ECU's School of Management invites you to attend the research seminar:
Regulation: Burden on Business or Generator of Growth?
Presented by Dr John Kitching of the Small Business Research Centre at Kingston University in London.
Venue: Joondalup campus, 8.211
Business lobby groups and other commentators argue that small businesses face serious costs and constraints associated with complying with regulation. John will use this as his starting point for this presentation.
Small firms, it is argued, typically lack sufficient resources to comply with and manage regulation in ways that might produce higher levels of performance. He will discuss studies that, if we develop previous thinking, conceptualise regulation as enabling and motivating small business activities as well as constraining them, and will draw on examples from a range of primary studies and secondary data to show how regulation can be a dynamic force shaping business activity and performance.
John is a Visiting Fellow in the School of Management and will be at ECU from 28 May to 9 June. He has been working with Professor Rowena Barrett and Dr Susanne Bahn on issues of small business responses to regulation, where the regulation in question is the (now stalled) harmonisation of occupational health and safety regimes across Australia.
John has published widely on a range of small business topics and has worked with the team at the SBRC on contract research for organisations such as the Scottish Institute of Chartered Accountants, the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, the British Equality and Human Rights Commission and the London Development Agency amongst others. John will happily discuss research with all.
Please RSVP to Sarah Kane at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 28th May.