School of Business and Economics


Business and Management Research Seminars

The primary focus of our Business and Management Research Seminar Series is on exploring conceptualisation and research methodology issues.

Research presentations will be given by experienced and active researchers within the School, as well as by invited researchers.

All seminars are held within the Sir Richard Morris building between 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm, unless otherwise stated, with a light buffet usually provided.

2017 Seminar Schedule


Date Title   Presenter Group
27-Jan-17 What is a better cross-hedge for Energy: Equities or Other Commodities? Dr Andrew Vivian, Loughborough University AFM
01-Feb-17 Integrated Reporting Professor Cristiano Busco, Roehampton University AFM
17-Feb-17 Economic Aspects of Aviation Safety Professor Raphael Markellos, University of East Anglia AFM
22-Feb-17 Biases in Spatial Decisions? A Behavioural Experiment Dr Valentina Ferretti, Department of Management, London School of Economics and Political Science MSOM
22-Feb-17 Trust Processes in the Eye of the Storm: How Do We Cope with Salient Vulnerability? Professor Rosalind Searle, Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Psychology at Coventry University CPWS
23-Feb-17 Principles of Responsible Management Education – The challenge of achieving ‘work readiness’ as an approach to mitigating intergenerational conflict? Ian Herbert, Loughborough University GS RIG
24-Feb-17 Determinants of CSR disclosure in Mexico Dr Petros Vourvachis, Loughborough University AFM
01-Mar-17 Multiple Criteria Decision Aiding in action: using the diviz software Milosz Kadzinski, PhD (Institute of Computing Science, Poznan University of Technology) MSOM
03-Mar-17 What is a better cross-hedge for Energy: Equities or Other Commodities? Dr Andrew Vivian, Loughborough University AFM
08-Mar-17 Meet the editor: On the experience of publishing in academia Professor Penny Dick, Sheffield University CPWS
09-Mar-17 Understand, reduce, respond:
project complexity management theory and practice
Dr Harvey Maylor, Associate Fellow, Saïd Business School MSOM
10-Mar-17 The Effect of Superstar Firms on College Major Choice Dr Dong Lou, London School of Economics AFM
15-Mar-17 The crowdsourcing of digital jobs supporting AI-based services Dr Andrei Gurca, NEOMA Business School, Reims, France IBSI
16-Mar-17 Stresscapes: How can information systems facilitate a place-based approach to addressing problems of community stress? Dr. Ketan Shankardass (Associate Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada) CIM
17-Mar-17 Small Data, Smart Analysis, Big Impact Robert Davison, Professor of Information Systems at the City University of Hong Kong IBSI
17-Mar-17 “Talking the Talk or Walking the Talk? Corporate Social Responsibility and Tax Avoidance” Dr Doris Merkl-Davies, Bangor University AFM
22-Mar-17 The contribution of ICTs to the management and control of organizational professional work: observations from a study of IT service professionals'. Dr Clive Trusson, Loughborough University CPWS
29-Mar-17 Moving beyond value conflicts: systemic problem structuring in action Professor Gerald Midgley, Centre for Systems Studies, Business School, University of Hull MSOM
24-Apr-17 Job Insecurity: a challenge or hindrance stressor? Dr. Hans De Witte, KU Leuven, Belgium CPWS
27-Apr-17 The Living map report - dialogue mapping project Dr Philipp Grunewald VDP/CSM
05-May-17 Financial Leverage and Employee Death: Evidence from China’s Coalmining Industry Professor Huainan Zhao
Loughborough University, SBE
05-May-17 Using participative modeling and simulation to reduce uncertainty in a complex manufacturing environment Christina Jane Phillips SP RIG
11-May-17 Corporate Tax Cuts, Merger Activity, and Shareholder Wealth Professor Anh Tran, Cass Business School AFM
17-May-2017 ‘An Assessment of Visual Tools for Operational Team Decision Making’ Peter Gardner, Loughborough University VDP
24-May-17 Re-Representation as Work Design in Outsourcing: a Semiotic View Professor Ilan Oshri GS RIG
26-May-17 The Rise of the Equity Lending Market: Implications for Corporate Financial Policies Dr Pedro Saffi, Cambridge Judge Business School AFM
31-May-17 See-through supply chains: what does transparency mean for construction projects? Professor Jaqui Glass and Asselya Katenbayeva IBSI/GS
07-Jun-17 Visual Facilitation: Research and Practice  Professor Martin Eppler & Dr Elitsa Alexander University of St. Gallen, Switzerland MSOM
13-Jun-17 Corporate Entrepreneurship activity and its determinants: Evidence from Kenyan SMEs Michael Mustafa, University of Nottingham Malaysia MSOM
21-Jun-17  Balancing Institutional Logics and Management Practices in Impact Sourcing Brian Nicholson, Manchester Business School IBSI/GS
21-Jun-17  Research opportunities at University of São Paulo Prof. Dr. Renato de Oliveira Moraes IM
21-Jun-17  ‘The Value of Growth: Changes in Profitability and Future Stock Returns’ Dr George Wang, Manchester Business School AFM
23-Jun-17   The crowdsourcing of digital jobs supporting AI-based services Florian Allwein, London School of Economics and Political Science IBSI
05-Jul-17  Exploring the Logics of Financial Performance Measurement in UK Universities: HEFCE’s Attempt at Effortful Accomplishment Dr Rhoda Brown  AFM
13-Jul-17 Encountering Modernity: Elites’ Philanthropy and Development in Post/Colonial India Arun Kumar, Lecturer in International Management and Academic Lead, International Development Network at the University of York IBSI
25-Jul-17 ‘Conventional and Integrated Business Continuity: Effectiveness in Facing Supply Chain Disruptions’

