C219, Executive Boardroom, College Building, Hendon Campus, Middlesex University
The lecture series brings together theory and practice, allowing expert speakers to discuss contemporary issues in business and the impact these have in the real world. We look at the changing face of business and the impact these developments have on people's lives. From the National Minimum Wage's impact on labour markets to technology's effect on finance and investment, we draw connections between the forces of business and what this means to the world we live in.
The pace at which technology has changed our lives in the digital age does not appear to be slowing down. Despite advances such as social media, big data and super computers the world of finance has barely been penetrated with investments still done largely in the same way as our parents' generation.
Straddling the world of finance and academia, Dr Ken Kroner has served as Head of the Global Investors Group at Barclays Global Investors, been an associate professor of economics and finance at the University of Arizona and is currently a Senior Managing Director at BlackRock investment management. His time in industry and education gives him not only an insight into each area, but a unique awareness of impact each has on the other.
All enquiries about the lectures should be directed to Kim Rayment (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Our main campus in Hendon, north London is located 10 minutes from the Northern Line and Thameslink rail line, both of which take you to central London in under 30 minutes.
Close to the North Circular and A41, our prime location combines a spacious campus with excellent transport links. Download our printable guide to getting to us and getting around campus.
14th May – Robert Govers
How countries can improve their reputation
The idea of the nation as brand has become commonplace in recent years. Yet, it is still widely misunderstood. Policy makers remain convinced, regardless of the counter arguments provided by leading academics and government advisors, that national reputation can be influenced by logos, slogans and advertising.
29th May – Joe Harrington
Collusion: The Hidden Evil in the Marketplace. Are We Winning the Fight Against Cartels?
In the fight against the collusion of firms to fix prices and exclude competitors competition authorities have devise new methods to discover and prosecute against such practices.
However from eBooks and cars to vitamins and cement, these cartels continue to prove harmful to a multitude of service and good we use and buy.