School of Business and Management

Dr Tarek Virani

Tarek

Lecturer in Creative Industries

Email: t.virani@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: +44(0)20 7882 8412
Room Number: Bancroft 3.44A
Office Hours: Friday, 10am-12pm

Profile

Student Feedback and drop in hours:

Friday 10am-12pm

Roles:

BSc Business and Management Co-Director (year 3)

UG and PG Academic Advisor

Undergraduate Teaching

BUS007 Research Methods in semester A

BUS233 Creative Industries in semester B

Postgraduate Teaching

BUSM171 Introduction to Creative Industries (PG) in semester A

BUSM161 Funding and Finance in the Creative and Cultural Industries in semester B

BUSM172 Professional Placement in semester A and B

Research

Research Interests:

Tarek's research centres on the Creative and Cultural Economy, with specific interests in:

Creative Hubs and creative and cultural workspace

Creative SMEs, East London and the Olympic Park

Creative Healthcare Hubs and Dementia Care

Creative Hubs and Global Development Goals

Publications

Book Chapters:

Virani, T.E; Nakano, D.; Shiach, M.; Poli, K. (2019) Sao Paulo’s creative hubs: Local embeddedness as a tool for creative cluster development. In Creative Cluster Development. Editor Marlen Komorowski. Routledge.

Virani, T.E. (2019). Exploring the Relationship between Creative Hubs and Urban Policy in East London. In Creative Hubs in Question: Place, Space and Work in the Creative Economy. Palgrave Macmillan. (2019).

Virani, T.E.; Gill R. (2019). Hip Hub? Class, Race and Gender in Creative Hubs. In Creative Hubs in Question: Place, Space and Work in the Creative Economy. Palgrave Macmillan. (2019).

Pratt, A.C., Gill, R., Virani, T.E.(2019). ‘Introduction’. In Creative Hubs in Question: Place, Space and Work in the Creative Economy. Palgrave Macmillan. (2019).

Shiach, M., Virani T.E. (2017). Creative Economy in Perspective: Creativeworks London and Understanding Creative Hubs. In COMUNICAÇÃO, ECONOMIA E INDÚSTRIAS CRIATIVAS, Editors: Luiz Alberto de Farias, Valéria de Siqueira Castro Lopes, Cleusa Scroferneker. Editora Universitária da PUCRS. Porto Allegre, Brasil.

Virani T.E., Shiach, M. (2016). ‘Introduction’. In Cultural Policy, Innovation and the Creative Economy. Eds Morag Shiach and Tarek E. Virani. Palgrave Macmillan.

Virani, T.E., Shiach, M. (2016). Cultural Policy, Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange. In Cultural Policy, Innovation and the Creative Economy. Eds. Morag Shiach and Tarek E. Virani. Palgrave Macmillan.

Pratt, A., Matheson-Pollock, H., Virani T.E. (2016). Outside the voucher: Evaluating the Creative Voucher Scheme. In Cultural Policy, Innovation and the Creative Economy. Eds Morag Shiach and Tarek E. Virani. Palgrave Macmillan.

Virani, T.E.; Pratt, A.C. (2016). ‘Intermediaries and the knowledge exchange process: the case of the creative industries and higher education’. In Beyond the Campus: Higher Education and the Creative Economy. Eds. Comunian, Roberta and Abigail Gilmore. Routledge.

Hracs, B. J., Seman, M. and T.E. Virani (2016). The evolving economic geography of music.  In The Production and consumption of music in the digital age. Eds. Hracs, B.J; Seman, M.; Virani, T. Routledge.

Virani, T.E. (2016) ‘The resilience of a local music scene in Dalston, London.’ The Production and Consumption of music in the digital age. Eds. Hracs, B.J; Seman, M.; Virani, T.E. Routledge.

Edited Volumes:

Gill, R., Pratt, A.C, and T.E. Virani. Creative Hubs in Question: Place, Space and Work in the Creative Economy. Palgrave Macmillan. (2019).

Shiach, M.E., and T.E. Virani. Cultural policy, innovation and the creative economy. Palgrave Macmillan. (2016).

Hracs, B. J., Seman, M. and T.E. Virani. The production and consumption of music in the digital age.  Routledge, London UK. (2016).

Working Papers:

Virani, T. E. (2019). Local creative and cultural economy intermediaries: Examining place-based workers in the creative and cultural economy. Available at: https://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/56649

Virani, T.E. (2016). Investigating London’s creative economy: A word on research methods. Creativeworks London Working Paper Series Number 27. Available at: http://www.creativeworkslondon.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Working-Paper-27.pdf

Pratt, A.C.; Virani, T.E. (2015). The creative SME: a cautionary tale. Creativeworks London Working Paper Series 14. Available at: http://www.creativeworkslondon.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/PWK-Working-Paper-14.pdf

Virani, T.E.; Malem, W. (2015). Re-articulating the creative hub concept as a model for business support in the local creative economy: the case of Mare Street in Hackney. Creativeworks London Working Paper Series Number 12. Available at: http://www.creativeworkslondon.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/PWK-Working-Paper-12OCT.pdf

