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Contemporary Issues in Business and Law presented at Faculty Conference

Wednesday 22 June 2016

The vibrancy and breadth of the research undertaken in Kingston Business School and Kingston Law School was showcased at the 7th Annual Faculty Research Conference and Research Students Conference, Contemporary Issues in Business in Law.

7th Faculty Conference

A packed line up of speakers took to the stage to share with colleagues and students details of their latest explorations and contribution to the wider business and law knowledge base.Offerings came from all corners of the Faculty and included analysis of the current legal framework for addressing financial crime, venture capital and innovation, disaster relief supplies management and financial debt crises.

Consumer behaviour talks looked at word of mouth and also the role of stigma. Richard Van de BErg Higher education enterprise initiatives and sustainability were also on the agenda, while values were addressed in talks on cross-cultural approaches to management and current judicial wrangling on the rights or wrongs of business-owners in respecting non-discrimination.

Reflections on the literature included both navigation of copious material and a historical perspective. Decision-making, attitudes, risk and thinking (DART) research was also highlighted.

Participants were further delighted by several eye-catching and considered posters by PhD students which fostered additional learning and engagement opportunities.

The annual conference offers a unique opportunity to share ideas and potentially form new collaborations. The cross-Faculty nature of the event facilitates interesting new discussions which might not always otherwise be possible. Everyone with an interest in business and law is encouraged to join and engage with Faculty research. This year’s diverse programme underscored that there is something for everybody.   

Enthused by the success of the event, organisers are already looking ahead to welcoming more participants in 2017.

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