PhD Conference

Welcome to our 2nd Annual SMS PhD Conference. The conference will be held on 27 and 28 October, 2021.

The Programme

Wednesday 27 October 2021

09:50 - 10:00 - Conference Welcome

Session 1

TimeNameYear (1/2/3)Presentation titles
10:00 - 10:20 Songyuan Bai 1 The Role Of Culture And Translation In Corporate Environmental Responsibility And Its Reporting In China
10:20 - 10:40 Thelma Adaeze Munonye 1 Workplace Bullying in the Nigerian Banking Sector
10:40 - 11:00 Hussain Faraj 1 Gold Safe Haven Property And Volatility

11:00 - 11.15 - Break

Session 2

TimeNameYear (1/2/3)Presentation titles
11:15 - 11:35 Kavya Murali Parthasarathy 1 Time Critical Decision Making
11:35 - 11:55 Collins Agyei 1 CEO Power, derivative use and risk of FTSE 350 non-financial firms
11:55 - 12:15 Jiayu Zhang 1 Investor Sentiment In Chinese Capital Markets

12:15 - 14:10 - Break

Session 3

TimeNameYear (1/2/3)Presentation titles
14:10 - 14.30 Heri Setiawan 1 Processes Of Technological Innovation In Public Services: The Case Of Indonesia
14:30 - 14:50 Enas Hendawy 1 The Predictive ability of Fundamental Data to Long-Term Stock Classification:  A Machine Learning Approach
14:50 - 15:10 Oluwadamilola Fasina 1 Exchange Rate Fluctuations, Foreign Direct Investments And Financial Development In Economic Community Of West African States.

 15:10 - 15:30 Break

Session 4

TimeNameYear (1/2/3)Presentation titles
15:30 - 15:50 Lindon Belshe 1 An Econometric Analysis Of The Scottish Effect And Long Term Mortality Trends
15:50 - 16:20 Duncan Mphande 2 The Extent Of Disposition Effect Bias In A Developing Country
16:20 - 16:30 SPARK Journal    
16:30 - 16:40 Day One closing remarks    


Programme - Thursday 28th October 2021

09:50 - 10:00 - Conference Introduction for Day 2

Session 1

TimeNameYear (1/2/3)Presentation titles
10:00 - 10:20 Fanni Tamasi 2 Technology Adoption And Skill Requirements In Scottish Manufacturing SMEs
10:20 - 10:40 Aimilia Soultani 2 The Impact of Digitalization to Employee Relations in Public Sector
10:40 - 11:00 Antony Higney 2 The Effect Of Lead Water Pollution On Birth Outcomes

11:00 - 11.35 - Break

Session 2

TimeNameYear (1/2/3)Presentation titles
11:35 - 11:55 Elizabeth Malaba Ncube 2 Institutional Factors Influencing Mobile Network Operators (Mnos) Service Provision. The Cases Of Zambia And Zimbabwe
11:55 - 12:15 Lynne Brierley 2 Comparative Study Of Employment Support Programmes Between Scotland And England

12:15 - 13:00 - Break

Session 3

TimeNameYear (1/2/3)Presentation titles
13:00 - 13:20 Dean Smith 2 Dyslexia: Workplace Challenges and Barriers Lived Experiences
13:20- 13:40 Christoph Naborowski 2 Institutional work to advance sustainability? How actors are creating new values, norms, and regulations in the case of Mobility as a Service
13:40 - 14:00 Xinpeng Zhang 2 Corelation Forecasting Using Multivariate Garch

14:00 - 14:30 Break

Session 4

TimeNameYear (1/2/3)Presentation titles
14:30 - 14:50 Isaac Atanga 2 Geopolitical Risk and Economic Activities in Nigeria
14:50 - 15:10 Ngozi Otti 2 Circumventing Challenges Of Online Shopping In Nigeria: Exploring Cultural And Social Factors In Customer Journey
15:10 - 15:30 Mehmet Sahiner 3 Financial Market Predictions With Artificial Neural Networks: Evidence From Asia
15:30 - 15:50 Burak Korkusuz 3 Complex Network Analysis Of Volatility Spill overs Between Global Financial Indicators And G20 Stock Markets
15:50 - 16:50 Panel discussion   Getting to the finishing line and life after PhD 
16:50 - 17:10 Closing Speaker - PGR Director Dr Seda Erdem    

Conference Panel

Chair: Dr Seda Erdem

The panel discussion will cover various topics related to progressing during PhD, how to have a successful completion, and career development after PhD. This is a Q&A based session and open to all level PhDs and colleagues.

Professor Iain Docherty

Iain Docherty is Dean for the Institute for Advanced Studies at Stirling University. His research interests focus on the interconnecting issues of public policy, institutional change and city and regional competitiveness, especially the role of transport in promoting economic development and environmental sustainability.

Iain has worked with and advised a range of private sector, governmental and other organisations including governments and public agencies in the UK, US, Australia, Canada, The Netherlands and Sweden, and the OECD.

Find out more about Professor Docherty.

Dr Aliya Kenjegalieva

Lecturer at Bath University and a Doctoral alumnus of Stirling University with several years teaching experience in Economics.

Her research interest include financial frictions, human capital, wage and wealth inequality, monetary policies and macro finance.

Find out more about Dr Kenjegalieva.

Emily Sandwell

Emily has considerable experience in the field of graduate recruitment, careers information, advice, and guidance. She has a keen interest in people development and works on a regular basis with students, graduates, employers and universities She joined the University of Stirling in January 2010 as a Careers and Employability Consultant She works with students and staff to enhance their career management skills and employability through a range of comprehensive careers education activities.

She is responsible for providing individual careers advice and guidance to students, graduates and postgraduates through one to one guidance and group work She is currently the main Careers and Employability Consultant for the Stirling Management School contributing to the design and delivery of careers education in the curriculum She is a member of the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services and is CIPD qualified.

Find out more about Emily Sandwell.

Closing Speaker: Dr Seda Erdem, PGR Director

Dr Seda Erdem is an associate professor in applied economics and the Postgraduate Research Director of Stirling Management School. She is a member of Stirling Behavioural Science Centre and Applied Choice Research Group and is an expert member of the Social Science Research Committee of the UK's Food Standards Agency, a non ministerial government department of the UK to support decisions about public health at policy level.

Her academic studies include an MSc in Resource Economics from the University of Massachusetts and a PhD in Economics at the University of Manchester. Her research focuses on eliciting individual's preferences and choices, perceptions, and decision making in various contexts in the fields of food, health, and marketing.