Please see below for a number of interesting recent announcements and relevant research publications (click headings for downloads or more information).
Places still available at Developing Women’s Leadership: Theory and Practice 25-26 May University of Roehampton
- a 1.5 day workshop driven by the need to address the lack of individual and organisational theories that focus on women’s leadership. This gap in the literature means we are unable to address important leadership theories confidently, yet the demand for insights about women and leadership continues to increase.
Opportunity for women-owned businesses to meet with Women Entrepreneurs Netherlands
1) Wednesday 13th April
Networking and Matchmaking, Dutch Embassy, 38 Hyde Park Gate, London, SW7 5DP
2) Thursday 14th April – 3.30pm
High Tea & Networking, The House of Lords, Parliament Square, London, SW1A 0PW
This event is hosted by Baroness Howells of St Davids, Member of the House of Lords.
If you would like to attend, please email your contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disability and Entrepreneurship Workshop 21 April 2016
- The Enterprise and Diversity Research Cluster at Birmingham Business School is holding this ‘Disability and Entrepreneurship’ workshop to highlight this intersection of two vexed concepts as a place where ideas from disability studies and the business school can meet and interact in a way that has theoretical, as well as practical socio-economic, implications. This event will combine ongoing work from established and new scholars in this area, drawing upon a range of empirical and theoretical material. Whilst it will be of particular interest to those with an interest in disability and enterprise, it will also be informative to those with other interests in the business school, and disability studies more broadly.
- Gender equality and gender dimension in research are now priorities of the European Union Horizon2020 Framework Programme. The GARCIA project shares the same views, in considering how the gender dimension affects excellence and efficiency in research.The project plans to map and analyze the gender dimension at different organizational levels in various European research institutions. With a specific focus on the early stages of academic and scientific careers, the aim is to implement specific actions for combating gender stereotypes and discriminations.
- For this special issue, we seek theoretical and empirical work that significantly advances our understanding of whether and how historical research and reasoning can contribute to our understanding of entrepreneurship. In this regard, we encourage submissions that not only make contributions to entrepreneurship research and theory, but also engage the methodological and theoretical issues involved in using historical approaches in the management disciplines.
Here to Stay: Women’s Self-Employment in a (post) austerity era – Report by UK Women’s Budget Group
- Since the financial crisis and economic recession, the UK labour market has undergone a series of structural shifts. These have seen levels of female economic inactivity drop to a historic low, but also ushered in a new era of precarious working with self-employment accounting for a significant proportion of post-recession economic activity, especially for women. This paper explores these trends, and what they mean for the women directly affected as well as for policy setting.
- Only three days after research by the Women’s Budget Group showed that those on the lowest incomes – the majority of whom are women – would lose five times as much as the richest households, the Chancellor has again delivered a budget that sees women and disabled people paying for his tax cuts.
- Including She Figures 2015 report: fifth edition of the She Figures series –released every three years since 2003– which aims to monitor the level of progress made towards gender equality in research and innovation in the European Union. It analyzes comparable statistics on women and men amongst PhD graduates, researchers and decision-makers, and data on differences in working.
24th – 25th May, 2016
The Glendonbrook Institute for Enterprise Development, and Loughborough University London (LU London) are hosting a conference on Entrepreneurship and Innovation to which it invites scholars as presenters and/or participants.
This conference represents a great opportunity to showcase research, receive useful feedback, enter into discussions with fellow scholars, form collaborations, and generally meet like-minded colleagues in a friendly and supportive environment.
Keynote: Professor Mike Wright, Imperial College Business School
LU London is based inside the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, a bustling and easy-to-get-to location. Our School is a smart modern facility with a lovely Harvard-style lecture theatre which we shall use for the conference. The Olympic Park should be awash with flowers in May – worth visiting in its own right.
The conference theme is entrepreneurship and innovation – contributions tightly or more loosely connected to the theme are invited. These can be PhD findings, works-in-progress, or (almost) final versions of articles ready for submission to top journals.
The conference starts at 10.30 on Tuesday 24th May and ends at 3.30pm on Wednesday 25th May. You can present your research in a 30 minute session (15 minutes should be allowed for discussion) or bring a poster. Some fringe events are also being planned for entrepreneurs and small business owners, schedule TBA.
The conference is FREE with tea/coffee and lunch provided on both days. You will have to pay for your own travel.
Registration and Submissions:
• To register attendance, please email Amy (email@example.com) by 30th April 2016
• To submit a presentation, please send a short abstract of your presentation by 30th April 2016 to Louise (firstname.lastname@example.org).
• You can also bring a poster that will be displayed at the venue. (Either A1 or A2 in size)
|Louise Scholes – email@example.com (For all academic enquiries)|
|Amy Cripps-Mahajan – firstname.lastname@example.org, 020 3805 1335 (For all non-academic enquiries)|
|Loughborough University London, 3 Lesney Avenue, The Broadcast Centre, Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London, E15 2GZ|
Career trajectories and paths to self-employment for graduates in the new digital economy. (University of Portsmouth)
Parent-entrepreneurs: reimagining work-life through creative self-employment (Loughborough University)
25 PhD Studentships at Loughborough London (across enterprise, sport, digital, design, media)