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 MSO
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) MSO
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 MSO
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 MSO
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 MSO
13-Jun-17 Corporate Entrepreneurship activity and its determinants: Evidence from Kenyan SMEs Michael Mustafa, University of Nottingham Malaysia MSO
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 MSO/LTA-RIG
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
25-Oct-17 The institutionalization of silence. A case on industry waste dumping. Dr Valeria Cavotta, Queen Mary University of London IBSI
01-Nov-17  Cross-Sectional Dispersion and Expected Returns Dr Thanos Verousis, Newcastle University AFM
01-Nov-17 Researching Voice and Silence in the UK Police Service Dr Sarah Brooks, University of Sheffield CPWS
01-Nov-17 Decision Sciences: Roles of Multicriteria Decision Analysis in Public Sector Strategic Planning Professor Theodor J Stewart, University of Cape Town and Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester MSO
08-Nov-17  The rhetoric of ‘knowledge hoarding’: a research-based critique Dr Clive Trusson, Loughborough University  KM RIG
08-Nov-17 The Diversity of Chinese Firms: Antecedents and Consequences for Chinese Direct Investments Abroad Dr Matthew Allen, Alliance Manchester Business School IBSI
15-Nov-17 Between the cloud and the crowd: The Promise of Digital Entrepreneurship in Taming the Wicked Problems
Dr Rahul Kumar, Loughborough University IBSI
22-Nov-17 The Implications of Limited Funding to Application Development in Uganda Kari Koskinen, PhD student from the Information Systems and Innovation Group, London School of Economics and Political Science IBSI
24-Nov-17 Recent developments in System Dynamics methodologies Dr Martin Kunc, Associate Professor of Management Science at Warwick Business School SP-RIG
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 FGE RIG
29-Nov-17 Creation of a knowledge map for the technologies for building Cyber-Physical Systems Dr Murray Sinclair, Visiting Fellow, Wolfson School KM RIG
29-Nov-17 Life-writing as Historical Social Science – putting people back in? Some exploratory thoughts Professor Peter Ackers, Visiting Professor SBE & SPGS and Adjunct Professor, Griffith University CPWS
29-Nov-17 A Configuration Analysis of Organizational Ambidexterity in Three Types of Firms Professor Mathew Hughes IBSI
29-Nov-17 Consumer Stockpiling and Market Entry Ruochen Li, SBE  BEE-RIG
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 School of Economics GS RIG
01-Dec-17 Recent developments in System Dynamics methodologies Martin Kunc SP-RIG 
01-Dec-17 From acceptance to adaptive acceptance of social media policy change: a set-theoretic analysis of b2b SMES Dr Federico Iannacci, Canterbury Christ Church University IBSI
06-Dec-17 Improving Accountability in Primary Healthcare in Resource-Poor Settings: What Role For ICT? Shirin Madon, London School of Economics and Political Science  IBSI
08-Dec-17 Large Sample Evidence on the Properties and Impact of Strategy-related Commentary in Annual Reports Dr Vasiliki Athanasakou, London School of Economics AFM
11-Dec-17 Accounting for tacit coordination: The passing of accounts and the case for accounting theory Dr Hendrik Vollmer, University of Leicester AFM
12-Dec-17 Understanding research impact Professor John Arnold, SBE’s Director of Research Impact CPWS







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 LTA-RIG 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 MSO/CPP Professor Richard John, University of Southern California Value of Deterrence Analysis: A Decision Analytic Framework
22nd November 2016 CPWS Ciara Kelly, Loughborough University Work hard, play hard; The influence of serious leisure pursuit on work performance
18th November 2016 AFM Professor Will Seal, Loughborough University Using Investment Appraisal Models in Strategic Negotiation: The Cultural Political Economy of Electricity Generation
10th November 2016 GS-RIG David Heneghan As Plain As The Nose on Your Face - Sharing Savings Money But Not It Seems in Scottish Public Services
7th November 2016  AFM Professor Chris Veld, Monash University Wealth Effects of Seasoned Equity Offerings: A Meta Analysis
2nd November 2016 IBSI 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 GS-RIG
Maria Chumak, Tarmac SSC Shared Service Centre Performance Measures, the Case of Tarmac
10th November 2016 EM-RIG Jörgen Sparf and Evangelia Petridou (The Risk and Crisis Research Centre (RCR) at  Mid-Sweden University)  
26th October 2016 CPWS Dr Eva Selenko, Loughborough University The Meaning of Work in Times of Insecurity. Investigating Identity and Well-Being Relevant Outcomes
19th October 2016  SP-RIG 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  MSO/CPP  Professor Dentlof von Winterfeldt, University of Southern California Terrorism: The Risks, Public Responses andEconomic Consequences

Mid 2016 Seminars

4th May 2016  MSO
Professor Sally Brailsford
University of Southampton Business School
4th May 2016  KM-RIG  Ceri Hughes
Director, Head of Knowledge, Research and Collaboration, KPMG

Early 2016 Seminars

27th April 2016 CPWS Sabrina Heimler and Maggie EvansSBE Doctoral Researchers CPWS PhDSeminar: Sabrina Heimler & Maggie Evans
14th April 2016 SP-RIG Roger McHaneyUniversity 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
CPWSPhDSeminar: 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, Loughborough University
Rethinking Job Satisfaction
11th March 2016 CIM Daniel Kershaw
PhDCandidatein 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 AccessinQualitative Research
24th February 2016 MSO 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 toCostSavingwhenOrganisations Share Administrative Services
23rd February 2016 CPWS Gaby Wolferink & Sarah Turner CPWS PhDSeminar: 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