What’s in a name? Black History Month at NUBS

To celebrate Black History Month, Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) has run a Widening Participation and Civic Engagement initiative since 2012, bringing primary and secondary school going children from black communities to University of Nottingham Jubilee Campus for a half-day program. The event runs creative thinking and teamwork challenge for Y2-Y6, career sessions for Y7-Y13, …

Connecting small farmers to big markets

What is the opportunity of E-commerce for cooperative development in China’s poor areas? HGI’s Dr Bin Wu, with Lei Luo and Xinhong Fu In the context of sustainable rural development in the developing world, the emergence of e-commerce seems to offer opportunities to empower small farmers, – and the rural poor in particular – by …

Entrepreneur to Employer? – Dr David Achtzehn and Dr Robert Wapshott

New research project seeks entrepreneurs to tell their stories Entrepreneurs and their ventures are vital contributors to economies around the world. A big part of this contribution is in providing significant numbers of jobs. Governments, business support providers and academics know quite a bit about effective management practices in new and small enterprises and how …

Pathway for poverty alleviation via potato industrialisation in China?

In this blog, Dr Bin Wu, Xiyao Wang and Chi Xu investigate how industrialisation of potato production in the Yi minority region of Sichuan, China can lead to a pathway for poverty alleviation. Regarding the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it is a big challenge to help smallholder farmers – who feed two-thirds of the …

Insights from 40 years in Business and Academia – Professor Martin Binks

Martin Binks has worked in academia and business since the late 1970s, and served as the Dean of Nottingham University Business School for a number of years. Now an Emeritus Professor, Martin has written a series of essays entitled ‘Dinosaurs are getting younger: Insights drawn from 40 years in business and academia’, drawing on his …

The bond between Chinese seafarers and international shipping companies: Why does it matter?

A new report on Chinese seafarers has been published by HGI’s Dr Bin Wu and Dr Chris James Carter, alongside Mr Glory Gu, Regional Director of FLEET Management Limited in China, the world’s third largest ship management company based in Hong Kong. You can access the report and its 2010 predecessor below. Today, around 90 …

Ingenuity 2020

Ingenuity 2020 has launched, a national programme looking to invest in the next generation of impact-driven start-ups that will transform society and the environment. Since 2016, Ingenuity’s mission has been to find bold new ideas that make a difference to the world we live in. And while previous editions had been limited to University of …

Innovation from Diversity – Professor Simon Mosey

As we prepare for the new semester, I am reminded of the words of the VP of IBM, Claudia Brind-Woody: “…a smart team will do amazing things, but truly diverse teams will do impossible things” In planning to work with our students within these uncertain times, the true diversity of the HGI team has been …

Rural Revitalisation in China – Dr Bin Wu

Note: this blog is based upon an edition and reshaping of an interview from the YouChange China Social Entrepreneur Foundation, one of most influential NGOs in China specialised in social innovation and entrepreneurship for poverty alleviation, female empowerment and community development in rural China.   Rural revitalisation has been increasingly popular among policy makers and …

“I believe equality is everyone’s business” – Lorna Treanor comments on WEPG Framework Launch

This blog is written by Dr Lorna Treanor, Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Haydn Green Institute I have been supporting and/or researching women entrepreneurs for twenty years either as an economic development/management consultant or as an academic. Women face additional barriers within employment and in relation to starting and growing a business and these issues are greater …