how the alumni relations programme at the school can help and support current students and hopefully demonstrates the benefits and opportunities available to them by continuing their relationship and friendship with the school through alumni engagement. We envisage holding similar events in the future and look forward to the future progress and development of alumni relations at the Management School.”

(To view more photos from the evening go to:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/59267356@N02/)

Sheffield Doctoral Conference

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Tuesday 19th April and Wednesday 20th April 2011
Interdisciplinary Centre on the Social Sciences (ICOSS) , 219 Portobello, Sheffield, S1 4DP

This year – for the first time – doctoral students from The University of Sheffield Management School and Sheffield Business School at Hallam University will come together to present their work.

The conference will also be attended by Professor Catherine Cassell, Associate Editor of the British Journal of Management and Professor Allan MacPherson, Editor of the International Journal of Management Reviews who will be participating in an “Ask the Editors” session. In addition, Emerald Group Publishing Ltd are presenting a Guide to Getting Published session.

We are pleased to welcome PhD students and staff from the University of Linköping, Central Sweden. This University is a strategic a partner of the University of Sheffield Management School. The two universities run an active programme of student exchanges and are exploring and sharing best practise around postgraduate research.

For further details please contact our Research Office Administrator, Mandy Robertson – +44 114 222 3380 – M.Robertson@shef.ac.uk

Our Students Win Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Management School is delighted to report that two of our recent successful PhD students have received recognition in the “2010 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards”

Steven Kennedy who was supervised by Linda Lewis and Frank Birkin was highly commended in the “Management and Governance” category for his submission on “Using a Stakeholder Thinking Approach to Investigate Barriers to the Implementation of Sustainable Development”

Anna Scott who was supervised by Caroline Oates was highly commended in the “Marketing Research” category for her submission on “Towards sustainable consumption: Understanding the adoption and practice of environmental actions in households”

Further details of the awards and categories may be found at: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/research/awards/odra.htm

Congratulations to Steven and to Anna and to the supervisors of their research
on these awards.