The Professional Liaison Network, part of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law at the University of Bristol delivered a collaborative workshop on Sustainability Strategies in Organisations. This event, hosted by Burges Salmon looked to promote discussion on the key challenges around developing sustainability strategies in organisations.
Ahead of this year’s International Women’s Day, we spoke to Professor Palie Smart, from the University of Bristol Business School, about her experiences and reflections as a woman in leadership.
Professors Nick Taylor and Ian Tonks, of the University of Bristol Business School, formed part of a major international collaborative project assessing the variations in results across research teams in providing answers to typical finance research questions. The paper, Non-standard errors, features 250 joint authors, and explores the difference in results found by researchers when independently testing the same hypothesis on the same data sample. This is important for research in financial economics because variability in data cleaning and choice of an estimation method adopted by a research team is not usually allowed for in establishing the significance of empirical research. (more…)
FinTech is integral to so much of business and society today, whether it is impacting financial services or the gig economy. PhD candidate Lan Nguyen attended the FinTech for the Good of Society Workshop last week and wrote about the discussions that took place.
We’re delighted to announce and congratulate Professor Daniel Neyland on his appointment as the new Co-Director for BDFI (Bristol Digital Futures Institute). Daniel joined the University of Bristol as a social scientist in September 2022, and for over 25 years has worked on sociotechnical research, with particular interests in issues of accountability, responsibility and values in science, technology and forms of organisation.
BDFI look forward to working with him as they enter a new phase of development with more staff, projects, an operational research hub and tested facilities.
The Accounting Group hosts an extensive programme of research seminars, featuring external scholars and academic experts covering a rich range of exciting topics in the accounting field, including financial reporting, management accounting, climate change, and sustainability.
At the University of Bristol Business School, the research we do tackles the big global issues impacting the economy and society. 2022 has been an exciting year for us and has included some outstanding activity across the school. Here is just a few of our 2022 highlights: (more…)
We’re delighted to announce that Dr Anita Mangan, Senior Lecturer in Organisation Studies at the University of Bristol Business School has been appointed Editor of the Journal of Co-operative Studies.
Dr Mangan’s research on co-operatives is broadly themed around social justice in organisation studies. She is currently working on projects about union co-ops, Irish credit unions’ responses to Covid-19, and the development of Bristol co-operatives and community benefit societies. She is lead of the Sustainable Production & Consumption and Inclusive Economy research group.
Dr Vanessa Beck of the University of Bristol Business School has been awarded a grant of £975k from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to study underemployment and the lived experience of underemployed workers. The project is a collaboration with Prof Tracey Warren and Dr Luis Torres-Retamal from the University of Nottingham, Dr Daiga Kamērade, University of Salford, and Dr Vanesa Fuertes, University of the West of Scotland and will start in January 2023.
The team will be working with Bristol One City, Citizens UK in Nottingham, The Poverty Alliance in Glasgow, and Salford City Council. The research aims to build positive relationships with these organisations and the wider community.
After two years of online events, this year we are excited to resume face-to-face sessions, with most of the speakers coming to Bristol, spending a day visiting the Business School and meeting our faculty. Our Seminar Series is the result of excellent speaker suggestions from our faculty members and a shortlisting based on both academic and diversity criteria. (more…)