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  • Professor Audley Genus, of Kingston University’s Small Business Research Centre, has recruited a doctoral student who will be supported by a three-year studentship funded via a donation from YTL Corporation. The YTL PhD studentship will be held by Leigh Champagnie, who graduated from KU with an MSc in Renewable Energy Engineering in 2014.
  • British Academy of Management Professional Development Workshop on “Researching and Engaging with SMEs” organised by Dr Natalia Yakovlena, Professor George Saridakis, Dr Elina Meliou and Professor John Kitching.
  • Prof Kitching is to be appointed a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the International Journal of Entrepreneurial, Behaviour and Research (to start 1 Jan 2015). John Kitching’s Background Paper for the OECD Project on Inclusive Entrepreneurship ‘Entrepreneurship and self-employment by people with disabilities’ has been published and available online http://www.oecd.org/employment/leed/inclusive-entrepreneurs-in-europe.htm
  • Professor Genus is organising the SCORAI Europe workshop on Sustainable Consumption, which will take place at the Royal Society, London, on 30 September/1 October, 2014 (and for which he has a book contract with Springer publishers). He has been invited to chair a session at a two-day SCORAI Europe workshop on inter-disciplinarity and research and teaching of sustainability at the University of Lausanne, due to take place in December 2014.
  • The Kingston MBA in Moscow has once again been ranked at the top of MBA programmes in Russia by major newspaper Izverstiya. The rankings are based on salary increase of graduates, the length of time to achieve a promotion or secure a new role after completing the course, quality of networking opportunities and personal & professional development, the latter receiving a 4.82/5.00 rating.

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