Prof. Arash Azadegan, Rutgers University, Business School, Centre for Supply Chain Management and Director of Supply Chain Disruption Research Lab, USA

26-Jul-17 A Reexamination of Real Stock Returns, Real Interest Rates, Real Activity, and Inflation: Evidence from a Large Dataset Prof. Mark Wohar (Eminent Scholar) AFM
26-Jul-17 Does home-country government support contribute to the subsidiary performance of Chinese MNEs? Xia (Hannah) Han IBSI
29-Sep-17 Ambidexterity at the base of the pyramid: Explaining successful incorporation of digital technologies in pro-poor finance Dr Silvia Masiero, Loughborough University IBSI
04-Oct-17 Knowledge Management Research interest Group Seminar Dr Gill Ragsdell, Divyata Sohal, Paul Snape and Sharon Simatwo CIM
06-Oct-17 Foreign Institutional Ownership and Corporate Tax Planning Dr Georgios Voulgaris, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick AFM
25-Oct-17 Leadership behaviour and employee well-being: A review Professor Ilke Inceoglu, University of Exeter CPWS
28-Nov-17   “Tax competition between national governments for footloose multinationals: Economic perspectives”.   Professor Ian Wooton, University of Strathclyde and Visiting Professor of Microeconomics in SBE, 
Dr Kate Hynes, University College Dublin,
Daniel Gravino, PhD student in SBE
30-Nov-17   Platform innovation as configuration work: A dualistic account of digital capability and organizing vision in the public sector  Dr Will Venters, London Sschool of Economics  GS RIG
01-Dec-17 Recent developments in System Dynamics methodologies Martin Kunc SP RIG 







Late 2016 Seminars

9th December 2016 AFM Dr Ian Herbert, Loughborough University Future Prospects for Accounting Graduates in the Polarized Hourglass Economy
28th November 2016


Professor Ernesto D.R.S. Gonzalez Strategies to mitigate climate change: Pricing policies and carbon capture and storage supply chain problem
25th November 2016 AFM Dr Giovanni Calice, Loughborough University Asset Pricing and Credit Default Swaps: Evidence from Large, Global Asset Management Firms
23rd November 2016 MSOM/CPP Professor Richard John, University of Southern California Value of Deterrence Analysis: A Decision Analytic Framework

22nd November 2016


Ciara Kelly, Loughborough University Work hard, play hard; The influence of serious leisure pursuit on work performance
18th November 2016


Professor Will Seal, Loughborough University Using Investment Appraisal Models in Strategic Negotiation: The Cultural Political Economy of Electricity Generation
10th November 2016


