Exploring Varieties of Leadership in Urban and Regional Development
- Park House, Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham
A Birmingham Business School/Regional Studies Association International Research Seminar organised in association with the Enterprise & Diversity Research Cluster and City-REDI at Birmingham Business School.
DAY 1: THURSDAY 12 NOVEMBER
REGISTRATION and BUFFET LUNCH at 12:15
13:00: Welcome and Introduction – John Gibney, University of Birmingham.
1st Session Chair: John Gibney
13:15: Leadership in Urban & Regional Development: What next? – Conceptual and Methodological Considerations
- Professor Markku Sotarauta, School of Management, University of Tampere, Finland
Discussant: Chris Collinge
13:45: Leadership in Knowledge Exchange for Regional development: An Educational Perspective.
- Dr. Frans Padt, AE Luloff, Jeff Bridger and Mallika Bose, Penn State University, USA.
Discussant: Leslie Budd
14:15: Collaborative Leadership in Public Sector Research and Knowledge Exchange: a City-Region Perspective.
- Professor John Mawson, Director of the Institute for Local Governance, Durham University, UKand Emily Sweetman, Visiting Research Fellow, Newcastle University Business School, UK.
Discussant: Alessandro Sancino
14:45: Nomadic Knowledge Leadership in Trans-territorial Development
- Chris Collinge and John Gibney, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK; Lummina Horlings, Associate Professor, Rural Sociology Group, University of Wageningen, the Netherlands.
Discussant: Markku Sotarauta
15:15: TEA & BISCUITS
2nd Session Chair: Professor Markku Sotarauta
15:30: Understanding how different varieties of local leadership contribute to creating a sustainable future – and may accelerate the shift to a low carbon economy.
- Dr. Fred Paterson, Centre for Leadership Development, Derby Business School,
University of Derby, UK.
Discussant: Kiran Trehan
16:00: Place Leadership and Mayors in Australia.
- Professor Andrew Beer, The University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
- and Professor John Martin, La Trobe University, Australia
Discussant: Dane Anderton
16:30: City Leadership in Italy and the UK: comparing the case of Milton Keynes and Brescia
- Professor Leslie Budd and Dr. Alessandro Sancino, Department of Public Leadership and Social Enterprise, Open University Business School, Open University, UK.
Discussant: John Shutt
17:00: CLOSE of DAY 1 (& BREAK BEFORE DINNER)
19:00: DINNER: Venue: The Astor Suite – University Centre
Hosted by Professor Simon Collinson, Dean of the Birmingham Business School
Our guest speaker is Stewart Towe CBE, DL,Chair of the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Group Chairman & Managing Director of Hadley Industries Holdings Limited.
Personal Reflections on the Experience of Sub-national Economic Development Leadership
DAY 2: FRIDAY 13 NOVEMBER
3rd Session Chair: Chris Collinge
09:30:Leadership and the Changing Landscape of Urban Entrepreneurship
- Professor Kiran Trehan, Enterprise & Diversity Research Cluster, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK.
Discussant: Fred Paterson
10:00: Leadership and Entrepreneurship for Innovation in Urban and Regional Settings: exploring theoretical assumptions, identifying future methodological approaches and examining barriers to acheivement
- Professor Joyce Liddle, CERGAM, University of Aix-Marseilles, France.
Discussant: Frans Padt
10:30: TEA & BISCUITS
10:45: A Relational Approach to Studying Practices and Relations of Public Leaders in Processes of Peripheralisation.
- Martiene Grootens, Doctoral Research Student, University of Tartu, Estonia, and Dr. Lummina Horlings, Associate Professor, Rural Sociology Group, University of Wageningen, the Netherlands.
Discussant: John Martin
11:15: Changing Leadership in Peripheral City-Regions: Path dependence, institutions and perceptions in Liverpool’s Life Science Ecology
- Dr Dane Anderton, Edge Hill University Business School, UK.
Discussant: Andrew Beer
11:45: European Smart City Leadership Networks: Making sense of the barriers that prevent socially-inclusive growth
- Dr Alyson Nicholds, Business School, University of Middlesex, UK.
Discussant: John Mawson
12:15: Developing a leadership advantage? An assessment of whether the directly elected mayor model of governance can make a difference
- Professor Robin Hambleton, University of the West of England, UK and Dr David Sweeting, University of Bristol, UK.
Discussant – Gill Bentley
12:45: BUFFET LUNCH
4th Session Chair: Professor Joyce Liddle
13:15: Restructuring English Local Government: Combined Authorities and Devolution Deals:
Case Studies from the Northern Powerhouse and West Midlands Engine.
- Professor John Shutt, Leeds Business School, UK and Gill Bentley, Birmingham Business School, UK.
Discussant: Chris Mabey
13:45: Towards a Dynamic Perspective on Leadership in Regional Innovation Systems.
- Johan Miorner, CIRCLE, Lund University, Sweden
Discussant: Robin Hambleton
14:15: Where have we got to with the RSA leadership research network? – Where do we go next?
- Professor Joyce Liddle, Chair, RSA Leadership Research Network.
Discussion - ALL
14:45: Developing the next Special Issue of XXXX Journal – discussing journal targets, possible theme(s), possible papers and possible editors.
15:45: CLOSE and TEA