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Guide for Authors

Guide for Authors

Working Papers
The working paper series is to encourage publication of the research within the BRI. The main purpose of the working paper series is to encourage publication of the research within the group. Abstracts will also be included on the BRI website to promote our work. At least one author must be a member of the BRI. Word Count: Please do not exceed 10,000 words Title: Please include a title that describes the work and its focus in less than 20 words on a separate title page. Please include a list of authors and the contact details for the BRI author(s) on this page. Abstract: Please include an extended abstract of up to 300 words which summarises the work on a separate page following the title page. Style:  All papers must…
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China-UK Forum

China-UK Forum

News
Forum: China-UK Education, Economic and Cultural Exchangeby University of Chester Business Research Institute / China Centre (BRICC) Tuesday, 28th January 202009:30 – 15:30 GMTRiverside Innovation CentreGreat networking opportunities with organisations that have seen the potential of business growth in ChinaAbout this EventThese are some of the topics that will be considered:Policy review in education & economy in both UK and ChinaResearch programmes, Degree & Non-Degree programmesEntrepreneurship in technologyCultural exchange in education Confirmed speakers:Professor Phil Harris, Executive Director of the Business Research Institute, University of ChesterPhil is Executive Director, he was Dean of University of Chester Business School from 2009 to 2014 and holds the Westminster Chair of Marketing and Public Affairs at the University. He is a past Chairman of the Marketing Council (UK) PLC, Board member of the Chartered Institute of…
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Professor Keith Arundale

Professor Keith Arundale

Visiting Scholars
Keith Arundale is a Visiting Professor at the Business Research Institute and China Centre, University of Chester where his work includes collaborating on research into the investment practices of Chinese venture capital firms. He is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School, University of Reading where he teaches undergraduate and postgraduate modules on private equity and venture capital.  Keith holds a BSc, ARCS degree in Physics and an MSc, DIC degree in Applied Optics from Imperial College London. His PhD in Management is from the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow. His thesis explores the reasons for the historical difference in performance between European VC funds and US VC funds, focusing on the differences in the structural, operational (investment practices) and wider environmental characteristics of…
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University of Chester Talent Show proves a hit

University of Chester Talent Show proves a hit

Chinese, News
The 2019 University of Chester Talent Show held its final auditions on Wednesday the 4th December 2019 at Parkgate Road Campus, where performers displayed their wonderful talents such as singing, dancing and playing musical instruments. The Show was organised by the Business Research Institute China Centre, with support from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. From the First Auditions six groups of performers made their way to the Final at which they competed for the top three places. The event started with a drama performance ‘Cleaning is Everyone’s Responsibility’ by students from the Queen’s School Chester as guests, followed by audition performances. Students participating in the Talent Show come from different countries with various majors, including visiting students from South China Normal University and a visiting scholar from Xi’an Technological…
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Professor Gary Davies – Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

Professor Gary Davies – Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

Events, News
Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics A lecture and workshop on the use of statistics and SPSS by Gary Davies, Professor of Business Strategy, University of Chester. Presented at the Business Research Institute / China Centre. https://youtu.be/GZ6M0mg90-Q Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Share on whatsapp WhatsApp Share on email Email Share on print Print
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University of Chester Talent Show Final

University of Chester Talent Show Final

Chinese, News
Come and Join Us at the University of Chester Talent Show Final!The University of Chester Talent Show 2019 held its first auditions on Wednesday 20th November at Parkgate Road Campus, where performers displayed their wonderful talents such as singing, dancing and musical instruments.Six groups of performers made their way to the Final, which will take place on:Wednesday 4th December 2019 at 6:00pm, at Molloy006 Parkgate Road Campus.The Show is organised by the Business Research Institute China Centre, with support from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. The six groups of performers will all compete for the top three places at the Final.We will start at 6:00pm with a drama performance by students from the Queen’s School Chester as our guests.The Final Auditions are open to all University of Chester staff…
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Visiting Students from China Shared Good Memories at Farewell Ceremony

Visiting Students from China Shared Good Memories at Farewell Ceremony

Chinese, News
Eight Visiting Students from Shaanxi University of Science and Technology (SUST), China, attended their Farewell Ceremony on Monday the 11th of November 2019 at Churchill House, Queen’s Park Campus. The students were welcomed by Professor Phil Harris, Executive Director of Business Research Institute China Centre (BRICC) and their tutor representatives Dr. Phil Smith and Emma Simpson who gave welcome speeches, congratulating them on their achievements and giving them best wishes for their return to China. Two of BRICC Researchers Ying Zhao and Ann Qian also joined in the celebration and shared their thoughts on culture and education.All students expressed their appreciation of the opportunity to study at the University of Chester, to come and visit the beautiful historical city of Chester and to stay with a local family. They were…
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Challenger banks: still a challenge?

Challenger banks: still a challenge?

FEATURES, steve worthington
In 2015 I wrote a chapter for a textbook entitled “Challenger banks! Are they for real?” The book questioned, in a UK context, whether new entrants into the banking market could really disrupt the status quo. The Australian and UK banking markets have many similarities. Both are dominated by a ‘Big Four’ of incumbent banks whose presence was and maybe still is a challenge for those seeking major disruption. "So where are all these so-called challenger banks now?” In the UK, the Big Four are Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). Collectively they hold over 70 per cent of the cheque/current accounts, mortgages and SME lending business. In 2015 their ’challengers’ were Virgin Money, Tesco Bank and Metro Bank.  The challengers The Virgin Group was a ‘disrupter’ brand, it…
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Professor Henry Sun – Political Marketing

Professor Henry Sun – Political Marketing

Events, News
Marco Polo Seminar Political Marketing: A Forecast On Trump’s Bid for Re-election in 2020: From the Art of the Deal to the Art of Media https://youtu.be/bGOMxjUCxvw Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Share on whatsapp WhatsApp Share on email Email Share on print Print
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Nominations now open for the High Sheriff’s Awards for Enterprise

Nominations now open for the High Sheriff’s Awards for Enterprise

News
The High Sheriff’s Awards for Enterprise 2019/20, Cheshire’s most prestigious business awards, are now open for entries. The Awards offer thousands of pounds worth of prizes, as well as access to a network of support across Cheshire and a promotional opportunity for local businesses.The winners will be announced at a presentation evening on March 26, 2020, in the stunning surroundings of Chester Racecourse. Guests will include business leaders, sponsors, judges and the finalists.The winner of the High Sheriff’s Award for Enterprise will receive a free place for one of its appropriately qualified managers on the award-winning MBA programme at the University of Chester worth £10,000.The winner of the High Sheriff Design Award, sponsored by Donald Insall Associates, wins a fantastic bespoke prize of a two-week-long intensive training course in 3D computer-aided design.Winners…
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