Research events

Find out about the conferences, workshops and talks you could attend. We also run seminars and flagship lectures.

Research Seminars: Spring 2024

  • Accounting & Finance

    Wednesday 7 February: Florian Kiesel – Free University of Bolzano 

    Credit Ratings and Abnormal Investment Behavior 

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    Wednesday 20 March: Jian Chen – University of Sussex

    Jump Clustering, Information Flows and Stock Price Efficiency

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     Wednesday 20 March: Siyang Tian – University of Sussex

    Politically Connected Independent Directors and Corporate Litigation Risk

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  • Accounting & Society 

    Thursday 15 February: Mahmoud Elmarzouky – St Andrew’s University

    The boardroom battle: Examining the relationship between CEO power, gender diversity and modern slavery disclosures 

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  • Business Finance 

    Thursday 1 February: Abdul Mohamed – University of Leeds  

    What drives private-equity performance persistence? New deal-level evidence  

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    Thursday 15 February: Jia Li – University of Sussex

    CEO network centrality and IPO performance:Evidence from China 

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    Thursday 7 March: Malgorzata Sulimierska – University of Sussex & Manto Rakgoale – RisCura 

    Digital and Financial Literacy in South Africa: The Key to Improving Financial Inclusion?  

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    Thursday 14 March: Xingchen Zhu – Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 

    Do paid sick leave mandates increase productivity? 

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    Thursday 23 May: Louisa Chen – University of Sussex

    Details coming soon

  • Centre for Inclusive Trade Policy 

    Wednesday 31 January: Marzia Fontana – University of Sussex

    How can inclusive trade include people with disabilities?

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  • Digit Debates
  • Economics

    Wednesday 31 January: Mariia Kovaleva – Université Libre de Bruxelles

    Subjective Expectations and Family Decisions: How individuals decide on fertility and careers over the life cycle.

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    Wednesday 7 February: Zihan Hu Singapore Management University  

    GDP or Life? Promotion Incentives of City Leaders and Workplace Accidents 

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    Wednesday 21 February: Sam Cosaert – University of Antwerp

    Temperature and Joint Time Use 

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    Monday 26 February: Adrien Montalbo  – University of Sussex

    The Economic Origins of Vaccine Hesitancy: Evidence from Smallpox in Nineteenth-Century France

    Registration available soon


    Wednesday 28 February: Cheti Nicoletti – University of York 

    Gender stereotypes in the family: the role of information 

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    Wednesday 13 March: Valentin Bolotnyy – Stanford University

    A Danger to Self and Others? The Health and Criminal Consequences of Involuntary Hospitalization

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  • Energy
  • Information Systems

    Wednesday 21 February: Roberta Bernardi – University of Bristol

    A story of change from the periphery: How members of an Online Health Community challenge the legitimacy of professional elites  

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  • Joint Surrey Sussex Seminar

    Wednesday 31 January: Mona Bahl – Illinois State University 

    Efficiencies as Drivers of Renewable Energy Projects in Emerging Economies: Does Foreign Participation Help? 

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    Wednesday 7 February: Exequiel Hernandez – University of Pennsylvania 

    Global Palette: The Impact of Immigrant Talent on Multinational Product Strategy

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    Wednesday 21 February: Jay Barney – University of Utah

    The Secret of Culture Change: How to Build Authentic Stories That Transform Your Organization

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    Wednesday 27 March: Agnieszka Chidlow – University of Birmingham  

    Responsible Research: Scientific Responsibility and Integrity

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  • Responsible Business

    Thursday 29 February: Responsible and Sustainable Business Seminar

    An in-person event with a series of sessions on responsible and sustainable business.

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  • SPRU

    Friday 26 January: Tilman Altenburg – German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)

    New Perspectives on Industrial Policy in an Era of Climate Change and Geopolitical Tensions 

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    Friday 2 February: Nilanjana DuttBocconi University

    Managing with Autonomy: How to Develop Intangible Assets in Multi-Unit Firms 

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    Wednesday 7 February: Josh Moon & Andy Stirling – University of Sussex 

    Technology Reliability and Responsibility in the post office case: SPRU's collective insights

    Online via Zoom


    Friday 9 February: Britta Glennon – University of Pennsylvania 

    Building a Wall Around Science: The Effect of US-China Tensions on International Scientific Research

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    Friday 16 February: Ivan Png – National University of Singapore & En Qi Teo – Toulouse School of Economics

    Editor’s gatekeeping of economics journals – favouritism, activism, or clientele? 

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    Friday 23 February: John Morrow – Kings College London  

    Firms in Product Space: Adoption, Growth, and Competition  

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    Friday 1 March: Neil D LeeLondon School of Economics  

    What would a pro-worker innovation policy look like?  

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    Friday 8 March: Lourdes Sosa – London School of Economics 

    Multi-Core-Component Innovation and the Redistribution of Bargaining Power across the Industry: The Case of Nanomedicine

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    Friday 15 March: Mimansa Bairathi – UCL

    Gender Disparity in Online Reputation: Evidence from an Online Freelance Platform  

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  • Strategy & Marketing 

    Wednesday 28 February: James M Crick – University of Leicester

    Cooperating with competitors in turbulent export markets: Evidence from seventeen countries 

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    Wednesday 13 March: Olivier Sibai –  Birkbeck, University of London

    Why online consumption communities brutalize?

