ISBE Forum: Adding the relevance to rigorous business research.

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In association with SAMS (Society for the Advancement of Management Studies)

ISBE Forum

Wednesday 13 September 2017

0930 – 1600
The Studio, Leeds

To register for this free event please click here.

What is interesting about entrepreneurship research?

What is relevant in entrepreneurship research?

What does rigour and relevance mean to different users of academic research?

This one day event in Leeds, organised by The Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies at Leeds University Business School in association with the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE), will bring together senior policy makers, business owners, and academics from all career stages, to discuss these questions.

Aims of the day include: to develop collaborative best practice dissemination guidelines for both academics and practitioners, and to facilitate opportunities to build valuable relationships for future impact cases.


9.30 – 10.00: Registration and tea/coffee
10.00 – 10.15: Welcome
10.15 – 12.00 Panel discussion: Perspectives on rigour-relevance of academic research
Panel members: Dr David Higgins (University of Liverpool); Prof. Kiran Trehan (University of Birmingham); Philip Salter (Direct, The Entrepreneurs Network and Secretary for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Entrepreneurship); Anthony Moody (Deputy Director of Enterprise Analysis, BEIS); Joe Clease (Senior Economist, BEIS); Jonathan Seaton (Managing Director, Twinkl Ltd.)
12.00 – 13.00: Lunch and networking
13.00 – 14.30 Interdisciplinary workshops. Example topics:
·      What is interesting about entrepreneurship research?
·      What is relevant in entrepreneurship research?
14.30 – 15.00: Tea/coffee break and networking
15.00 – 16.00: Summary of best practice guidelines, Q&A, and next steps

For further information on the event please contact Isla Kapasi at


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