Chester Forum X

Chester Forum X

Chester Forum, News
Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders and Academics gathered at the University of Chester's Churchill House yesterday for the tenth Chester Forum. The 10th Chester Forum and Marco Polo Initiative focused on the economy and entrepreneurship in the UK, the changing political scene and Global Trade. Participants reflected on developments in the City of Chester and across the wider region being turned from political concept into economic reality and what it means for Cheshire, Warrington and the wider region over the next decade. Meeting against a backdrop of a changing international trade landscape, the Forum reflected on the less than harmonious trade relations between China and the US, Brexit, Iran’s and Saudi Arabia’s position in the world and growing moves towards protectionism. Issues and trends from Europe and the US were considered with…
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Denise Mullen

Denise Mullen

BRI - Advisory Board
Denise Mullen is an award-winning communications professional and former daily newspaper news editor and feature writer.A former MD at Saatchi and Saatchi, she was a main board director (business development - UK and Europe) for the UK’s largest independent PR network, Harrison Cowley in London, and part of Lord Chadlington’s board at Huntsworth when the company was sold - now renamed Grayling PR and Public Affairs. Denise was part of the team that launched the UK’s biggest ever consumer brand – The National Lottery – working with the BBC. She has handled a broad church of campaigns from communications for the nuclear industry and strategic public engagement for NHS health authorities and the Department of Health to working with banks as part of cross-agency teams to design retail finance brands.…
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Why bother surcharging?

Why bother surcharging?

FEATURES, steve worthington
A decade and a half ago the Reserve Bank of Australia introduced fundamental changes to fees and charges involving payment cards with the aim of lowering charges for merchants and consumers. But the RBA also allowed merchants to add a surcharge to a transaction, the theory being merchants would price in a way to encourage usage of the lowest cost system. "More than 5,000 of the circa 6,500 final submissions to the FSI were concerned with surcharging on card payments.” Reality has proved to be different – as indeed many warned at the time. As a rule, rather than surcharge on economic efficiency grounds, merchants have surcharged based on market power. For consumers, surcharging is annoying and confusing because there are no set rules and little enforcement of over-charging. Merchants…
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Unlocking Rosicrucian mysteries

Unlocking Rosicrucian mysteries

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THE 17th century Rosicrucian Manifestos are the subject of a new book, written by a member of staff from the Business Research Institute.Steven Markham has produced a modern English version of the three books, which were originally published in German and Latin.In the early 17th Century, three documents were published, which came to be known as The Rosicrucian Manifestos. These books promoted a reformation of mankind and spirituality and professed to reveal a hitherto unknown ‘secret society’, based upon the teachings and discoveries of a man referred to as Christian Rosencreutz.Rosicrucian thought became highly influential throughout Europe and many publications based on or discussing the manifestos were written. It influenced such notable writers as Robert Fludd, Michael Maier and Elias Ashmole, as well as impacting on Freemasonry.Rosicrucian societies, such as…
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Brexit: what would Machiavelli do?

Brexit: what would Machiavelli do?

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PROFESSOR Phil Harris, Executive Director of the University of Chester’s Business Research Institute, delivered a lecture on Machiavelli at the national Public Affairs Conference, held in London.Phil is a founding editor of the Journal of Public Affairs and holds the Westminster (Grosvenor) Professorship in Marketing and Public Affairs.The theme of this year’s conference, organised by the Dods Group Plc and CIPR (Chartered Institute of Public Relations), focussed on ‘Uncertainty’, including Brexit and its repercussions and also changes in the digital revolution.Phil’s talk, entitled Machiavelli’s Advice to Princes and Princesses to Succeed Post Brexit’, examined the importance of the relationships a leader has with those around them. Otherspeakers included; Annabel Gaba, Head of Public Affairs for Virgin Trains; Emma Greenwood, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, Cancer Research UK; and Lord…
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Professor Andrew McAuley presents Seminar for BRI Staff and Students

Professor Andrew McAuley presents Seminar for BRI Staff and Students

FEATURES
Visiting Professor Andrew McAuley presented a Seminar entitled "Waltzing Matilda: Reflections on developing world class small businesses and people". The Seminar focused on the development of Entrepreneurial Marketing (EM) and development of world-class SMEs and entrepreneurs at the University of Chester's Riverside Campus. Staff and Students from the Business Research Institute and China Centre attended the Seminar in which Professor McAuley reflected on the growth of EM from a niche subject taken by small or specialised groups of students to a large cross-disciplinary activity with the power to transform lives and communities. Also contributing to the seminar were academic staff from the University of Chester; Professor Phil Harris, Executive Director of the Business Research Institute (BRI) and Westminster Chair of Marketing, Dr Wing Lam, Director of the China Centre, Deputy…
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Waltzing Matilda: Reflections on developing world class small businesses and people

