Accounting, Finance and Political Economy

Professor Marcel Ausloos

  • Modelling socio- and econo- problems with classical physics concepts (econophysics & sociophysics approaches)
  • Data statistical analysis, including studies of correlations
  • Time series analyses, including multi-fractals schemes
  • Financial crashes
  • Growth (and decay) complexity models including population and company evolutions
  • Migration, taxation, geolocalisation, religious affiliations, sexual, & physical constraints
  • Sport and academic ranking
  • Scientometrics and informetrics

Mr Mark Burridge

  • Industrial Economics
  • Finance and European Economies 

Dr Godfrey Charles-Cadogan

  • Decision theory
  • Behavioural economics
  • Behavioural finance
  • Asset pricing
  • Econometrics theory and applications
  • Mathematical finance
  • Probability theory and stochastic processes

Professor Peter Jackson

  • Public Sector Financial Management
  • Public Expenditure Analysis
  • Thinking about Time and Uncertainty
  • Economic Analysis of Organisations and Bureaucracy
  • Public Policy Analysis

Dr Geoff Lightfoot

  • Smaller and Family Businesses
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Microfinance
  • Ethics and Finance
  • Social Studies of Finance
  • Financial History and Accounting Practice

Kishor Lodhia

  • Accounting and its social and organisational contexts
  • Implementation of International Finance Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Accounting for intangible assets
  • The Politics of Accounting Regulation

Dr Hiroyuki Nakata

  • Finance theory
  • Financial economics
  • The formation of expectations or beliefs

Dr Silvia Pazzi

  • Public sector accounting; performance measurement in public sector and public services
  • Local governments fiscal health

Dr Christophe Schinckus

  • Physics applied to Economics and Finance
  • Philosophy of Economics/Finance
  • Interfaces between finance and society (computerization of financial market sphere, financial marketing, international accounting conventions)
  • Financial innovation and social finance (social impact bonds and GDP related bonds, for example)
  • Postmodernism and finance

Dr Sandro Sozzo

  • Theoretical and experimental aspects of human decision-making under uncertainty
  • Applications to psychology, economics and finance 

Dr Camelia Vasilescu

  • IFRS and impact on earnings quality/earning management
  • Mergers and acquisitions and corporate fraud
  • Diversification and firm value and performance
  • Corporate governance and financial and non-financial reporting (CSR)

Dr Hendrik Vollmer

  • Accounting and its social and organisational contexts
  • Organisational change
  • The impact of disruption and disaster
  • Social studies of finance
  • Valuation studies
  • Social and organisational theory
  • Microsociology
  • Interactionist and ethnographic approaches
  • Field Theory

Dr Kenneth Weir

  • Critical Accounting Research, more specifically including Critical and Social Analysis of Accounting and Related Practices
  • Accounting History
  • Management Accounting Theory and Related Practices
  • Financial Accounting Theory and Recent Developments
  • Social and Environmental Accounting
  • Emancipatory Accounting

Mr Andy Wynne

  • Identifying existing good practices within public financial management in the Global South, especially in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Critiques of the standard New Public Management reforms promoted by donors, including accrual accounting, Medium Term Expenditure Frameworks, Integrated Financial Management Information Systems, programme budgeting, performance and risk based audit

Marketing and Consumption

Professor Paul Baines

  • Political marketing
  • Strategic Communications
  • Market segmentation and positioning
  • Emotional appeals in marketing communications

Dr Wei-Fen Chen

  • Social inequality
  • Emerging markets
  • Anti-consumerism
  • Advertising 
  • Shopping tourism
  • Identity and taste change
  • Qualitative methodologies

Dr Amanda Earley

  • Critical marketing and critical theory
  • Consumer culture theory
  • Cultural, media, sociological, area and gender studies
  • Qualitative methods (ethnography, interview, content analysis, visual analysis, rhetorical analysis, critical discourse analysis, political analysis, film and television studies)
  • Quantitative methods (scale development, survey, economic)
  • Activism, art, sustainability, social media and food studies

Dr James Fitchett

  • Consumer Culture
  • Post Industrial Society
  • Marketing Theory
  • Qualitative Methodologies

Dr Cristina Galalae

  • Multicultural market places
  • Acculturation studies
  • Experiential consumption
  • Ephermeral retail spaces (e.g. festivals, markets, pop-up stores
  • Consumer Culture Theory
  • Transformative Consumer Research
  • Qualitative methodologies

Dr Matthew Higgins

  • Pedagogy and marketing education
  • Waste and rubbish
  • Social enterprises and their role in welfare provision
  • Consumer apathy
  • Consumer fraud
  • Ethics and social responsibility for SMEs
  • SMEs, marketing and brand development
  • Sensitive topics on consumer research
  • Distance learning and student experience
  • Management of distance learning

Dr Mihalis Kavaratzis

  • Place/City Marketing
  • Place/City Branding
  • Tourism Destination Marketing
  • Hospitality Marketing
  • Tourism Management and Planning
  • Corporate Marketing
  • Non-Profit Marketing

