The Chartered ABS’s Annual Research Conference & Exhibition is the yearly gathering of directors of research, directors of impact, research and impact leads, postgraduate research directors and heads of knowledge exchange from UK business schools.

The theme for this year’s conference is Reach | Relevance | Impact and will explore how the academy can improve the reach, relevance and impact of the knowledge being produced in UK business schools; and how academics can improve their own personal reach, relevance and impact with colleagues, collaborators, practitioners and policymakers.

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Taking place alongside the conference is the second annual Research Exhibition. The Exhibition is the opportunity for business schools to showcase the impact of their research to funders, policymakers and end-users. The call for exhibits is now closed and further details about the Exhibition will be available in early February.

Speakers include:

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Professor Bobby Banerjee
Associate Dean of Research & Enterprise, Cass Business School

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Alice Frost
Director of Knowledge Exchange, Research England

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Professor Caroline Gatrell
Associate Dean, Research, University of Liverpool Management School

Alex Hope (15) (002)

Dr Alex Hope
Faculty Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor, Newcastle Business School

Alan irwin

Professor Alan Irwin
Professor, Department of Organization, Copenhagen Business School

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Professor Nada K. Kakabadse
Professor of Policy, Governance and Ethics, Henley Business School

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Dr Joe Marshall
Chief Executive Officer, National Centre for Universities and Business

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Professor Peter McKiernan
Professor of Management, University of Strathclyde Business School

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Debbie McVitty
Editor, Wonkhe

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Professor Wilfred Mijnhardt
Policy Director, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

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Professor Tyrone Pitsis
Professor of Strategy & Technology, Durham University Business School

Monder Ram

Professor Monder Ram OBE
Director, Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship, Aston Business School

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Professor Ruth Sealy
Director of Impact, University of Exeter Business School

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Professor Kiran Trehan
Pro- Vice-Chancellor for Partnerships and Engagement, University of York

Dennis tourish

Professor Dennis Tourish
Professor of Leadership and Organisation Studies, University of Sussex Business School

Research Conference - further information

08:30

Research Conference registration

Research Exhibition opens

09:30

Welcome

Anne Kiem OBE, Chief Executive, Chartered Association of Business Schools
Professor Alistair Bruce, Associate Dean for Research, Nottingham Business School; Chair, Chartered ABS Research Committee

09:40

Plenary Session: The opportunities for business schools in the new research & innovation ecosystem

In this session we explore how the research & innovation ecosystem is evolving, the sorts of societal challenges that business schools can be tackling, how research (pure and applied) is delivering impact and the ways in which research is interacting with knowledge exchange activity.

Alice Frost, Director of Knowledge Exchange, Research England
Dr Joe Marshall, Chief Executive Officer, National Centre for Universities and Business
Professor Peter McKiernan, Professor of Management, University of Strathclyde Business School
Lucy Parker, Partner, Brunswick Group

Additional speakers to be announced

11:00

Break and Exhibition viewing

11:30

Breakout i: Improving researcher’s reach through utilising social media

In this session we explore how social media can be used by researchers to engage in debate, conduct research and increase the visibility and impact of published work. Particular attention will be paid to the obstacles/challenges that need to be overcome if these tools are to be fully utilised.

Chair: Professor André Spicer, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Cass Business School

Breakout iii: Societal impact through responsible research

In this session we explore the skills and tools that researchers need if they are do produce impactful research that brings about societal change.

Co-Chair: Professor Alistair Bruce, Associate Dean for Research, Nottingham Business School
Co-Chair: Professor Caroline Gatrell, Associate Dean, Research, University of Liverpool Management School

Breakout ii: Strategies for helping your research group thrive and succeed

In this session we explore how Associate Deans Research/Research Directors in UK business schools can develop strategies for maximising the performance of their research group in a world of competing demands and complex pressures. Particular attention will be paid to the ways in which Research Directors can motivate and support their academic colleagues in producing high quality publications in line with the REF.

Dr Alex Hope, Faculty Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor, Newcastle Business School; Vice Chair, UK and Ireland Chapter, UN PRME
Professor Wilfred Mijnhardt, Policy Director, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
Chair: Professor Ruth Sealy, Associate Professor in Management; Director of Impact, University of Exeter Business School

Breakout iv: Leading and managing interdisciplinary teams

In this session we explore how interdisciplinary research can boost the academic creativity and societal impact of business school research; how interdisciplinary research collaborations can be got off the ground; and how these projects can be managed to successful conclusions.

