Access to Finance for Emerging Market Enterprises (SMEs)

Room 108 University House
Tuesday 22nd March 2016 (08:45-16:00)
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Beulah Corbett:

This event is part of the ESRC Access to Finance for SMEs Conference Series.

Principal Investigator: Jens Hölscher, Professor, Bournemouth University,

Event Chair: Andrew Mullineux, Professor of Financial Economics, University of Birmingham,

The registration deadline is 18 March 2016. Please register by contacting Beulah Corbett,

Event Programme

08:45  Registration & Coffee

09:15  Welcome – Professor Simon Collinson, Dean, University of Birmingham Business School.

09:30  Introduction – Professor Monder Ram, Director, Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME), Birmingham University.

10:00  Shiona Davies, Director BDRC Continental – “Access to Finance – Demand or Supply issues?  An overview from the SME Finance Monitor 2015”.

10:30  Honorary Professor Richard Roberts, Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME), Birmingham University and Dr Steve Walker, Art Business Loans – “Access to Finance for small business in a changing world”.

11:00  Kevin Caley, Chairman & Founder of  “Risk & Reward – A comparison of debt & equity”.

11:30  Professor Robert Cressy, University of Birmingham Business School – “Credit Scoring & SME Financing”.

12:00  Lunch

12.45  Graeme Chaplin (Bank of England Agent for the West Midlands and Oxfordshire) “Introduction to the afternoon session”

13:00  Mary Nanyondo and Professor Ven Tauringana, Bournemouth University – “Access to finance and its determinants among Ugandan SMEs:  The effects of different measurement approaches?” Professor Andy Mullineux, co-author.

13:30  Professor Kent Matthews, Cardiff Business School – “The headquarters bias and SME lending”.

14:00  Dr Samir Alamad, Head of Product Development at Al Rayan Bank, -“Alternative Finance approaches for EME’s: Islamic Finance Model”.

14:30  Wei Wu (PhD Student, Birmingham Business School) - “P2P Lending in China: History, Evolution and Innovation." 

15:00  Discussion

16.00  Close