Brookes lecturer amongst distinguished British Academy winners

Tuesday, 05 April 2016

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Dr Joanna Karmowska from the Department of Business and Management has won the British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award (BARSEA).

BARSEA is aimed at scholars within ten years of the award of their doctorate to enable them to actively engage in the work of the British Academy.

Next to the personal esteem, Joanna also received £14,580 to bring together early career researchers, as well as established scholars and practitioners to exchange knowledge, experiences and approaches to the internationalisation of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Joanna plans to host a two-day international workshop ‘SMEs – small but with global potential’ to develop ideas which will allow SMEs to better compete in global markets. 

The University’s research strategy supports both staff and students in their activities ensuring that they promote inter-disciplinarity and diversity and challenge the boundaries between disciplines – something which Joanna’s project clearly demonstrates.

Professor Linda King, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange

Speaking about her project, Joanna said: “With globalisation, SMEs have to develop their distinctive capabilities and use them effectively to compete in a range of markets, regardless of size. I am extremely pleased to have received this award which will allow me to progress with the project aimed at bringing new insights to both academic research and practice of organisations.”

Joanna is among just 29 winners for this year’s awards and was chosen from a high calibre field of applicants in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Other supported projects focus on open access for social scientists or the relationship between football fans and refugees in Europe.

Professor Linda King, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange at Oxford Brookes University said: “It is excellent that Joanna’s work has been recognised in this way by the British Academy. At Oxford Brookes we are committed to develop research that contributes to the social and economic development in the UK and internationally.

"The University’s research strategy supports both staff and students in their activities ensuring that they promote inter-disciplinarity and diversity and challenge the boundaries between disciplines – something which Joanna’s project clearly demonstrates.”

More information about research and studying at the Business School at Oxford Brookes can be found online.