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How does information, technology and learning play a vital part in economic performance? Part of our research seminar programme

Date: 30 November 2017
Time: 12:00 - 14:00

LSBU Southwark Campus - London Road, Room LR391

Organiser: Prof. Karin Moser
Contact details: 020 7815 7701,
Price: Free
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What skills and abilities are required to stay competitive in the modern economy? And how do economics adapt to such fast changing environments when technology rapidly evolves?

This event is part of the "research today!" seminar programme for Autumn 2017. ‘research today!’ is a research seminar series that shows the width of research in the Business School, and is a forum to foster the collaboration and exchange among interested colleagues. We meet weekly during teaching term times.

In the knowledge-based economy, information, technology and learning play a vital part in economic performance fast changes became inevitably part of everyday life. As a result of this, new skills and abilities are required to stay competitive in the modern economy. Employability increases the ability to secure a job now and in the future and hence it became a focus of attention for workers, employers, education providers and governments alike.

This study discusses the determinants and consequences of recent trends. It also looks into the future and tries to understand what the working future will look like and what employability skills will be required in about ten years’ time.

Maria Postoyeva will be discussing her research on employability in a knowledge-based economy and will be joined by Dr Weiou Wu who will be moderating the event.

"research today!" is back

Our “research today!” seminar is now open. If you haven’t been to one before, these are short presentations of emerging or new research in the School of Business, followed by an informal discussion. They last an hour, they are happening every week from now until the end of term, and this season is bigger and better than ever with some exciting guests.

Who can present?

Researchers and doctoral students from the Business School and associated guests, visitors and collaborators. This is a research forum to exchange ideas, get to know each other's research and foster collaboration in a collegial and friendly environment. The Season Two programme is full, but you can still book a spot for Season Three this autumn. Contact Karin Moser on

What’s in it for me if I come along?

How long do you have? Find out about Generation Y and what they buy, entrepreneurship in Vietnam, what makes up the rhetoric of US presidents’ speeches, the business models of East London gangs, or the relationship between information disclosure and financial performance in China to name only a few. See new ways of presenting persuasively. Meet new colleagues. Discover things you have in common. Test new ideas and bring your best arguments. It could even lead to new research collaborations.

View the full "research today!" seminar programme for Autumn 2017 (PDF File 805 KB)

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