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Dr Isla Kapasi is a researcher in the field of entrepreneurship.  Her recent research has examined entrepreneurial motivations in a context of poverty and the challenges for those seeking to start a new business within this context. Earlier in 2021, the Scottish government launched its Fair Work action plan. The focus is to make Scotland “the…
  Dr Mariana Estrada-Robles (Leeds University Business School) has obtained the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP). This is a post-induction programme for colleagues who make a significant contribution to Student Education at Leeds. It is accredited by Advance HE, which has also awarded her Fellowship of the HEA (Advance HE was previously known as the…
  Presenter: Dr Andreana Drencheva. University of Sheffield Date: Wed 14th July 2021 Time: 14:00-15:00 Location: Zoom   Meeting ID: 848 6854 0118     Passcode: Cees-14   Abstract: Social entrepreneurship is often described as a ‘social process’ whereby opportunities are shaped and ventures created by social entrepreneurs who integrate the input of a range of stakeholders. Yet,…
We are excited to announce that we are about to start our largest ever research project on enterprise education – we’ve called the project ‘CEES Discoverers’.  We are tracking the activities of alumni who have previously studied enterprise modules at The University of Leeds.  What are they doing now? What impact did the enterprise education…
We’re thrilled to share the news that Liza Kellett (MA Work-Based Learning, 1998) has won the Yorkshire & Humber ‘Social Entrepreneur of the Year’ After being shortlisted, the winners were announced at the online award ceremony on 27th May 2021. The award is designed to recognise individuals working within a social enterprise who have demonstrated excellence in their field,…
  Nick Williams is Professor of Entrepreneurship at Leeds University Business School. His research focuses on entrepreneurship and place, with a particular interest in internationally mobile entrepreneurs. This blog post is based on research undertaken as part of his Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship on diaspora entrepreneurs (project reference 2016-297), and on his forthcoming book with…
  Leeds University Business School features in a spotlight on Yorkshire business schools in Yorkshire Business Insider Magazine’s April edition.  In the article ‘Getting A Head For Business’ Associate Professor Richard Tunstall comments on the Leeds University Business School’s wide ranging offerings & initiatives for local businesses, senior leaders and entrepreneurs, highlighting a number of…
  Following two years of working on a BA/LV funded project on ‘A Better Future – Understanding Refugee Entrepreneurship’ (BFURE), Dr Deema Refai from the University of Leeds and her collaborators Dr John Lever and Dr Radi Haloub from the University of Huddersfield, have delivered their project’s closing event on 8th April 2021. The event was…
  Chair: Richard Tunstall, University of Leeds  Panel: Rana Harvey, Founder and Managing Director, Monster Group and CEES Enterprise Ambassador  Dr James Gupta, Founder and CEO Synap and CEES Enterprise Ambassador  Simon King-Cline, Founder Aspect Communications Ltd  Facilitator: Alex Kevill, University of Leeds The Covid-19 Pandemic has had enormous impact on many areas of life.  The unprecedented experience of lockdown, and non-essential businesses being forced to…
BA/LV Small Grant Funded Project led by Dr Deema Refai, University of Leeds Business School and Dr John Lever and Dr Radi Haloub, University of Huddersfield Description In recent years, the refugee crises in Europe has raised concerns about addressing social and economic needs of the growing numbers of refugees arriving in the UK from countries…