School of Business and Economics


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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.

2019 Seminar Schedule


Date Title Presenter Group
6 January 2019 Gender equality in the Indian IT workplace Tenth International Conference of Information and Communication Technologies and Development IBSI
18 January 2019 Datafying anti-poverty programmes: Implications for data justice Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi IBSI
21 January 2019 The datafication of social protection schemes Design Sammelan Series, Srishti Institute, Bangalore IBSI

30 January 2019

2-3:00 PM

The ins and outs of Repertory Grid technique. An introductionary workshop

Dr Gottfried Catania, University of Malta CWOS

5 February 2019

12-1:00 PM

Voice & workplace participation in Britain, past, present & future: From social democracy to neo-liberalism?

Peter Ackers, SBE


6 February 2019

2-3:30 PM

Learning from wrong simulation models in the era of simplification Naoum Tsioptsias, SBE SP RIG

8 February 2019

2-3:00 PM

The cross-section of currency volatility premia

Roman Kozhan, Warwick Business School


13 February 2019

3-4 PM

The datafication of the American voter and the future of mass-targeted campaigning

Jennifer Stromer-Galley, Syracuse University


20 February 2019

1-2 PM

Effects of ICTs on agriculture in developing countries: The case of Mexico

Emilio Lastra-Gil, LSE CIM

20 February 2019

2-3:30 PM

A critical analysis of multi-criteria models for the prioritisation of health threats

Gilberto Montibeller, SBE


22 February 2019

2-3:00 PM

A credit-based theory of the currency risk premium Pasquale Della Corte AF

27 February 2019

1-2:00 PM

Security posture design in conflict areas: Evidence from Iraq

Enrico Biffis, Imperial College London


5 March 2019

12-1:00 PM

Reframing global norms of work in multinationals

Phil Almond, University of Leicester


6 March 2019

1-2 PM

Big data analytics and organisational change: Transforming business school teaching through learning analytics

Marta Stelmaszak, LSE Department of Management CIM

6 March 2019

2-3:30 PM

Optimal bank regulation in the presence of credit and run risk

Dimitrios Tsomocos, University of Oxford


11 March 2019

12-1:30 PM

Naïve buying diversification and narrow framing by individual investors

John Gathergood, University of Nottingham


12 March 2019

2-3:30 PM

Optimal dynamic bank capital regulation in equilibrium

Andrea Gamba, University of Warwick


15 March 2019



Carl Miller, O3C Advisory Board Member (Loughborough University)

CIM / O3C 

19 March 2019

11-12 PM

Independent living in a disabling world Mark Harrison CSMCIM

20 March 2019

2-3:30 PM

Studying behaviour in operational research (OR) interventions: A review

L. Alberto Franco, SBE


20 March 2019

2-4:00 PM

Do financial expert CEOs matter for newly public firms?

Dimitrios Gounopoulos, University of Bath


28 March 2019

2-4:00 PM

Simplified stochastic calculus with financial applications

Ales Cerny

CASS Business School


1 May 2019




22 May 2019

12 PM

“Everything is Awesome!!!” or is it? Cyber Security Risks in Critical Infrastructure

