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QUIT UAB

QUIT, the Work and Employment Research Unit of the Autonomous University of Barcelona is celebrating its 25th anniversary on May 20th. It has invited Mike Rigby together with Paolo Giovannini from the University of Florence to give visiting lectures on changes in the world of work in the sociology of the last three decades.

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International Journal of Training and Development (IJTD)

Mike Rigby's paper, written with Yolanda Ponce, critically examining the Spanish system of occupational training has been accepted for the IJTD for publication this year.

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Lecture on Cyber Security postponed

The lecture on Cyber Security in Business, due to take place on 26th April, has had to be re-arranged - a new date will be posted shortly

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International Conference

The University jointly organized a research conference on international business in Cyprus with the British University in Egypt and the Cyprus Institute of Marketing from 14-17th January. More than a dozen LSBU staff members gave papers.

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Research grants

£50k support funding for research has been made available by the university to the Business School. Applications from colleagues were invited and following a competitive review of bids, deciions have been made allocating a number of grants up to limit of £5k each

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Additional seminar programme

The Division of Management, Marketing and People (MMP) is running a lunchtime seminar programme at 12noon on Thursdays. Forthcoming seminars include 11th February, Bing Shi on Job insecurity, satisfaction, work contract and social safety net in China  and 18th February, Professor Sharon Hill from George Washington University , USA on Empowering leadership and effective collaboration in geographically dispersed teams.

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Semester 2 Lectures

The lectures, which will take place in L245 , include the following speakers:
On Wednesday,24th February at 6pm Simon Osborne Director of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators will discuss’ Evaluating the Board of Directors of your Company (and why it matters)’.
On Tuesday, 15th March at 5pm Professor Rachel Cragg from the Open University on the ‘Future of Higher Education in the light of the development of open on-line learning’
On Tuesday 26th April Richard Bach at 5pm, Assistant Director, Cyber Security, HM Government on the ‘Management of Cyber Security in Business Context’.
In addition please note that in a Faculty Event on Wednesday 24th February Sir Jon Cunliffe, Deputy Governor of the Bank of England will be a visiting speaker. This will take place in the events theatre in Keyworth House

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Forthcoming seminars

On 9th February at 5pm in L252, ProfessorRichard Croucher (Research Director at Middlesex University)will give a seminar on ‘Publishing in Academic Journals’- important for research active staff

On 16th February and 1st march there will be two further seminars. On 16th February at 5pm in L120 Dr Ling Xiao of LSBU will present a paper on ‘Volatility Spillovers and the time-varying conditional correlation between the European and US stock markets’ and on 1st March at 5pm in L120 Dr Chiara Benassi from Roehampton University of London will discuss ‘None standard work across occupations:- the Precariat’.

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International Business Conference

 CIBS is organizing an international conference with the Cyprus institute of Marketing and the British University in Egypt, The Conference, entitled 'International Business in a Dynamic World' will take place in Cyprus from 15-17th January 2016. Papers are invited from staff at all three institutions.

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Attendance at CIBS events

 Average attendance at lectures this year has been around 50. Seminar attendances understandably have been small, around 15, the last two seminars being particualrly well attended- Dr Jan Rae and Rick Holden from Liverpool John Moores University on Reflexive Practice, and Dr Stephen Barber on Coalition Politics

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