Waltzing Matilda: Reflections on developing world class small businesses and people

Events, News
In this open seminar Professor McAuley will be reflecting on the challenges and opportunities facing development of world-class small business and people. Open SeminarBusiness Research Institute and China Centre Tue, 18 June 201912:00 – 13:00 BSTRiverside Building Rm 250,University of ChesterChester CH1 1SLAdd to Calendar  Speaker's bio Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Andrew attended the University in Nottingham, England where he completed his BA and PhD in Geography. His academic career began as a Research Assistant at Lancaster University before moving to the University of Stirling in Scotland where he worked for 22 years. Having begun his career at Stirling as a Research Fellow in the Scottish Enterprise Foundation, he finished his time there as Professor of Marketing Management, Head of the Department of Marketing and Vice-Dean for Learning & Teaching.…
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Dr Wing Lam- 林颖博士

Dr Wing Lam- 林颖博士

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林颖博士 Dr Wing Lam 工商管理学士,工商管理硕士,教育学硕士,创业学博士,英国高级教育局执业会员切斯特大学中国中心主任商学研究院副院长创业学副教授 林颖博士是个由企业实务转向学术研究的学者。从事学术研究之前,她在香港有着近十年的商业实务经历,主要从事过国际贸易,企业咨询和内部审计。她的国际商务和学术背景奠定了其学术研究和学术生涯的基础。林博士致力于建立学术界与商界之间的桥梁,强调学术研究的理论和实践价值,积极开展研究成果的推广活动。其研究方向主要在创业,家族企业,女性创业,创业融资,少数民族创业和跨文化管理等领域,在过去几年, 她先后完成了数个跨国的研究项目。林博士的研究成果广泛地发表在世界顶级学术期刊上,并分别在学术研究,教学和领导能力方面赢得英国国内及国际奖项。在加入商学研究院之前,她曾任英国杜伦大学商学院讲师,并在2015年获得创新教学大奖。2015年10月林博士应邀加入商学研究院并任副院长。林博士现任切斯特大学中国中心主任并致力促进切斯特大学与海外国家的学术交流合作,尤其是‘一带一路’与亚洲国家的合作。 在其领导下, 中国中心成功于2019年四月获得英格兰北部教育国际合作大奖, 充分肯定了中国中心对切斯特大学之中国策略的贡献。林博士曾成功辅导多位博士生完成博士学位及多次担任博士生外审, 现致力辅导数位在读博士生及培训其研究团队。同时她也担任大连民族大学及广西师范大学客座教授并经常在国内各大学演讲。 获得奖项Awards and Prizes 1. 2019 英格兰北部国际合作大奖 2. 2015 杜伦大学商学院创新教学大奖 3. 2011年Emerald Literati Network最受赞誉卓越文章大奖 Lam W., (2010) Funding Gap, What Funding Gap? Financial Bootstrapping: Supply, Demand and Creation of Entrepreneurial Finance, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, 16 (4), 268-295. 4. 2010年英国伦敦第33届小企业及创业国际会议家族企业组最佳文章 Lam, W., "Understanding the Relationship Marketing Process of Family Businesses in the Industrial (B2B) Sector". 5. 2007年英国格拉斯哥第30届小企业及创业国际会议管理技术及增长组最佳文章Lam, W., Shaw, E., & Carter, S., Entrepreneurial Capital: Convertibility, Personal Reputation and Firm Performance. 6. 2007全英管理学会创业组最佳文章 Carter, S., Shaw E., & Lam, W. (2007) Bank Lending to Entrepreneurs: How Gender Impacts on the Decision-making Process 7. 2006年澳洲墨尔本国际小企业世界年会女性创业最佳文章奖 Shaw, E., Lam, W., Carter, S., & Wilson, F. (2006). Theory, Practice and Policy: An Integrated View on Gender, Networks and Social Capital.…
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Research Centre for Traditional Chinese Culture and Communication opens

Research Centre for Traditional Chinese Culture and Communication opens

Chinese, FEATURES, News
The ​China Centre of the University of Chester hosted a delegation of Dezhou University from Shandong Province in east China, which marks another successful education partnership programme between Chinese universities and the University of Chester. In addition to signing up MOU, Professor Shengcun Zhao, President of Dezhou University opened the Centre for Cultural Exchange office at the Launch ceremony. Zhao said that Dezhou University would like to send more teachers and students to Chester and would also welcome Chester’s staff and students to visit China for academic exchange activities in the foreseeable future. In the last few years the University of Chester's China Centre has been developing quickly and forging links between Chester, overseas universities and businesses worldwide. In particular it is at the forefront in bridging arts, research, education…
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