Briscoe, G.; Virani, T.E.; Dima, M. (2015). Hackathons: Why Co-location? Creativeworks London Working Paper Series Number 11. Available at: http://www.creativeworkslondon.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/HackathonsColocation.pdf

Virani, T.E. (2015). Do voucher schemes matter in the long run? A brief comparison of Nesta’s Creative Credits and Creativeworks London’s Creative Vouchers. Creativeworks London Working Paper Series Number 10. Available at: http://www.creativeworkslondon.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Working-Paper-10.pdf

Virani, T.E.; Banks, M. (2014). Profiling business support provision for small, medium and micro-sized enterprises in London’s fashion sector. Creativeworks London Working Paper Series Number 9. Available at: http://www.creativeworkslondon.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/PWK-Working-Paper-9.pdf

Virani, T.E. (2014). Mechanisms of collaboration between creative small, medium and micro-sized enterprises and higher education institutions: reflections on the Creativeworks London creative voucher scheme. Creativeworks London working paper series number 4. Available at : http://www.creativeworkslondon.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/PWK-Working-Paper-4-BNEW.pdf

Reports:

Virani T.E., Piza, A., Shiach, M.E. (2018) Creative clusters, social inclusion, and sustainability: The case of Hackney Wick and Fish Island. A report for London Borough of Tower Hamlets in preparation for bidding for Creative Enterprise Zone status.

Virani, T.E. (2018) Dementia Connect: Co-Designing a Creative Economy Healthcare Hub. Creative Vouchers Scheme Evaluation Report. AHRC Dementia Connect Project.

Shiach, M.E., Nakano, D., Virani, T.E., Poli, K.(2017) Report on Creative Hubs and Urban Development Goals (UK/Brazil).University of Sao Paulo (Sao Paulo, Brazil), AHRC.

Virani, T.E. (2017). Micro-community engagement in London’s outer suburbs: Examining a practice-led approach to engaging with micro-communities in Redbridge. A report for UP projects and Queen Mary University of London. Available at: http://www.upprojects.com/projects/live-research/

Dovey, J.; Pratt, A.C.; Moreton, S.; Virani, T.E.; Merkel, J.; Lansdowne, J. (2016). Creative Hubs: Understanding the New Economy. British Council. Available at: http://creativeconomy.britishcouncil.org/media/uploads/files/Hubs_Report_Final.pdf

Virani T.E. (2016). Community engagement, micro communities, small businesses and effective local policy: The case of Chrisp Street Market, East London. A report for Poplar HARCA funded by the Greater London Authority’s HSF. March 2016.

Virani, T.E. (2015). The Trampery London Fields: Internal Report. Creativeworks London. June 2015.

Briscoe, G.; Dima, M.; Riedel, J.; Shiach, M; Virani, T.E. (2014). London Creative and Digital Fusion. European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

Book Reviews:

Virani, T.E. (2014). Reformatted: Code, Networks, and the Transformation of the Music Industry. Author, Andrew Leyshon. Reviewed in Journal of Economic Geography.

Virani, T. (2009). The Safe City: Safety and Urban Development in European Cities. Reviewed in: UGRG Book Review Series, RGS Urban Geography Research Group. Available at:  http://www.urban-geography.org.uk/

Blog / Press:

Virani, T.E. (2016) New “flexible” work spaces could be under threat from soaring property prices. New Statesman – City Metric. Available at: http://www.citymetric.com/business/new-flexible-work-spaces-could-be-under-threat-soaring-property-prices-2033

Virani, T.E. (2016).Discussing the multi-dimensional characteristics of London’s creative workspaces: a summary of CWL’s Creative Hubs Symposium. Widening the Register. Available at: http://www.cwlblog.org.uk/discussing-the-multi-dimensional-characteristics-of-londons-creative-workspaces/

Virani T.E (2015). Researching Silicon Roundabout’s thriving co-working scene. Research reports. Widening the Register CWL available at: http://www.cwlblog.org.uk/researching-silicon-roundabouts-thriving-co-working-scene/

Virani T.E. (2015) Assessing the long term effectiveness of innovation vouchers. Widening the register blog. http://www.cwlblog.org.uk/assessing-the-long-term-effectiveness-of-innovation-vouchers/

Virani, T.E. (2015). The business support landscape for London’s fashion SMEs. Widening the register blog. http://www.cwlblog.org.uk/what-kind-of-business-support-is-available-for-londons-fashion-sector-smes/

Virani, T.E. (2015). Research Reflections: coming to terms with the creative hub concept. Creativeworks London. Available at: http://www.creativeworkslondon.org.uk/cw-news/research-reflections-coming-to-terms-with-the-creative-hub-concept/

Virani, T.E. (2013). Research Reflections: The Role of the Knowledge Agent and the Effectiveness of Voucher Schemes in the Creative/Cultural Economy. Creativeworks London. Available at: http://www.creativeworkslondon.org.uk/cw-news/research-reflectionsthe-role-of-the-knowledge-agent-and-the-effectiveness-of-voucher-schemes-in-the-creativecultural-economy/