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Business and Law PhD graduate singled out for EU Award

A PhD graduate whose research found a remarkable connection between social capital and economic success in Northern Ireland is to be recognised this week with a prestigious international award from the EU. Dr Conor Patterson wrote his thesis, "The success of local economies - what contribution does social capital make? The case of Northern Ireland," while studying at the Small Business Research...

28 November 2008Read More

ESRC research award of £161,500

Researchers in the Department of Leadership, HRM and Organisation have been awarded £161,500 by the Economic and Social Research Council to explore employment practices in knowledge-intensive firms. The project is being run by Professor Katie Truss and Dr Enda Hannon in collaboration with colleagues at Dublin City University, led by Professor Kathy Monks, who have also been awarded €173,000 under...

26 February 2008Read More

Reality a problem for entrepreneurs ...

Research by the Small Business Research Centre (SBRC) for T-Mobile reveals that the reality of starting a business for entrepreneurs is more of a struggle than they bargained for. Professor Blackburn, Director of SBRC, says: "Money is not the motivating factor that you would expect based on programmes such as Dragons\' Den and Tycoon. People enter business to take charge of their own destiny...

10 December 2007Read More

Are we 'supermarket snobs' or not?

Dr Jay Singh from the School of Marketing was interviewed by BBC Radio Wales to give his view on some published research examining how the choice of supermarket at which Britons shop reflects their views of their social status. Dr Singh said that the evidence from his research did not entirely support this but suggests that the main criteria for the choice of supermarket patronage is location or...

18 October 2007Read More

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