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  • Sustainability in Accounting, Finance & Economics

    Friday 26 January: Thomas Noe – University of Oxford 

    Making sure your vote does not count: ESG activism and insincere proxy voting

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    Monday 19 February: Lee Parker – University of Glasgow

    Third Sector Crisis Management and Resilience: Reflections and Directions 

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    Tuesday 20 February: Lee Parker – University of Glasgow

    Developing and Managing Academic Career 

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    Wednesday 28 February: Dimitrios Gounopoulos – University of Bath

    The Impact of Wildfire Smoke on Real Estate Market

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    Wednesday 6 March: Bin Xu – University of Leeds

    Does Segment Disclosure Constrain Corporate Pollution?

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    Wednesday 13 March: Viet Dang – University of Manchester 

    Labor Mobility and Corporate Environmental Performance

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Research Seminars: Autumn 2023

  • Business Finance

    Thursday 23 November: Mostek Ahamed & Ranko Jelic – University of Sussex

    Inclusive financial policy and bank lending

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    Thursday 30 November: Hien Dinh – University of Sussex

    Unintended effects of weaker patent protections?

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    Thursday 7 December: Louis Burgess – University of Sussex

    When does bad news cause mispricing? A historical view. 

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  • Centre for Inclusive Trade Policy

    Wednesday 27 September: Peter Foster – Financial Times

    What Went Wrong with Brexit and what we can do about it: A conversation 

    Online via Zoom


    Tuesday 3 October: Emily Lydgate, University of Sussex & Tim Figures, Boston Consulting Group

    Carbon Border Adjustments: Consequences and Complications

    Online via Zoom


    Wednesday 8 November: Valeria Rueda – University of Nottingham

    Gender Stereotypes in academia

    Online via Zoom

  • Digit Debates
  • Economics

    Wednesday 11 October: Paweł Bukowski  UCL

    Spatial wage inequality in North America and Western Europe: Changes between and within local labour markets 1975-2019

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    Wednesday 18 October: Mauricio Ribeiro – University of Bristol

    Designing Contracts To Compete For Time: An Experimental Study

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    Wednesday 25 October: Deepshikha Batheja – One Health

    Gender Peer Effects in the Workplace: A Field Experiment in Indian Call Centers

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    Wednesday 1 November: Damian Clarke – University of Exeter

    Health and Labour Market Impacts of Twin Birth: Evidence from a Swedish IVF Policy
    Co-authored with Sonia Bhalotra, Hanna Muhlrad and Marten Palme

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    Wednesday 15 November: Victor Aguiar – Simon Fraser University

    Dynamic and Stochastic Rational Behavior  

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    Wednesday 22 November: Edoardo Ciscato – KU Leuven

    Assessing racial and educational segmentation in large marriage markets

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    Wednesday 6 December: Sunil Kumar – Kings College London

    Driving while black and other stories: Racial patterns in stop and search actions by the London Met 

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  • Energy
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation 

    Thursday 28 September: Dirk de Clercq – Brock University

    Workplace bullying and change-oriented citizenship behaviour

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  • Future of Work

    Friday 3 November: Benjamin Neimark – Queen Mary University of London

    The rise of eco-precarious conservation labour: Green extractives, biodiversity offsets and the ‘license to trash’ – A book talk.

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  • Information Systems

    Monday 6 November: Carol Hsu – University of Sydney Business School

    Supporting Community First Responders in Aging in Place: An Action Design for a Community-Based Smart Activity Monitoring System

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    Monday 13 November: Anushri Gupta – LSE

    A soft ecosystems perspective of digital innovation through a case study of the insurance industry’s response to connected cars

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    Monday 20 November: Tobias Mettler – University of Lausanne

    The connected workplace: Characteristics and social consequences of work surveillance in the age of datification, sensorization, and artificial intelligence

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  • International Business & Development 

    Wednesday 8 November: Rob van Tulder – Erasmus University

    Book talk: How to teach and integrate sustainability education into the academic environment

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    Researching Sustainability: Doing societally relevant research on international business and Grand Challenges – what about the SDGs?

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  • Joint Sussex Surrey Seminar

    Tuesday 17 October: John Amis – University of Edinburgh

    Crafting and publishing theory papers

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    Thursday 16 November: Ivana Katic – Yale University 

    Product over Politics: Entrepreneurial Firms and Lobbying 

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    Thursday 30 November: Abraham Newman  Georgetown University

    Underground Empire: How America weaponized the world economy

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    Wednesday 6 December: Marlous van Waijenberg – Harvard University 

    (Un)principled Agents: Monitoring Loyalty after the End of the Royal African Company Monopoly 

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  • Management

    Thursday 12 October: Ellen Kossek – Purdue University

    Flexible working, Work-Life Boundaries and Career Equality in the Hybrid Age

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    Monday 20 November: Emma Russell – University of Sussex 

    Why do people send rude emails? 

    In-person in Jub-155 & online via Zoom

  • SPRU

    Friday 22 September: Jochen Markard – Zurich University of Applied Sciences

    Multi-system transition dynamics and the role of meta-rules

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    Friday 13 October: Yuhang Pan – Peking University

    Unlocking Resilience: Mitigating the Prenatal Air Pollution Exposure Effects via Postnatal Micronutrient Powders

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    Friday 20 October: Francisco Sagasti – Former President of Peru 

    Science and Technology Policy and Politics: from ideas to action

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    Friday 3 November: Nina Yin  Central University of Finance and Economics

    Has the Shortened Drug Distribution Chain Cut Drug Prices? Evidence from the Implementation of Two-Invoice System in China 

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    Friday 10 November: Matthew Higgins  University of Utah

    Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater: Firm response to downstream product shocks 

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    Friday 1 December: D. Daniel Sokol – USC

    Antitrust Platform Tech Regulation and Competition: Evidence from China 

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  • Strategy & Marketing

    Wednesday 1 November: Robert Cluley – University of Birmingham

    Marketing Science or Marketing Science Fiction: An Ethnographic Account of Marketing Analytics

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    Wednesday 29 November: Kerry Hudson and Robert Morgan – Cardiff University

    Disaggregating the Nature and Value-Relevance of Capabilities: The Differential Effects of Marketing Differentiation, Persistence, and Advancement on Firm Value

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    Wednesday 13 December: Selin Atalay – Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

    Task Dependency of Location Effects in Product Displays

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  • Sussex Sustainability Research Programme 

    Wednesday 29 November: 6th Annual SSRP Symposium

    An in-person SSRP annual symposium of key updates from SSRP fellows and their latest projects.

