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T-Mobile complete research with Business School

Kingston Business School has joined forces with T-Mobile to produce research on the relationship between employee productivity in comparison to the length of hours they work. T-Mobile worked with Kingston Business School to produce a report examining changing work practices in the UK, titled The ‘Demise of the Desk Hugger’. The report investigates evolving employer and employee attitudes to the...

14 January 2009Read More

First apprentice talks to students

Sir Alan Sugar’s first apprentice has been talking to students from Kingston University about how to make it in the business world. Tim Campbell won the original series of television’s The Apprentice in which self-made millionaire Sir Alan Sugar put business brains through their paces. After working for the tycoon for two years, Tim left to his £100,000-a-year job to start The Bright Ideas Trust...

05 January 2009Read More

Excellent showing for Business School in RAE 2008

The recent results of the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008 show that the research output of Kingston Business School is very highly rated. Overall, 90% of the research submitted by staff from Kingston Business School was rated as being of a quality that is recognised internationally, or internationally excellent, in terms of originality, significance and rigour and 10% was graded as ‘world...

22 December 2008Read More

Student wins placement award

George Avlastimovas has won the prestigious Intern of the Year award whilst undertaking his work placement at Microsoft, part of his Business Information Technology course. The Intern of the Year excellence award is used by Microsoft to recognize the achievements of students that join the company every year. The main criteria for the award is how the student encompasses the core Microsoft company...

19 December 2008Read More

Principal Lecturers win award

Walter Skok, (Department of Informatics and Operations Management), and Patricia Harris, (Department of Strategy, Marketing and Entrepreneurship) have gained an award for a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between the Business School and M3 Housing, which publishes and supports products and services to help develop and maintain social housing stock. The two year project will conduct a...

10 December 2008Read More

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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