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Delegates from across the UK and Ireland, and as far afield as India, met at Oxford Brookes in early September for the second Gender Issues in Business Schools (GIBS) Network event. Run this year by the Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice in the Business School, this followed up on the highly successful inauguration of the Network at Newcastle University in 2018. The network was established to allow PhD students and early career researchers a space to present and discuss their work, though welcomes academics at every level.
Many congratulations to Jeff Waistell for his 'Most Innovative Paper Award', which he received at the Academy of Management in Boston. The prize was given for his paper 'The salience of silence: the silence of salience' in the Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion (see https://lnkd.in/e_-DNXD). We're really proud to see that Jeff's research is internationally recognised as innovative
The 2019 annual EDAMBA conference was be hosted at Oxford Brookes Business School between 1 - 3 September 2019.
Professor Juliette Koning presented the research outcomes on stakeholder cooperation between law enforcement organisations and fishing communities in addressing Illegal and Unsustainable Fishing in Indonesia.
The book Embodied Research Methods was published by Sage Publications on April 27th, and on May 9th the authors Torkild Thanem (Stockholm University) and David Knights (Lancaster and Oxford Brookes Universities) organized a book launch party in Stockholm.
On Friday 14th June 2019, the Oxford Brookes Centre for Business, Society, and Global Challenges, in collaboration with Peking University HSBC Business School, hosted a research workshop: Healthcare in China, a medical-humanities perspective.
In the past few years headlines all over the world report on ‘refugee crises’ that are related to wars (ongoing war in Syria), ethnic cleansing (Rohingya persecutions in Myanmar) or violence as a result of economic and political instability.
In 2018, the number of potential victims of trafficking and modern slavery reported to the authorities in the UK had risen to 7000, an 80% increase in two years (NCA 2019). This increase maybe due to enhanced efforts to raise awareness
about modern slavery and encourage individuals to report suspicious cases to the Modern Slavery Helpline.
The question of the role and responsibility of businesses to integrate, support and protect refugees in their host countries in times of and post crisis is emerging as a significant issue at the intersection between the fields of Business and Human Rights (BHR), and Business and Development. In recent years, in the context of the ‘European refugee crisis’, humanitarian responses to forced migration have shifted towards development approaches.
Oxford Brookes University celebrated this year’s International Day of Happiness with an Open Lecture entitled “Happiness Just a Goal Away” by Dr. Christian Ehrlich (Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Business).