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  • Sustainability in Accounting, Finance & Economics

    Wednesday 20 September: Research Capacity Workshop co-hosted by Sustainability in Accounting, Finance & Economics (SAFE) Research Mobilisation Group and CSEAR-Italy 

    Workshop hosted by Massimo Contrafatto, University of Sussex Business School & Director of CSEAR-Italy with Plenary Speaker, Dr Fergus Neville, University of St Andrews, presenting "Understanding decision-making": a psy-sociological perspective

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    Wednesday 4 October: Susana Martins – Oxford University

    What are the events that shake our world? From geopolitical to climate risks

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    Wednesday 8 November: Mahbub Zaman – University of Hull

    CEO Leadership and ESG Performance: Boardroom Diversity and Critical Mass

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Research Seminars: Spring 2023

  • Accounting & Finance

    Wednesday 8 March: Matej Nevrla – Charles University

    Common Idiosyncratic Quantile Risk

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    Tuesday 14 March: Panos Tzouvanas – University of Sussex

    Climatic Conditions, Financial and Subjective Wellbeing Evaluations

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    Wednesday 26 April: Iftekhar Hasan – Fordham University

    Climate-related Disclosure Commitment of the Lenders, Credit Rationing, and Borrower Environmental Performance

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  • Accounting & Society 
    In collaboration with Business Finance 

    Wednesday 26 April: Igor Goncharov – Lancaster University

    Accounting Quality and Organizational Form Choice: Evidence from Open-End and Closed-End Firms

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    Wednesday 14 June: Stewart J Smyth – Sheffield University 

    Accounting vs. Economic Inequality – two case studies in critical accounting praxis

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  • Business Finance 

    Thursday 9 February: Koji Takahashi – BIS, Basel

    Bank of Japan's ETF Purchase Program and Equity Risk Premium: A CAPM Interpretation

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    Thursday 23 February: Anh Tran – City, University of London

    When and How Are Rule 10b5-1 Plans Used for Insider Stock Sales?

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    Thursday 2 March: Quan Pham Minh Nguyen  University of Sussex

    Satellite Launches, Investor Attention, and Stock Return Comovement

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    Thursday 16 March: Christian Conrad – Heidelberg University

    Macroeconomic Announcements and the Volatility Feedback Effect

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    Thursday 23 March:  David Buckle – INQUIRE

    When a dearth of active management affects market performance either the Grossman-Stiglitz paradox is explained, or the asset management industry needs a levy

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    Thursday 30 March: Marianna Marra – University of Sussex

    Research assessment exercises and research innovation: An empirical investigation for the UK case

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  • Digit Debates
  • Economics

    Wednesday 1 February: David de la Croix – UC Louvain

    The Emergence of the Child Quantity - Quality Tradeoff - insights from early modern
    academics

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    Wednesday 8 February: Phillip McCalman – University of Melbourne

    e-Globalization and Trade Agreements

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    Wednesday 15 February: Yujung Hwang – John Hopkins University

    Structural Analysis of Xenophobia

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    Wednesday 1 MarchTravis Lybbert – UCDavis 

    Testing the Limits of Cellphone Metadata for Poverty Measurement and Impact Evaluation in Haiti

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    Wednesday 29 March: Lukasz Wozny

    On efficient mechanisms for rewarding academic publications

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    Wednesday 26 AprilNeil Cummins – LSE

    The Irish in England

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    Wednesday 3 May: Marco Manacorda – Queen Mary University of London

    Mobile Internet and the Rise of Communitarian Politics in Europe

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  • Energy
  • Future of Work 

    Thursday 25 May: Adrian Smith – University of Sussex

    Automation, ‘AgTech’ and Agrifood Labour Regimes: the future of work and the barriers to transformation in the UK glasshouse industry 

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    Wednesday 21 June: Helin Kardelen Kavuş – Middle East Technical University 

    A New Wave of “High-Skilled” Migration from Turkey: Call Centre Workers in Athens

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    Thursday 29 June: Ekaterina Prytkova – University of Sussex

    Revealing Semantics: Exposure of Industries and Occupations to Emerging STI Areas 

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  • Information Systems 

    Friday 24 February: Will Venters  LSE

    The breakdown of process in Customer Relationships Management (CRM) infrastructure: Examining coupling in the coordination of customer and advisor

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    Monday 26 June: Morteza Namvar – University of Queensland

    From Health Texts to Theoretical Constructs: A Mixed Text Mining and Qualitative Content Analysis Method

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  • Joint Surrey Sussex Seminar

    Wednesday 25 January: Pádraig Carmody – University of Dublin

    A Global Digital Reversal? Interrogating the Potential of Digital Technology in the Global South


    Thursday 23 MarchEmmanuella Plakoyiannaki

    Two sides of the Coin: Methodological Pluralism and Fit in Qualitative Research

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    Wednesday 10 May: Adam D. Dixon – Edinburgh Business School and Javier Capapé –  IE University 

    Sovereign Wealth Funds: Between the State and Markets 

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    Monday 22 May: Rebecca Piekkari – Aalto University

    Comparing apples with apples - or with oranges? The theorizing potential of comparative reasoning

