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All seminars are held at the University’s Hendon campus or nearby Hendon Town Hall (also on The Burroughs) and are open to anyone who would like to attend, but please notify Ian Vickers to confirm a place: vickers@mdx.ac.uk; or tel: 020 8411 6604

Autumn/Winter 2007/08


Wednesday 28 November 4.00pm-6.00pm, Room G237A
Professor Fergus Lyon, CEEDR:
"Pushing enterprise and entrepreneurship in the delivery of public services: The case of education and health services"

Wednesday 19 December 4.00pm-6.00pm, Room CR1, Town Hall
Dr Anne Humbert, Department of Economics & Statistics:
"Men have careers, women have babies': Gender Roles among Irish Entrepreneurial Parents"


Wednesday 30 January 4.00pm-6.00pm, Room CR1, Town Hall
Dr Anne Green, Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick:
"Labour market impacts of migrant workers in the Midlands and implications for Policy"

Wednesday 27 February 4.00pm-6.00pm, Room CR2, Town Hall
Dr David Etherington, CEEDR and Dr Martin Jones, Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, University of Wales, Aberystwyth:
"A Political Economy of Skill: spaces and scales of governance in Europe"

Further seminars to be announced.



31 October 2007:
Dr Rupert Waters, ECOTEC Research & Consulting:
"Global circuits of labour and learning regions: the case of Oxfordshire and Cambridgeshire"

27 June 2007:
Marcello Bertotti, School of Health and Social Sciences, Middlesex University:
"Private sector engagement in Urban Governance: the case of the City Growth Strategy in two London areas"

30 May 2007:
Dr John Kitching, Small Business Research Centre, Kingston University:
"The impact of regulation on small business performance"

25 April 2007:
Dr Tony Gore, Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University:
"Coalfields and their Cities: Economic Development, Labour Markets and Governance"

28 March 2007:
Professor David Rae, Lincoln Business School, University of Lincoln:
"The role of an entrepreneurial learning team in creating an enterprise culture in a university"

28 February 2007:
Dr Leandro Sepulveda, School of Health and Social Sciences, Middlesex University:
"Engaging with new/emerging ethnic minority business communities? The challenges of increasing diversity for policy support in Britain"

13 December 2006:
Dr Ian Vickers, CEEDR: "Regulation for Enterprise? Recent Reforms and the Implications for Risk Regulation in Smaller Businesses"

29 November 2006:
Dr Kevin Mole, Centre for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, Warwick Business School:
"Who benefits from Business Link assistance?"

25 October 2006:
Dr Peter Wyer and Dr Ignatius Ekanem, CEEDR:
"Learning from failure: How 'second-time around' entrepreneurs learn from their experiences"

31st May 2006:
Patrick McVeigh, CM International, London and South Bank University:
"Recent Developments in Evaluating the English Regional Development Agencies Outputs, Outcomes and Impacts: Does it All Add Up?"

26th April 2006:
Professor Ifan D H Shepherd, Middlesex University Business School:
'(How) can we identify geographical dimensions in the marketing strategies of UK organisations?'

1st March 2006:
Professor Nicholas O'Regan, Middlesex University Business School:
"The Impact of Ownership on Small Firm Behaviour and Performance"

22nd February 2006:
Dr Fergus Lyon, CEEDR, Middlesex University Business School:
"Clash or Collaboration? Cultures of Learning in Scientist-Small Business Relationships"

14th December 2005:
Dr David Etherington, CEEDR, Middlesex University Business School:
"Nice Work if You Can Get It" - Labour Market Regulation and Low Pay in De-industrialised Cities"

30th November 2005:
Dr Julia Rouse, New Entrepreneur Scholarship Research Fellow, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School:
"Balancing Work and Life Through Small Enterprise: Myth or Reality?"

2nd November 2005:
Professor Peter Newby, Centre for Higher Education Research, School of Lifelong Learning and Education, Middlesex University:
"Entrepreneurship Education: Effective Teaching and Learning"

29th June 2005:
Professor Colin Gray, Innovation, Knowledge and Enterprise Centre, Open University:
“Firm Size Effects on Absorptive Capacity and Knowledge Management”

27th April 2005:
Professor Paul Hannon, University of Central England
“Business Incubation: What is it and does it work?”

16th March 2005
Professor Christos Kalantaridis, Northampton Business School:
“Understanding the Entrepreneur: An Institutionalist Perspective”

23rd February 2005
Professor David North and Dr Stephen Syrett, CEEDR, Middlesex University
“Missing Links? Neighbourhood Renewal and Local Economic Development”

15 December, 2004
Dr Susan Marlow, Department of Human Resource Management, De Montfort University
"It may be good to talk but should firm owners be forced to share? The Impact of the Information and Consultation Directive on Labour Management in Small Firms"

24 November, 2004
Dr Ian Vickers, CEEDR
"Burdensome Red Tape or Stimulant for Sustainable Business Development? The Example of Health and Safety Regulation and Small Firms"

27 October, 2004
Professor Mark Hart, Small Business Research Centre, Kingston University
"Hunting the Snark!: Methodological Challenges in Evaluating the Economic Impact of Public Policy on Small Firm Performance"

26 May, 2004
Dr Peter Wyer, CEEDR
"An Innovative Multi-disciplinary Approach to Case Study Investigation of Small Business Strategic Development Processes"

31 March, 2004
Dr Mark Ramsden, CEEDR
"Local and Regional Economic Development and the transition from TECs to New Institutional Structures: Partnership, Discretion and
Local Flexibility"

25 February, 2004:
Professor John Annette, Director of Institute of Community Development and Learning,
Middlesex University
"Faith-based Community Action and Regeneration"

17 Decemeber, 2003
Dr Fergus Lyon, CEEDR
"Co-ordination and partnership amongst private sector providers of public sector business support"

10 Decemeber, 2003
Dr Friederike Welter, Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research, Essen
"Institutional Theories and SME Research"

24th September, 2003
Professor Gerry Mars
"What can we learn about small business and development from the 'miracle' of 'The Third Italy'?"

28 May, 2003
Professor Geoffrey M. Hodgson, University of Hertfordshire Business School
"Firm specific learning and the nature of the firm"

30th April, 2003
Professor David Smallbone, CEEDR/MUBS:
"Discrimination in Access to Finance for Black and Minority Ethnic Entrepreneurs in the UK?"

26 March, 2003
Dr Kevin Mole, Centre for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick
"UK Enterprise Policy across time and space"

26 February, 2003
Dr Stephen Syrett, School of Health and Social Science/Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research, Middlesex University
"Reshaping London's Economic Governance: the Role of the LDA"

29 January, 2003
Dr Eleanor Shaw, University of Strathclyde
"Discovering the social in entrepreneurship: the significance and impact of social entrepreneurship"

19 June 2002
Ignatius Ekanem, CEEDR, Middlesex University
"The Investment Decision-making Process in Small Manufacturing Enterprises: With Particular References to Printing and Clothing Industries".

29 May 2002:
Robert Rutherfoord, Small Business Research Centre, Kingston University
"Representing the voice of business in local economic development"

27 March 2002:
Dr Melvyn Evans, Social Policy Research Unit, Middlesex University
"Social Capital and the Social Economy: socially inclusive models of local economic development in Europe."

16 January 2002:
Dr Fergus Lyon, CEEDR, Middlesex University
"The nature of cooperation in business clustering in North East

31 October 2001:
Steve Johnson, Leeds Metropolitan University
"Workforce training and SME performance: some evidence from the national evaluation of ESF Objective 4."