CIMR news: new roles, upcoming workshops, new research

The start of the Autumn term brings a lot of exciting news and events at CIMR.

  • Congratulations

Many congratulations to Dr Dina Mansour, CIMR associate and a recent PhD graduate from Birkbeck’s Management Department, for her new job! Dina is now Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and VP of BUE’s (British University in Egypt) Graduate School of Business.

  • Events

We have a number of events lined up in October which are open to the CIMR community.

October 6th, 1-2 pm: CIMR debate in Public Policy on “Entrepreneurship policies through a gender lens“, – with Professor Colette Henry (Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland), Professor Severine Le Loarne (Grenoble Ecole de Management, France), Chair: Dr Jonathan Potter (OECD). Registration link

October 12, 2:30-4:00 pm: Professor Helen Lawton Smith and ProfessorMonder Ram are organising a session on “Supporting disabled and ethnic minority entrepreneurs: an engaged scholarship approach to inclusivity” at the upcoming EURegionsWeek conference on Tuesday. Registration link

October 13, 1-2:30 pm: CIMR debate in Public Policy on“Unlocking the potential of Black and Ethnic Minority entrepreneurs”, with Professor Helen Lawton Smith (Birkbeck, University of London), Jabo Butera (Diversity Business Incubator), Sharniya Ferdinand (NatWest Group), Brenda King (European Economic and Social Committee), Yemi Jackson Engage Transform), Kimberley Mamhende (Centre for African Entrepreneurship), Chair: Professor Monder Ram, OBE (Aston Business School). Registration link

October 14, 3:00-3:30: Helen Lawton Smith is giving a keynote speech at the High-level conference ‘Academia for the benefit of society – Meeting critical challenges’, CESAER Annual Meetings (CAM 2021)

  • Research news

The CIMR website features some presentations of recent research work produced by CIMR members.

A new CIMR Research in Brief video where Saverio Romeo shares his research (with Helen Lawton Smith, Erran Carmel and John Slater) about quantum technology, an emerging but significant technology that may shape our future. This paper, which is available in the CIMR Working Paper series, tries to understand the dynamics of entrepreneurship in quantum technology.

New research blogs about recently published research:

Do different fields of knowledge lead to different types of knowledge transfer? A study of public research organisations in the UK? by Eva de la Torre, Maryam Ghorbankhani, Federica Rossi, Marti Sagarra (published in Science and Public Policy)

Transnational companies in the digital era. A reconceptualization, by Grazia Ietto Gillies (published in Critical Perspectives on International Business)

Which regional conditions facilitate university spinouts retention and attraction? by Federica Rossi, Ning Baines, Helen Lawton Smith (published in Regional Studies)

Please join our next workshops, and get in touch with your research news!