Essex Business School


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Our events programme

We organise research seminars, conferences, business networking and events for current and prospective students at our Colchester and Southend Campuses.

From Open Days and Applicant Days to careers conferences and research talks, we have a regular calendar of events running throughout the year.

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Research seminars

Our research centres and groups organise weekly seminars for our academics and PhD students. 

We invite speakers from universities across the world to share their latest research papers. Our own academics often take part too, sharing insights into their work to help our researchers collaborate and learn from best practice. 

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Previous speakers and topics have included academics such as:

Essex Accounting Centre

  • Does Firm-Specific Stock Price Crash Risk Lead to a Stimulation or Distortion of Market Information Efficiency - Professor Eduard Lee, University of Manchester
  • Value Added as Part of Sustainability Reporting – Reporting on Distributional Fairness or Obfuscation? - Professor Chris van Staden, Auckland University of Technology
  • Analyst Dividend Forecasts and Their Usefulness to Investors - Pawel Bilinski, Cass Business School
  • To What Extent Do Gender Diverse Boards Enhance Corporate Social Performance? - Professor Claude Francoeur, HEC Montreal
  • The effect of financial leverage on real and accrual-based earnings management - Dr Seraina C. Anagnostopoulou, Athens University
  • A pragmatic constructivist perspective to management and accounting - Prof Hanne Norreklit and Prof Lennart Norreklit, Aarhus University, Denmark

Find out more about Essex Accounting Centre.

Essex Finance Centre

  • Why Does Idiosyncratic Risk Increase with Market Risk? - Professor Sohnke Bartram, University of Warwick
  • The Dynamics of Investment, Payout and Debt - Professor Bart Lambrecht, University of Cambridge
  • Sectoral Concentration, Bank Performance and Systemic Risk - Professor Thorsten Beck, Cass Business School
  • The Case of Italy’s Credit Coop Banks - Paolo Coccorese, University of Salerno
  • Advertising, Attention, and Financial Markets - Prof Stefen Ruenzi, University of Mannheim
  • Analysing Corporate Credit Risk: the Myths in China - Michael Wong, City University of Hong Kong

Find out more about Essex Finance Centre.

Centre for Work, Organisation and Society

  • Public Management, Organisational Change and Peacebuilding - Dr Joanne Murphy, Queen's Management School at Queens University, Belfast
  • PhD Barbie Gets a Makeover! Aesthetic Labour in Academia - Scarlett Brown, School of Management and Business at Kings College London
  • A theory of abject appearance - Dr Gina Grandy, University of Regina
  • Rev Billy vs. The Market - Dr James Freund, Lancaster University
  • Leadership in Lao People’s Democratic Republic - Prof Peter Case, University of the West of England
  • The Societal Implications of Advertising Planning - Erik Jacobi, Essex Business School

Find out more about the Centre for Work, Organisation and Society

Management Science and Entrepreneurship Group

  • Ubiquitous Digital Ecosystems - Professor Eusebio Scornavacca, University of Baltimore
  • Refugee Entrepreneurship: Research Opportunities and Challenges - Caleb Kwong, Essex Business School and Cherry Leung, London South Bank University
  • Star Wars: Mechanisms and Effects of Conflict between Star Employees and Organizations - Dr Paolo Aversa, Cass Business School
  • The diversity of UK universities’ knowledge exchange profiles - Dr Federica Rossi, Birkbeck University, Marti Sagarrra, Universitat de Girona and Eva de La Torre, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  • Persuading a heterogeneous audience - Professor Andriy Zapechelnyuk, Adam Smith Business School
  • Entrepreneurial orientation, export channel selection - Professor Keith Brouthers, Kings College London

Find out more about the Management Science and Entrepreneurship Group.

Academic conferences

We invite academics from around the world to attend our annual research conferences:

The latest conferences include:

Latest Events
Professor Clara Sandoval Professorial Inaugural Lecture
Open Day
Lipsey Lectures 2018: Management and the wealth of nations