Workshop for Social Sciences Staff

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I am looking forward to taking part in a debate on how researchers should engage leaders in industry. I will supply a follow up article after the event.

My Talk: The gap between management research and the world of business.

My Theme, Often the tenants of good research are not taught at management schools or included within management development programs. This results in the proliferation of pseudo-management approaches taking root within many large organisations. Being able to know the difference between what research teaches us and what businesses do needs to become a management core competency.

Workshop for Social Sciences Staff. 6th December Warwick University


The need for academic researchers to engage with external organisations is more important than ever in terms of delivering research impact, gaining fieldwork access, and winning funding from non-traditional funding sources. This workshop has, therefore, been designed to provide useful tips and insights into the art of external engagement. To this end the following speakers will share their expertise and experiences with you:




12:00 – 12:40:              Arrival and lunch

12:40 – 12:50:              Welcome and introduction by Head of Faculty, Professor Christina Hughes

12:50 – 13:20:              Stephen Roper: Dimensions of Impact via External Engagement

13:20 – 13:50:              Stephen Parry: The gap between management research and the world of business

13:50 – 14:50:              External engagement workshop

15:00 – 15:30:              John Parkinson: The sense of betrayal in academic public engagement,

and how to get over it.

15:30 – 15:45.              Wash up


Professor Stephen Roper

Stephen Roper is Professor of Enterprise and Director of the Centre for Small and Medium Enterprises (CSME) at Warwick Business School. Stephen is an economist with degrees from the University of Durham, Oxford University and LSE. He joined Warwick in 2008 having previously been Professor of Business Innovation at Aston Business School, Birmingham and earlier and Assistant Director of the Northern Ireland Economic Research Centre, Belfast.

Stephen has led over 50 externally funded research projects. He is currently working with OECD on the development of an innovation voucher scheme in Montenegro and an evaluation of the NESTA Creative Credits programme. Stephen has also consulted for OECD, DTI, BERR, Small Business Service, EMDA, AWM, Scottish Executive, Invest Northern Ireland, Forfas (Dublin), Enterprise Ireland, Northern Bank, InterTradeIreland, Department of Enterprise Trade and Investment (Belfast), Department of Education and Learning (Belfast), Royal Mail, and MoreThan4Business.

Stephen Parry

Stephen is a World leading authority and strategist on the creation of lean, adaptive organisations. He has applied adaptive learning principles to the design and operation of operations in Europe, Middle- East, Asia-Pacific, (including Japan, India, Australia, Philippines) and the USA. Clients include many global corporations and national governments: SAP, LEGO, BT, UK government, police authorities, financial services and shared services. His work has been covered in the Harvard Business Review and cited in numerous books and research papers. He is often interviewed on BBC Radio 4 and his work has featured in documentaries on National television BBC1 and Channel 4


Dr John Parkinson

John is Associate Professor of Public Policy in PAIS, University of Warwick. A specialist in democratic theory and public policy, and an occasional media commentator and advisor to the House of Lords Constitution Committee, John has a previous life as a public relations and management consultant.

One thought on “Workshop for Social Sciences Staff

  1. This workshop looks very interesting. I am extremely interesting in knowing how it went , what were some of the key debates, and what insights were gained?

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