Investigating the ‘mission and profit’ paradox

Based on a case study of a waste management services provider in India, this paper sets out to investigate how an ecopreneurial organisation balances the competing demands of environmental mission and profit generation. Results indicate that two internal organisational mechanisms, namely Leadership, and Organisational Processes, are instrumental in achieving the dual goals. The paper highlights... Continue Reading →

Perspectives on Trade and FDI in Africa

When: 8th March 2022, 2-3pm GMT UK In the panel co-organised by the University of Westminster's Development Policy Nextwork and Covenant University's CEPDeR, the speakers will explore the often linked and interdependent roles of Trade and FDI in Africa with specific attention placed on export diversification, on the one hand, and the role of regional... Continue Reading →

Raleigh Lecture 2021 – keynote address delivered by Dr Serena Masino

Dr Serena Masino, Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in International Development and Economics, was invited to give the Raleigh Lecture at the Company of Entrepreneurs’ major event of the year to mark Global Entrepreneurship Week on 9 November. The lecture, titled ‘Globalisation: Opportunities and Threats’, explored the global opportunities and threats that globalisation creates. It examined,... Continue Reading →

A Review of:

Inflamed - Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice, Rupa Marya and Raj Patel by Serena Masino Rupa Marja and Raj Patel have recently published a book that explores the deeper causes of inflammation-related disease. Inflammation is increaseingly seen as the root cause of several diseases involving all systems in the human body, from Alzheimer to... Continue Reading →

Estimating the Impact of Traineeships

Final Report for the Department for Education:Traineeships are an education and training programme that provide young people aged 16-24 with an intensive period of work experience and work preparation training, as well as offering them support in improving their English and maths, to give them the best opportunity of entering an apprenticeship or employment. This... Continue Reading →

Westminster Development Studies Symposium 2019

We welcomed speakers from across the globe to the Westminster Development Studies Symposium on May 17. Our keynote speaker for the event was Professor Kunal Sen, Director of the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research and Professor of Development Economics at the Global Development Institute, University of Manchester. He is a leading... Continue Reading →

Westminster Development Studies Symposium

Venue: Regent Boardroom, University of Westminster- 309 Regent St, London W1B 2HW Join us on 17th May 2019 for the Westminster Development Studies Symposium organised by the University of Westminster's Development Policy Research Network at its Central London Regent Campus. The workshop will provide a forum to explore the issues, challenges and responses to conflicting trends of... Continue Reading →

Panel Roundtable: What Role for China in Africa? A Discussion on the Opportunities and Threats

The Westminster Development Policy Research Network and the Westminster Economics Research Seminar Series will jointly host a panel discussion on 11th February 2019, between 4:00 and 5:00 pm. Attendance is free and open to all. Refreshments will be provided. 11th February 2019, 16:00-17:00pm , Room C278, Westminster Business School, Marylebone Campus. • Dr Jun Hou Senior... Continue Reading →

Call for papers: Westminster Development Studies Symposium

Globalisation – between achievements and the road to isolation May 17, 2019 University of Westminster, London UK Organized byUniversity of Westminster Development Policy Analysis Research Network (London, UK) Organising Committee: Dr. Karen Jackson and Dr. Serena Masino Keynote Speaker: Professor Kunal Sen (Director of UNU-WIDER) This workshop will provide a forum to explore the issues, challenges and... Continue Reading →

Westminster Economics Research Seminar Series

- Exploring the economic questions facing us today and their societal implications - The Westminster Economics Research Seminar Series brings together scholars with a wide array of expertise on the economy. The talks are 30 minutes followed by a discussion. The seminars are free and open to everyone. Coffee/tea will be provided. Date/TimeTopic/SpeakersMonday 11 February... Continue Reading →

Indigenous medicine and biomedical health care in fragile settings: insights from Burundi

This study contributes to the health policy debate on medical systems integration by describing and analysing the interactions between health-care users, indigenous healers, and the biomedical public health system, in the so far rarely documented case of post-conflict Burundi. We adopt a mixed-methods approach combining (1) data from an existing survey on access to health-care,... Continue Reading →

Pippa Catterall

Pippa Catterall has been Professor of  History and Policy at Westminster since 2016. Her research expertise and interests are wide-ranging and include the history and theory of public policy and public administration; aid policy; international relations and Commonwealth relations; development and heritage; national identities; identity politics and conflict resolution. Position:  Professor of History and Policy,... Continue Reading →

Parviz Dabir-Alai

Parviz Dabir-Alai is Professor of Economics at Richmond University in London. He is a former Dean of the School of Business & Economics at the University. He has extensive international academic experience having lived and worked in the US, the Caribbean and in South Asia. The research he has done spans several areas within the... Continue Reading →

Sabine Franklin

Sabine Franklin earned her PhD from the School of Organisations, Economy and Society at the University of Westminster. Her thesis examines the local governance of 2014 Ebola Epidemic in a comparative case study of Sierra Leone and Liberia. She has research interests in international development, global health governance, and qualitative fieldwork methods. Her work can... Continue Reading →

Ioannis Glinavos

Ioannis Glinavos is an expert in investment treaty arbitration (ISDS), law and economics, law and development. Ioannis has written for The Independent, Forbes, Newsweek, HuffPost and The Conversation. He is the author of two books and multiple peer-reviewed academic papers in high impact journals. His books have examined the role of law in systemic economic... Continue Reading →

Sumita Ketkar

Sumita Ketkar is a Senior Lecturer at University of Westminster. Her research interests are in the area of Ecopreneurship, that cuts across the domains of social entrepreneurship and sustainability, and Gender Pay Inequity . She teaches Reward Management on a specialist Master's course in Human Resource Management, and is a co-course leader for the largest... Continue Reading →

Jane Li

Jane Li’s research experience has been in international economics, global trade, and foreign direct investment. Her recent work focuses on the impact of the Belt and Road Initiative – especially in the context of Europe. She has expertise in quantitative research methods and gravity model analysis. Position:  PhD student, School of Organisations, Economy and Society,... Continue Reading →

Bakhrom Mirkasimov

Bakhrom Mirkasimov has been appointed as a Rector of Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT) from September 2020. Previously he held the position of the Deputy Rector on Research and Innovation and a Principal Lecturer at WIUT. He is the Managing Editor of the newly launched international peer-reviewed open-access journal - Silk Road: A Journal of... Continue Reading →

Catherine Pédamon

Catherine Pédamon’s main research interests are in the areas of international trade law with a focus on comparative commercial contract law, business and human rights, corporate social responsibility and international corporate governance. She is particularly interested in researching policies and frameworks for corporate sustainability and responsible business practices. She has published a monograph and articles in... Continue Reading →

Vincent Rich

Vincent Rich's background, training and research experience has been in development economics, the political economy of development and natural resource economics. He is particularly interested in livelihoods research - especially as it relates to small-scale artisans, in sustainable business and global value chains, and in social enterprise and entrepreneurship. He has expertise in mixed-methods research... Continue Reading →

Kartik Yadav

Kartik Yadav works in the area of development economics and micro-econometrics, with a focus on education, health and migration. Kartik also has a research interest in international business, particularly the corporate social responsibility landscape in developing nations. Position: Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Management Nagpur Regional focus: India Personal Website:

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