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SUMS lights up the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences with free events

Events-CombinedSheffield University Management School’s academics and researchers are a hosting a number of engaging events at the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences 2013, three of which still have availability.

The unique festival, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), offers Sheffield’s general public, as well as academics and students, access to some of the world-leading research coming from the University of Sheffield’s Faculty of Social Sciences.

As the largest department in the faculty, Sheffield University Management School has an excellent crop of speakers appearing this year. Opportunities to attend begin on 4 November with an event titled ‘Is there anybody out there? Why bosses don’t always listen’. Doctoral researchers Sarah Brooks and Peter Crellin discuss ways that senior management prevent their employees from talking openly to them. This can have subsequent effects on the employees and the wider organisation; Sarah and Peter draw on and combine their experience within the Institute of Work Psychology and wider research interests such as destructive leadership and workplace silence.

This event will be useful for both private sector and public sector workers, academics and students – keen to understand more about leadership, workplace dynamics and how to improve them.

The second event, to be held on 5 November, is presented by Professor Lenny Koh, Associate Dean for Alumni at Sheffield University Management School. It is titled ‘Greening supply chains: The SCEnAT (Supply Chain Environmental Analysis) Tool’ (www.scenat.com). The seminar, which is aimed at companies, will demonstrate SCEnAT and hopes to give attendees an understanding of how adopting the tool can benefit their business, drawing attention to GHG emissions within the supply chain and identifying tools to reduce their impact.

Attendees at the seminar will learn how this revolutionary  tool can greatly benefit their company, and understand more about green supply chains.

Other management school academics speaking at this year’s ESRC Festival of Social Sciences include Dr Tim Vorley, Dr Nick Williams, Dr Robert Wapshott and Dr Peter Rodgers, who will be hosting his event at Sheffield University Management School.

Places are also available at Peter’s event, which is being held in partnership with the South Yorkshire International Trade Centre (SYITC). Titled ‘Exploring Exports: Are You Ready?’, this workshop seeks to expose the misconceptions surrounding export and the internationalisation of SMEs. It will involve a number of interactive sessions with an academic research focus, enhanced by practitioner perspectives.

The event, on 7 November, is sure to engage and inspire, and is ideal for SMEs and entrepreneurs with international aspirations.

 

  • For further information, and to book onto ‘Is there anybody out there? Why bosses don’t always listen’ (4 November, 18:00-20:30), visit http://management.sheffield.ac.uk
  • For further information, and to book onto ‘Greening supply chains: The SCEnAT (Supply Chain Environmental Analysis) Tool’ (5 November, 09:30-12:30 plus lunch), contact Katherine Powell on 0114 222 8368 or email k.j.powell@sheffield.ac.uk
  • For further information, and to book onto ‘Exploring Exports: Are You Ready?’ (7 November, 17:00-19:30), visit http://management.sheffield.ac.uk/events

 

Events on 4 and 5 November will be held at the Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences (ICOSS), 219 Portobello, Sheffield S1 4DP (map). ‘Exploring Exports: Are You Ready’ will be held at Sheffield University Management School, Conduit Road, Sheffield S10 1FL

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