CENTRIM

Centre for Change, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management

Developing an innovation strategy and competitiveness model for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) in small island economies (SIE)

Speaker Clint Hurley Date 12 October 2021, 12:00 Location MS Teams Abstract While it is widely acknowledged that innovation is important for success, small firms within a small island context, continue to struggle in adopting existing innovation models.  The seminar will examine the relationships between, the dimensions of an innovation strategy and the competitive performance…

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Agility-Orientated Organisation Development

In 1998 CENTRIM received funding from the EPSRC to conduct a two-year study of how managers succeed or fail to implement the ‘Agile Paradigm’ in their enterprises. Since then Dr David Francis and Dr George Tsekouras have continued to develop this stream of research as it integrates the three dimensions of CENTRIM’s mission. Today, many…

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What can the cases of disruptive and inclusive innovations towards attaining SDGs tell us about the future design of policy?

Speakers Prof. Michiko Iizuka and Dr. Gerald J. Hane Date 23 September 2021, 12:00 Location MS Teams Abstract Attaining the SDGs requires a transformation of existing sociotechnical systems without leaving no one behind. Such transformation, however, is difficult to take place as the systems are embedded in ever-complex globalized activities and actors are less inclined…

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Organizational Justice, Project Performance and the Mediating Effects of Key Success Factors

Speaker Associate Professor Christine Unterhitzenberger Date 22 July 2021, 12:00 Location MS Teams Abstract Christine’s talk will introduce the concept of organisational justice in projects and how it supports project performance. She will discuss how the presence of procedures for the fair treatment of project team members, the fair resource allocation and the interaction with…

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“Swimming with the big fish: Integrating SMEs in complex supply networks and building their capabilities”

Speaker Assistant Professor Jas Kalra Date 24 June 2021, 12:00 Location  MS Teams Abstract Building on his research with Hinkley Point C (HPC) project, Dr. Jas Kalra will discuss how large organisations could develop and leverage the ecosystem of regional small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Dr. Kalra will illustrate the process by which HPC integrated…

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“Hot Desking: what’s it all about? Results of a Desk Research Exercise”

Speaker: Paul Levy Date: 20 May 2021 Location: MS Teams Abstract: Paul Levy will present early findings of desk research and a literature review on Hot Desking. With the emergence of virtual working during the Covid-19 Pandemic, many organisations are looking to realise the continued benefits and meeting the reported challenges of working from home/remote…

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“How can APM research programme support us!”

Speaker: Daniel Nicholls, Research Manager, Association for Project Management (APM) Date: 22 April 2021 12:00-13:00 Location: MS Teams Abstract: In this short interactive session Daniel will provide an overview of APM’s research programme and current activity as well as exploring how APM can help support you as researchers, students and practitioners and to answer any…

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“When to Innovate and When to be Agile”

Speaker: Michael Price Date: 18th March 2021 Location: MS Teams Abstract: The first part of the talk will be a conversation between Dave Francis and the guest speakers to explore the relationship between Innovation and Agility in  managerial initiatives in Hong Kong and Africa. Three  situations will be reviewed – developing the market for electric cooking appliances in…

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“Why business organisations participate in projects? Towards a typology of project value domains”

Speaker: Assoc. Prof. Vedran Zerjav (UCL) Date: 18th February 2021 Location: MS Teams Abstract: Project scholarship suggests that an increasing volume of activity in organisations, economies and societies occurs in the form of temporary projects. The aim of the stream of work is to build a contextual understanding that addresses the long-standing question of “Why business…

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“Financial Innovation: Introducing the Crypto Market Ecosystem “

Speaker: Dr Nikos Daskalakis Date: 21st January 2021 Location: MS Teams Abstract: The Crypto Market Ecosystem has emerged as the most profound application of blockchain technology in finance. In this talk, Nikos will introduce the main parts of this Ecosystem, walking us through the main features of the blockchain technology, the definitions, classifications and distinct…

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