PhD Conference

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1st Annual PhD Conference

27-28 October 2020, via Microsoft Teams.

We are happy to invite you to our 1st Annual PhD Conference. SMS PhD students will be presenting their current work and research ideas to faculty and peers, and would like to see you at this event and have your constructive feedback on their work. There will be plenty of time for questions and feedback during the presentations.  We are also pleased to announce the keynote speech by Prof Bernard Burnes. We hope that you can join us at this event.

Dr Seda Erdem, PGR Director

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Keynote by Prof Bernard Burnes:
"Scholarship in the 21st Century:  What it Means For You and Your Career"

keynote Prof Bernard Burnes

Bernard Burnes is Professor of Organisational Change at the Stirling Management School. He is one of the leading international authorities on organisational change. He originally trained as an engineer and holds a BA (Hons) in Economic and Social History and a PhD in Organisational Psychology. Bernard has published widely in academic and professional journals. He is the author of over 50 journal articles, over 20 books and around 40 book chapters. He is the author of Managing Change (5th edition), the best-selling European textbook in the field, Editor of the Routledge book series Understanding Organizational Change, Joint Editor of the Routledge Companion to Organizational Change, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Change Management. His published output receives over 400 citations per year and many of his articles appear on journals’ ‘most read’ lists.

The Programme

Tuesday 27th October 2020



10:00 to 10.20 Fanni Tamasi 1 The effects of new technologies on skill requirements in Scotland
10:20 to 10:40 Duncan Mphande 1 An exploration into the profitability and prevalence of price manipulation by market intermediaries in a less developed country
10:40 to 11:00  Christoph Naborowski   1  The Development of Mobility-as-a-Service as Institutional Work 
11:00 to 11:15  Break   
11:15 to 11:35  Mehmet Sahiner  Modelling and Forecasting Stock Market Volatility: Evidence from Asia 
11:35 to 11:55  Ilaf Alyatama  Agency Theory 
11:55 to 12:15  Jianfu Xu  Whether the dividend yield contained predictive power for stock returns 
12:15 to 13:00  Break    
13:00 to 13:20  Rodolfo Sejas Portillo  Temporal patterns of energy efficiency pricing in the housing market 
13:20 to 13:40 Yi Ding 3 Forecasting Realized Volatility using Sparse AR model
13:40 to 14:00 Phuspa Poopalasingam 3 How sensemaking processes influence organisational decision making
14:00 to 14:30 Break    
14:30 to 14:50 George Mark Kiley 1 Employee wellbeing
14:50 to 15:10 Dean Smith 1 Disability Barriers for People with Dyslexia in the Workplace
15:10 to 15:30 Caitlin McKennie 3 Banking Deregulation and Household Consumption of Durables
15:30 to 16:30 Keynote Speaker – Prof Bernard Burnes  

Wednesday 28th October 2020



09:30 to 09:50 Lynne Brierley  Study of employability programs in Scotland and England 
09:50 to 10:10 Burak Korkusuz  Forecasting realised volatility 
10:10 to 10:30 Isaac  Atanga  News Sentiment Analysis and Economic activities in developing economies 
10:30 to 11:00  Break   
11:00 to 11:20 Anthony Higney  Lead exposure and educational attainment in Glasgow 
11:20 to 11:40 Elizabeth Malaba Ncube  Institutional Factors Influencing the Service Offerings of Mobile Network Providers 
11:40 to 12:00  Xinpeng Zhang  Garch model vs machine learning methods in volatility forecasting 
12:00 to 12:20 Amilia Soultani  A critical review of employment relations in the public sector 
12:30 to 13:30  Lunch  
13:30 to 13:50  Liangliang Li   Overseas listing and investment: the case of China 
13:50 to 14:10 Robert Murphy  QALY weights for mental health: would informing population raters make a difference?
14:10 to 14:30 Muhammad Burdbar Khan  Ethics, Stakeholders and Management of Human Resources in Microfinance Banking industry in Pakistan
14:30 to 14:45 Close the Event - Dr Seda Erdem