The Midlands Regional Doctoral Colloquium took place on 24 April 2017 in the Business School, bringing together 76 participants from the Business Schools of Birmingham, Aston, Loughborough, Nottingham and Warwick.
This was a chance for doctoral students to present their work in front of their peers as well as be a part of a wider research community within the Midlands.
The colloquium was thought provoking, offered a strong multidisciplinary spirit and was an excellent opportunity for early career researchers to present their ideas in a supportive and collegiate environment. The Birmingham students chaired the four streams of presentations.
Forty four students presented their work over 5 disciplines: Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Management and Economics. Professor Gillian Symon (Royal Holloway) delivered the plenary session on Current Developments in Qualitative Management Research. Marie Calderoni was awarded an Amazon voucher for the best presentation for her paper on ‘Characteristics of the Tax Profession in the United Kingdom’. The second prize went to Jacqueline Kirk from the University of Nottingham Business School and the third prize to Shing Kwan Tam (Avis) from Warwick Business School.