Professor Awais Rashid

University of Bristol 





First Quarter 2018 Seminars

Date Title Presenter Group
17-Jan-18 Hybrid Agile Software Development in Distributed Contexts Dr Pamela Abbott, University of Sheffield and Sunila Modi, University of Westminster IBSI
25-Jan-18 The Lasting Benefits of Teamwork? Vitality of Dyadic Connections after Teams Disband Dr Mary Maloney, Opus College of Business, Minneapolis IBSI
07-Feb-18 A Systemic Model of Engineering Knowledge Management from the Energy Sector’ Dr Mike Colechin, Director of Cultivate Innovation Ltd IBSI
07-Feb-18 Crafting papers for publication Workshop Professor Gerardo Patriotta, Warwick Business School KDE-RIG
14-Feb-18 Digital Social Entrepreneurship: Balancing Social and Financial Goals in an Indian ‘Fintech’ Organisation, Business School Seminar Series Canterbury Christ Church University  IBSI
21-Feb-18 Diagrams for systems thinking in healthcare incident analysis – Usability and Utility Dr Thomas Jun, Design School, Loughborough University SP-RIG
21-Feb-18 Surveillance and related visibilities: A liquid surveillance perspective of India’s biometric digital identity program Shyam Krishna, Royal Holloway University of London IBSI
28-Feb-18 Impact of Brexit on UK Influence in the EU - how going from the inside to the outside will diminish our ability to lobby Dr Alan Hardacre, Imperial Brands, Brussels IBSI
28-Feb-18 Aadhaar and Social Protection Reform in India, invited lecture, ICT and Socioeconomic Development London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) IBSI
03-Mar-18 Decision Analysis, the Chernobyl Accident and Behavioural OR Professor Simon French, Department of Statistics, University of Warwick MSO
07-Mar-18 The impact of innovation on healthcare: An empirical  Georgios Xydopoulos, University of East Anglia IBSI
09-Mar-18 Stress Testing and Bank Lending Professor Joel Shapiro, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford AF
14-Mar-18 Impact of bias (detection) on follow-on research: evidence from the medical literature Rossella Salandra, Imperial College London IBSI
14-Mar-18 Supporting the development of diagnostic tests: experiences of NIHR London in-vitro Diagnostics Dr Melody Ni, Department of Surgery, Imperial College MSO
21-Mar-18 The World (Wide Web) through an App: The Challenges of Smartphone Users  Elisa Oreglia, King’s College London IBSI
22-Mar-18 The Use of Simulation in Genetic Algorithms Professor John Fowler, Arizona State University (ASU) SP-RIG

Second Quarter 2018 Seminars

Date Title Presenter Group
17-Apr-18 Towards a Behavioural System Dynamics: Exploring its scope and delineating its promise Professor David Lane, Henley Business School SP-RIG
25-Apr-18 Spatial Multi-Attribute Decision Analysis: Axiomatic Foundations and Incomplete Preference Information Dr Juuso Liesiö, Aalto University, School of Business MSO
27-Apr-18 CDS implied volatility, option implied volatility and the cross-section of stock returns Yukun Shi, Associate Professor of Finance, University of Glasgow AF
02-May-18 Firm actors, trade unions and institutional change: Social outcomes of enterprise level collaborative action Professor Catherine Casey, SBE CPWS
04-May-18 Did ECB Liquidity Injections Help The Real Economy? Sarah Wang, Assistant Professor of Finance, University of Warwick AF
16-May-18 Fashion Power: Status Transfer and Price Eva-Maria Kirchberger, Imperial College London IBSI
17-May-18 On the psychological consequences of unemployment – back to the future Professor Dr. Hans De Witte, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the KU Leuven, Belgium CPWS
22-May-18 Raimo P. Hämäläinen, Professor Emeritus, Aalto University Path dependence in Operational Research — How the modelling process can influence the results MSO
23-May-18 Defining, Organising, and Sharing – Knowledge Management in a global and federal environment Aynsley Taylor, experienced Knowledge Management generalist KDE-RIG
23-May-18 The Applications of Agent-Based Simulation in Agri-Food Supply Chain Stephan Onggo, Associate Professor SP-RIG
30-May-18 Digitalisation in global value chains: Implications for small firms in East Africa Dr Christopher Foster, Information School, University of Sheffield IBSI
01-Jun-18 Views on career success across the globe – Insights from the 5C project Prof. Dr. Martin Gubler, Schwyz University of Teacher Education, Goldau (Switzerland) CPWS
07-Jun-18 Publishing in 4/4* Journals Prof. Gloria Barczak, Northeastern University IBSI
20-Jun-18 Changed work organisation, changed labour force - Dublin pubs as exemplifying the end of the working class career Professor James Wickham, Fellow Emeritus of Trinity College Dublin CPWS
20-Jun-18 Digital Innovation & Strategy: Research and Publication Tactics Professor Robert Davison, City University of Hong Kong IBSI