  • QFIN (Quantitative FinTech)

    Wednesday 1 February: Sam Rosen  Temple University

    Investor Experience Matters: Evidence from Generative Art Collections on the Blockchain

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    Wednesday 8 February: Marc-Oliver Pohle – Goethe University, Frankfurt

    Generalised Correlation

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    Wednesday 15 February: Grigory Vilkov – Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

    Media Narratives and Price Informativeness

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    Wednesday 22 February: Jie Cao – Hong Kong Polytechnic University

    Forecasting Option Returns with News

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    Wednesday 8 March: Bing Han – University of Toronto

    Idiosyncratic Volatility and the ICAPM

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    Wednesday 22 March: Carole Bernard – Grenoble Ecole de Management

    Option-Implied Dependence and Correlation Risk Premium

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    Wednesday 29 March: Raman Uppal – EDHEC Business School

    What is Missing in Asset-Pricing Factor Models

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  • SPRU

    Thursday 26 January: Nonhlanhla Dube – Lancaster University

    Resourcing by Humanitarian Organisations in the Humanitarian-Development Nexus: The Quest for Sustained and Sustainable Outcomes

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    Friday 24 February: Mark Dodgson – Oxford University

    Innovation ecosystems and research in times of crisis: the cases of fusion power and the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine

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    Wednesday 8 March: Saurabh Arora and Andy Stirling – University of Sussex

    Let the pluriverse grow


    Friday 24 March: Gary Dushnitsky – LBS 

    Where is Shopify Valley? Mapping Neighborhood Inclusion in Low-Code Entrepreneurship

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    Wednesday 29 March: Anindya Chakrabarti – IIMA

    Technology Replacement in Emerging Economies: Evidence from Electronic Medical Records

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    Tuesday 2 May: Professor Elizabeth Cobbs – Texas A&M University

    Book Talk: Fearless Women: Feminist Patriots from Abigail Adams to Beyoncé

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    Friday 5 May: Patrick Gaulé – University of Bristol & IZA

    Why has Science Become an Old Man’s Game?

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    Friday 12 May: Ina Ganguli – University of Massachusetts Amherst

    The Effect of Minimum Wage Changes on Scientific Production

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    Friday 26 May: Ramana Nanda – Imperial

    Are Transformational Ideas Harder to Fund? Resource Allocation to R&D Projects at a Global Pharmaceutical Firm

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    Wednesday 7 June: Donal Brown

    Public ownership in sustainable energy transitions


    Friday 9 June: Sukhun Kang – University of California, Santa Barbara

    Objects May Be Closer Than They Appear: The Impact of a Public Scientific Map on Organizational Search

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    Wednesday 21 June: Rachael Durrant  – University of Sussex

    Women back to the land: an exploration of women’s journeys into land-based work in contemporary Britain


    Friday 30 June: Nilam Kaushik – Imperial

    Disambiguating Effects of Knowledge versus Demographic “Diversity” in the Innovation Process – Field Experimental Evidence from a Collaborative Product Development Platform


    South Korea Summer Program 2023: University of Sussex Business School & Seoul National University – organised by SPRU

    Wednesday 5 July: Sangook Park – Seoul National University

    Comeback of the Hydrogen Economy as a National Agenda in South Korea: Comparative Analysis of 2005 and 2019 Hydrogen Strategies from the Multi-level Perspective 

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    Friday 28 July: Daniele Rotolo – University of Sussex 

    Introductory Bibliometrics 

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  • Strategy & Marketing
    Wednesday 27 April: Consumer Culture Theory and Transformative Consumer Research Event

    Giana Eckhardt – King’s College London and Dr Aleksandrina Atanosova  Bayes Business School

    Liquid Consumer Security

    Bernardo Figueiredo – RMIT University, Australia

    Codesign strategies to mitigate perceived risks associated with technology use among older adults

    Mike Beverland – University of Sussex

    Consumer Work: The Serious Leisure of the Analog Revival

    Nicole Ye Yang – University of Sussex

    How Consumers Mobilize Cultural Scripts to Navigate Novel Experiences 

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    Friday 12 May: Wellbeing@Sussex – hosted by the Consumer Wellbeing Mobiliser Research Group

    Praveetha Patalay – UCL

    Mental health: Who, When and Where

    Faith Matcham – University of Sussex

    Digital Sensing in Depressive Disorders – Long-term engagement with remote measurement technologies and early indicators of relapse prediction

    Dorina Cadard – Centre for Dementia Studies at Brighton, Sussex Medical School and Cognitive Epidemiology, Dementia, and Ageing Research (CEDAR) lab

    Wellbeing of people with dementia and their carers

    Stefan Zeisberger – Radboud University

    Why do people (not) invest in the stock market?

    Ozgu Karakulak – University of Sussex Business School

    The Societal Wellbeing Implications of Creating Value for Refugees through Social Partnerships: A Frames Perspective 

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    Tuesday 16 May: Joya Kemper – University of Canterbury 

    "You shouldn't be having an existential crisis when you're out shopping": Navigating plastic-free shopping in Aotearoa New Zealand

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  • Sustainability in Accounting, Finance & Economics

    Wednesday 15 March: Professor Chris Chapman – University of Bristol

    Materiality as boundary object: Accretion of significance for sustainability (online)

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    Wednesday 22 March: Professor Abraham Lioui – EDHEC Business School

    Understanding the Carbon Price(s) of Risk

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    Tuesday 2 May: Professor Stavros Zenios – University of Cyprus

    The risks from climate change to sovereign debt

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     Wednesday 10 May: Professor Tom Chemmanur – Boston College

    The Entrepreneurial Finance of Fintech Firms and the Effect of Fintech Investments on the Performance of Corporate Investors

