Category Archives: Northampton Business School

Research Gate – Attn All Researchers

If you use Research Gate – Please ensure that you have uploaded the accepted manuscript to NECTAR… STM (International Association of Scientific Technical and Medical Publishers) are taking on Research Gate with regards to copyright infringment…

By all means use Research Gate – but rather than uploading the full text, please provide a link to your article that’s in NECTAR.

What is made public through NECTAR has had the copyright checked by professional staff, and the University is also covered by a takedown notice.  We cannot cover you for your use of Research Gate.

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University’s Enterprise Priorities 2017-2020

The aim of the University’s Enterprise Plan for 2017-2020 is to deploy existing and new, resources in coordinated partnership with key local stakeholders to improve the economic metrics and business environment of Northamptonshire.   In achieving this aim the plan will also improve graduate employability, wellbeing, environmental and other metrics.

The University’s Enterprise Priorities 2017-2020 document has been written by Professor Simon Denny, Executive Dean for Research, Impact and Enterprise.  Find out more about these Priorities by reading the full document UoN Enterprise Priorities 2017 – 2020


Bangladesh Assistant High Commissioner visits UoN.

BangladeshOn Wednesday 15 March Bangladesh Assistant High Commissioner, Mr. Muhammad Zulqar Nain, will visit UoN to deliver a seminar on “Economic Development In Bangladesh”.

His presentation will include:
1. A short introduction of recent economic development in Bangladesh.
2. Some discussion of its relationship with Britain and China (including the influence of the ‘one belt one road’ initiative’).
And more….

The seminar will be on Wednesday 15 March from 13:00-14:30 in Cottesbrooke C226, Park Campus. Some local Bangladesh food will also be provided for you to try. If you would like to book a place please go to the Eventbrite page. If you have any questions please contact Esther Ramsden.


Working with Businesses

We are sorry, but this event has been postponed until later on in the year.

All you need to know when Working with Businesses

Working with a business is a valuable opportunity to enrich your research activity. This workshop will bring you up to speed with the advantages you can gain from working with businesses, key skills and potential opportunities.  Facilitated by Charlotte Patrick, Key Sector and Knowledge Transfer Manager for the Research and Strategic Bidding Office.

Interested? then come along on Wednesday, 29th March at 2pm in the Board Room, Avenue Campus.  To book your place, please visit Eventbrite on the link below.

Invitation to transfer seminars (Faculty of Business and Law)

SeminarThe Faculty of Business and Law invite all our research staff and supervisors, PGR students and all those interested to two transfer seminars, happening next week in C227. PGR student, Louise Atkinson, is presenting at 1pm on Tuesday 4th October on “The Role of Community Influences on Socially Responsible Activity within SMEs”PGR student, Maher Daboul, is presenting at 12.30pm on Wednesday 5th October on “Impact of Brand Crises on Brand Image in the age of Corporate Social Responsibility.” Read on for the abstracts…

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Call for papers: 2nd Annual Northampton Business School Research Conference

2nd NBS conference imageA call for papers from NBS staff  and NBS doctoral students for the 2nd Annual NBS Conference has been announced. Changemaker for Tomorrow: creating business impact through research is this year’s theme and the conference will run on 15th and 16th June 2016. The deadline for abstracts is May 3rd 2016.

If your research area relates to any of the following themes:

  • Sustainability
  • Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Emerging Economies

then why not submit a paper? Please email your abstract, along with a brief personal biography to

Sharing our Struggles Seminar Series: Putting pen to paper…… reflections, modes, interactions and dynamics.

Find out more about this event by following this link
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Spring 2016 NBS Research Seminar Series announced

Submitted by Debbie Christopher

NBS logoThe Northampton Business School (NBS) have announced dates for their Research Seminar Series in April and May. The sessions are open to all staff and doctoral students.

28th April 2016 at 13:00 in C226.
Dr Yongjiang Shi from Oxford University. ‘International Operations Management (IOM) of Multinational Corporations (MNCs): To pursue a holographic understanding for their IOM network systems.

4th May 2016 at 13:00 in C226.
Visiting Professor Deborah Johnston: ‘Combining Excellence in Research and Teaching.

11th May 2016 at 13:00 in C309.
Maher Daboul, Phd Student. Transfer Seminar.

25th May 2016 at 13:00 in C227.
Payal Jain, Phd Student. ‘Developing social value creation framework: perspectives of private, public and third sectors.’

Please email Debbie Christopher if you would like to attend.


CFP: 19th annual Dilemmas for Human Services International Research Conference

Submitted by Dr Hala Mansour

Northampton Business School is holding the 19th annual Dilemmas for Human Services International Research Conference from 12-14 September 2016. The link for the call for paper to the Conference 2016 is here.

The Dilemmas conferences date back to 1995, and are organised by researchers working at Keele University, Staffordshire University UK, the University of East London UK, Luleå University of Technology, Linköping University, and Linnaeus University, Sweden and now Northampton Business School. Theme of this year’s conference is change management and most of the discussion will be around managing change from different perspectives (Challenges, Ethics, Gender,……).

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Workshop: Conceptual and Methodological Issues in Sustainability Research

Submitted by Dr Sandy MacDonald

The above workshop will be held in room C226 on 18th November from 2 to 4pm.

About the speaker:

Dr Mohamed Saeudy is lecturer in Accounting and Finance at School of Management and Business, Aberystwyth University. Dr Saeudy is a qualitative researcher in Social and Environmental Accounting. His research interest centres on how financial and accounting practices may help business institutions to be more sustainable. His work has focused on developing organisational lenses to understand accounting for sustainable development practices in different organisational settings e.g. small and medium size businesses and higher education institutions. His current work explores the accounting for sustainable development practices in the banking sector. Furthermore, his research interests focus around the main impediments and motivations of organisational sustainability. Dr Saeudy has spent many years working in the banking industry in Egypt and UK. He had also held a research and teaching commitments in accounting and finance at the University of Derby. He also led and taught the Green Accounting and Sustainability Modules at Keele University covering the topics ranging from accountability processes to sustainable business strategies and policies.

If you wish to attend please let Debbie Christopher know.