Liverpool Business School Graduates 2012
Spanish Professor shares knowledge with Business School
Professor M R Martinez-Torres, a lecturer in Business Management at the University of Seville, has just completed a study visit to Liverpool Business School where she presented a research seminar and made strong links between the two universities.
Dr Aileen Lawless with John Reed and Professor Torres
During her visit Professor Martinez-Torres addressed over 50 students and staff from Liverpool Business School and visiting students from Alicante, as part of a series of knowledge sharing seminars being run by the School’s research team.
The visit was hosted by head of the Centre for Public Service Dr Aileen Lawless and head of Research for the Centre, Dr Bob McClelland.
Professor Martinez-Torres spoke specifically about her work on the ‘Analysis of innovation and participation in virtual communities of practice’. Her work defines the practice of sharing and adding to information published on web-based communities of practice (CoP), the types of participants involved and how by using CoPs people have changed the process by which they learn and enhance knowledge.
The seminar was arranged by Dr Lawless, who researches and publishes widely within the field of social learning. Professor Martinez-Torres was joined by John Reed, a senior lecturer in the Business School and a current PhD student. John’s lecture was titled, ‘The social service – benefit chain of a UK food cooperative’, focusing on how local cooperative food supplies can positively impact the local communities in which they operate in.
A question about trading between nations provoked strong debate particularly amongst members of the audience from Spain when the discussion turned to improved cooperation between the two countries.
Commenting on the event, Dr Lawless said; “we always like to welcome visitors to the Business School, particularly those who can bring original and unique research to our community.
“Events like this help to extend research ideas, evolve practice and make teaching better, ultimately to improve outcomes for our students and the business community. Everyone at Liverpool Business School wishes to thank Professor Martinez-Torres and John for their original and insightful lectures.”
This was the last in the series of the Liverpool Business School research seminars for this academic year.
A new timetable for 2012/13 seminars will commence again in September and will be published at a later date on ljmu.ac.uk/lbs. If you have any queries relating to the seminars past or future, contact us on email@example.com.