New research publication on marine plastic pollution: Abate, T.G., Börger, T., Aanesen, M., Falk-Andersson, J., Wyles, K.J. and Beaumont, N. (2020) Valuation of marine plastic pollution in the European Arctic: Applying an integrated choice and latent variable model to contingent valuation. Ecological Economics 169, 106521.
The Management School attended the 20th anniversary year of the VIBES Scottish Environment Business Awards on 14th November at the Double Tree Hilton in Glasgow.
It was the 5th year we sponsored the category of Management SME Award. FINDRA was this year's winner. The annual awards ceremony celebrates businesses in Scotland who are taking significant steps to improve or reduce their impact on the environment.
(14 November 2019)
Professor Iain Black gave evidence to the Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee Consumer Scotland act. Scottish Parliament hearing on 5th November, the full report can be found here. Andy Wrightman MSP has asked for a follow up meeting to draft an amendment to the bill based on our evidence and the need to extend and widen the definition of a consumer and to include environmental harm in the act.
(5 November 2019)
Professor Ron McQuaid presented his paper on 'Sustainability of Employment in the UK's Work Programme’ to the department of Economics at the University of Salzburg on 8th
Congratulations to the Students' Union, who announced that they were awarded 'Excellent' in the Green Impact Awards. They also topped the league tables as the 'Highest Scoring Devolved Nation Union' in the Awards. Further details are available on the Students' Union website. https://www.stirlingstudentsunion.com/news/article/6013/Green-Impact-Awards/
The Economics of Marine Plastic Pollution: what are the benefits of international cooperation. Professor Frans de Vries will lead a new 3-year project on the Economics of Marine Plastic Pollution and the Benefits of International Cooperation. This project received a £850k grant by the ESRC and NERC to shed light on the economic damages associated with marine plastic, the costs of reducing it, and the benefits of international coordination in addressing the problem.
Dr Darren McGuire and Dr Lila Skountridaki (MWO) were two of five winners of the 2018 PRME UK & Ireland Chapter Research Seed Funding Competition (a UN Global Compact initiative). Darren's proposal was entitled 'Exposing modern slavery policy-makers to management theory'. The study will review theory in management studies plus cognate areas, with the aim of providing a context for engagement with policy-makers working on human trafficking and forced labour. Lila's proposal was entitled 'Integrating the Sustainable Development Goals in Higher Education Institution degrees accredited by Professional Associations'. The study will focus on the case of the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) in the UK. Reports of the studies will be available in late 2019.
The University of Stirling Management School is proud sponsor of the annual Vision in Business for the Environment of Scotland (VIBES) Awards. The awards aim to encourage the efficient use of resources, enhance the competitiveness of businesses, improve environmental performance and support the wider goals of sustainable development including social benefits through community and staff involvement. The Management School sponsors the SME Management category at the Awards, recognising SMEs with the strategic vision and management systems that enable them to continuously improve their contribution to Scotland’s sustainable development. Members of SMS have been closely working with small and medium enterprises that uniquely manage sustainable value creation in their business models. The winner of this award in the 2018 VIBES was Hickory who are a catering events company based in Musselburgh.
Both at an undergraduate and postgraduate level, our students take the opportunity to undertake research in the intersection of business and sustainability.
Examples of projects that students undertook in 2018 include:
Examples of consultancy projects that students undertook in 2018 include
A new project aimed at understanding and reducing food waste among students living in communal housing started in October. It is funded by the government related agency Zero Waste Scotland. A key focus of Zero Waste Scotland is to help Scotland reach its food waste reduction target of 33% by 2025. Main researchers: Dr Craig Anderson (Economics) and Professor Ronald McQuaid (MWO) plus a colleague at Dundee University.