Access to Finance for Emerging Market Enterprises (SMEs)
- Room 108 University House
This event is part of the ESRC Access to Finance for SMEs Conference Series.
Principal Investigator: Jens Hölscher, Professor, Bournemouth University, Jholscher@bournemouth.ac.uk
Event Chair: Andrew Mullineux, Professor of Financial Economics, University of Birmingham, firstname.lastname@example.org
The registration deadline is 18 March 2016. Please register by contacting Beulah Corbett, email@example.com
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 ThinCats.com. “Risk & Reward – A comparison of debt & equity”.
11:30 Professor Robert Cressy, University of Birmingham Business School – “Credit Scoring & SME Financing”.
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."