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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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University of Chester delegation visit SNNU

University of Chester delegation visit SNNU

Chinese, News
On April 12th, a delegation headed by Vice Chancellor Tim Wheeler and Business Research Institute Executive Director Phil Harris of the University of Chester visited Shaanxi Normal University.They were received by SNNU president You Xuqun and vice president Ren Xiaowei at the Administration Building on Chang’an campus. You Xuqun welcomed the guests and briefed them about the university. He said that  British Higher Education was renowned for its high quality and its emphasis on undergraduate education and practice in undergraduate tutorial system were valuable experience for other universities. He added that the similarity between the two institutions in aspects such as school history and disciplinary settings laid a foundation for cooperation, which he hoped could begin with education and psychology and then extend to other areas. Tim Wheeler said that…
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Jiangsu University Seminar with Professor Phil Harris

Jiangsu University Seminar with Professor Phil Harris

Chinese, News
An Academic seminar was held on Monday 8th April, 2019 at Jiangsu University School of Management with the topic of "Internationalization, Sustainability and key challenges facing SME’s: A comparative study of UK and China".  The lecture was addressed by Professor Phil Harris of the Business Research institute and China Centre, University of Chester. The program started at 4.00 pm in the first lecture hall of the conference center where the Dean of School of Management Prof Jianguo Du, welcomed invited guests, students and the speaker for the lecture. After a brief introduction of the speaker by Professor Jianguo Du, Professor Harris who addressed the lecture, stated the objectives of the research on Internationalization, Sustainability and key challenges facing SME’s. The objectives were 1. To assess firm’s Internationalization, Sustainability level in the…
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Research Symposium with Prof Clive Thomas & Prof Peter Shaw

Research Symposium with Prof Clive Thomas & Prof Peter Shaw

Events, News
Prof Peter Shaw Research Symposium   We are pleased to announce on Thursday 3rd October 2019 2:30 pm-5:00 pm we will be running a special symposium in Room CRV314 Riverside Campus, Chester.    Prof Clive Thomas This is a special symposium for staff and students within the University to stimulate ideas and advanced critical thinking.Our speakers are Professor Clive Thomas from the University of Washington State, USA who is a world expert on interest groups, lobbying, pressure groups and how policy is developed in modern American government.  Clive is a distinguished speaker, is published widely and has briefed Governments and organisations across Latin America, USA and Canada. Clive will be speaking about “Understanding the Business Lobby in the United States”, a consideration of the composition, operation and influence of the business lobby in the…
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Exaggerating the death of cash

Exaggerating the death of cash

FEATURES, steve worthington
Consumers hear a great deal about the projected demise of cash and paper cheques in the new digital payments world. The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Governor, Philip Lowe, has even talked of cash becoming a “niche payment instrument” while banknotes will be “used for relatively few payments”.It’s a decent niche: Australia has over $A76 billion polymer banknotes in circulation, the vast majority (93 per cent) by denomination accounted for by the $50 and $100 notes, according to the RBA."Countries with different cultures and experiences reveal why and how cash remains a useful and ever-popular payment option.”However this disconnect between forecast and reality in payment trends is not confined to Australia. Other countries with different cultures and experiences can also reveal why and how cash remains a useful and ever-popular…
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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

News
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?

News
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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