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START DATE 13 December 2017

Middlesex University Dubai

END DATE 13 December 2017

We are pleased to invite you to the final research seminar of 2017! It will be held on December 13th from 4pm, at Middlesex University Dubai in the Oasis Theatre, Block 16, Knowledge Park. The Research Seminar Series was launched in 2008, and has featured more than 210 presentations to date. The seminars provide a forum for researchers to share their work. Presenters include faculty from Middlesex University Dubai and other universities in the United Arab Emirates, as well as researchers from other global institutions. This week’s presentation is:


The life cycle of a research project, from funding to publishing

Martin Sposato

Middlesex University Dubai


This presentation focusses on the life cycle of research by presenting my personal experience as an early career academic researching work-life balance. Work-life balance is currently one of the most studied areas within organisational studies and this project was based in Malaysia, a developing regional hub for Higher education, which has attracted international academics and institutions.  Various stages in the research process are highlighted, such as identifying sources of funding, the application stage, creating research teams, conducting the actual research and the developing strategies for publishing in reputable academic journals (3*), among many other things. My emphasis will not only be on the decisions that were taken but also the reasons behind those decisions, as well as potential alternatives.



Born in Argentina to an Italian family Martin began life as he meant to go on, internationally. He went on to complete his bachelor's degree in Business in at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia, he then moved to China where completed his MA in Global business at City University of HK where he took an international business consultancy role before completing his Ph.D. at Middlesex in London. Martin's thesis investigated the gendered nature of leadership in Hong Kong and his main areas of interest are leadership, and gender in management. Martin has also led a funded research project as principal investigator on work-life balance and conflict in Malaysia, which was a collaborative project between several scholars at various institutes. Currently, Martin is a senior lecturer in HRM at Middlesex Universality in Dubai. Martin is particularly interested in evidence-based learning and teaching that stimulates engagement.

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