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Management School academics awarded best paper and best presentation in Sofia

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Dr Tim Vorley and Dr Nick Williams were awarded both the best paper and best presentation award at a conference on the subject of Economic Resilience, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development that they attended in Sofia in June.

The conference was the 5th International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development, held in Sofia, Bulgaria. More details about the conference can be found here.

The title of the paper was “Economic Resilience and Entrepreneurship: Lessons from the Sheffield City Region” and focused on investigating how entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial thinking in individuals and in organisations can affect an economy’s resilience, even in challenging economic times.

Resilience is an emerging concept within the social sciences, which has been employed to examine economic performance and responsiveness to shocks such as the 2007 financial crisis. The concept of resilience has been applied to examine individual and organizational resilience as well as studying the performance of regional, local and city economies. Drawing on evidence from a case study of the Sheffield City Region (SCR) Dr Vorley’s and Dr Williams’ paper contributes to the emergent literature by considering the link between entrepreneurship and economic resilience.

Entrepreneurship has come to be viewed as integral to sustaining a dynamic and diverse economy, by stimulating competition, driving innovation, creating employment and increasing productivity. As such entrepreneurship is being fore fronted in policy debates as an important aspect in creating more resilient economies and also providing an engine for economic growth.

Dr Tim Vorley and Dr Nick Williams

Dr Tim Vorley and Dr Nick Williams accept their awards in Sofia.

Dare to take a step with the Doctoral Entrepreneurship Conference

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

How to start-up and manage an enterprise alongside your doctoral research is something most full-time PhD students may not see as feasible. This Doctoral Entrepreneurship Conference brings together three categories of enterprising doctoral/post-doctoral researchers sharing their experiences, knowledge and equip students with the right tools to develop or manage their own enterprises. First is the group of doctoral researchers currently combining their research with the management of own enterprises. Secondly, doctoral researchers who are seeking to establish and manage their own enterprise alongside their studies. Thirdly, the group of post-doctoral entrepreneurs who successfully managed their own enterprise alongside their research work. It will inform doctoral researchers, on how and where to access help to turn their innovative ideas in a vibrant start-up and how to manage their enterprise.

For more info see Doctoral Entrepreneurship Conference.

Registration for IWP Conference 2012 is now open

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

The Institute of Work Psychology is pleased to announce that registration for the 3rd Biennial IWP International Conference 2012 on ‘Work, Wellbeing and Performance: Thriving in times of uncertainty,’ is now open.

The IWP International Conference 2012 is being held from 26th to 28th June at the Mercure St. Paul’s Hotel, Sheffield City Centre. It is hosted by the Institute of Work Psychology, University of Sheffield, a distinctive community of researchers focused on work psychology and related areas, such as organisational behaviour and human resource management.

To register:

Please visit http://www.iwpconference.org/delegate for further details on delegate fees and how to register.

Further information:

Registration is now open for the Pre Conference Workshops and the Postgraduate Early Careers Event on Tuesday 26th June, and the main conference event on Wednesday 27th June and Thursday 28th June. Delegates can also register for the Conference Gala Event to be held at the Cutlers Hall, Sheffield City Centre on Wednesday 27th June.

Business Strategy to Low Carbon Supply Chains Conference

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

The ‘Business Strategy to Low Carbon Supply Chains Conference‘ will take place on 30th November 2011, 10am to 3pm, at DLA Piper, Sheffield.

The conference is open to large and small businesses and public organisations with an interest in low carbon supply chain management.

The conference will discuss how businesses can reap financial and environmental benefits from the implementation of low carbon strategies in their operations and supply chains and from best practice sharing also helping to:

  • Increase Competitiveness
  • Enhance Reputation
  • Improve Bottom Line!

The conference will also discuss:

  • How to make the most of the available opportunities?
  • How to select and implement best strategies?
  • How to engage and influence supply chain partners?
  • What drives companies in different sectors?
  • How do the top companies do it?

This free conference will highlight drivers, challenges and benefits of Low Carbon Supply Chains as well as experiences from leading companies, policy and the latest development in cross-sector carbon management and practices.

Speakers include:
Rolls-Royce plc, Sheffield Forgemasters International Ltd, Skanska, Muntons plc, Brocklesby Ltd, the Government and others including Prof Lenny Koh, Director of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LSCM) Research Centre,  The University of Sheffield.

For the full conference details download the flyer at:
http://www.lowcarbonfutures.org/events/post/71-the-business-strategy-to-low-carbon-supply-chains

Further information:
The conference is organised and sponsored by the Centre for Low Carbon Futures and DLA Piper via the Low Carbon Supply Chain Research project partnership with Rolls-Royce plc, Tata Steel, Sheffield Forgemasters International Ltd, Skanska, ITM Power, Muntons plc, Brocklesby Ltd, MAS, Sheffield City Region, South Yorkshire Green Business Club, South Yorkshire Regions Chambers of Commerce.

The Centre for Low Carbon Futures (CLCF) is a collaborative research centre established by the Universities of Hull, Leeds, Sheffield and York. The Centre focuses on the evidence base and demonstration of low carbon innovations for the benefit of businesses, organisations and the community. www.lowcarbonfutures.org.

Online Submission System NOW OPEN for IWP International Conference 2012

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

You can NOW upload a paper for consideration for inclusion at the upcoming IWP International Conference 2012.

Please Visit https://iwpconference.group.shef.ac.uk/submission_system/ to submit.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 18th November 2011. We look forward to receiving your submission.