Eric Kant, Crowd Management Specialist, Phase01 Crowd Management
Dr Anne Templetno, Lecturer, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh
Chair: Dr Natalie van der Wal, Marie Sklodowska Curie Senior Research Fellow, Leeds University Business School

12:30

Lunch and Exhibition viewing

13:30

Keynote Session: Are business schools creating relevant and impactful research?

In this session we explore the extent to which business and management research is responding to the needs of the changing world and whether more transformational change is needed within the academy to
ensure that business & management research is useful and credible.

Professor Alan Irwin, Professor, Department of Organization, Copenhagen Business School
Professor Dennis Tourish, Professor of Leadership and Organisation Studies, University of Sussex Business School

Additional speakers to be announced

14:30

Break

14:50

Breakout i: Impact beyond the academy: How business schools can communicate knowledge and insights to business and society

In this session we explore how researchers at UK business schools can increase the impact of their research by publishing in journals and writing for news platforms that are read by ‘real world’ business leaders, government policymakers and the general public. Particular attention will be paid to the issue of how the need for scientific rigor can be balanced with the demands for quick publication.

Debbie McVitty, Editor, Wonkhe
Professor Monder Ram OBE, Director, Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship, Aston Business School
Chair: Professor Steven Johnson, Assistant Dean (Research), Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University

Breakout ii: Creating relevant research through collaborative projects with practitioners

In this workshop we explore the ways in which different stakeholders can be engaged in the research process; how to launch collaborative projects and how to deliver them without compromising the integrity of the research while keeping collaborators engaged. The workshop begins with some short stories from academics and practitioners and is interspersed with microdevelopment sessions in which we workshop your own emergent or current collaborations, and the types of impact you are trying to create.

Professor Nada K. Kakabadse, Professor of Policy, Governance and Ethics, Henley Business School
Dr Paulo Savaget, Assistant Professor, Durham University Business School
Chair: Professor Tyrone Pitsis, Professor of Strategy & Technology, Durham University Business School

Breakout iii: Building a distinctive research culture

In this session we explore the strategic issues associated with creating or refocusing a business school’s research culture and strategy. Particular attention will be paid to the importance of setting clear goals and of communicating these effectively; of providing learning & development to faculty with limited research experience; and of providing sufficient resource for the continuing development of the strategy.

Speakers to be announced

Breakout iv: Embracing diversity in the business & management research community

In this session we explore the particular challenges academics from a BAME background and about the ways in which business schools can increase the numbers of underrepresented groups on doctoral programmes and improve their promotion and career prospects

Dr Sola Adesola, Senior Lecturer, Business and Management, Oxford Brookes Business School
Professor Bobby Banerjee, Associate Dean of Research & Enterprise, Cass Business School
Chair: Professor Kiran Trehan, Pro- Vice-Chancellor for Partnerships and Engagement, University of York

16:00

Close of conference

Breakout II is an extended 90min session which concludes at 16:20

Confirmed speakers include:

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Professor Bobby Banerjee
Associate Dean of Research & Enterprise, Cass Business School

Bobby Banerjee is Professor of Management and Associate Dean of Research & Enterprise at Cass Business School, City University of London. His research interests include sustainability, climate change, corporate social irresponsibility, Indigenous ecology and resistance movements. He has published widely in international scholarly journals and his work has appeared in Academy of Management Learning & Education, Business Ethics Quarterly, Human Relations, Organization Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Business Research and Journal of Marketing among others. He is the author of two books: Corporate Social Responsibility: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and the coedited volume Organizations, Markets and Imperial Formations: Towards an Anthropology of Globalization. Bobby was a Senior Editor of Organization Studies during 2007-2019.

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Alice Frost
Director of Knowledge Exchange, Research England

Alice Frost is the Director of Knowledge Exchange Policy at Research England. (RE - one of the nine Councils to the new UK public funding agency – UK Research and Innovation).  She is responsible for knowledge exchange policy and funding at RE, and a lead expert at UKRI on commercialization. Her background is in national policy for research, universities, innovation and economic development.  Over many years, Alice has advised countries across Europe and Asia on the UK model of a third stream of funding for knowledge exchange.

