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Update and alterations to the 19th Jan 2022 - Research Regional Midland PRME event.

Due to Covid 19 and Omicron variant we have decided to alter the delivery of the planned event into two parts.

Part one will be an online meeting on the original 19th January date, but a shorter meeting, see below.

Part two will be an in person (fingers crossed) meeting will continue the research theme an build in time for networking. Details for part 2 will be confirmed in due course.


Principles for Responsible Management Education

Aston University is very pleased to host the second MIDLANDS PRME event in the 2021-2022 academic year with a focus on academic research in sustainability. Due to the current circumstances, the event will no longer take place on campus but will run online via Zoom and has been amended to this effect to include an overview of the topics originally scheduled with opportunities to ask questions and exchange further with one another.

However, our intention firmly remains to run the full original programme of presentations later in March on campus with the opportunity to network locally, share good practice in ERS research, discuss further collaborative projects and gain some useful insights into current research funding avenues. Watch this space!

  • 9:50 - 10:00 Online mingling

  • 10:00 Welcome - Nathalie Ormrod, PRME Director, Aston University

  • 10:05 Introduction to PRME Midlands Network and to the event Dr. Rachel Welton, Nottingham Business School and Dr Emma Surman Birmingham Business School, Midlands PRME network's coordinators

  • 10:10 "Working in the gaps" - Dr Gary Burke and Dr Igor Pyrko. An overview of the research conducted by Dr Bimal Arora, Dr Gary Burke, Dr Igor Pyrko, Dr Omid Omidvar-Tehrani and Dr Divya Jyoti on the challenges and tensions faced by managers and practitioners in the domain of sustainability. This research is part of a larger IDRC funded multidisciplinary project ‘Promoting Responsible Value Chains in India for Effective Contribution of the Private Sector to SDGs (PROGRESS Project)’, that explores private sector contributions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals in India.

  • 10:35 Questions and discussion time

  • 10:50 Comfort break

  • 11:00 Outside my Comfort Zone - Dr Andrew Farrell. An overview of funding sources in sustainability research

  • 11:30 Questions and discussion time

  • 11:50 Final remarks

  • 12:00 Close

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