The School of Economics, Finance and Marketing recently hosted the first College of Business workshop with RMIT Barcelona.
Workshop convenors Associate Professor Con Stavros and Dr Angela Dobele focussed on a theme that would capitalise on the research strengths of the School, College and University.
This theme, ‘Globally Engaged in the Business of Sport and Recreation’ brought together leading researchers from Australia and Europe, in the pursuit of related scholarship.
The aim of the workshop was to facilitate networks and linkages of high-level researchers with like-minded topics and interests in areas such as economics, marketing, culture, management, design and innovation.
The priority was to nurture discussions that would lead to successful research paths, opportunities and collaborations.
“The School is indebted to Pompeu Fabra University for their assistance in facilitating the event and in particular Professor Daniel Serra and Professor Jaume Garcia for their kind efforts,” Dr Dobele said.
“We would also like to thank RMIT Europe, particularly Professor Colin Fudge and Katarina Frank, for their support.
“The key to these events is to bring together a team of presenters that can showcase high quality and relevant research and a moderator who sets the critical tone for the day.
“We were especially fortunate to have Professor Simon Chadwick, Coventry University, as our moderator and Professor Jason Potts, School of Economics Finance and Marketing, as our keynote speaker.”
Presenters included Professor Josep Blat, UPF, Associate Professor Olga Troynikov, School of Fashion and Textiles, Professor Aaron Smith, Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor, Industry Engagement, Business and Dr Margaret Heffernan OAM, School of Management.
Speakers from the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing included Dr Stuart Thomas, Associate Professor Kate Westberg, Professor Gerda Gemser, Dr Ingo Karpen, Associate Professor Con Stavros and Professor Tim Fry.
“We look forward to strengthening the connections made at this workshop in the months and years ahead,” Dr Dobele said.