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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.

Resources: Orbis and MarketLine to replace Global Business Browser

Joanne Farmer, Academic Librarian for Northampton Business School, reports:

“Some of you will already know that I have been looking into alternatives to Global Business Browser.  This resource has served us well for many years but, more recently, has not been meeting the needs of students quite as well as it used to.


Following a trial of Bureau Van Dijk’s database Orbis, this has now been purchased as a (partial) replacement for Global Business Browser. This database provides in depth financial data in relation to very large global companies. To enhance the content on this database, I have also subscribed to the EIU Market Indicators and Forecasts component.

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Summer School on ‘Doing and Communicating Qualitative Research’; Kingston University London; 4-8 July 2016

This event may be of interest to qualitative researchers:

Keynote by Les Back and workshops by our very own Jane Murray and Helen Lomax:

  • Keynote Address: Professor Les Back, Goldsmiths University of London ‘A qualitative research renaissance: New directions and opportunities’
  • ‘Researching with Children’ Facilitators: Dr Jess Prior, Kingston University, and Dr Jane Murray, University of Northampton
  • ‘Analysing, Generating & Disseminating Visual Data’ Facilitators: Professor Helen Lomax, University of Northampton, and Professor Janet Fink, University of Huddersfield.

Further and the Programme can be downloaded.

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.

Postgraduate Research Experience Survey 2015

The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey 2015 is now open and all postgraduate research students are encouraged to take part.

The survey is open until 14th May 2015.

Eligible research students can access the survey in two ways:
1) follow the unique link in the email invitation I have sent
2) log in with their student number as the username and the password ‘PRES2015’ at

The survey will take only around 15 minutes to complete.

If you would like more information about PRES please contact me by email ( or by telephone (01604 892812). You can download previous PRES final reports from:

New resource for marketing: WARC

warc-logoThe library has just purchased WARC, a database of brand case studies, campaign videos, articles and trends.

Over 8500 WARC case studies can be searched by industry sector, country, region, campaign objective, media and more.  Articles and research papers are grouped into 80+ topics ranging from alcoholic drinks to utilities and WARC guides include company profiles, best practice articles and briefings on communications and branding.

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New resource: Business Source Premier

BusSourcePremier_Masthead_WebBusiness Source Premier is one of the leading databases for business subjects.  A competitor product to ABI Global, it has both peer reviewed and trade journals; industry reports; company profiles, SWOT analyses and country economic reports.

Significantly, it provides access to the Harvard Business Review (not available from ABI Global) and McKinsey Quarterly.

We currently have trial access to Business Source Premier, but the library is planning to purchase the database later this year.  Login arrangements will be the same.

You can access Business Source Premier via the library’s A-Z list of databases and using your regular university login.  It is supplied by EBSCO so you will need to select it from their list.


New resource: Emerging Markets Case Studies

Submitted by Joanne Farmer, Academic Librarian

We now have access to 250 ‘Emerging Markets’ case studies on the Emerald database. Our new subscription includes perpetual access to all of the 2014 reports and also an archive back to 2011. These reports cover a range of subject areas including Entrepreneurship, International Business, HRM, Management Science, Marketing, Strategy and Tourism and Hospitality. Each case study comes with notes for teachers, which may be accessed via a separate login (teaching staff please contact your librarian for details).

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ICCSR Symposium 2013: Gender and Responsible Business

Submitted by Nadeem Khan, (PhD research student NBS)

Nadeem Khan

Nadeem Khan

The ICCSR symposium was held on 20th June 2013 at the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility, based at Nottingham Business School, University of Nottingham.


Siham Elgergeni and Ouarda Dsouli

Nadeem Khan, Siham Elgergeni and Ouarda Dsouli from the UN Business School attended the symposium, hosted by Prof. Jeremy Moon, with keynote speakers including Nadia Younes (Rio Tinto) and Kate Grosser (La Trobe University). The dialogue highlighted the human rights and business case for advancing gender balance as a stakeholder; human rights; corporate innovation and sustainable communities’ perspective. Read the rest of this entry