Westminster Business School (WBS) has joined the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) as Founding Organisational Members, extending the schools entrepreneurship network.

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The ISBE is a network for people and organisations who are involved in small business and entrepreneurship research, policy, education, support and advice. Becoming a Founding Organisational Member of ISBE further affirms the School’s long-term support to education, research, consulting, enterprise and policy development, and professional practice in the areas of small business management, innovative enterprises and entrepreneurship. 

The membership is under the name of the Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Enterprise Development MSc team, which will help to promote the School’s activities in the ever-growing entrepreneurship community, and as a result the School hopes to take part in further collaborations and knowledge exchange that will benefit the academic community and student experience.

Members of the ISBE offer vast reserves of knowledge and research which the ISBE disseminate to policy makers and business support organisations through events and activities. Through the ISBE’s network and activities, academics, policy makers and those who work in business support can connect and form beneficial working relationships. 

Dr Luca Cacciolatti, Reader in Marketing and Course Leader of the Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Enterprise Development MSc, said: “In light of the expertise of our team members on the course, our Masters programme continues to gain prominence with external organisations such as the ISBE. For their continued support, I want to thank Co-Course Leader Supin Hussain, Neil Botten, Dr Spinder Dhaliwal, Dr Nattida Srisaracam, Gizem Morris, Sindile Dlamini and our Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Enterprise Development MSc alumni.”

Speaking about the ISBE, Dr Spinder Dhaliwal, Reader in Entrepreneurship and former Vice President of Marketing at ISBE, said: “I have been delighted to be a member of the ISBE for many years and have served on the Executive Board. I am impressed with their continued high level of interaction and cutting-edge research. It is a great opportunity for our students to engage in the latest research and to learn from the best scholars in entrepreneurship.”

Dr Nattida Srisaracam, Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics and a committee of Psychology of Entrepreneurship and Small Business (PES) at the ISBE, added: “I am delighted that WBS has extended our network with ISBE. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop future collaborations and knowledge exchange that will benefit our academic community and student experience.”

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