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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

29 September 2014Read More

SCORAI Europe workshop on Sustainable Consumption

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...

29 September 2014Read More

Kingston MBA is top of the tables in Russia

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. The...

24 September 2014Read More

First joint HR seminar hailed a success

The first in a ground breaking series of "From Research to Practice" HR seminars jointly hosted by Kingston Business School and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) took place on 11 September at Kingston Hill campus. Dr Christina Butler, Kingston University's expert in International HRM and Peter Cheese, the CEO of the CIPD and Kingston University's honorary doctor, each...

22 September 2014Read More

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