Entrepreneurship & Economic Growth: Research News

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Collaborative Governance and Economic Development

On March 14, the Business School is hosting a talk by Jacob Salter on “Collaborative Governance and Economic Development: Policy and Practice for the Localist Era”, 10:00-12:00 at the Executive… »

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Leadership and governance at House of Commons

Donald Nordberg, Associate Professor in the Business School, has completed a two-year programme of leadership development for senior staff of the House of Commons, and selected House of Lords staff…. »

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Bournemouth Research Chronicle (BRC)

The third edition of the Bournemouth Research Chronicle (BRC) is now published. The magazine is organised around our eight societally-led research themes: Health, Wellbeing & Society; Technology & Design; Communities,… »

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ARTS in RESEARCH (AiR)

News! Read about one of AiR’s early successes with a two-day workshop  and a presentation at the Social Research Association in London. BU has a growing community of Arts in… »

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DigitalHub: Digital Marketing for SMEs

Dr Phillip Alford is Bournemouth University’s Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Hospitality Marketing and at the forefront of important research into digital marketing. The research looks at how smaller businesses… »

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Digital Destinations: Micro Tourism and Online Marketing

Through £188,000 of funded research, BU’s Dr Philip Alford is uncovering why small tourism organisations have not yet fulfilled their digital marketing potential and is refining techniques to reverse this trend.

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CMC PhD student wins best paper at international conference

Corporate and Marketing Communication’s PhD researcher Rebecca Watkins and lecturer Dr Mike Molesworth received Best Competitive Paper at the Consumer Culture Theory conference in Tucson, Arizona in June 2013. The… »

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Retail research at BU

BU’s team of retail researchers carry out studies focused on retail issues in the areas of tourism and leisure in particular. Over the years retail research and consultancy has included… »

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Professor Fletcher on BBC Radio 4’s Face the Facts

The UK tourism industry claims that it is losing millions of pounds in revenue each year as the visitor’s visa system is too complicated. This is putting off high-spending visitors… »

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Group behaviour in the workplace

BU researchers within the Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour department at BU’s Business School are working on as many as 15 projects at a time. All are linked around a… »

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Do consumers really care?

When Dr Jeff Bray started his research into ethical clothing decisions, cheap ‘disposable’ fashion lines were growing rapidly, while many other chains were introducing organic and Fairtrade cotton lines. “It… »

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BU’s John Fletcher speaks to BBC Radio 4

Professor John Fletcher spoke to BBC Radio 4’s Face the Facts programme today about the economy of the UK Tourism industry, and what patterns are expected to arise in the… »

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BU Emerging Consumer Cultures Academics win ‘Best Paper’

A research paper written by Dr Janice Denegri-Knott and Dr Mike Molesworth and entitled ‘Concepts and practices of digital virtual consumption’ has been awarded the    inaugural BU Media School and… »

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BU researcher questions Venice tourist tax

Bournemouth University academic Dr Neelu Seetaram has questioned the introduction of a tourist tax in Venice, which will see visitors to the city paying an additional nightly charge on hotel… »

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Dorset: Not so family friendly?

Dorset has always been seen as a family friendly, seaside holiday destination. But stereotypical images of children splashing in the waves and eating ice creams on the promenade may in… »

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Online shopping in Britain continues – weather or not!

Leading Bournemouth University retail academic, Jeff Bray, predicts that retailers hoping to attract frustrated Christmas shoppers, dependent on slow mail order deliveries due to the weather, back into the high… »

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