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    Tuesday 6 June: Enrique Mesa Pérez – Universidad Loyola

    Making things different: The influence of sub-politics on the construction of water reuse risk

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    Friday 21 July: Buhui Qiu – University of Sydney Business School

    Firm-Level Labor-Shortage Exposure

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  • Visiting Leading Scholar

    Friday 31 March: Paul Hibbert – University of St Andrews Visiting Leading Scholar

    Reflexivity and Reflexive Practice Workshop

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    Academy of Management Learning & Education Paper Development Workshop

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    Monday 22 May: Judy Brown – Victoria University

    Democratising accounting and accountability practices

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    Tuesday 27 June: James Bacchus – University of Central Florida

    Rowing the Triremes: Participation as Cooperation

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Research Seminars: Autumn 2022

  • Accounting and Society

    Wednesday 28 September: Turan Bali – Georgetown University 

    A Factor Model for Stock Options 


    Thursday 29 SeptemberTuran Bali – Georgetown University 

    Publishing in top journals: What we need to know 


    Monday 3 October: Accounting workshop 

    Accountability & Finance for Crisis workshop 


    Thursday 8 December: Panagiotis Koutroumpis – University of Sussex

    Corporate Social Responsibility and Firm Survival: Evidence from the Climate and Pandemic Crises

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  • Business Finance 

    Thursday 27 October: Jack Downey & Kwame Ababio – Prequin

    Preqin Pro - Alternative Assets Data Platform

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    Thursday 17 November: Bo Wang – University of Southampton 

    Do Tournament Incentives Influence Labor Investment Efficiency? 

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    Wednesday 30 November: Samuel Fosu – University of Sussex

    Credit information sharing and cost of debt in developing countries

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  • Digit Debates

    Wednesday 12 October: Fang Lee Cooke - (Monash University), University of Sussex Leading Visiting Scholar

    Can we talk about strategic Human Resource Management in the gig economy?


    Wednesday 2 NovemberBecky Faith – Institute of Development Studies and Digital Futures at Work Research Centre

    Digital Levelling up in Sussex


    Wednesday 16 November: Tomas Kochan –  MIT 

    Shaping the future of work: an activist research agenda


    Wednesday 23 November: Pawel Adrjan – Director of EMEA Economic Research at the Indeed Hiring Lab & Research Fellow at Regent’s Park College, Oxford

    Working from home after Covid-19

  • Economics

    Monday 10 October: Subrato Bannerjee – Indian Institute of Technology

    Fairness is flexible: A study of competing focal points

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    Wednesday 12 October: Pawel Doligalski – University of Bristol 

    Redistribution with Performance Pay 

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    Wednesday 26 OctoberMeredith Crowley– University of Cambridge 

    The Pro-Competitive Effects of Trade Agreements 

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    Wednesday 2 November: Carlo Pizzinelli – IMF 

    Job Polarization and the Declining Wages of Young Female Workers in the United Kingdom 

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    Wednesday 9 NovemberSomdeep Chatterjee – IIM

    Sweet Cash: Is Healthcare a Normal Good for Women in Developing Countries?

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    Wednesday 16 November: Pawel Gola – University of Edinburgh

    On the Importance of Social Status for Occupational Sorting

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    Wednesday 21 November: Matthias Doepke – Northwestern University 

    The Economics of Fertility: A New Era

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    Wednesday 30 November: Ilse Lindenlaub – Yale University

    Firm Sorting and Spatial Inequality 

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    Monday 5 DecemberAkanksha Marphatia – UCL

    A biosocial perspective on women’s early marriage in rural India and Nepal

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    Wednesday 7 December: Severine Toussaert – University of Oxford

    Stochastic dominance and preference for randomization

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  • Energy
  • Joint Sussex Surrey Seminar

    Wednesday 19 October: George O White III – University Michigan-Flint

    Laying down the law: Assessing the effects of ethical codes and legalism on MNE monitoring of foreign subsidiary supply chain partners in emerging markets 


    Wednesday 23 NovemberZaheer Kan – University of Aberdeen Business School

    Title tbc


    Wednesday 7 December: Mirko Benischke – Erasmus University 

    Emerging Multinationals and Pro-Market Reversals: Escape OFDI In Response to Institutional Change

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  • QFIN (Quantitative FinTech)
  • Responsible Business

    Thursday 1 December: Yvette Sterbenk, Ithaca College; Mustafa F. Özbilgin, Brunel Business School; Emma Cleary, Flexibility Matters; Gülsünay Uysal Kaba, Teklas

    New Approaches to Addressing Gender Inequality in Business and Society

  • SPRU

    Wednesday 28 September: Tony Golding – Cambridge Mechatronics Limited

    Cambridge Mechatronics Limited – A Case Study in Technological Innovation 


    Wednesday 12 OctoberAnn Light – University of Sussex

    Abundant creativity 


    Wednesday 2 NovemberMahmood Bhutta – BSMS

    Sustainable Supply Chains for Healthcare Equipment


    Wednesday 9 NovemberMax Lacey Barnacle – University of Sussex 

    Community Wealth Building in an age of just transitions: exploring civil society approaches to net zero and future research synergies


    Thursday 10 November: Inga Ulnicane – De Montfort University

    Bad Governance? Critical perspectives on governance of Artificial Intelligence


    Wednesday 16 NovemberLaur Kanger – University of Sussex 

    Should we (still) rethink science, technology and innovation? Evidence from the Deep Transitions framework?