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Professor Alan Irwin
Professor, Department of Organization, Copenhagen Business School

Alan Irwin is a professor in the Department of Organization at Copenhagen Business School. Previously, he was the Dean of Research and also Vice-President for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at CBS. During 2011, he was the CBS Acting President. Before joining CBS in 2007, he was Professor of Science and Technology Policy, and Dean of Social and Environmental Studies, at the University of Liverpool. He has also served as a dean and Pro-Vice-Chancellor at Brunel University. His PhD is from the University of Manchester.

Alan Irwin is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and a foreign member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters. His most recent paper was on ‘rigour and relevance’ in the modern business school (The Sociological Review, 67(1): 194-209, 2019).

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Professor Nada K. Kakabadse
Professor of Policy, Governance and Ethics, Henley Business School

Dr Nada K. Kakabadse is Professor of Policy, Governance and Ethics, Henley Business School, University of Reading and Visiting Professor at US, Australian, French, Kazakhstani and Chinese universities. She is elected, active member, European Academy of Science and Arts (EASA) and Head of its EU Representation Office, Brussels. She has contributed over 100 chapters to international volumes, has published over 200 scholarly articles and 23 books. Her current interests are boardroom effectiveness, governance, leadership, CSR and ethics, diversity and the policy design of the State. She is also consultant to key global corporations, third sector organisations and governments and sits on international boards.

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Professor Peter McKiernan
Professor of Management, University of Strathclyde Business School

Peter McKiernan is Professor of Management at Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde. Previously, he was Sir Walter Murdoch Chair in Management at Murdoch University, and Professor of Management at both the University of St Andrews and the University of Warwick. He has been Dean and Head of School in these roles. Also, Peter has been President of both the British Academy of Management and the European Academy of Management and is co founder of the European Management Review. He is a past winner of BAM’s Richard Whipp Life Time Achievement Award and the CEEMAN Institutional Champion of the Year Award. He holds an inaugural Companionship from the Chartered Association of Business Schools and seven further Fellowships of international bodies. Peter has (co) authored 10 books and he is best known for his work in organisational turnaround where he published the best-seller ‘Sharpbenders’ and in scenario thinking, where he has directed scenario projects on four Continents for Governments, Regions, Cities and organisations across the public, private and third sectors. Peter sits on the scientific committee of the CABS European Journal Guide and the CABS Task Force on Business Schools and the Public Good. As well as Strathclyde, Peter holds chairs at the University of Malta, Vrje Universiteit Brussel and the University of Norte Dame Australia. He is a co-founder of the community for Responsible Research in Business and Management (RRBM).

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Debbie McVitty
Editor, Wonkhe

As Wonkhe’s editor, Debbie has oversight of Wonkhe’s daily insight, debate and analysis of higher education policy. Debbie has previously worked in policy and communications roles at Universities UK, the University of Bedfordshire, and the National Union of Students. She holds a DPhil in English literature from the University of Oxford and a Masters in research in higher education policy, evaluation and enhancement from Lancaster University. Debbie is interested in bringing to light new and less-represented perspectives to inform policy and practice in higher education.

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Professor Wilfred Mijnhardt
Policy Director, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

Wilfred Mijnhardt is Policy Director at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.  Wilfred brings 25 years of experience in research policy development and institutional advancement. He is passionate for universities, business schools, responsible research, excellence and impact. As Executive Director Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM) (till 2014), Wilfred has been a pioneer in academic development & the impact support organization within the institute to strengthen the quality, productivity, viability, social and academic impact of research and the academic career-paths of researchers. In his current role, his energy focusses on the strategic transition of RSM and EUR towards an impact driven mind-set. Internationally he is an active member in networks like RRBM, AACSB, EFMD and EUA. Mr. Mijnhardt holds a bachelor degree in Economics, a master’s degree in Public Administration (both from Erasmus University) a postgraduate diploma in Management of Change. He is as presenter at conferences and participates in the annual joint Development Programme for Directors of Research, a joint initiative between the Chartered Association of Business Schools (Chartered ABS) and the British Academy of Management (BAM).

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Professor Tyrone Pitsis
Professor of Strategy & Technology, Durham University Business School

Tyrone S. Pitsis is Professor of Strategy and Technology at Durham University, where he is also director of the Centre for Innovation and Technology Management, and the Global DBA (a joint programme between Durham and  emlyon).  His primary research is on complex projects with an emphasis on novelty and creativity. He is a recent recipient of the Human Relations paper of the year award. He is also guest co-editor of California Management Review’s special issue on the role of design of technology and how it impacts society, and guest co-editor of Academy of Management Learning and Education, special issue on the impact of teaching and research on policy making.

