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Business and Society Hub newsletter June 2016

Success Stories

Obiajulu Ede - PhD Student

business prize winner

Congratulations to Obi who received a £75 voucher for winning the Student Oral Presentation Competition at this year's Research and Innovation Conference.

Dr Esther Snell - Business and Society Hub Fellow 

Congratulations to Research Fellow, Esther Snell whose work on the police Mainstream Cybercrime Training, won a Computer Weekly (Search Security) Award.


We are delighted to see that the Hubs are successfully bringing colleagues together to collaborate on, and present, research. Maggie Ross and Bryn Parry recently presented a joint paper at the prestigious Software Quality Management Conference organised by BCS at Bournemouth University. Maggie and Bryn’s research, which emerged out of the recent Hub events, considered the twin-threats that Imported Fire Ants and flawed-Y2K-fixes pose for computers, information technology infrastructure, and for airports. In April 2017 Solent University will itself be hosting the 25th Annual SQM and 22nd INSPIRE conference – so keep the 10 and 11 April free.

Nic Potts is once again flying the Solent flag; this time presenting his work, ‘Surplus profits and progressive land ownership’, at an ESRC funded event at Birmingham University. This multi-university seminar series is entitled Factor Income Distribution, Work and Employment: Social and Economic Perspectives. It explores factor income distribution from a plurality of perspectives, including heterodox approaches (such as post-Keynesianism, Kaleckian and radical economics), as well as mainstream analyses.

Steve Robinson is a regular contributor to industry publications, sharing his knowledge and experience of Project Management. In the Spring 2016 edition of Project (the official magazine for the Association of Project Management, APM) Steve and his co-author Emma-Ruth Arnaz-Pemberton argue for the benefits of utilising a Project Management Office. Considering also the means to successfully implement a PMO, Steve and Emma-Ruth’s research finds that the likelihood of project success is enhanced when a PMO is used.

Congratulations to Hub member, Bryn Parry Bryn Parry, who continues to make a notable contribution to the Oxford English Dictionary website. Bryn’s latest five sets of antedating evidence have been adopted by the OED, with some catching the attention of international media outlets. The `Words of WW1’ section of the OED Appeals was picked up globally [BBC News, Huffington Post] whilst the ‘Meanderings of Memory’ book made it to US television. Also check out Bryn’s contribution to ‘100 Words that Define the First World War’ - linked to the Oxford University Press’ First World War Centenary Hub, which seek to underpin the ongoing commemoration of WW1.


Academics needed for research into the impact of Lecture Capture System on their teaching practice A team of Solent researchers within the School of Business and Law and Solent Teaching and Learning Institute (SLTI) is undertaking research to further our understanding of the impact of Lecture Capture on staff's teaching practice. Dr Paul Joseph-Richard and his team are currently looking for academics, who use Lecture Capture (LC) to participate in this research. Participants will be asked to complete an online-questionnaire relating to their use and experience of Lecture Capture. For further information, email Dr Paul Joseph-Richard at 

Publishing success 

Congratulations to Patsy Morgan, Senior Lecturer in Cruise Management, on her latest publication. Patsy’s chapter entitled ‘The Cruise Experience Phenomena’ can be found in Cruise Yourself Slim (M. and M. Shirran, 2015). This beautifully presented book challenges those of us who enjoy a cruise to make it a healthier experience.

Nic Potts’ new book, co-authored with Andrew Kliman, entitled Is Marx’s Theory of Profit Right: The Simultaneist-Temporalist Debate considers the long-running debate over the logical validity of Karl Marx’s theory that exploitation is the exclusive source of capitalists’ profits. The “Fundamental Marxian Theorem” was long thought to have shown that orthodox Marxian economics succeeds in replicating Marx’s conclusion. The debate begins with Andrew Kliman’s disproof of that claim.

Simon Mouatt’s new book also asks us to reflect upon Marxist perspectives of the political economy. The Dissolution of the Financial State: A Marxian Examination of the Political Economy of Money Since the 1930s (published by Lexington Books) argues that post-Keynesian theories of endogenous money can be combined with Marxian analysis in order to give insight into the changing power relations between the state, finance sector and real economy since WW2.

Calls for conference papers

International Research in Management and Business Realities 

The IRCMBR Conference invites submission of academic and professional research papers/abstracts from the full range of business and economics disciplines, including Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Financial Economics, Accounting and Economics, Organisational Behaviour, Marketing, Business Ethics, General Management, Strategic Management, Operations Management, Human Resource Management, Public Sector Management, and other related topics. Research papers/abstracts cutting across business and non-business disciplines (eg education, engineering, law, politics, psychology, sociology, etc.) are also welcome.

Papers can be submitted at

16th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology 

Crime and Crime Control: Structures, Developments and Actors
21 -24 September 2016 in Münster, Germany

Submission of abstracts open until 15 April. 

Research seminar series

If you would like to present your research to a supportive and enthusiastic audience of colleagues and PhD students, Ben Andoh would love to hear from you. Please contact Ben


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