    Wednesday 30 November: Saurabh Arora and Andy Stirling – University of Sussex 

    Let the pluriverse grow


    Thursday 8 December: Allison Loconto – INRA France

    Governing agroecological transitions: Standards as institutional innovations

  • Strategy & Marketing

    Monday 10 October: Marina Biniari – Aalto University

    How employees’ Time Valuations Influence Innovation Implementation

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  • Sustainability in Accounting, Finance & Economics

    Thursday 13 OctoberMansoor Afzali – Hanken School of Economics

    Climate Change Denial and Corporate Environmental Performance


    Tuesday 8 November: Jiří Witzany – University of Economics, Prague

    Machine learning applications to valuation of options on non-liquid markets; carbon derivatives

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    Wednesday 16 November: Xian Gu – Durham University

    Friends in High Places: Political Ties and SEC Oversight of Foreign Firms

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  • Visiting Leading Scholar

    Wednesday 19 October: Fang Lee Cooke – Monash University

    Publishing in top human resource management journals

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Research Seminars: Spring 2022

  • Accounting and Society

    Wednesday 25 May: Jill Atkins – Sheffield University Management School

    Exploring the Historical Roots of Environmental and Ecological Accounting

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    Wednesday 27 April: Susan O’Leary – Royal Holloway University of London

    Misadventures in participatory accountability? Nomadic subjects and affirmative otherness in a humanitarian NGO

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    Wednesday 23 March: Steven Young – Lancaster University

    Mandatory annual report descriptions of business model and strategy, investor uncertainty, and disclosure cascade effects

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    Wednesday 16 February: Ebba Sjögren – Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden

    Maintaining a measurement apparatus: The calibration of robust internal measurement of a public sustainability target

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    Wednesday 19 January: Jill Atkins – Sheffield University Management School

    Exploring the Historical Roots of Environmental and Ecological Accounting

  • Business Finance

    Thursday 19 May: Meziane Lasfer – Bayes Business School, City, University of London

    Tournament incentives and insider trading

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    Thursday 28 April: Armin Schwienbacher – SKEMA Business School

    Private Equity Debt Funds: Who Wins, Who Loses?

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    Wednesday 16 March: David Elliott – Bank of England

    Nonbank Lenders as Global Shock Absorbers: Evidence from US Monetary Policy Spillovers


    Thursday 10 March: Richard Fairchild – University of Bath

    Patterns of Corporate Fraud: reputations, superegos and emotions - a manager-regulator game analysis

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    Thursday 17 February: Dilyara Salakhova – ECB

    Are ethical and green investment funds more resilient?

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  • Circular Economy

    Monday 25 April: Nur Gizem Yalçın - ECR for C-PlaNeT

    A systemic approach to transitions towards circular economy: the case of Brighton and Hove


    Monday 14 March: Antonius Schröder - Technische Universitat Dortmund Social Research Centre

    European Skills Alliances: Skills for the Digital, Green, and Social Transition

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  • Creative and Digital Economy

    Wednesday 4 May: James M Crick – University of Leicester

    Coopetition Strategies in the Canadian Wine Industry

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    Thursday 17 March: Greg Richards – Tilburg University

    The role of the creative industries in placemaking

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  • Digit Debates

    Wednesday 30 March: Helen Milner OBE, Group Chief Executive, Good Things Foundation and Al Mathers, Director of Research, The RSA

    How fixing the digital divide will help the country level up


    Wednesday 23 March RESCHEDULED: Zlatko Bodrožić, Associate Professor in Technology, Organisation and Sustainability, University of Leeds

    Authoritarianism, oligarchy, localism or democracy? Alternative Futures for the Digital Transformation


    Wednesday 16 March: Wil Hunt, Research Fellow, Digital Futures at Work Research Centre & University of Sussex Business School; Sudipa Sarkar, Senior Research Fellow, IER, University of Warwick; Chris Warhurst, Director, IER and Professor of Work & Employment, University of Warwick

    Is AI taking our jobs? Lessons from a survey of UK business leaders


    Wednesday 9 March: Derya Guer-Seker, Research Associate, Universität Duisburg-Essen

    Threat or opportunity? (Social) media perspectives on AI and the future of work

  • Economics

    Wednesday 11 May: Pieter Serneels – University of East Anglia

    The collective action mechanism in community-based monitoring of public services 

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    Wednesday 4 May: Andrea Goldstein – OECD

    Details to follow


    Wednesday 27 April: Bart Golsteyn – Maastricht University

    Educational outcomes of migrant children in a tracked system: lessons from a policy change

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    Wednesday 6 April: Swati Dhingra – LSE

    Wage Stagnation and the Brexit Exchange Rate Depreciation

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    Wednesday 16 March Ben Etheridge – University of Essex

    Working from Home and Worker Productivity Through the Covid-19 Pandemic

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    Wednesday 9 March: David Jaeger

    Sheepskin Effects and Heterogeneous Wage-Setting Behavior: Evidence from Mozambique

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    Wednesday 2 March: Stefan Hubner – University of Bristol

    It's complicated: A Nonparametric Test of Preference Stability between Singles and Couples 

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  • Energy
  • Food Research Methodologies

    Thursday 7 April: Abby Lopes - School of Design, University Technology Sydney

    Social Design Research Methods that Co-evolve ‘Solutions’ with Partners/Stakeholders

  • Joint Sussex Surrey Seminar

    Wednesday 6 April: Ajai Gaur - Rutgers University

    Deal Completion in Cross Border Acquisitions: The Role of Wave Timing, Acquisition Pace and Linguistic Distance


    Wednesday 9 March: Jonathan Doh – University of Villanova

    Climate Change and Innovation: The Role of Climate Risk and Institutional Context


    Wednesday 2 March: Heather Berry, George Washington University and Róisín Donnelly, Tilburg University

