RAKE 2012 Awards

ISBE Research and Knowledge Exchange (RAKE) Fund 2012 Awards

Exploring knowledge exchange and transfer processes and possibilities for SME internationalisation

We have now completed the RAKE awards for 2012 sponsored by Barclays and Economic and Social Research Council. The initiative was, as ever, heavily oversubscribed with many excellent bids. Consequently, the review process was very difficult and we extend our thanks to all of those who contributed to the review process. We have been able to make five awards.

Professor Tony Edwards of Kings College London, Professor Phil Almond of Leicester Business School, Professor Gregor Murray of CRIMT, Professor Dave Collings and Heinrich-Heine-Universität with Globalising Actors’ in Small Multinational Companies: How do UK SMEs develop the capabilities to operate internationally?

Dr Steve Johnson, Dr John Nicholson, Dr Zaheer Khan and Dr Yue Xu of Hull University Business School with Social capital and SME internationalisation: exploring the potential for networking for competitive advantage

Dr Sarika Pruthi of Kings College London, Professor Mike Wright of Imperial College Business School and Professor Mathew Manimala of Indian Institute of Management with Antecedents and Glocalized Networks of Indian Transnational Entrepreneurs (TEs) in the UK

Dr Cristina Stoian, Ms Wai Wai Ko and Professor Robin Jarvis of Brunel Business School and Ms Rosana Mirkovic of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) with Small and Medium-sized Accountancy Practices Advisory Role in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises’ Internationalisation Efforts: An Exploratory Study in the UK

Dr Tim Vorley and Dr Nick Williams of University of Sheffield and Professor Robert Huggins of Cardiff University with Promoting International Entrepreneurship and Micro Business Internationalisation: A Study of Soft Landing Zones

We offer our congratulations to the teams involved and wish them every success with these initiatives.