Third Quarter 2018 Seminars

No Seminars in this period

Fourth Quarter 2018 Seminars

Date Title Presenter Group
03-Oct-2018  Advancing the Application of Discrete Event Simulation within Ford Motor Company Michael Higgins & John Ladbrook SP-RIG
03-Oct-18 The calculation of abnormal stock returns in applied research Professor Mark Tippet AF
17-Oct-18 Visual Interactive Modelling for Spatial Logistics Decisions Professor Yoshizaki MSO
25-Oct-18 Indigenous Theory and Digital Technologies in Emerging Markets Prof. Robert Davison, City University of Hong Kong IBSI
25-Oct-18 Interpreting how others experience a phenomenon: A reflection on using hermeneutic-phenomenology in knowledge research. Dr Diana Clayton, Oxford Brookes University KM RIG
31-Oct-18 Refunding Add-ons in a Duopoly Davina Bird EC PhD
02-Nov-18 Datafying Anti-Poverty Programmes: Implications for Data Justice Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT), Tilburg University IBSI
08-Nov-18 Corporate practice and institutional change: How major crises enable ‘bottom-up’ change Dr Philipp Kern, Loughborough University London CPWS
14-Nov-18 Commitment and Value Creation in Online Health Communities: Insights from MedicineAfrica Dr Petros Chamakiotis (guest speaker from University of Sussex) CIM / IBSI
15-Nov-18 No-One-Size-Fits All: Marketing strategy implications for online and sharing economy companies in the Middle East Dr Mohamed Sobhy Temerak, Cairo University CSM
29-Nov-18 Strategic Insider Trading Dr Hanwen Sun, University of Bath AF
05-Dec-18 From snow ploughs to addressing childhood obesity – Improving the implementation rate of OR projects Max Moulin
Director Public Sector Scorecard Research Centre, Sheffield, Visiting Fellow, Sheffield Business School
12-Dec-18 Increasing Quantity Without Compromising Quality: How Managerial Framing Affects Intrapreneurship Dr Coen Rigtering, Utrecht University IBSI

First Quarter 2017 Seminars

Date Title   Presenter Group
25-Jan-17 Aadhaar, Demonetisation and the Poor: A view from the Field International Institute for Information Technology Bangalore IBSI
27-Jan-17 What is a better cross-hedge for Energy: Equities or Other Commodities? Dr Andrew Vivian, Loughborough University AF
01-Feb-17 Integrated Reporting Professor Cristiano Busco, Roehampton University AF
03-Feb-17 The Affordances of Big Data for Anti-Poverty Programmes Royal Holloway University of London IBSI
17-Feb-17 Economic Aspects of Aviation Safety Professor Raphael Markellos, University of East Anglia AF
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 COWS
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 IBSI
24-Feb-17 Determinants of CSR disclosure in Mexico Dr Petros Vourvachis, Loughborough University AF
28-Feb-17 Biometric Technologies and Food Security in India, invited lecture, ICT and Socioeconomic Development London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) IBSI
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
02-Mar-17 The Datafication of Anti-Poverty Programmes The Information School, University of Sheffield IBSI
03-Mar-17 What is a better cross-hedge for Energy: Equities or Other Commodities? Dr Andrew Vivian, Loughborough University AF
08-Mar-17 Meet the editor: On the experience of publishing in academia Professor Penny Dick, Sheffield University COWS
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 AF
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 AF
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 COWS
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

Second Quarter 2017 Seminars

Date Title Presenter Group
18-Apr-17 Aadhaar, Demonetisation and the Poor: A view from the Field Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi IBSI
24-Apr-17 Job Insecurity: a challenge or hindrance stressor? Dr. Hans De Witte, KU Leuven, Belgium COWS
27-Apr-17 The Living map report - dialogue mappingproject  Dr Philipp Grunewald MSO/CSM
03-May-17 Teaching Information Systems: What, How, and Why? Open Research Forum London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) IBSI
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 AF
17-May-2017 ‘An Assessment of Visual Tools for Operational Team Decision Making’ Peter Gardner, Loughborough University MSO
24-May-17 Re-Representation as Work Design in Outsourcing: a Semiotic View Professor Ilan Oshri (formerly, SBE) IBSI
26-May-17 The Rise of the Equity Lending Market: Implications for Corporate Financial Policies Dr Pedro Saffi, Cambridge Judge Business School AF
31-May-17 See-through supply chains: what does transparency mean for construction projects? Professor Jaqui Glass and Asselya Katenbayeva IBSI
01-Jun-17 Aadhaar and Social Protection Reform in India, Centre for Service Management Transformative Service Research Symposium Loughborough University, Loughborough IBSI
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
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 AF
23-Jun-17   The crowdsourcing of digital jobs supporting AI-based services Florian Allwein, London School of Economics and Political Science IBSI