    Defending knowledge abroad

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    Wednesday 16 February: Keith Brouthers – KCL

    Charting New Courses to Enter Foreign Markets:Conceptualization, Theoretical Framework, & Research Directions on Non-traditional Entry Modes

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    Wednesday 16 February: Ebba Sjögren – Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden

    Maintaining a measurement apparatus: The calibration of robust internal measurement of a public sustainability target


    Wednesday 19 January: Shameen Prashantham – CEIBS

    Gorillas can dance: Lessons from Microsoft and other corporations on partnering with start-ups

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  • QFIN (Quantitative Fintech)

    Wednesday 27 April: Junlei Hu – Essex University

    Pareto-optimal insurance contracts with premium budget and minimum charge constraints


    Wednesday 30 March: Christian Conrad – Heidelberg University

    Modelling Volatility Cycles: The MF2 GARCH Model


    Wednesday 9 March: Richard Gerlach – University of Sydney

    Improving the accuracy of tail risk forecasts by combining several realized volatility estimators

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    Wednesday 2 February: Igor Makarov – LSE

    Blockchain Analysis of the Bitcoin Market

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    Wednesday 26 January: Dexin Zhou – Baruch College - Zicklin School of Business

    Anomalies, Management Expectations, and Stock Returns

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  • Responsible Business

    Thursday 26 May: Hari Bapuji (University of Melbourne), Gokhan Ertug (Singapore Management University)

    Implications of caste for MNEs and international business research


     Thursday 19 May: Adam Greene - International Labour Organization

    The State Duty to Protect as a prerequisite for the Corporate Responsibility to Respect

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    Thursday 12 May: Inés Alegre and Jasmina Berbegal Mirabent - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

    Mission statements: So important and so overlooked

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    Thursday 28 April: Armando Castro – UCL

    Irresponsible Businesses and the Paradox of Governance and Trust in Construction Cartels

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    Thursday 31 March: Helen Beney – University of Sussex

    Ecological entrepreneurial orientation and sustainable supply chain management

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    Thursday 24 March: Stephan Manning & Ana Suarez Lopez – University of Sussex

    Uncovering corporate scandals: The role of impact film production

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    Thursday 10 March: Haya Al-Dajani – Mohammed Bin Salman College for Business and Entrepreneurship

    Women Entrepreneurship and (Dis)Empowerment?

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    Thursday 3 March: Eva Selenko – Loughborough University

    On the political consequences of job insecurity: Empirical findings and theoretical explanations

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    Thursday 24 February: Patrick Velte – Leuphana University

    Sustainable Corporate Governance - What it is and why it matters

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  • SPRU

    Friday 6 May: Colleen Cunningham – London Business School

    Keeping Invention Confidential 

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    Friday 29 April: Patrizia Casadei – LSE CANCELLED


    Friday 8 April: Nicola Lacetera - Rotman School, University of Toronto

    Is the price right? The role of morals, ideology and tradeoff thinking in explaining reactions to price surges

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    Friday 1 April: Cosmas Ochieng – World Resources Institute CANCELLED

    Details to follow


    Friday 18 March: Lea Fünfschilling - CIRCLE, Lund

    Knowledge in transition

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    Friday 11 March: Arianna Martinelli - Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies

    The direction of technical change in AI and the trajectory effects of government funding

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    Friday 4 March: Paola Criscuolo - Imperial College Business School

    Organization Structure of Development and Firm Innovation

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    Friday 25 February: W. Brian Arthur – External Professor, Santa Fe Institute

    Complexity Economics: a Different Approach to Economic Thinking?

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    Wednesday 23 February: Adrian Ely & Adrian Smith – University of Sussex

    Details to follow


    Friday 11 February: Arvids Ziedonis – KU Leuven

    State Government Innovation Programs and the Retention of Science and Technology Start-Ups: Evidence from the Great Lakes Region

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    Friday 4 February: Georg von Graevenitz – QMUL

    The Importance of Quality in Austere Times: University Competitiveness and Grant Income

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    Wednesday 12 January: Jan Kinne – ISTARI AI

    ISTARI.AI: Near-time economic data from large-scale web scraping and AI analyses

  • Visiting Leading Scholar

    Wednesday 9 March: Mats Alvesson – Lund University

    Reimagining the Research Process

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    Friday 4 March: Mats Alvesson, Lund University

    Building an academic career

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Past Events

  • Chris Freeman Annual Lecture

    Thursday 19 October (18:30 - 20:00 BST), Fulton A Lecture Theatre, University of Sussex 

    The Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex Business School was delighted to host the 2023 Chris Freeman Annual Lecture in-person. This year's lecture 'Science and Technology Policy and Politics: from ideas to action' was delivered by Francisco Sagasti, Former President of Peru. More information on the Annual Lecture.

    The lecture was followed by a seminar aimed at Postgraduate Researchers on Friday 20 October (13:00 - 14:30 BST). The discussion focused on how to make things happen in complex political settings. Register via EventBrite.

  • BAM 2023 Conference

    1 September (virtual day) and 5-6 September 2023 (in-person), University of Sussex Falmer Campus

    The University of Sussex Business was delighted to host the British Academy of Management's 37th Annual Conference exploring the theme, ‘Towards Disruptive Sustainability: New Business Opportunities and Challenges’Learn more about BAM 2023.

  • Eu-SPRI 2023

    14-16 June 2023, University of Sussex Falmer Campus

    The European Forum for Studies of Policies for Research and Innovation (Eu-SPRI) summer conference is the leading, annual European event on science, technology and innovation policy. The Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) was delighted to host this year's conference on the theme: Research with Impact.

    Ahead of the conference, an Early Career Researcher Event was held on June 13th, aiming to support early career scholars in developing their research profile and professional career.

