Dian Wang

Dian Wang

BRI Staff, PhD Students
Dian Wang BSc (hons) MScDian 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.
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Ying Zhao

Ying Zhao

BRI Staff, PhD Students
Ying Zhao BA, MA, MBA Email: y.zhao@chester.ac.ukYing is a PhD student and researcher in Business Research Institute with a particular interest in crowdfunding and entrepreneurial studies. She holds an MBA in Global Financial Services from Coventry University, an MA in International Financial Analysis and a BA in Accounting and Finance from Newcastle University. She is also an Association of Chartered Certified Accountants candidate and has previously worked in a financial consultancy business. After a time working in the private sector, Ying has reconnected with her passion for learning and has been leading her own research project as part of her doctorate here at the BRI. She is currently focusing on entrepreneurial implications of reward-based crowdfunding as an alternative funding source for start-up businesses as part of her PhD Thesis. Conference presentations Zhao, Y.…
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Dr Wing Lam

Dr Wing Lam

BRI Academic Staff
Prior to joining the Business Research Institute, Dr Wing Lam was a Lecturer in Management at Durham University.  Attracted by the role and opportunities that this post can offer, Dr Lam joined the BRI in October 2015 as the Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Chinese Business Development. Dr Wing Lam Deputy Director, Business Research Institute Director, China CentreASSOCIATE PROFESSOR BA, MBA, MEd, FHEA, PhDBefore pursuing an academic career, Dr Lam spent nearly ten years in commerce (international trading, consultancy and internal auditing) in her native Hong Kong. Her international industrial and academic background helps to shape her research areas and thus her academic career.  Intending to bridge the gap between the academic community and the business world, Dr Lam has been actively involved in research and outreach activities which emphasises…
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Hassan Ramady

Hassan Ramady

BRI - Advisory Board
Hassan Ramady began his career with BICC Cables UK, member of the largest construction Group – Balfour Beatty, after obtaining his degree in Electrical Engineering from Newcastle University and is a Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology. He is well versed in the Arabic culture and language.He was relocated to the United Arab Emirates and rose to the position of Regional Director in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). During the period from 1977 to 2014, Hassan held Group vice Presidency positions with companies & trading houses employing over 6000 people and board memberships within companies in the Oil and Gas, Construction, Power Generation, Solar, hospitality and travel agency industries.In 2014 Hassan returned to the UK and established Optimus International Consultancy, based in Chester, and is currently the Chief…
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Rob McLoughlin

Rob McLoughlin

BRI - Advisory Board
Rob McLoughlin is a multi award winning Broadcaster and Producer. He won The Scoop of the Year Award in the 02 Media Awards in 2015 for a special edition of an ITV political series. In the same year he was appointed an OBE for 'Services to Broadcasting'. Rob co-hosted the first Weekend Breakfast show on BBC Radio Five Live, was part of the BAFTA award winning World in Action team and the RTS winning Granada Reports.He has broken exclusives for Granada, ITN, News international and others. He has presented news, current affairs and politcial programmes on radio and TV since 1994. A former Board Director of Granada TV, he founded Hasgrove a successful communications group which owned leading digital agency AMAZE and Europe's Interel SA. He created and co-founded Educate…
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Professor Peter Starbuck

Professor Peter Starbuck

BRI - Advisory Board
Peter Starbuck FCMI, FRICS, FCIOB, PhD, has been a manager for fifty years. He is a scholar of Peter F Drucker and was awarded a PhD from the Open University in 2007 for his thesis on the European Influences of Peter F Drucker. Founding Visiting Professor University Centre Shrewsbury Visiting Professor University of Chester Visiting Research Fellow to The Open University Business School Researcher and Contributor on Management to the British Library, a joint venture with the Chartered Management Institute  Alma Mater: The Open University Business School  Peter has written extensively on Drucker in his own right as well as making contributions to other leading management books His thesis is the only one lodged with the British Library. He has collaborated with The Open University Business School to produce an interactive…
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Professor Mike Jones

Professor Mike Jones

BRI - Advisory Board, Visiting Scholars
  Director, The Foundation for Management Education Mike is the Director of the Foundation for Management Education. An Educational Charity which instigates many initiatives for furthering the development of postgraduate management education within UK University Business Schools. Mike’s views on Management and Business Education are widely sought by politicians, the media and academia. Following an early role as a professional classical musician, Mike’s industrial career spans both mainstream corporate management at Board level together with side trips into Business School academia, including a spell as Dean of the Business School and the University of East London. Mike is a Trustee of the Lubbock Trust at Balliol College, Oxford and Special Academic Advisor to Liverpool Hope University Business School. In more recent years, he was Director General of the Association of MBAs, the professional organisation for holders of the MBA degree where he…
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Dr Fran Hulbert

Dr Fran Hulbert

BRI - Advisory Board
Fran Hulbert is the former Director of Skills Policy at the Northwest Regional Development Agency. The skills remit of the Regional Development Agencies (RDAs) was based upon substantial economic and labour market analysis and linked to capital regeneration, infrastructure investment, business development and growth in employment opportunity. Fran’s role involved ensuring that the skills, qualifications and competencies provided by schools, colleges and higher education better match the needs of employers. This was underpinned by “bending the spending” of circa £4bn of regional public resource on skills, employment and Higher Education (HE) in the region to respond to agreed priorities. Having been the lead representative for England’s nine RDAs for employment, skills and HE, she is experienced in creating links across several Government departments and Treasury on national policy issues in…
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