Jane Eastham (PhD) Has a range experience in the marketing, organisation, management and delivery of food and events for the public, corporate and private sectors. She has also had a significant level of experience of both teaching and course development and administration in the food, tourism and business management courses.
Her particular research interests lie in small business management, cooperative activity and supply chain management. Collective activity is seen to be critical in enabling market access for micro, small and medium sized enterprises, work undertaken by Jane examines the appropriateness of diverse collective governance in varied business environments. Particular interests relate to the implications of market conditions and structures on the effective delivery of economic and social value to businesses operating in the varied collective models.
She has been an external examiner in logistics and supply chains at the Open University, Manchester Metropolitan University and Waterford Institute of Technology, where she examined a range of modules.
She has published key texts and papers on food supply chain management and collective activities in food. Her PhD thesis looked at the success of marketing cooperatives in the UK agricultural sector but she has also researched into cooperatives in China, particularly in the Topfruit sector. She has furthermore presented papers on local food initiatives and the impact of such initiatives on the economic development of regions.
Jane is a board member of ISLE and a member of ISPERA,
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