News in brief
E-commerce solutions provider Infobank is to sponsor Europe's first PhD in e-business at Warwick Business school. Ram Venuprasad has already completed an MBA at Warwick and is based at its highly regarded Operations Management group, where Dr Simon Croom and Professor Nigel Slack will supervise his doctoral research. Infobank's COO, Jim Conning said: "Warwick is at the vanguard of development in e-business and its understanding of complex trading relationships is world class. As a company with a European heritage, we are delighted to sponsor Europe's first e-business PhD and hope to encourage educational excellence in this field at grass roots level."