Globalization, Knowledge and the Market: The Camelot Chair Report
(23 February 2004)
Durham Business School Professor and one of the architects of the North East region’s economic strategy is to present a public report on the North East’s prospects for economic and social development in the face of worldwide events and trends.
Professor Tony Cockerill, Camelot Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Durham, is to talk on ‘Globalization, Knowledge and the Market: The Camelot Chair Report’. It represents the first stages of his work as the Camelot Professor.
The Camelot Chair is supported by Camelot Group plc, operator of The National Lottery®, with a brief to identify and examine the drivers of globalization, the opportunities and consequences this presents with particular reference to the North East of England.
In his lecture at Durham Business School on Wednesday 25 February 2004, he will first outline the forces that for more than twenty years have been driving globalization. After that he will look at their impact in three areas of crucial importance to jobs and prosperity in the North East – manufacturing, education and skills, and regional economic development.
His research findings show that the strategy for the North East’s development must take full account of the globalization process. To be successful in achieving improved and sustained development, it will be vital to help the North East meet the challenge posed by the pressure of international competition, in particular by boosting education aspirations and achievements and by raising skill levels.
The lecture will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday 25 February in the MBA lecture theatre at the Business School of the University of Durham. The lecture is open to the public as well as to members of the University and is free of charge. For further information telephone Jeannie Spence on 0191 334 5508 or email her at email@example.com. Information on the lecture is also available from Durham Business School website: www.dur.ac.uk/dbs
Notes to Editors:
Tony Cockerill joined Durham Business School in 1994 and has been in his present post for the past two years. He has much experience in teaching and research in the university sector, together with periods of providing policy and strategy advice for government and major private-sector corporations.
He graduated with a BA, MPhil and a PhD and has had teaching and research posts at the universities of Leeds, Salford, Cambridge and Manchester.
Professor Cockerill is a member of the strategy team at One NorthEast, the regional development agency.
The Camelot Chair is supported by the Camelot Group plc, operator of The National Lottery. The overall brief is to identify and examine the drivers of globalization and to consider the opportunities and consequences for economic development with particular reference to the North East of England. The research partners are Cambridge Econometrics, the Department for Education and Skills, and One NorthEast.
Camelot Group plc is the operator of The National Lottery and is committed to raising money for the Good Causes designated by Parliament. Camelot is not responsible for distributing or awarding lottery funds.
Durham Business School is the one of the longest established business schools in the UK and the leading business school in the North East. Over the last two years the School has grown considerably making 23 appointments to take its faculty membership to over 70 including 19 professors. It is the largest business school in the North East.
Predominately postgraduate with a student body of 2500, Durham Business School has an international reputation. 81% of its full-time MBA class are from outside the UK and the programme is ranked in the FT’ s top 100 global MBAs. Durham’s distance-learning MBA is listed in the FT’s top 20 distance programmes in the world.
It is highly regarded for its research in entrepreneurship, finance and pubic policy and has a long and respected history for developing and assisting businesses from SMEs to multinationals. Durham Business School is an active contributor to the development of business policy both in the UK and internationally and is home to many initiatives such as the award-winning Women into Network (WIN).
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