Journalists' Regatta 2015

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Date of event: 1 July 2015
Event ends: 1 July 2015
Start time: 11:45
End time: 16:30
Journalists' Regatta 2015

This annual networking event offers journalists a unique opportunity to capture a snapshot of how one of the UK’s leading business schools is interacting with businesses and government to give UK plc a competitive edge on the international stage.

This annual networking based event offers journalists a unique opportunity to capture a snapshot of how one of the UK’s leading business schools is interacting with businesses and government to give UK plc a competitive edge on the international stage.

We are delighted to invite journalists to meet 20 key academic experts at Henley Business School to discuss their research on current issues facing UK businesses.

These include faculty from the School of Real Estate and Planning (ranked as number one in Europe) on the crises in the UK housing market, faculty from the International Capital Markets Association Centre (ICMA Centre) on instability in the Eurozone and faculty from the Henley Centre for Engaging Leadership, the Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship, the HR Centre of Excellence and representatives from our other leading research centres.

To give you a flavour of current research in which our faculty are engaged:

Targets and quotas – Are they effective?

Dr Claire Collins and Dr Shaeena Jajuha-Jivraj will present the results of their research covering five countries with quotas and/or targets to see if they are effective at achieving board gender equality.

Shared ownership housing, is it helping?

It is clear that future policy on housing, and planning for housing, requires that we build affordable housing in quantity as well as quality. Therefore the types and models of housing tenure to be delivered are an important element of the overall debate on addressing the housing crisis. Research by Prof Gavin Parker and Dr Anupam Nanda has looked specifically at shared ownership and found it wanting – in contradiction to its promotion by political parties. This work highlights how the housing affordability question is still not being taken seriously enough. 

Tax avoidance, share price, trust and reputation

Research by Prof Chris Brooks and Dr Carola Hillenbrand explores the relationship between perceived tax avoidance, share price, trust and reputation across a variety of stakeholders including FTSE, NGOs, consumer bodies and business leaders.


Banking on beards – Constructing corporate identity and reputation through portraiture

Historically, the banker’s face has been intrinsic to its marketing strategy. In the Victorian period it moved with social trends, from curly sideburns, through a full beard to a small moustache by the turn of the 20th century. Through portraiture and beards, banks and bankers gained a reputation as trustworthy and honourable individuals. Dr Lucy Newton explores how today these images remain in boardrooms as banks trade on their history to project their identities.

Programme

The day starts at 10:45am with a drinks reception, followed by lunch and a boat trip down the Thames along the Royal Regatta course leaving from the Business School’s private pier. Guests will be returned to the School at approximately 3:30pm.

 

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For more information, contact the Henley Press Office by email at pr@henley.ac.uk or by phone on 0118 378 8676.

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Henley Business School, Greenlands Campus

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