LINIAN is delighted to be working in partnership with a team of research students from the University Of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School to collaborate on various International Management Solutions (IMS) projects in the coming year. Founded in 1451 the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest University in the English-speaking world and the Scottish University of the Year 2018. The University boasts alumni including Adam Smith, who is recognised worldwide as one of the most influential figures to emerge from the Scottish Enlightenment and the field of Economics and whom the Business School has been named after. Working on these IMS projects will harmonise the values of both LINIAN and the University that Glasgow is a place that inspires ambitious people to succeed. A place where inquiring minds can develop their ideas. A place where people make discoveries that change the world. As the world’s requirement for compliance and regulation within the Fire and Electrical installation sector intensifies this has enhanced the demand for LINIAN Fire products on a global scale. One of the objectives for LINIAN this coming year is to secure partners in all territories who recognise the many features and benefits of the products to provide a comprehensive, universal solution. The team: Rujaporn Jansiripotha (Thailand), Hang Zhang (China), Evanilda Nancassa (Portugal), Jie Shi (China) and Aditya Saraf (India) will engage in targeted and thorough market research to identify new stockists and distributors for LINIAN. Dr Paul Ferri explained more: ‘Working with LINIAN is a great opportunity for our students to experience first-hand what it’s like to find solutions in a real company with a live internationalisation project. We have evidence that potential employers are keen to hear about students’ experiences of working on IMS projects particularly in relation to transferable skills. I know from experience gained over the last couple of years that participating companies in the IMS programme value having access to the student resource to help them address their own particular issues with internationalisation’. About LINIAN LINIAN is a proud family business established in Glasgow in 2006 by current directors Wes & Jean Arbuckle. The business is named after their two children, Lynne and Ian, who joined the business in August 2015 with a redefined vision and strategy to drive the business forward. They currently manufacture the LINIAN Fire products range and aim to build a global brand and business. We’d love you to… SIGN UP TO OUR MAILING LIST About Adam Smith Business School The business school aim to transform organisations and careers, creating inspiring leaders, researchers and professionals whose research and relations with industry have real impact, influencing organisations as they develop and grow globally. The University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), and the Glasgow MBA is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA). The school is also home to research of international and national excellence, that contributes to theoretical advancement and is relevant to practice.