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ABS Annual Research Conference - Beyond the REF 2014: Future Strategies - Future Funding #ABSResearch
18 Mar 2015

The Association of Business Schools’ Annual Research Conference is the major annual gathering of senior research management leaders from UK business schools. With the recently published results of the REF 2014 this conference falls at a turning point for many institutions, in particular for their research strategies.


Professor Christoph Loch, Director, Cambridge Judge Business School
Welcome from Cambridge Judge Business School

Professor Robin Mason, Dean, University of Exeter Business School
Chair’s Opening Remarks and keynote address

Panel observations and discussion
Professor Amanda Broderick, Dean, Salford Business School;
Professor Angus Laing, Chair, Association of Business Schools; Dean of Business and Economics, Loughborough University;
Professor Simon Collinson, Dean, Birmingham Business School and ESRC.

Professor Robin Mason, Dean, University of Exeter Business School

Professor Mike Pidd, Professor of Management Science, Lancaster University Management School; Chair, Business & Management Studies Panel, 2014
The impact of impact on REF 2014

Interactive open discussion
Dr Michael Hopkins, Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange, School of Business, Management and Economics University of Sussex;
Steve Hollis, Deputy Head, Birmingham LEP, Deputy Chair, Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP; former Midlands Chair of KPMG;
Profesor Hazel Barrett, Associate Head of Applied Research, Coventry University;
Interactive open discussion

Specialist seminar A: Regional Agenda - LIVE Broadcast Business School Engagement and Research Supporting Regional Growth
Steve Hollis, Deputy Chairman, Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP;
Professor Stephen Roper, Director of Enterprise Research Centre, Warwick Business School.

Specialist seminar B: Corporate funding and collaboration
Dr David Docherty, Chief Executive, National Centre for Universities and Business;
Prof G “Anand” Anandalingam, Dean, Business School, Imperial College London.

Specialist seminar C: Connecting to STEMM+ B & M Cross Campus Interdisciplinary Rewards and Challenges
Professor Jill Schofield, Dean, The York Management School;
John de Pury, Assistant Director of Policy, Universities UK.

Specialist seminar D: The ABS Academic Journal Guide
Professor Geoffrey Wood, Professor of International Business, Warwick Business School;
Professor James T Walker, International Business & Strategy, Henley Business School at the University of Reading;
Professor Andrew Simpson, Associate Dean External Business Advancement, Sheffield University Management School

Professor Simon Collinson, Dean, Birmingham Business School and ESRC
Chair’s introduction

Adrian Alsop, Director of Research, Partnerships and International, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Keynote address

Panel discussion
Professor Steve Legg, Visiting Professor in Computing Royal Academy of Engineering , Assessor, REF Panel for UoA19;
Jacqueline Aldridge, Research and Impact Manager, Kent Business School;
Professor Lucas Introna, Associate Dean of Research, Lancaster University Management School.

Closing remarks
Angus Laing

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