Monder Ram

Professor Monder Ram OBE
Director, Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship, Aston Business School

Professor Monder Ram OBE is the Director of Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME), based in Aston Business School, Aston University. He has extensive experience of working in, researching and acting as a consultant to small and ethnic minority businesses. He is a leading authority on small business and ethnic minority entrepreneurship research and has published widely on the subject. He regularly speaks at conferences across the world on the importance and value of ethnic minority businesses and has also advised Government on this. Monder is responsible for initiating the annual Ethnic Minority Business Conference in 1998, which has developed into the most important event in the calendar for disseminating policy and research on ethnic minority firms. Monder also holds the positions of Visiting Fellow at the Industrial Relations Research Unit at Warwick University, and Visitng Professesor at the University of Turku in Finland. He was named as one of the country’s most influential Asians by the Institute of Asian Professionals and was awarded an OBE in the 2004 New Year Honours List for his services to black and ethnic minority businesses.

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Professor Ruth Sealy
Director of Impact, University of Exeter Business School

Ruth Sealy is an Associate Professor and Director of Impact, responsible for all REF Impact Case Studies across UoAs 16 & 17, at University of Exeter Business School. With global expertise on women on corporate boards, Ruth’s research areas include women in leadership; board composition; role models; board evaluation; and various aspects of corporate governance and behavioural strategy. She has worked closely with government departments, listed companies and the NHS, advising on strategies to increase board diversity. In 2017, Ruth led the NHS “50:50 by 2020 Women on Boards” research, and is currently engaged in the follow-up research.  In 2018, she led a research project for the Financial Reporting Council on diversity reporting. Prior to joining Exeter, she was Programme Director of the MSc Organizational Psychology, City University of London. She gained her PhD from Cranfield School of Management, where she was lead researcher on the government’s annual Female FTSE Report 2007-2017, co-authoring similar reports in Hong Kong and India, and supplying data for the Davies Women on Boards Review 2011-2015. She has written a number of book chapters and published in journals such as Business Ethics Quarterly, Human Resource Management Journal, British Journal of Management and Gender Work & Organisation. Prior to becoming an academic, Ruth was managing director of a specialist holiday company, which she sold to a larger tour operator. She then worked for a number of years as an organizational psychology consultant, before commencing her PhD.

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Professor Kiran Trehan
Director of External Engagement, Birmingham Business School

Kiran Trehan is Professor of Leadership and Enterprise Development at Birmingham Business School at the University of Birmingham. She is also Director of the Centre for Women’s Enterprise, Leadership, Economy & Diversity (WE LEAD), Director of Business Engagement and Head of subject group Entrepreneurship and Local Economy.

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Professor Dennis Tourish
Professor of Leadership and Organisation Studies, University of Sussex Business School

Dennis Tourish is Professor of Leadership and Organization Studies at the University of Sussex Business School. He is the editor of the journal ‘Leadership’ and the author of several books, including Management Studies in Crisis: Fraud, Deception and Meaningless Research, published in 2019 by Cambridge University Press.

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Full conference with Gala Dinner  £509
Full conference without Gala Dinner  £469
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Group booking: For groups of 3 or more participants  Please contact Oliver Lowe (oliver.lowe@charteredabs.org) or a bespoke package

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Full conference with Gala Dinner  £609
Single day without Gala Dinner  £569
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Speakers qualify for a special discounted rate of £269 for the full conference and gala dinner

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Venue

This year's conference takes place at Nottingham Business School

Nottingham Business School (NBS)
Nottingham Trent University
50 Shakespeare Street
Nottingham
NG1 4FQ
Participants are responsible for making their own accommodation arrangements. Details of local recommended hotels will be available shortly.

Pre-Conference Gala Dinner, Tuesday 17 March

Taking place at Nottingham Business School on the evening before the conference the Gala Dinner is an excellent opportunity for informal networking ahead of the main event.

Research Exhibition - further information

The 2020 Research Exhibition showcases how UK business schools are delivering a positive impact to business, the economy, and society.

All members of the Chartered ABS are encouraged to submit proposals for a display.

We are seeking proposals for visually impressive, interactive displays that communicate business school research to a non-academic audience in an accessible and engaging manner.

Each display proposal needs to clearly articulate:

  1. How the research project has delivered / is delivering a positive impact to business & society
  2. How the display will be accessible and engaging to a non-academic audience. For example, through the production of a set design or instillation, the use props or models or the use of technology.

