|A Year in Review|
Professors Peter Buckley, Jeremy Clegg and Dr Hinrich Voss received a prestigious award from the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS), in recognition of the impact of ground-breaking research on Chinese direct overseas investment.
‘The Determinants of Chinese Outward Foreign Direct Investment’, co-authored in 2007, won the JIBS Decade Award, which is given annually to the most impactful article of the past 10 years. The 2017 award recognised the influence and impact of the 2007 paper, which has been widely cited with more than 1,700 Google citations and more than 2,200 downloads.
In 2017 our highest value grant was awarded to Dr Annalisa Murgia, Associate Professor in Human Resource Management, for a project entitled ‘Seizing the Hybrid Areas of work by Re-presenting self-Employment (SHARE)’. The transdisciplinary and multi-method study examines hybrid areas of work.
It has a particular focus on how the growth of solo self-employment across different European countries is producing consequences at the level of social protection, as well as at the level of collective representation. The amount awarded was €1,258,250. The project leading to this application has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
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Dr Sahas Bunditkul (MBA 1984) was featured as part of the Association of MBAs’ (AMBA) 50 MBA Stories. The stories celebrate the successful careers of 50 high profile MBA graduates. Dr Bunditkul came to the Business School in 1983 to begin his MBA, among the first MBA intake at the University of Leeds.
Dr Bunditkul credits his MBA for his successful career, “My MBA helped me to remarkably extend my career path and leadership journey. It helped me gain positions such as the Deputy Prime Minister, and Interim Foreign Minister of Thailand.”
|Read more on the AMBA website|
The School hosted a Corporate Wisdom lecture in memory of Professor Chris Clegg. In a distinguished 40 year career, Professor Clegg established himself as one of the UK’s most influential and respected organizational psychologists.
From 1998, Chris and his research team worked with Rolls-Royce as part of an ongoing research partnership. It was therefore fitting to welcome David Knott, Former Chief, Research & Technology and Implementation Design Systems Engineering at Rolls Royce, who led the lecture on ‘Solving the Innovation Contradiction’.
|Watch it here|
Friends and partners of the Business Confucius Institute at the University of Leeds (BCI) celebrated its fifth anniversary attended by special guests from the University of Leeds and the Chinese Embassy in Manchester.
The celebration was an opportunity to mark the milestone, and thank the people who have supported the BCI during this time. One of only a few of its kind in Europe, the Institute promotes Chinese language and culture with a business focus and its activities are supported both by the Chinese government and our partner in China, the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing.
|Find out more about the Confucius Institute|
The way work is depicted in a large proportion of Disney films can significantly influence and shape many children’s ideas of working life, according to research from Leeds, Bradford and Durham.
The research team, led by Dr Martyn Griffin, watched and analysed Disney’s 56 ‘Classic’ films, from Snow White in 1937 to Moana in 2016. Five broad portrayals of work were found: dangerous, dirty or unfulfilling work; manipulation and deception by managers; emphasising the positives in working life; being rescued to return to working life; and leaving work to have a renewed identity.
|Read the article in the Huffington Post|
Our Ideas in Practice seminar series saw continued success in 2017. The free event series brings together business people, policy makers and academics to discuss key business topics ranging from supply chain, innovation and enterprise, to corporate social responsibility, investment and big data.
This year over 430 people attended 10 events in Leeds and London. As well as academics from universities worldwide, the series welcomed representatives from businesses and organisations including Avon and Somerset Police, Ericsson, Ernst & Young LLP, Grant Thornton, IBM, Marks & Spencer, Santander, The British Museum, UK Fashion & Textile Association and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, among many more. Our 2018 programme continues to support to the Business School’s mission and values of producing research that makes an impact on society, business and the economy.
|Discover more about the event series|