Professor Wes Harry

Professor Wes Harry

BRI - Advisory Board
CAREER HISTORY 2005 onwards: Adviser to Foundations, governments and Sovereign Wealth Funds in Asia and GCC 2002 – 2005: Adviser on Human Resource Management to the oil sector of Kuwait. 2000 – 2002: Head of HRM of the world’s largest Islamic bank, Al Rajhi, Saudi Arabia 1998 – 2000: Management consultant primarily involved in banking, universities and the HRM aspects of privatising Saudi Telecoms Company (with Booz, Allen and Hamilton) 1992 – 1994: General Manager Personnel Emirates Airline 1986 – 1992: Chief Manager Support Services Emirates Bank (International) 1981 – 1985: Personnel Manager Royal Brunei Airlines South East Asia   ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES Visiting Professor, University of Chester. 2012 to present Honorary Fellow, Cass Business School, City University, London 2003- present Previously member of the adjunct staff of the University of…
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Chester Forum IX

Chester Forum IX

FEATURES, News
The ninth Chester Forum entitled "The Marco Polo Initiative - Reflections on Internationalisation, Sustainability and Key Challenges Facing SME's: Now and post Brexit" was held at Churchill House on the University of Chester's Queen's Park Campus on Wednesday 18th July 2018. The proceedings were opened by Dr Fran Hulbert, Chairman of Chester Forum and University Business Advisory Council and Professor Phil Harris, Executive Director of the University of Chester's Business Research Institute and China Centre. Dr Hulbert welcomed the delegates and guests in an opening speech which set the scene for the day ahead. Simultaneous translations were given throughout the day. Delegates from China and UK received presentations and took part in discussions within four main topics: Review of the Economy, Brexit, Politics, International Economy and Partnerships with China Reflections on…
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High Sheriff of Cheshire 2018 Enterprise Awards

High Sheriff of Cheshire 2018 Enterprise Awards

News
Around 300 guests gathered at Chester Racecourse to celebrate the crème de la crème of the region’s business community at the annual High Sheriff of Cheshire Enterprise Awards. Hosted by the High Sheriff of Cheshire, Sarah Callander Beckett, and the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Chester, Professor Tim Wheeler, the guest speaker during the evening was Dr Sandeep Ranote who spoke about her work as a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist leading young people’s eating disorder services and as Director of Clinical Networks at North West Boroughs NHS Foundation Trust. Urban Landscape Design scooped the overall prize High Sheriff’s Award for Enterprise 2017/18, sponsored by LDF. Judges were looking for an organisation that had achieved outstanding commercial success and sustainable growth for this prestigious Award. Urban Landscape DesignUrban Landscape Design…
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Finalists announced for High Sheriff of Cheshire Enterprise Awards

Finalists announced for High Sheriff of Cheshire Enterprise Awards

News
The cream of the county’s business community has been unveiled, with the announcement of the finalists for the High Sheriff of Cheshire Enterprise Awards in the build up to the annual awards night on Thursday, March 22 at Chester Racecourse. The High Sheriff of Cheshire Enterprise Awards judges visited finalists in December and are in the process of making recommendations for the awards night. A new category – Micro Enterprise Award - is launched this year in recognition of all the wonderful businesses in rural and urban communities throughout Cheshire who champion entrepreneurial spirit and innovation. The finalists for this year’s Awards, by category, are:   High Sheriff’s Award for Enterprise Arvia Technology Clicky Media Laser Quantum TALL Group Urban Landscape Design   High Sheriff’s Award for Responsible Business Practice…
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Lan Li

Lan Li

PhD Students
Lan Li is a second year PhD student and researcher in Business Research Institute with particular research interest in Student Expectations and Entrepreneurship Education studies. She is currently focusing on a comparative study of students’ expectation on Entrepreneurship Education the UK and China as part of her PhD Thesis. She holds a Masters Degree in International Hospitality and Tourism Management at Sheffield Hallam University in 2011. She is an Association of Chartered Certified Accounts candidate and has previously studied at the London School of Business and Finance between 2013 and 2015. Finally, Lan is a cat lover, and enjoys travelling. Publications Sidsaph, H., Harris, P., Li, L., Zhu K., Zhao, Y., Yang S. (2017). Chester Forum VIII Edited Proceedings. University of Chester, Business Research Institute. Researchgate https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Lan_Li37 Google scholar https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?hl=en&user=a7NbB54AAAAJ&…
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Ke Zhu

Ke Zhu

PhD Students
Ke Zhu MSc, MBA, BA Ke is a second year PhD student and researcher in Business Research Institute with a research interest in family business studies. She is currently focusing on family business and the expectation of first and second generations on oversea education as the direction in her PhD research topic. She holds an MBA, an MSc in Banking and Finance and also a BA in International Finance. She is also a Chartered Institute of Management Accounts candidate and has previously studied in London from 2014 to 2016. Finally, Ke is fond of playing table tennis, fencing, swimming, and enjoys travelling.   Publications Sidsaph, H., Harris, P., Li, L., Zhu K., Zhao, Y., Yang S. (2017). Chester Forum VIII Edited Proceedings: UK and     China Business: The Marco Polo Initiative…
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Dian Wang

Dian Wang

PhD Students
Dian Wang BSc (hons) MSc Dian is a first year PhD student, research and project co-coordinator at the Business Research Institute. Prior to joining the BRI he was an International Student Ambassador and Residential Advisor in University of Chester. He gained bachelors degree in Tourism Management and also a Masters in International Business Management from the University of Chester’s Business School. He is an active researcher on several projects, including a study recently commissioned by the West Cheshire and North Wales’ Chamber of Commerce. Dian’s PhD research is focused on Personal Reputation and Micro-entrepreneurship. Researchgate https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Dian_Wang10 Google scholar Orcid https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3412-5210 Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/dian-wang-3a5b62a5/ Twitter DianWangBRI Academia.edu https://chester.academia.edu/DianWang
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The New Payments Platform may mean faster transactions, but it won’t be safer

The New Payments Platform may mean faster transactions, but it won’t be safer

News
Australians will finally enjoy the ability to send each other money in “real time”, with the launch of the New Payments Platform (NPP) today. The platform is a mixture of new processes for settling transactions between banks, guided by the Reserve Bank of Australia. But while this may make payments faster, it could also make them less safe. And data from the United Kingdom’s real-time payments platform, Faster Payments, show the take-up of Australia’s system may not be that strong. Although it was launched 10 years ago, Faster Payments has not yet become the most popular payment method in the UK. The most popular is still the traditional system, which takes three days to clear. Research into the Faster Payments platform shows it is rife with fraud and scams. Part of the problem in the…
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How is entrepreneurialism affecting China and its businesses?

How is entrepreneurialism affecting China and its businesses?

News, Publications
Watch Phil Harris discuss the influence of entrepreneurship in China, exploring Jackie Ma and the success of Alibaba, the new generation of Chinese entrepreneurs and the expansion of Chinese brands. Bringing together SAGE’s bestselling authors and leading figures in the field, and developed in partnership with academics, societies and practitioners to deliver cutting-edge pedagogical and research-oriented video within the social sciences, the full Business & Management Video Collection contains: More than 140 hours of tutorial, case studies and documentaries Tools to embed full videos or create custom clips for course management systems and other websites. FIND OUT MORE  
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