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Dr. Jennifer Ferreira, Elizabeth Bos and Professor Marylyn Carrigan (Keele University)
This study aims to explore how businesses and consumers can engage in the circular economy, the facilitators and inhibitors for doing so, and the importance of these actions for sustainable economies and societies. The UK and Germany are used as two case studies for exploring how and why the coffee shop industry takes part in the circular economy. The investigation is driven by the following research questions:
This research will endeavour to produce information of relevance for the academic, business, policy and wider consumer communities; the project is designed to deliver impact to a broad range of interested parties. The project will address knowledge gaps around business and consumer engagement with the circular economy in both the UK and Germany.
Findings of the research will be presented at a series of international conferences, as well as a local dissemination event which will be made accessible to anyone with a potential interest in the project findings. It is expected that findings may inform, influence and improve decision making by industry stakeholders and policy makers to support increased engagement with the circular economy in the coffee shop industry. Through dissemination of research findings, it is intended that the project will stimulate public interest and promote more sustainable approaches in the coffee shop industry and the circular economy.
Professor Tracy Taylor, Deputy Dean at the University of Technology (Sydney) Business School will be delivering a seminar for staff and PhD students looking at business and management research in a global context from the perspective of a top ranked Australian business school.
Professor Tracy Taylor, Deputy Dean at the University of Technology (Sydney) Business School and Editor inChief of European Sports Management Quarterly (the only sports journal ranked at 3* and above in the ABSrankings) will be delivering a seminar for staff and PhD students about the Do’s, Don’ts and Hot Topics when trying to get published in ESMQ.
This project examines how the promotion of ethical flowers can contribute to improved working conditions in supply chains.
The ReSSI project will examine how sustainable, inclusive and smart economic development (as defined by the Europe 2020 strategy) can be promoted by local and regional authorities in Europe, in the context of evolving landscapes of territorial governance and planning.
The Prosper programme is a 15 month programme, launched in 2017, which aims to strengthen the resilience and investment readiness of arts organisations, museums and libraries in England. The programme plans to improve resilience by growing capacity the capacity of cultural organisations to attract new business, investment and audiences.