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Employee Ownership 2015 : Employee Ownership and Alternative Financing


When Oct 7, 2015 - Oct 7, 2015
Where Dundee, UK
Submission Deadline Sep 30, 0030
Categories    finance   GOVERNANCE

Call For Papers

Centre for Qualitative Research in Finance
University of Dundee

7th October 2015

The Centre for Qualitative Research in Finance (CQRF) at the University of Dundee is hosting a one-day event on the topic of “Employee Ownership in the new Financial Environment” at the West Park Conference Centre in Dundee on 7th October 2015.
Papers are invited in the broad area of employee-ownership, but work in related areas of non-traditional / disruptive financing such as customer and donation/reward crowdfunding are also welcome.
Two leading experts in the field (Alistair Gibb, Specialist Adviser on Employee Ownership at Co-operative Development Scotland; and Dr Dermot McCarthy, Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Bournemouth) will be contributing to the plenary sessions.

Deadline for submission of papers: 30th September 2015
Deadline for registration: 30th September 2015

There is no fee for attendees or presenters. Please indicate on the registration form whether you would like dinner in Dundee on the evening of 7th October (£20 supplement).

Paper submissions should be made via the event administrator, Miss Jenny Eades, by email:
For further information, paper submissions and registration for the event and/or dinner, please complete the online form:
Please notify the event administrator of any accessibility requirements, and any dietary requirements if attending the dinner.

The University gratefully acknowledges the financial support of The Russell Trust in making this event possible


7th October 2015


By air
Dundee airport is 3 miles to the west of the city centre (only five minutes’ drive from the University). Taxis are available at the airport, and car hire may be pre-arranged. There is ample parking available at West Park Conference Centre, including disabled bays.

International airports at Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Prestwick can be reached by road in 1-2 hours.

By rail
Dundee is on the main East Coast route with direct services to Newcastle, York and London, and to Carlisle, Preston, Coventry, Birmingham, Oxford, Bristol, Reading, Southampton, Bournemouth and Plymouth.

Overnight sleeper services run from London, the south coast and the West Country.
Rail journeys to the other major cities in Scotland (Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow) take approximately 1¼ hours, and the regular service from London King's Cross takes only six hours.

The railway station is a short taxi ride from West Park Conference Centre, or a 30-minute walk.

Train times can be found from First Scotrail, National Rail Enquiries, or by phoning the National Rail Enquiries Centre on 08457 484950.


7th October 2015

By car
For traffic coming from Edinburgh (M90), Glasgow (A9) and beyond, Dundee is best approached from the south via the A90. West Park Conference Centre is situated at 319A Perth Rd, Dundee DD2 1NN

Directions from Edinburgh Airport:

Directions from Glasgow Airport:

Directions from Aberdeen Airport:

Directions from Dundee Airport:

Taxis are available from Dundee Airport, and car hire may be pre-arranged. Free car parking is available to all ScotAirways passengers at Dundee Airport.

There are many companies which offer competitive rates to hire a car. Here are a few car hire companies to choose from.

• Avis 0870 60 60 100
• Budget 0541 56 56 56
• Hertz 0870 84 48 844
• National Car Rental 0870 60 06 666


For full details on accessibility at West Park Conference Centre, please see the DisabledGo website below:

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