Knowledge Exchange Events
Our knowledge exchange events bring together academic staff, users of research and wider groups and communities to exchange ideas, evidence and expertise. They provide an opportunity to showcase research and to discuss the implications for the economy, society, businesses and citizens. The events range from those offered to members of our research and enterprise centres and those open to the general public such as our Leeds Business School Guest Speaker Series.
Business Schools: Fit for the Future? Dr George Lodorfos (June 2017)For three days in May, we were delighted to welcome senior representatives from business schools in 17 countries across the globe to the 2017 Annual Conference of the Network of International Business Schools (NIBS) hosted at the Rose Bowl. Dr George Lodorfos, Dean of the Business School, praised the value of NIBS: “It is great to be part of a network of business schools with so many shared views and values." He noted that two key themes of the conference, internationalisation of curriculum and development of strong global engagement strategies, would help to open new opportunities for cooperation and partnerships for the School. [Read More]
Small Family Businesses: a key to economic resilience and sustainability Dr Brian Jones [June 2017]A report published earlier this year by the Institute for Family Businesses highlights the importance of family busineses to the UK economy. There are over 4.5 million of them in the UK, employing over 12 million people and contributing £460 billion to the UK’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The importance of family businesses is clear, and at a time of great change – the Brexit negotiations, new government policy and increased global uncertainty – understanding the leadership and management challenges this brings to family businesses is a critical area for research and policy. [Read More]
Transformative technologies and their application within financial services Dr David Devins (May 2017)
At a recent guest lecture in the Rose Bowl, Chris Sier, Envoy of the Northern Powerhouse, provided a wake-up call to organisations operating in the Financial Services sector. He drew attention to the Tech Nation 2017 report charting the UKs digital landscape and providing analysis of Britain’s digital economy and clusters...
Chris Clements is a partner at Deloitte LLP. He will talk about fraud within business and how, as a forensic accountant, his work sees him involved across a range of commercial activities. His presentation will draw on actual cases, what was involved and steps taken to flush out and resolve such occurrences.
6 March 2018
Degree apprenticeships offer a cost-effective way to develop your workforce, attract new talent and inject vitality into your business for sustainable growth and success. Apprentices gain industry knowledge and practical, relevant experience by combining on-the-job training with flexible study. Join us and speak to the academic staff who are developing and delivering our programmes and find out how our degree apprenticeships can help your business.
Learn how to manage the complexity of managing across-borders and cultures with insights and advice from Jon Geldart who has worked internationally for more than 20 years in areas such as Latin America, Africa, India, Eastern Europe and, most recently, China.
Jon is responsible for the strategic development of Greater China at Grant Thornton International Ltd. He has worked with China for seven years as well as having extensive experience within other emerging economies. He advises a wide variety of organisations on working with China and the Chinese. He is a regular speaker and writer on China and author of three books including his most recent; ‘Inside the Middle Kingdom’.