2010 News stories

View Business School news stories from 2010.

New report highlights low carbon opportunities for Devon

A new report created by the University of Exeter for Devon County Council has highlighted a number of opportunities for the county as part of the examination of the Low Carbon Transition Plan (LCTP).

World Bank invites Professor Cowling to present at Mexico conference

Following on from his Washington seminar on credit guarantees at the start of the current financial crisis, Business School Professor of Entrepreneurship, Marc Cowling, has been invited by the World Bank to speak at its regional conference in Mexico.

ICAEW ‘Would Like To Meet…’ speed networking event at the University of Exeter Business School

This year’s Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) ‘Would Like To Meet…’ speed networking event at the University of Exeter Business School took place on 1st November 2010.

PwC Prize for Best Overall Performance at Undergraduate Level Two in the Business School 2009-2010

We were delighted to welcome Louise Churchill, Student Recruitment Officer, PwC, to the University of Exeter Business School on Tuesday 9th November 2010 to award the PwC prize for best overall performance at undergraduate level two in the School in 2009-2010.

Leading Doctors

Doctors who graduated from the Royal College of General Practitioners 'Better Leaders, Better Doctors' programme were presented with their Postgraduate Certificates in Leadership this week.

Business School Forum focuses on sustainability

On the day that WWF announced that the Earth's population is using the equivalent of 1.5 planets' worth of natural resources, the Business School Annual Forum was debating the same issue.

Enterprising students start book business

Two budding entrepreneurs in their second year at the Business School have started a company that facilitates the buying and selling of textbooks between students, called ‘Sell My Book’.

Business School Fellow tops charts in India

A new book by Morgen Witzel, a senior fellow at the Business School, recently entered the non-fiction best seller list in India.

Female directors still not receiving equal pay

A new study from academics at the University of Exeter shows that female directors are not awarded the pay levels of their male counterparts

Did ancient coffee houses lay the groundwork for modern consumerism?

If you think that your favourite coffee shop is a great gathering place for discussion, you should have been around in the Ottoman Empire starting in the 1550s.

New research on intervention routes for SMES

Professor John Bessant and John Goldfinch are working on a joint project funded by AIM Research

New report challenges Government over proposed pension changes

A new report published this week seriously challenges the Government’s proposals to remove the requirement for defined contribution personal pension scheme members to annuitise their pension fund by the age of 75.

Gender diversity in the boardroom – does it make a difference?

Board diversity in general and gender diversity in particular on corporate boards is perceived to be both desirable and beneficial to firms.

High profile role for Exeter in climate change report

Experts from the University of Exeter will play a high profile role in creating what is set to be the world’s most comprehensive report on climate change.

Business School Visiting Professor wins prestigious award

Mats Alvesson, a Visiting Professor at the Centre for Leadership Studies (CLS) has won one of Europe’s most prestigious awards, becoming a Wallenberg Scholar.

Business School Graduation 2010 – a message from the Dean

Warmest congratulations to all our graduands. This is the culmination of years of hard work and study - a time to celebrate with your friends and family.

Business School celebrates first regatta victory

A team made up exclusively from students on the Exeter MBA course came in a fantastic first place at the 19th Cranfield Business School Regatta, an international sailing event for MBA students and Business School alumni from all over Europe.

World famous management expert visits University of Exeter Business School

Henry Mintzberg joined an international group of managers and faculty at the University of Exeter Business School as part of the ‘Roundtable’ series created by the Centre for Leadership Studies (CLS).

Cornwall leads the way with ‘Clear About Carbon’ project

A three year project to instil better carbon literacy skills into both the public and private sector is being rolled out in Cornwall as the first initiative of its kind nationally.

Business School participates in 2nd UN Global Forum on Responsible Management Education

The Business School participates in the New York event as part of its development of the new One Planet MBA and its membership of the UN PRME initiative.

Local schools learn how to boom and bust at the Business School

More than 60 Year 12 students from local schools visit the Business School and gain an insight into current trends in economics and business.

University of Exeter welcomes faculty from the Indian Institute of Management - Bangalore

A delegation of four Professors and Associate Professors from the Indian Institute of Management- Bangalore (IIM-B) visited the University of Exeter recently.

Business School appoints new Director of MBA programmes

It has been announced that Dr Malcolm Kirkup has been appointed as the new Director of MBA programmes at the Business School.

Exeter academics seeking experiences of the ‘marriage bar’

In order to better understand the history of discrimination against women, particularly in the workplace, two Exeter academics are investigating the impact of the ‘marriage bar’.

Business School student goes for gold in Delhi

Claire Mansell, a second year Management with Leadership undergraduate, has temporarily swapped her academic studies to join the company appointed to provide the event logistics for this October’s Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

Students reward University teaching excellence for first time

The brilliance of lecturers and support staff at the University of Exeter was recognised at an inaugural Teaching Awards ceremony this month.

New research predicted Tories struggle to win Labour marginals

New research by the University of Exeter Business School concludes that even unpopular sitting governments have historically been quite successful at holding onto their own marginal seats.

Recruiting now!

The University of Exeter's ambitious plans for growth sees recruitment for 21 new posts in the Business School

Students rush to nominate best in teaching

Students have been nominating staff in the inaugural Students’ Guild Teaching Awards, and the Business School winners have been announced.

Thai students celebrate sporting success

Thai students from the University of Exeter are celebrating their best result ever at the Samaggi Games.

IBM Undergraduate Business Challenge Success

Two teams from the University of Exeter Business School competed in the final of the IBM Undergraduate Business Challenge

Business School MSc student wins prestigious £5,000 scholarship

Michael King, an MSc Finance & Investment student at the Business School has been selected by the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) to receive the £5,000 Stephen Cooke Scholarship Premier Award.

Business Students Show Hidden Photographic Talents

To celebrate the international diversity of the Business School, students have been involved in a photography and film competition, representing the different aspects of their origins

University of Exeter Business School academic part of €560,000 research bid win

Jonathan Schroeder, Professor of Marketing in the University of Exeter Business School, is one of a team that has secured €560,000  from the European Commission to research consumer behaviour across 31 countries in Europe.

Business School Institute for Service Research co-organises the Grand Challenge week in Service with Cambridge

The Grand Challenge Week in Service takes place between the 21 - 26 September 2010.

Exeter academic to examine executive pay

Dr. Grzegorz Trojanowski from the University of Exeter Business School has won a grant of more than £200,000 from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to examine executive compensation.

New research into responsible investment highlights future challenges for National Employment Savings Trust (NEST)

Paul Cox from the Business School analyses the current efficacy of RI through interviews with 25 fund management firms.

African leaders master on-line degree

Two very special graduates received their degrees at the University of Exeter on 23 January.

Governor of the Bank of England lays foundations of new University Business School building

As part of a 24 hour visit to the University Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England, laid the foundation stone of the new Business School extension.

Exeter Professor wins placement fellowship in new NHS initiative

Irene Ng, Professor of Marketing Science at the University of Exeter Business School has been awarded a Placement Fellowship with Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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