IWP Conference 2012 – Call For Papers

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

The Institute of Work Psychology, University of Sheffield, is holding its
biennial International Conference in Sheffield, UK, titled ‘Work, Wellbeing
and Performance: Thriving in times of uncertainty’, on the 26th-28th June
2012. This conference follows our extremely successful events in 2008 and
2010 each of which attracted over 200 delegates from 36 different countries.

The conference will feature three internationally recognised keynote
speakers – Professor Talya Bauer, School of Business Administration,
Portland State University; Professor Gilad Chen, Robert H. Smith School of
Business, The University of Maryland; and Professor Sharon Parker, UWA
Business School, The University of Western Australia.

A full scholarly programme will involve paper presentations and interactive
sessions. A series of pre-conference workshops, training courses in
statistical methods and a Postgraduate and Early Career Scholar event are
also scheduled.

The conference theme, Thriving in times of uncertainty, encourages us to
consider what facilitates high performance and well-being in challenging
times. We encourage academics and practitioners to focus on the positive
contribution that work psychology, OB, HRM, and related areas can make in a
post-recovery climate.

We invite high quality submissions in OB and HRM and all areas of work,
organisational,industrial, occupational and vocational psychology.

Submissions to the scholarly programme can be for paper presentations,
poster presentations, symposia, round tables, and work-in-progress
presentations of ongoing projects. We particularly encourage symposium
submissions.

The conference theme, Thriving in times of uncertainty, encourages us to
consider what facilitates high performance and well-being in challenging
times. We encourage submissions that focus on the positive contribution that
occupational/I-O psychology and related areas such as OB and HRM can make in
a post-recovery climate.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 18th November 2011.

The submission system will open on 1st October 2011.

Further details on the conference and submission guidelines can be found on
our website at http://iwpconference.org/

Informal enquiries about the range of the conference and the submission
process are welcome and can be directed at iwpconference@sheffield.ac.uk

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

Institute of Work Psychology 2010 International Conference on Work, Wellbeing and Performance

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

The IWP Conference 2010; Work, Well-being and Performance: New Perspectives for the Modern Workplace, sponsored by Creativesheffield and Business Advantage, is being held from 28th June to 1st July at the St. Paul’s Hotel, Sheffield City Centre. It is hosted by the Institute of Work Psychology, University of Sheffield, a distinctive community of researchers focused on work psychology and related areas, such as organisational behaviour and human resource management.

This conference follows our extremely successful event in 2008 which attracted over 250 delegates from 36 different countries. Once again this conference has been publicised worldwide to much initial interest and enthusiasm from both academics and practitioners across a range of disciplines. We anticipate an audience of some 200 – 300 delegates for whom this will be a major showcase for their research and a unique networking opportunity.

Three internationally recognised keynote speakers have been confirmed for the conference: Gary Johns from Concordia University Canada, Ann Marie Ryan from Michigan State University, USA and Arnold Bakker from Erasmus University, Netherlands. In addition we will also have a keynote from Rear Admiral Philip Willcocks, Royal Navy. We hope to announce a further keynote from the business world in the near future.

A series of ten half day workshops will be delivered on Tuesday 29th June at venues in St Paul’s Hotel, the Novotel and the University of Sheffield. Topics range from workplace coaching, selecting a positive workforce, organisational stress interventions, diversity, work-life balance, leadership and statistics. These workshops will be a marriage of academic theory and reliable work place practices.

The statistics courses include an all day session on Monday 28th June on Structural Equation Modelling (mPlus). On Tuesday 29th June there will be a half day session on Multi-level modelling followed by another half day session on team level statistics by Jeremy Dawson. There will also be a full programme of papers and a poster session. The week kicks off with a follow-up to 2008’s very popular Postgraduate and Early Careers Event.

Visit www.iwpconference.org for more information on conference fees, papers etc, or contact Carol Tighe, Business Manager, on c.tighe@shef.ac.uk

Dean wins best paper award

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Professor Keith Glaister and his colleagues won the best paper award in the International Business track at the annual British Academy of  Management conference in Brighton.

The paper was entitled “Motives for Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions: Evidence from multiple sources, British Academy of Management Annual Conference, University of Brighton, September 2009 (with A. Boateng, M.M. Uddin and G. Lordofus).

Professor Colin Williams, Associate Dean (Research) commented “It is always good to see School staff receive such accolades for the quality of their work, and even better when our Dean leads from the the front and provides us with a clear signal of what we should be striving to achieve”.

The Emergence of Green Supply Chains: A Balancing Act Keynote address by Prof. SC Lenny Koh

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Professor SC Lenny Koh recently delivered a keynote address at the International Conference on Digital Factory (ICDF2008) Coimbatore, India.  The speech entitled “The Emergence of Green Supply Chains: A Balancing Act” emphasising the significant impact of climate change, and how businesses and supply chains reflect on this pressing issue. Action could be undertaken and improvement could be made on eco-logistics, eco-production, eco-design, eco-resources, and eco-procurement at the companies, industries and supply chains levels. This will not be sufficient if appropriate leadership, policy, regulation and standards are in place.
Prof Koh said: “South India is an interesting and challenging region; there are a lot of business opportunities for high quality HE and training provision and a significant shortfall of skilled workers. Attracting foreign investment into India is essential for its success but serious barriers of infrastructure and road conditions will need to be addressed first.”
Professor Koh is Director of the Executive MBA Programme and Founder and Director of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LSCM) Research Group.
To find out more about the Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LSCM) Research Group
To find out more about The University of Sheffield Executive MBA