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Kingston Business School rated Excellent by Eduniversal for the 7th consecutive year!

This year 250 Deans and Directors from universities in 154 countries have given Kingston Business School an Excellent rating for the 7th consecutive year! The latest Eduniversal Best 1000 Business Schools ranking has given Kingston three Palmes of Excellence with a reinforcing international influence. Deans and Directors at the 7th Eduniversal World Convention gathered in October this year and...

26 November 2014Read More

Entrepreneurs share the secrets of their success with Business School students

In two special Business School events, successful entrepreneurs were invited to talk about the ups and downs of building a business. Whether an entrepreneur has staff across the world or works from the kitchen table, the questions about how to turn ideas into a thriving enterprise are the same: where to focus their energy, how make their product indispensable, how to raise money and how to become...

24 November 2014Read More

History means Iraq will prevail in battle against Islamic State, politician and new Kingston University Honorary Doctor Baroness Nicholson contends

Iraq will win the battle against Islamic State fighters because of its enduring traditions and founding principles as a nation, the Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to the country Baroness Emma Nicholson of Winterbourne has predicted. The former Liberal Democrat MP and member of the European Parliament was speaking ahead of receiving an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Kingston University's Faculty...

19 November 2014Read More

Capping cost of payday loans will reduce spiralling personal debts

Capping cost of payday loans will reduce spiralling personal debts If the new cap introduced by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is effective, the price paid by individual borrowers to access this short term source of personal financing should decrease. Paradoxically, this is not the effect that would reduce the total level of personal debts. On the contrary, a lower price would increase...

18 November 2014Read More

Kingston MBA students simulate real life

Operating and performing in a high-pressure environment is a crucial skill for budding executives in a today’s business world. Kingston MBA students had the chance to hone these skills during a real-life supply chain learning simulation last week. Supply chain lecturer Benjamin Laker applied this unique teaching method to his class, where students received orders from IKEA and were required to...

11 November 2014Read More

Kingston SBRC publishes 6th Entrepreneurial Spirit Students’ Survey (GUESS)

The Small Business Research Centre at Kingston University has published results from the 6th Global University Entrepreneurial Spirit Students’ Survey (GUESSS). GUESS is an international research project, published every two years, which investigates the entrepreneurial intentions and activities of students. Key findings from the study show that students regard an entrepreneurial career path as...

27 October 2014Read More

Growth for Kingston MSc International HRM programme in Moscow

The Kingston MSc International Human Resource Management programme has seen significant growth in enrolments in its fourth year of delivery in Moscow, Russia. This year, twenty-five HR professionals from Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine have opted into our programme, most of who are senior HR managers with at least 10 to 15 years of HR experience and represent companies such as Coca-Cola, Japan...

27 October 2014Read More

New PhD studentship

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. Leigh will work on a project investigating...

29 September 2014Read More

British Academy of Management Professional Development Workshop on “Researching and Engaging with SMEs”

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. The workshop investigated current and future perspectives of engaging with SMEs for academic research and development of business practice and policy. Specifically it discussed four...

29 September 2014Read More

Prof Kitching is to be appointed a member of the Editorial Advisory Board

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/...

29 September 2014Read More

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