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OR and Grand Challenges: Sport, Space & Beyond (2017)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Weaver, M. (2017, September). OR and Grand Challenges: Sport, Space & Beyond. Presented at Operational Research Society Annual Conference (OR59)

In this panel session the following was discussed: What “Grand Challenges” face us today and into the future in the areas of Sport, Space and beyond? What contribution can the OR community make to address these challenges? The panel included: - P... Read More about OR and Grand Challenges: Sport, Space & Beyond.

Community OR: Creating a ‘Shared Space’ to build value between business and communities (2017)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Weaver, M., Crossan, K., Tan, H., Paxton, S., & McCallum, L. (2017, September). Community OR: Creating a ‘Shared Space’ to build value between business and communities. Paper presented at OR59 - The Annual Operational Research Society Conference

The presentation provides examples on how systems approaches have helped identify better ways for communities and socially responsible businesses to build value. The examples are the outcome of a two-year Knowledge Transfer Partnership with a Scottis... Read More about Community OR: Creating a ‘Shared Space’ to build value between business and communities.

'Getting on Board’: Supporting HE students’ transition to employment (2017)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Brodie, J., & Weaver, M. (2017). 'Getting on Board’: Supporting HE students’ transition to employment. In QAA Enhancement Themes

In 2013, -The Get on Board (GOB) -extra-curriculum -programme was launched at Edinburgh Napier University’s Business School with the aim of placing students on the boards of local charities, voluntary sector organisations or public bodies, where they... Read More about 'Getting on Board’: Supporting HE students’ transition to employment.

Recruiting, developing and supporting Committee/Board members (2017)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Weaver, M. (2017, March). Recruiting, developing and supporting Committee/Board members. Presented at Share (Training for Housing Associations) Annual Conference

In the aftermath of the Birmingham riots of 2011 Miles Weaver led a group of defiant citizens with brooms in the clean-up operation and an idea was born. Get young people off the streets, train them and place them on boards of local charities. A wild... Read More about Recruiting, developing and supporting Committee/Board members.

Foreign Direct Investment in Zimbabwe and Botswana: the elephant in the room (2017)
Book Chapter
Gutu, M., Anastasiadou, C., Omar, M., & Osei, C. (2017). Foreign Direct Investment in Zimbabwe and Botswana: the elephant in the room. In A. Ahmed (Ed.), Managing Knowledge and Innovation for Business Sustainability in Africa. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. ht

Purpose: In Sub-Saharan Africa, FDI performance is considerably different between Zimbabwe and its neighbouring countries. This chapter examines FDI determinants for Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) with particular emphasis on the comparison between Zimbabwe... Read More about Foreign Direct Investment in Zimbabwe and Botswana: the elephant in the room.