CENTRIM

Centre for Change, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management

“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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“Innovation narratives: the ways project-based firms respond to the national agenda for innovation”

Speakers: Prof. Graham Winch and Assoc. Prof. Natalya Sergeeva Date: 17th December 2020 Location: MS Teams Abstract: This keynote lecture builds upon the speakers’ expertise in construction innovation and recent publication Sergeeva and Winch (2020) Narrative interactions: How project-based firms respond to Government narratives of innovation.International Journal of Project Management, 38(6), 379-387. They will present…

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“Place-based leadership and innovation beyond COVID-19”

Speaker: Robin Hambleton Date: 26th November 2020 Location: MS Teams Abstract: In this talk Robin will outline the main ideas set out in his latest book and will illustrate the argument with examples of bold place-based innovation. Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, who has written a Foreword to the book, is applying these ideas in…

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Trends and new dynamics of sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystems discussed in cutting edge webinar promoted by CENTRIM

On 29th October, CENTRIM promoted a world-class webinar on Innovation Habitats with the contribution of an international panel of academics and practitioners. More than 60 attendees, from Australia to Colombia, had the opportunity to listen and discuss the state-of-the-art research on business incubators, accelerators and science and technology parks. The webinar “Sustainable Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: New…

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David Francis publishes new book “Exploiting Agility for Advantage”

Organisational Agility became a mission-critical strategic issue in 2020 as Covid 19 upturned much that everyone had previously believed was predictable. Fortunately the three areas of CENTRIM’s research specialisation (change and innovation management and entrepreneurship) provided great insight into how develop organisational agility, the topic of Dave Francis’ new book. ‘Exploiting Agility for Advantage: A…

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