Faculty of Business International Research Collaborations Conference

This year the Faculty of Business research conference focused on the theme of International Collaboration. This reflects the increasing emphasis by research funding bodies on collaborative research at national and international levels.

There were more than 50 papers presented across 12 strands covering all of the Faculty's research clusters. These include Tourism and Hospitality, Pedagogy, Brand Strategy, Critical Management and Accountability.

The papers represented the work of academics from France, Brazil, Turkey, Australia, USA, Netherlands, India, Italy, Spain, Ukraine and the UK.

The keynote presentation was given by Professor Barbara Harriss-White, Emeritus Professor of Development Studies at the University of Oxford. Her paper 'Toward a lower carbon transition in India: international, multidisciplinary and cross-generational collaborations' outlined her research into the issue of rice production in India and offered a wealth of insight into collaborative relationships which cross international boundaries and are inter-generational.

The Faculty of Business was well represented with 53 colleagues presenting or contributing to papers. The contributors and audience for the papers represented the faculty's established links with Burgundy School of Business, Hong Kong University and built on the existing international networks of colleagues from the Faculty.

Academic proceedings were framed by opportunities to network at Brookes Restaurant and the Ashmolean Museum Rooftop Terrace. Dr Louise Grisoni, Associate Dean for Research and Knowledge Transfer, closed the conference by celebrating the depth of academic discussion that was provoked by the event and looked forward to future collaborative enterprises between those present and further afield.




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