UDSB and International Partners Research Conference 2020

Tuesday 24 November 2020 - Wednesday 25 November 2020

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Tuesday 24 November 2020, 09:00 - Wednesday 25 November 2020, 09:00
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The conference’s aim is to encourage research collaborations across the participating institutions and between individual researchers.

Conference Dates:  24 and 25 November 2020

Co-hosted by the Workshop on Sustainable Socio-Economic Development (WISSED), University of Dundee, and partner institutions, the conference is open to all presenters plus non-presenting academics and students from the University of Dundee and partner universities. 

With the University of Dundee School of Business, the participating partner intuitions include:

  • Dalhousie University, Canada
  • DNUI, Dalian Neusoft University of Information, Dalian, China
  • GIFT University, Gujranwala, Pakistan
  • PSU, Prince Sultan University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  • SDMIMD, Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development), Mysore, India.
  • ULCCS, Uralungal Labour Contract Co-operative Society, Kerala, India. 
  • UUM, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Kedah, Malaysia
  • VNU-EB, Vietnam National University of Economics and Business, Hanoi, Vietnam

The Co-Chairs of the first research conference are: Professor Bill Russell, Dr Yin Zhang, and Dr Sudhu Paramati and the conference manager is Ms. Elaine Douglas. If you have questions about your submission please email Dr Paramati at UDSBConference2020@dundee.ac.uk.

Topics include:

  1. COVID-19 and After
  2. Member Owned Organisations
  • Co-operatives and agricultural development
  • Co-operative and community banking
  1. Approaches to Development
  • Micro-finance and development
  • Fair trade and development
  • Labour markets and equitable development
  • Issues of management and sustainable development
  • Marketing and export-led growth
  • Accounting and sustainable socio-economic development
  • Supply chain development
  1. Gender in Business
  • Gender and development
  • Gender and inequality
  1. Issues Related to Wellbeing
  • Development and wellbeing
  • Health outcomes and development
  • Income inequality and development
  • Poverty alleviation
  1. Sustainable development
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Corporate Misconduct
  • Social/Sustainability Reporting
  • Environmental Management Accounting
  • Ethical Finance
  • Charity/Corporate Governance
  • Sustainability education
  • Urban sustainability
  • Climate-friendly new product development
  • Ethical marketing
  • Social enterprises
  • Green packaging
Portrait photo of Professor Orley Ashenfelter

Professor Orley Ashenfelter

We're delighted to announce that Professor Ashenfelter will deliver a keynote on "Comparing Real Wages: the McWage Project”

Orley Ashenfelter’s areas of specialisation include labour economics, econometrics, and law and economics. His current research includes the cross-country measurement of wage rates, and many other issues related to the economics of labour markets.

Professor Ashenfelter has been the director of the Industrial Relations Section at Princeton University, director of the Office of Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Labor, a Guggenheim Fellow, and the Benjamin Meeker Visiting Professor at the University of Bristol. He is a recipient of the IZA Prize in Labor Economics, the Mincer Award for Lifetime Achievement of the Society of Labor Economists, and the Karel Englis Medal awarded by the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Society of Labor Economics, and a Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He edited the Handbook of Labor Economics, was editor of the American Economic Review, and the co-editor of the American Law and Economics Review. He is a past president of the American Economic Association, the American Law and Economic Association, and the Society of Labor Economists.

Conference structure

In the first year this conference will be online.  We intend the conference to be on an annual basis and will evolve going forward with discussions with our partner institutions.

The structure and number of presentations will reflect the interest from participants with the final structure determined after we consider the response to the call for abstract.

The inaugural Ronald Coase lecture, delivered in 2020 by Prof Orley Ashenfelter

Introduced this year by Prof, Matthias Klaes - "Coase at Dundee: A chapter in the history of applied economics"

Between 1932-34, Ronald Coase worked at the University of Dundee School of Economics and Commerce.

For his discovery and clarification of the significance of transaction costs and property rights for the institutional structure and functioning of the economy, Ronald Coase received the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 1991.

Professor Coase was Clifton R. Musser Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Chicago Law School. He was affiliated with the University of Chicago from 1964 on. Earlier he served on the faculty of the Dundee School of Economics and Commerce (1932-1934), the University of Liverpool (1934-1935), the London School of Economics (1935-1951), the University of Buffalo (1951-1958), and the University of Virginia (1958-1964).

He was editor of the Journal of Law and Economics (1964-1982). He was the founding president of the International Society for New Institutional Economics (1996-97). He was the research advisor to the Ronald Coase Institute.


Elaine Douglas

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