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Digital outcasts & COVID19

Professor Simon Rogerson

This morning is day 17 of my self-isolation thanks to #coronavirus. The world has changed. The social glue has come unstuck and we have turned to technology to allow us to live and keep us connected. Communication channels keep us informed of the latest developments, advice and restrictions. Social media is keeping our social groups

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Gender and Entrepreneurship Research: A lot done, more to do?

Professor Lene Fossolette,Professor Colette Henry & Professor Kate Lewis

By Professor Lene Fossolette- Jönköping University, Professor Colette Henry- Dundalk Insitute of Technology & Professor Kate Lewis- Manchester Metropolitan University When we started the International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship (IJGE) in 2008, we intended it as a dedicated academic platform for research scholarship on international women’s entrepreneurship. We also wanted to support young scholars

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The evolving digital divide : from the first to the third level

Massimo Ragnedda and Maria Laura Ruiu

The rise of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) was seen at the beginning as an opportunity for freedom of information, and to level up existing inequalities (Rheingold, 1993; Negroponte, 1995). However, scholars realized soon that access to ICTs would give an advantage to specific citizens/users (Resnick, 1998; Hargittai, 2000). The term “digital divide” emerged to describe

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Is the digital divide of the past, present or future?

Professor Simon Rogerson - Research

Throughout history there have always been social divides predicated upon, for example, poverty, education, gender and status. Such divides have been challenged sometimes by governments, sometimes by radical politicians and sometimes by socially responsible individuals. Often such divides have been diminished by pragmatic people driven by justice and philanthropy. These towering figures who made a

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Emerald Publishing proudly announces the winners of their Real Impact Interdisciplinary Research Fund Award

Emerald Publishing has announced that it will offer a grant of £10,000 to the University of Lincoln to conduct an interdisciplinary research project and help with the dissemination of the research. Launched in October 2019, the grant exists to find an innovative project that promotes action towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals, through collaboration of

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The 1st issue of Real Impact is now live

Read the latest news and insights for the change-makers in the research community, who are passionate about making a difference and challenging the status quo.

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Emerald Publishing announces winners of the 2019 Real Impact Awards

The Real Impact Awards celebrate the commitment to impact by the research community across the globe, honour the changemakers, and bring together key stakeholders in the impact debate Emerald Publishing has announced the winners of its annual Real Impact Awards which celebrate the commitment to impact by the research community across the globe. Now in

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Presence, conversations and clocks

Tony Wall - Research

I occasionally hear academic peers say “what’s the point in doing research if it is not published in a 3 or 4 star journal?” and “we can only use 2 star research to underpin impact work”. These statements directly reference the way bureaucratic systems have metricised the evaluation of research; the metrics of an audit

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The Rise of the Radical Right: Reflections on the Role of Academics in Tracking Emerging Developments

Dr William Allchorn - Policy

In recent years radical right actors – which encompasses nativist, authoritarian and populist political movements; both in the global north and parts of the south – are never too far from the headlines. Whether it is the atrocities that took place in Christchurch in March or the hype surrounding Matteo Salvini’s recently announced grouping in

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Towards a Disruptive Impact Agenda

Chris Hewson & Julie Bayley

The drive towards research needing to demonstrate social benefit has gathered pace in recent years. Impact is now a substantive part of research life for many; to varying degrees, understood, accepted, embedded, integrated, internalised, loved, cherished, or indeed reviled with a fervent passion. But it’s here, and we’ve slowly gotten accustomed to it. As a

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