Encouraging Research Excellence at LSBM

08 Jun 2018

In January 2018 we announced the appointment of Sam Gyimah MP as the new Universities and Science Minister for England.

One key area of importance to the Minister's brief is encouraging research excellence in higher education, and last week he delivered a speech on the ‘importance of international collaboration to research excellence’ at a reception co-hosted by the Wellcome Trust and the UK Permanent Representative in Brussels. At that meeting he spoke about the important role that research excellence plays in powering the UK economy:

"We must support our researchers and innovators by working hard to give them access to the people and support they need to continue to produce world class research excellence."

It is with this backdrop of focus upon research excellence, that our Centre for Research & Enterprise (CRE) at LSBM, is proud to present its latest June 2018 'LSBM Working Paper Series', which is a multidisciplinary publication that covers all areas of our scholarly provision in the general areas of business, management, law, and accounting.

This is the fourth volume of 'Working Papers' academic research that LSBM has now published since January 2016.

The latest issue covers a range of topics from a closer look at the perceptions and realities of supermarket checkouts, to insights into the UK construction industry, adult craft courses and entrepreneurship, as well as how student membership of organisations like the ACCA (which LSBM pays for our accounting students to be student members of), can enhance their employability.

Commenting in his Editorial to the latest June 2018 edition of the Working Paper Series, Dr. Nnamdi Madichie, Director, Centre for Research & Enterprise at LSBM said: 

"The editorial board of the London School of Business and Management (LSBM) Working Paper Series (WPS) are pleased to welcome our dedicated readers to the first issue of the third volume in the series. The LSBM WPS was launched in 2016 following the establishment of the Centre for Research & Enterprise by the series editor. 

The original plan, which is already coming to fruition, was to establish a conducive environment for research for the entire LSBM community with aspirations to engage in knowledge co-creation, interactive knowledge-sharing, and capacitated research-informed teaching practices that makes them eligible for programme delivery at the higher levels of academic provision – notably Levels 6 and above. 

These aspirations not only respond to the broader research-informed teaching agenda for UK higher education providers – both in the private and public sector, but also ensures a collegial research, teaching and learning environment for all."

8th Teaching and Learning Conference - 10 July 2018

In addition to the Working Paper Series, our 8th Teaching and Learning Conference will be taking place on 10 July 2018 and will serve as an exploratory platform for sharing ideas, research and experience with professionals from across the Higher Education sector. The theme for this year’s conference is: 

Beyond metrics: Measuring the immeasurable in Higher Education’ (you can also learn how you can register for the event at this link)

Two of the leading academics who are already confirmed as keynote speakers at the conference are Professor Tim Blackman, Vice-Chancellor of Middlesex University and Professor Martin Parker from the Department of Management at the University of Bristol.

The conference has always been a highlight of the academic year at LSBM (you can learn more about last year's conference here), so we are looking forward to this years event.

Learn more about the many aspects of our on-going Academic Research here.


Stuart Brown
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