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Bitter sweet in Brazil: observations on fieldwork with landless communities
Wed 7 December 2016, 15:30 – 16:30 GMT
An IRC Research Seminar
Speaker: Prof. Mike Danson
Mike Danson is Professor of Enterprise Policy at the Department of Business Management, School of Social Sciences, Heriot-Watt University. He was recognised as an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2001, elected a Fellow of the Institute of Economic Development in 2007 and of the Regional Studies Association in 2010.
Formerly at the University of Strathclyde, the University of Glasgow and Strathclyde Regional Council, he joined the University of the West of Scotland in 1988 and was appointed as Professor in Scottish and Regional Economics in 1995. After acting as Associate Dean (Research and Commercialisation) in the Business School and Director of Research for the Faculty at UWS, he joined Heriot-Watt University in October 2012.
Mike has been a member of several government advisory groups on land reform, ageing and talent management, contributed to the volunteering strategy for Scotland and the employability framework, has advised governments and agencies across the world including the State of Chihuahua through a commission of the OECD.