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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

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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?

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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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Football’s cash derby

Football’s cash derby

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Manchester in the north of England has a number of claims to fame. The birthplace of the industrial revolution; a fountainhead of musical outpouring and two football clubs amongst the planet’s best-known teams in a sport often referred to as ‘The World Game’. In the blue corner we have Manchester City; in the red Manchester United. Not only do the two teams have different coloured shirts, their business models are also very different, even if they both seek to maximise returns from the investments of their owners. [caption id="attachment_942" align="alignnone" width="640"] Raheem Sterling of Manchester City and Marcos Rojo of Manchester United (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)[/caption] "The different models represent differences of opinion as to whether football clubs are to be ‘cash cows’ to fund other…
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Ying Zhao

PhD Students
Ying Zhao BA, MA, MBA Ying 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…
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Yimashi Silva

PhD Students
Yimashi Silva BA (hons) MBA Yimashi is a final year PhD student at the University of Chester and a researcher at the Business Research Institute, Chester. She holds a degree in Business Management from the University of Wales and Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chester. Her research interest is in the field of organizational learning, Family Business and Strategic Human Resources. Her PhD research focus on Learning Organisations within the family businesses in North West England. She previously worked at the Bank of America in Chester and as well as a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Chester.
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Henry Sidsaph

Henry Sidsaph

PhD Students
Henry Sidsaph BSc (hons) MSc Henry is a final year PhD student and researcher at the Business Research Institute. He has previously conducted several social and economic European Union funded research projects and has undertaken research with smallholder organic olive oil producers in Almería Province, Spain (considering; environmental stewardship, and social enterprise initiatives). He has previously worked as a researcher for a developmental-NGO based in Malawi, and also as a researcher at the University’s Centre for Labour Market Development and Research Office. His interests and experiences have an international theme, notably in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Mediterranean, primarily focusing on; rural economies, livelihoods, and sustainable development. He is currently leading a research project as part of his PhD thesis focusing on decision making and sustainable development in the context of alternative…
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