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22-26 January 2018 || University Research Showcase

The University Research Showcase 2018 is taking place from 22–26 January, and will see the University celebrate its research successes with a series of events for internal or external audiences. RESI colleagues and iSPER will be participating in this event and more details will follow in due course. For the time being, please pencil these dates in your diary.


7 February || 14:00-16:00 || Writing for Policy Makers: MH 204

Allice Hocking and Lee Richards of SERIO will discuss how we can encourage policy makers to read, and engage with our research findings, and summarise and present our research to maximise its impact on policy makers. They will share some good practice guidelines as well as circulate examples of policy documents and executive summaries for discussion. SERIO is an applied research unit at the University of Plymouth and most of their research is commissioned by policy makers in government departments, large charities and organisations such as the British Council.  All welcome. To register for this event please email

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28 February || 12:00-14:00 || Social Innovation and Sustainable Marketing: MH 204

Dr Victoria Hurth is Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Marketing at Plymouth. Victoria will attempt to pin down and provoke discussion about some of the key ways in which the concepts of social innovation, sustainable marketing and organisational purpose inter-relate. By doing so, it is hoped that it will spur new thinking about research which unites them all: how organisations can contribute to long-term societal wellbeing for all and achieve sustainability. To register for this event please email

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14 March 2018 || 16:00-17:30 || How serious is a devolved data deficit?

Professor Max Munday, Director of Welsh Economy Research Unit, Cardiff Business School, discusses whether there is appropriate economic intelligence available at the sub-national level to inform decisions on economic policy making. The specific focus is on fiscal issues and the problems are explored through the lens of the devolved economy of Wales. The paper discusses how far areas of a devolved data deficit can be treated with in a cost effective manner. To register for this event please email

22 March 2018 || 14:00-15:30 || Does the way we talk about entrepreneurship have gendered consequences? MH 103

Dr Sally Jones is a Reader in Entrepreneurship and Gender Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School. Her award winning research spans gendered language and entrepreneurship education, transformational learning and nudge theory in entrepreneurship education, power-control theory and business growth trajectories, and the role of class and gender in the enterprise culture. To register for this event please email


26 April 2018 || 14:00-15:30 || The Art of Publishing in Top Journals: MH 103     

Susan Marlow is Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Nottingham Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Visiting Professor at the University of Leeds and the University of Vienna. To register for this event please email

3 May 2018 || 14:00-15:30 || Entrepreneurship In Contexts of Violent Conflict: MH 204

Doaa Althalathini is a Doctoral Researcher at Plymouth Business School. She will present her research focused on resilience, gender and entrepreneurship in conflict zones. To register for this event please email


21 May 2018 || 14:00-15:30 || Business as Unusual. An Explanation of the Increase of Private Economic Activity in High-Conflict Areas in Afghanistan: MH 103

Tommaso Ciarli is a Senior Research Fellow at Sussex University, and his research interests focus on violent conflict and entrepreneurship. In this research, Tommaso uses a unique dataset that combines spatial detailed information on conflict events and on households' activity, to show a positive and significant correlation between violent conflict and entrepreneurship in Afghanistan. He builds spatial and IV identifications to estimate the effect of different measures of conflict on the investment in a range of private economic activities of nearby households. The results consistently show that the level of conflict, its impact, and to a lesser extent its frequency, increase the probability that a household engages in self-employment activities with lower capital intensity and in activities related to subsistence agriculture, and reduce the probability of investing in higher capital self-employment. Overall, by increasing entrepreneurship, conflict pushes the country towards a regressive structural change. However, the magnitude of most of the effects is quite small. The paper contributes to a literature that, due to data constraints and identification issues, has not yet delivered conclusive evidence. To register for this event please email

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6-8 June 2018 || Academic Writing Retreat

This workshop will be led by Dr Angela Carradus – Teaching Fellow at the Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies at Leeds University, and a seasoned Writing Retreat Leader at Lancaster University. The writing retreat is suitable for PhD scholars, early career researchers and established researchers. It begins on the afternoon of Wednesday June 6 and ends on Friday June 8 at 4pm. You must be available to attend the full 2.5 days. Spaces are limited to 15 so please register early to secure your place. To register for this event please email


14-15 June 2018 || Rural Entrepreneurship Conference

Hosted by Dr Nikolaos Apostolopoulos. Details to follow.

3 July 2018 || 14:00-15:30 || Informal Peer Review of Academic Writing: MH 204  

The purpose of this session is to provide informal feed-forward to each other on our papers that are almost ready for submission to a 2* or higher ABS ranked journal. If you would like ‘feed-forward’ about your work at this session, you must also be willing to provide feed-forward for another colleague on their submission! Please email Haya Al-Dajani ( your paper by June 15 at the latest so she can circulate the papers ten days before the workshop so that we all have time to review each other’s papers and come prepared to give feedback on July 3rd.  To register for this event please email

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