    For more information visit the EuSPRI 2023 conference website

  • Marie Jahoda Annual Lecture 

    27 March 2023, University of Sussex Campus

    The Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex Business School was delighted to host the 2022 Marie Jahoda Annual Lecture in-person. This annual event celebrates the outstanding contributions that Professor Marie Jahoda CBE made to SPRU.

    This year's lecture was delivered by Sir James Bevan, CEO of the Environment Agency, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A.

  • 20th International Studying Leadership Conference

    11-13 December, Brighton

    This year's conference, hosted by the University of Sussex Business School, seeks papers that ask big questions about important issues that connect in multiple forms to the conference theme of Leadership for the Future of Humanity.

    Find out more 

  • Seminar: In conversation with James Bacchus

    21 September, 4-5 pm

    Can the international trade system be reformed? In this seminar, Professor James Bacchus discussed his new book and the challenges and reform prospects for the multilateral trading system, and responded to audience questions.

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  • 29th International Annual EurOMA Conference

    1 - 6 July 2022 | Estrel Hotel & Conference Centre in Berlin 

    The University of Sussex Business School recently hosted the 29th Annual EurOMA Conference in Berlin. Over 500 participants from 39 countries attended with many presenting research towards the conference theme of 'Brilliance in resilience: operations and supply chain management’s role in achieving a sustainable future'.

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  • University of Sussex Business School AI Lecture 2021

    14 December 2021 | Jubilee Building and Online

    This year's annual AI Lecture was given by Sara Hooker, Research Scientist at Google Brain. The lecture was followed by a fireside chat with Melissa Heikkilä, POLITICO Europe's AI Correspondent.

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  • Storying food: gendered, racialised and classed politics and possibilites

    This two-day online symposium explored the politics of how food stories are encouraged or required in different organisational contexts such as fancy restaurants, food charities, museums and community food organisations. Drawing on a range of theoretical and methodological traditions, including feminist food studies, the symposium brought together scholars from organisation studies, sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, food studies and geography. Presented by the University of Sussex Business School and the Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies (in the School of Media, Arts and Humanities), in conjunction with Brighton and Sussex Universities Food Network, the symposium included a work in progress stream, reading groups, international keynotes, and panel of scholar-activists.

  • Climate Finance: Challenges and Lessons for the Future

    15 - 16 November 2021 | Online

    This two-day conference, co-organised by the University of Nottingham and the University of Sussex, explored the key developments within the financial and capital markets industry, and provided participants with unique insights into the current processes in leading institutions, strategic considerations, product development and regulatory challenges that will be central in governing climate finance over the next decade

  • Project X Conference: Sustainable Futures for Project Delivery

    Wednesday 6 October 2021 | Online

    This one-day conference organised by Project X explored how aspirations for improved project delivery can be achieved whilst addressing commitments for Levelling-Up, Net Zero and the Plan for Growth.

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  • Launching Sustainable Futures: A Manifesto for Transformative Investment

    Wednesday 15 September 2021 | Online 1-2pm BST

    The official launch of the Deep Transitions Futures Global Investors Panel. The Panel, along with a prominent research team, is creating a manifesto for 'Transformative Investment' which looks at steering investments towards decarbonisation, the 'race to net zero' and a sustainable future.

  • Freeman Centenary/Research Policy 50th Anniversary Conference

    Friday 10 September 2021 | Hybrid (both physical and online attendance will be available)

    To mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Chris Freeman, and the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Research Policy, the journal that he founded, SPRU is organising a one-day conference.

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  • EurOMA 2021

    5-7 July 2021 | Online

    The 28th international annual EurOMA conference was held on the theme of 'Managing the “new normal”: The future of Operations and Supply Chain Management in unprecedented times'.

  • Virtual CineClub Special: In the Meantime Midday Comes Round...

    Wednesday 28 April | Online

    This screening of the film adaptation of Marie Jahoda's and Paul F. Lazersfeld's revolutionary Marienthal study was held to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the passing of Marie Jahoda, in collaboration with the Austrian Cultural Forum.

  • The Atom: A Love Affair - Virtual screening & Round Table Discussion

    Wednesday 5 May | Online

    This screening of ‘The Atom: A Love Affair' explored the West's relationship with nuclear power since the end of World War 2, and included a discussion with the director Vicki Lesley and Professor Andy Stirling and Dr Phil Johnstone about their research on nuclear.

  • NGO Research Day 2021

    Wednesday 17 March | Online

    The NGO Research Day 2021 discussed to what extent and how technology shapes the modern perceptions of the sector, its performance, governance and accountability and NGO identities. This event was connected to a Special Issue of The British Accounting Review that calls for reassessing NGO performance, governance and accountability in the new settings and contexts of digitalisation, but also the concerns, ambiguities and threats posed by technology.

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  • Sussex Innovation Forum: Scaling Up Innovations and Pilots

    Friday 12 March | Online

    The Sussex Innovation Forum is an inclusive and informal series of events for businesses, local authorities and community groups to work together on driving decarbonisation in Sussex. This Forum focused on scaling up innovations and pilots. 

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  • Climate Finance and Economics Workshop

    Friday 12 March | Online

    Climate change is creating new opportunities in modern finance and economics. This one-day workshop on climate finance and economics delved into the economics of green finance, environmental finance, climate risk, hedging climate change, climate finance assets, and the impact of weather changes on the economy. 

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  • Eu-SPRI Mini Course 2020

    3 December 2020 | Online

    Co-organised with the European Forum for Studies of Policies for Research and Innovation, this Mini Course provided doctoral students, early-career researchers and professionals with an intensive training, focused on the intersection between innovation theory and scenario analysis.

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