All proposals need to be received by 15:00 on Friday 10 January. 

Please note:

  • A certain amount of investment is required to produce a visually impressive, interactive and engaging display. When completing the form please indicate whether, should your proposal be accepted, you will be able to secure the necessary funding to produce the display and attend the showcase.
  • Once the deadline has passed the proposals will be reviewed by a Judging Panel drawn from the Chartered ABS’ Research Committee. You will be informed of the Judge’s decision by Friday 24 January.

If you have any queries please contact Oliver Lowe.

Oliver Lowe
Head of Conferences & International
Chartered Association of Business Schools
Direct: +44 (0) 207 634 9581 Email: oliver.lowe@charteredabs.org

The 2019 Research Exhibition included the following exhibits:

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Developing young adults’ financial capability

Three-quarters of young adults admit to making money mistakes in their first years of financial independence that impact their future lives. Financial capability is a key skill required in adult life, but not all young people have the opportunity to develop this skill. Our research has led to several interventions to improve young adults’ financial capability. This includes the development of financial education training for teachers and a financial education curriculum for post-16 students (by Young Money) delivered to over 100 schools in England and 3,500 students, that led to measurable improvement in young people’s confidence and ability to deal with a range of financial matters. Our research will be brought to life via engaging visuals, multi-media and interactive activities. Exhibited by: University of Edinburgh Business School

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Changing policy and practice in the delivery of adult social care

Demographic change and an ageing population mean analysts expect demand for domiciliary care in the UK to grow exponentially over the coming decades with the result that service performance and quality remain pressing issues for policymakers and stakeholders across the UK. Research commissioned by the Welsh Government, and undertaken by Professor Carol Atkinson and Dr Sarah Crozier from Manchester Metropolitan University, explored the relationship between workforce terms and conditions and quality of domiciliary care. The research also underpins a Greater Manchester Combined Authority-commissioned study, with a specific focus on adult social care, that offers policy solutions to address low pay, care quality and productivity in Greater Manchester. This forms part of the local Industrial Strategy evidence base to be submitted to central Government in March 2019. Through engaging with our interactive quiz and short film you can test your own knowledge around adult social care and learn more about how our research findings have impacted significantly on both policy and practice. Members of the research team will be on hand to answer any of your questions and share their research findings with you. Exhibited by: Manchester Metropolitan University Business School

How much green tax should be put on a litre of petrol?

The case for pursuing climate change mitigation policies, including carbon taxes, does not depend only on our knowledge of the underlying natural sciences. Inherently irreducible differences in opinion about what it means to be fair across generations plays an equally important, if less publicly visible, role. UK business schools have expertise that is currently being used by international government bodies to help evaluate policy proposals in this, and related, areas. We will ask two simple questions that will allow us to infer delegates’ beliefs about intergenerational ethics. We will then calculate a tax rate on petrol that is consistent with these preferences, and display where their tax rate lies relative to a range of expert recommendations". Exhibited by: York Management School

modern slavery

Another link in the chain for the UK Modern Slavery Act: Connecting corporate leadership and consumer behaviour

This interactive exhibition is founded on two previous research studies that explored how companies have attempted to tackle the prevalence of Modern Slavery in their supply chain, and in particular, the extent to which the UK Modern Slavery Act has transformed organizational behaviour in relation to tackling Modern Slavery in supply chains. In this interactive exhibition, we will add another ‘link to the chain’ by translating our research at the corporate and leadership level to consumers, to influence sales on the high street and thereby demonstrating that ROI in better supply chains pays off. We hope that this will encourage consumers to take action to change behaviour. The research display will be an immersive and interactive exhibition of imagery that depicts people at work in the supply chain. Through the projection of a series of images, we will evoke emotional responses from participants and explore how these affect decision-making and behaviour. We believe that communication with the public is the key to unlocking their potential to change, and extending the impact of the UK Modern Slavery Act to the high street. Exhibited by: Hult International Business School

NHSquicker

NHSquicker: Informing attendance choices for urgent care

NHSquicker is a digital platform that delivers indirect suggestions (nudges) to inform patients of alternative locations for urgent care. It includes a user-facing app that provides these suggestions taking into account the live waiting time from A&E/Minor Injury Units (MIUs) and combining it with travel time. It helps users make informed decisions, for example, whether they visit a facility which may be nearer to them but with a long waiting time or travel to an alternative location that is further away but with a shorter waiting time. This helps to reduce overcrowding in A&E by redistributing demand for minor ailments among the network of MIUs. NHSquicker receives real-time data from over 25 A&E and MIUs in Devon and Cornwall. www.nhsquicker.co.uk Exhibited by: University of Exeter Business School