David Heneghan As Plain As The Nose on Your Face - Sharing Savings Money But Not It Seems in Scottish Public Services
7th November 2016 


Professor Chris Veld, Monash University Wealth Effects of Seasoned Equity Offerings: A Meta Analysis
2nd November 2016


Professor Mehdi Boussebaa, Professor of International Business at the University of Glasgow Global Professional Service Firms, Transnational Organizing and Core-Periphery Dynamics  
2nd November 2016


Maria Chumak, Tarmac SSC Shared Service Centre Performance Measures, the Case of Tarmac
10th November 2016


Jörgen Sparf and Evangelia Petridou (The Risk and Crisis Research Centre (RCR) at  Mid-Sweden University)  
26th October 2016


Dr Eva Selenko, Loughborough University The Meaning of Work in Times of Insecurity. Investigating Identity and Well-Being Relevant Outcomes
19th October 2016 


Professor Juite Wang, National Chung Hsing University Modeling and Analysis of Mobile Application Services: The Perspective of Taiwan's Mobile Network Operators
12th October 2016 


Professor Dentlof von Winterfeldt, University of Southern California Terrorism: The Risks, Public Responses and Economic Consequences

Mid 2016 Seminars

4th May 2016




Professor Sally Brailsford
University of Southampton Business School
4th May 2016




Ceri Hughes
Director, Head of Knowledge, Research and Collaboration, KPMG

Early 2016 Seminars

27th April 2016


Sabrina Heimler and Maggie Evans
SBE Doctoral Researchers
CPWS PhD Seminar: Sabrina Heimler & Maggie Evans
14th April 2016 SP-RIG

Roger McHaney
University of Southampton Business School

Little Words in Big Data: How Linguistic Clues Help Analysts Read Between the Lines in Problem Statements

13th April 2016 VDP-RIG

Emma Bell
Keele University

Assessing the impact of visual methods in management research

6th April 2016 CPWS Karen Maher and Hannah Evans
SBE Doctoral Researchers
CPWS PhD Seminar: Karen Maher & Hannah Evans
23rd March 2016 VDP-RIG
Jane Davison
Professor of Accounting at Royal Holloway, University of London
The visual dimension in financial reporting
16th March 2016 SP-RIG Hanjing Zhang A simulation model of a police patrol service system with multi-grade time-varying incident arrivals
16th March 2016 GS-RIG Professor Ilan Oshri
School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University
Semiotics and IS research
15th March 2016 CPWS Professor Andy Charlwood
School of Business and Economics, Loughborugh University
Rethinking Job Satisfaction
11th March 2016 CIM Daniel Kershaw
PhD Candidate in the Highwire CDT at Lancaster University
Language of online Social Networks - Detection, Diffusion, Prediction
2nd March 2016 MA-RIG  Sarah Gamal/Will Seal What does value stream costing do?
2nd March 2016 GS-RIG
Stella Despoudi An Exploration of the Sustainable Food Sourcing Challenges: The case of Greek Agricultural Supply Chain Producers
29th February 2016
Amanda Peticca-Harris
Assistant Professor of Business Administration at Grenoble Ecole de Management, France
A Dynamic Process Model for Finding Informants and Gaining Access in Qualitative Research
24th February 2016 MSOM

Dr Johannes Jaspersen
Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Risk Management and Insurance, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich

Ordinal Statistics in Risk and Decision Analysis
24th February 2016 GS-RIG
Thomas Elston PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
Sharing Services, Saving Money? Five Risks to Cost Saving when Organisations Share Administrative Services
23rd February 2016 CPWS Gaby Wolferink & Sarah Turner CPWS PhD Seminar: Gaby Wolferink and Sarah Turner
10th February 2016 GS-RIG
 Jade Brooks Regulating Vendor-Client Workarounds: An Information Brokering Approach
3rd February 2016 GS-RIG
Ye (Fiona) Lu
Doctoral Researcher
Business Support Services and charge-back mechanism
3rd February 2016 VDP-RIG Emma Bell
Keele University
 Assessing the impact of visual methods in management research
27th January 2016 GS-RIG
Elias Gerogiannis
Doctoral Researcher
 Motivation in Advanced Services Offshoring: a Microfoundations Perspective