Dr. Gerard McElwee is currently Professor of Entrepreneurship at Nottingham BusinessSchool, Nottingham Trent University, UK where he teaches, Entrepreneurship and Research Methods.
Gerard is the Editor of The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
) which he launched in 2000. He sits on numerous Editorial Boards in the area of Entrepreneurship. He developed an interest in entrepreneurship in the rural area after carrying out research and consultancy work with small rural businesses and farmers. He has over 50 refereed publications and has published extensively in the area of Entrepreneurship. He has a particular methodological expertise in qualitative methods and social constructionism. Gerard has taught extensively in Zambia, UAE, Oman, India and in Europe.
Presenting: A bottom up approach to rural sustainability
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Dr. Candice Harris is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Deputy Director of the New Zealand Work and Labour Market Institute based at AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand. Candice has a MBS in Management and a PhD in Tourism Management. Herareas of research include work‐life balance, employee participation, gender issues inmanagement, and qualitative and critical approaches to research.
Presenting: Work‐life balance in SMES: Throwing the baby out with the bathwater?
Dr. Kate Lewis is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Management at Massey University (Wellington). She is a an Associate Fellow of the NZ Work & Labour Market Institute at theAuckland University of Technology and a Research Associate of both the New Zealand Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Research Centre and the New Zealand Centre for SME Research at Massey. Her current research focuses on older and younger entrepreneurs;environmental management in SMEs; gender and identity in the entrepreneurial context;and, the sustainability ‐ social entrepreneurship nexus. She is a co‐editor of the journal ‘SmallEnterprise Research’.
Presenting: The third age entrepreneur: Older & wiser?
Dr. Eva Collins is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Waikato, New Zealand.
Her area of research and teaching is business strategy related to sustainability with a focuson small and medium size enterprises. She is an award winning writer of sustainability casestudies on small businesses. She received her PhD in Environmental Public Policy fromGeorge Washington University. She is a member of Hamilton City’s Leadership Forum on Environmental Sustainability Strategy.
Presenting: Sustainability Practices of Small and Medium Size Enterprises in New Zealand
Dr. Jill Thomas (BA, MBA, PhD) is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide BusinessSchool where she teaches the Leadership and Family Business courses in the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program both in Adelaide and offshore in Singapore. Jill has published extensively in the family business field, including journal articles, book chapters,and case studies as well as having presented papers at numerous national and internationalfamily business conferences where she has received several best paper awards. Jill is amember of the SA chapter of Family Business Australia (FBA‐SA) and is a member of FBA’sNational Education Sub Committee. She has recently been elected to the Family FirmInstitute (FFI), the peak body based in the USA for family enterprise advisors, educators, andresearchers. Jill is on several editorial boards including those for the Family Business Reviewand the recently established Elsevier journal, Journal of Family Business Strategy.
Presenting: Governance challenges for the family business