Warwick

Warwick Business School’s organising healthcare research network

This exhibition showcases research undertaken within Warwick Business School’s (WBS) Organising Healthcare Research Network (OHRN) that has impacted on healthcare organisations, service delivery and health policy in the UK and beyond. The OHRN is a research grouping focused upon healthcare organisation and management research, and concerned with impact on policy and organisational practice, commonly through empirical studies supported by large-scale research funding. The group publish in the very highest quality, peer-reviewed academic journals and the network is highly engaged with practice with WBS faculty working directly with UK hospitals and the NHS, as well as internationally in partnership with other University faculties. Research conducted through the OHRN has led to material impacts on: patient care – for example in one impact case example we demonstrate that research directly led to saving 60 lives and; health policies – for example, we demonstrate in one of our impact cases that OHRN research influenced healthcare regulatory processes and prompted a UK Government consultation on reforming healthcare professional regulation. Exhibited by: Warwick Business School

smart parks

Smart parks: Technology-enabled societal innovation in national and urban parks

The Smart Parks concept, developed by the Connected Communities Research Lab at Lancaster University Management School, was inspired by the exponential growth in smart technologies such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and Internet of Things, and the opportunities they create for societal innovation in national and urban parks. There is a growing body of evidence that links people’s use of open green spaces to their physical and mental wellbeing, social cohesion, community effectiveness, and favourable economic and environmental outcomes. Our interdisciplinary research programme brings together postgraduate students, industry sponsors, community leaders, local businesses, and policy-makers. Innovation is accelerated through prototyping projects, benchmarking, and sharing of good practices. Exhibited by: Lancaster University Management School

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Using commercial big data for economic and social development: The PARM (Projected Augmented Relief Model) of cellular activity in Tanzania

The display demonstrates the potential for using commercial data to aid development in countries where data streams we take for granted don’t exist or are dysfunctional. Mobile phone records (anonymized) are used to generate socio-economic maps and animations that can inform optimized service location, infrastructure design and transport development among many other applications. The demonstration consists of a 3D projection derived from mobile phone data from the Kilimanjaro region of Northern Tanzania. Note: The display was funded by the following projects: 'Neo-demographics: Opening Developing World Markets by Using Personal Data and Collaboration EPSRC EP/L021080/1' and 'From Human Data to Personal Experience EPSRC EP/M02315X/1'. Exhibited by: Nottingham University Business School

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The business of fashion, textiles & technology: Sustainable growth & prosperity

The exhibition will present a major new research project funded under the government’s Industrial Strategy which is investing over £40m in R&D creative clusters in the UK over the next 5 years. The Centre for Fashion Business & Innovation Research based at University of the Arts London’s Fashion Business School is leading an industry-HEI partnership on Business Innovation including new business and enterprise models & financing, and Technology Adoption, including AI/VR and sustainable materials development - leading to new product and service innovation and business growth. The prime beneficiaries are SMEs including BMEs, and fashion design, ‘fashtech’ and manufacturing clusters linked to social and economic prosperity, environmental sustainability and place-shaping - one of the Industrial Strategy objectives. Exhibited by: Fashion Business School, London College of Fashion

If you wish to speak to us about delegate registration, speaking opportunities or sponsorship, please contact: Oliver Lowe Chartered Association of Business Schools +44 (0) 207 634 9581 oliver.lowe@charteredabs.org

“It’s always excellent to meet people from other business schools, to talk about shared problems that we face, and talk about what we are collectively trying to do to make the world a better place”

Professor Mark Freeman, Dean, The York Management School

“The exhibition has provided a really interesting way of presenting the research, more visual and engaging than we would normally do through written academic papers”

Tina Harrison, Professor of Financial Services Marketing and Consumption, University of Edinburgh Business School

“The conversations today have been extremely interesting, particularly those concerning interdisciplinary work.”

Professor Edward Truch, Director of Connected Communities Research Lab, Lancaster University Management School

“This exhibition is challenging assumptions and changing expectations about what business school research can achieve”

Dr Nadine Page, Senior Research Fellow, Hult International Business School