Third Quarter 2017 Seminars

Date Title Presenter Group
05-Jul-17  Exploring the Logics of Financial Performance Measurement in UK Universities: HEFCE’s Attempt at Effortful Accomplishment Dr Rhoda Brown  AF
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) AF
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

Fourth Quarter 2017 (1/2) Seminars

Date Title Presenter Group
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 AF
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 AF
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   New Routes to Cashlessness? ICTs, Demonetisation, and the Indian Informal Economy University of Sussex Asia Centre (USAC) Seminar Series IBSI
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

Fourth Quarter 2017 (2/2) Seminars

2016 Seminars

Date Title Presenter Group
03/02/2016 The Politics of Anti-Poverty Artefacts in the Indian Food Security System School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) IBSI
11/03/2016 ICT and Food Security in India: E-Governance and Social Policy Reform, LSE Policy in Practice Seminars London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) IBSI
23/03/2016 Digital Technologies and the Politics of Anti-Poverty, Centre for Development Informatics Seminar Series University of Manchester IBSI
28/04/2016 The Politics of Anti-Poverty Artefacts: Lessons from the Computerisation of the Indian Food Security System, International Network for Postgraduate Students in the Area of ICT4D  Örebro University IBSI
04/05/2016   Professor Sally Brailsford University of Southampton Business School MSO
04/05/2016   Ceri Hughes Director, Head of Knowledge, Research and Collaboration, KPMG KM-RIG
10/05/2016 Explaining Trust in E-Voting: The Case of Indian Elections International Institute for Information Technology Bangalore with Prof. Chrisanthi Avgerou IBSI
15-16/09/2016 The Making of Beneficiaries: On the Datafication of Anti-Poverty Programmes, Symposium on Big Data and Human Development Oxford Internet Institute  IBSI
12/10/2016 Terrorism: The Risks, Public Responses andEconomic Consequences Professor Dentlof von Winterfeldt, University of Southern California MSO/CPP 
19/10/2016 Modeling and Analysis of Mobile Application Services: The Perspective of Taiwan's Mobile Network Operators Professor Juite Wang, National Chung Hsing University SP-RIG
02/11/2016 Global Professional Service Firms, Transnational Organizing and Core-Periphery Dynamics   Professor Mehdi Boussebaa, Professor of International Business at the University of Glasgow IBSI
02/11/2016 Shared Service Centre Performance Measures, the Case of Tarmac Maria Chumak, Tarmac SSC GS-RIG
07/11/2016 Wealth Effects of Seasoned Equity Offerings: A Meta Analysis Professor Chris Veld, Monash University AFM
10/11/2016 As Plain As The Nose on Your Face - Sharing Savings Money But Not It Seems in Scottish Public Services David Heneghan GS-RIG
10/11/2016   Jörgen Sparf and Evangelia Petridou (The Risk and Crisis Research Centre (RCR) at  Mid-Sweden University) EM-RIG
18/11/2016 Using Investment Appraisal Models in Strategic Negotiation: The Cultural Political Economy of Electricity Generation Professor Will Seal, Loughborough University AFM
22/11/2016 Work hard, play hard; The influence of serious leisure pursuit on work performance Ciara Kelly, Loughborough University CPWS
23/11/2016 Value of Deterrence Analysis: A Decision Analytic Framework Professor Richard John, University of Southern California MSO/CPP
25/11/2016 Asset Pricing and Credit Default Swaps: Evidence from Large, Global Asset Management Firms Dr Giovanni Calice, Loughborough University AFM
26/11/2016 The Meaning of Work in Times of Insecurity. Investigating Identity and Well-Being Relevant Outcomes Dr Eva Selenko, Loughborough University CPWS
28/11/2016 Strategies to mitigate climate change: Pricing policies and carbon capture and storage supply chain problem Professor Ernesto D.R.S. Gonzalez LTA-RIG
09/12/2016 Future Prospects for Accounting Graduates in the Polarized Hourglass Economy Dr Ian Herbert, Loughborough University AFM