Salford Business School's John Davies elected ISBE Director and Trustee - MIDAS

Salford Business School's John Davies elected ISBE Director and Trustee

12 December, 2007 – Salford Business School's John Davies elected ISBE Director and Trustee

A staff member from Salford Business School has become a key figure in an international business institute.

Dr. John Davies was elected as a Director and Trustee of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) at ISBE’s Annual General Meeting during their 30th International Conference. held in Glasgow inNovember. The conference was attended by 650 delegates from 54 countries.

ISBE is a network for those involved in small and medium enterprise (SME) research, entrepreneurship education, the provision of business advice, and for those who formulate, deliver and evaluate enterprise policy.

ISBE’s primary purpose is to promote excellence in the advancement of knowledge, expertise and best practice in the area of small business and entrepreneurship; it exists to "Advance research, education and policy in small business and entrepreneurship" and has over 700 international members.

Their annual conference attracts leading small business researchers and academics, policy makers, educators and advisers, as well as SME bodies and support organisations.

Dr. John Davies has already successfully actred as the Track Adviser to the ISBE Conference track on Innovation, Incubation, Networks and Knowledge Transfer in 2005, 2006 and 2007 and leads the ISBE North West Chapter Events Planning team.

John said: "I am extremely pleased to have been elected on to the Board of Directors because it will enable me to play a further role in shaping policy in terms of small business.

"This role will help in highlighting the enterprise expertise of the University of Salford and Salford Business School to an international audience of practitioners, academics and policy makers”.

John is a member of the Centre for Enterprise and Innovation Research at Salford which is led by Professor Christos Kalantaridis, Chair in Entrepreneurship and Regional Development.

Christos added: “The inclusion of a member of the business school’s staff in a key role in this major institution gives considerable esteem to the University of Salford, Salford Business School and the Centre for Enterprise and Innovation Research at Salford, and is evidence of Salford’s position as an enterprising university."

Source: Academic Enterprise press release

Link: http://www.business.salford.ac.uk/

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