FBL Inaugural Lecture Series

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Wednesday 06 November 2019 to Thursday 28 May 2020

06:00 PM - 08:00 PM


AB107, Alan Berry Building, Coventry University



Following on from the latest government advice on COVID-19, our Inaugural Lecture scheduled for 28 May will now be postponed, with a new date announced soon.

In our Inaugural Lecture Series, our professors will share their innovative research first-hand with the university community and the general public. Each lecture provides an opportunity for Professors from the Faculty of Business and Law to share their achievements in research, innovation, engagement and teaching activities. The Inaugural Lectures take place three times each academic year, are free of charge and attendance is open to all. Following the lecture there will also be a reception.

Event 3 - Thursday 28 May 2020

About Professor Benny Tjahjono

Benny Tjahjono is Professor of Supply Chain Management, and also a co-leader of the Sustainable Production and Consumption cluster at the Centre for Business in Society. His overarching research area includes Sustainable Operations and Supply Chain Management. His research track record has been demonstrated by winning a number of research grants from the UK Engineering & Physical Research Council (EPSRC), InnovateUK, European Union, overseas funding agencies and directly from the industry sectors.

How the Circular Economy is Changing Supply Chains of the Future

Across society, we are now being told to reuse, remake and recycle more often – but what could this mean for large scale supply chains? As the Circular Economy gathers pace in Europe and around the world, there are concerns about the impact this will have on elements within supply chains, such as sustainable production and consumption.

This lecture intends to provide insights on these issues using recent research, projects and events, as well as shed some light on the tactics and strategies in place to encourage greater uptake of the Circular Economy by businesses and society.

Previous events

Wednesday 6 November 2019

While there is a plethora of literature concerning business school, and university history, politics and perspectives, there is a surprising shortage of literature concerning paths to market, delivery requirements for the various participant groups, management structures, make-or-buy decisions of elements of the value chain, and financial performance. Kai’s inaugural lecture provided a humorous flight through both recently published as well as on-going work through higher education and leadership.

About Professor Kai Peters

Kai Peters is Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Business & Law at Coventry University and a member of the Coventry University Group Leadership Team.

Peters has written or co-written 10+ books and chapters, and 50+ academic and practitioner articles on leadership and management education including Steward Leadership: A Maturational Perspective in 2013 and Rethinking Business Schools in 2018.

Thursday 13 February 2020

Listening to lectures on certain law subjects, particularly tax law can easily put you to sleep. This stems partly from the fact that legal researchers and the methods they employ are either limited and/or often misunderstood. Umut's inaugural lecture explained why traditional legal research methodologies such as doctrinal research is still valid in depicting the shades of grey we find in law. The lecture also provided the limitations of this approach and provided some of the initial findings of a recent EU H2020 research project, PROTAX, which Prof Turksen has been leading by using doctrinal, socio-legal, empirical and comparative methodologies. These approaches enable us to see the shades of grey we find in tax fraud and evasion.

About Professor Umut Turksen

Professor Umut Turksen is a Professor in law and deputy director of the Research Centre in Financial & Corporate Integrity, Coventry University.

Umut Turksen is interested in the practical application of the law in innovation, societal security and development. He has published several articles and books on financial crime, whistle-blower protection and international arbitration. He has provided consultancy and training to prestigious international businesses and government projects.

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