Dr Ai-Ling Lai

  • The Body in Consumer Culture
  • Identity and Subjectivity
  • Consumption and Culture
  • Advertising and Marketing Communications

Dr Winfred Onyas

  • Market Studies - making and shaping markets and global value chains to address poverty in developing and emerging economies
  • Frugal and Inclusive Innovation
  • Mobile money as a market shaping device
  • Social enterprise at the base of the pyramid
  • Qualitative research methodologies

Dr Georgios Patsiaouras

  • Empirical and cross-cultural research on conspicuous consumption practices
  • Contemporary and historical aspects of marketing and advertising theory
  • Sustainability and marketing practices
  • The marketing and consumption of natural resources (with emphasis on water)
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to consumer behaviour

Professor Mike Saren

  • Consuming the Body
  • Computer-Mediated Marketing
  • Material Culture and Market Relations
  • Service Logic and Consumer Empowerment

Dr Christiana Tsaousi

  • Consumption and discursive constructions of femininity
  • Sexuality and the body
  • Consumer culture and mundane forms of consumption (e.g. underwear)
  • Construction of identity and body through media
  • Managing identity in social networking sites

Organisation Theory and Critical Management Studies

Professor Philip Almond
  • Economic, social, political and geographical contexts to management
  • Multinational companies
  • Corporate globalisation
  • Qualitative-led approaches to international comparisons

Dr Gareth Brown

  • Social movements
  • Radical political organisation
  • Alternative organisation
  • The radical imagination
  • The commons

Professor Gibson Burrell

  • Social Theory
  • Organisation Theory
  • Space, Place, and Architecture

Dr Sam Dallyn

  • Political economy
  • Cryptocurrencies
  • Civil society
  • The politics of organisations

Dr Valerie Fournier

  • Alternative Organisations - e.g., Cooperatives, Communes - and Exchange
  • Rural Economies
  • Sustainable Development
  • Anarchist Theory and Practice

Dr Fabian Frenzel

  • Mobility and Organisation
  • Tourism
  • Social Movements and Alternative Organisations
  • Critical Development Studies
  • Protest Camps 

Dr Chris Grocott

  • Political economy (including, but not limited to, the work of Hayek and Marx, as well as neoliberal and Marxian theoretical frameworks)
  • The ideas, activities, and organisation of trade unions and other worker’s movements such as anarchism (both in the contemporary world and historically)
  • The organisation of the gambling and gaming industry since the 1970s
  • The development of capitalism and the relationship between the state, labour, and capital
  • Ideology in the capitalist world
  • The British Empire; decolonisation and post-colonial society; neo-imperialism; links between capitalism and imperialism
  • All aspects of the remaining UK overseas dependent territories, and in particular Gibraltar since 1704
  • All aspects of twentieth and twenty-first century Spain

Dr Ronald Hartz

  • Discourse and organisation
  • Participation and democracy in organisations
  • Alternative forms of organisations (e.g. coops, solidarity based economy, community supported agriculture)
  • Critical Management Studies

Dr David Harvie

  • Value Theory and its Relationship to the Problematic of Measure
  • Political Economy of Education
  • Globalisation
  • Social Movements and Anti-Capitalism
  • Finance and Ethics
  • Financial and Economic Crisis

Dr George Kokkinidis

  • Alternative organisations (e.g. co-operatives, workers collectives, communes)
  • Sustainable and post-growth/degrowth economy; anarchist theory and practice
  • Anarchist theory and practice
  • Workplace resistance
  • Social movements 

Dr Phoebe Moore

  • Quantified work: technology and work including wearable tracking technologies and workplace surveillance in human resource processes including algorithmic decision-making, electronic performance monitoring, automation, and people analytics
  • Gig work and crowdsourcing
  • Risks workers face in the contexts of psychosocial and physical violence and harassment
  • Workers’ resistance and struggles: trade unions, alternative organising
  • Theoretical and philosophical influences: Marx, Gramsci, Federici, Spinoza and more; post-autonomists and post-Marxian; debates in international political economy, social reproduction, feminism, emotional and affective labour, science and technology, employment studies

Professor Rolland Munro

  • Power and identity in the changing shape of social and organised relations

Dr Martin Quinn

  • Regional policy
  • Economic development
  • Public administration/policy and governance

Professor Carl Rhodes

  • Ethics, justice and politics in relation to organisations
  • Cultural approaches to organisations
  • Organisations and popular culture
  • Work and organisations in literature
  • Narrative, storytelling and organisations
  • Non-conventional and experimental research writing

Dr Charlotte Smith

  • Drug taking
  • Wellbeing and effects of modern work
  • Performance enhancement
  • Sport and work

Dr Warren Smith

  • Engagement
  • Accountability
  • Authenticity

Professor Mark Stein

  • Leadership
  • Risk
  • Customer-Employee Relations
  • Organisational Learning
  • Psychoanalytic Study of Groups and Organisations

Dr Olga Suhomlinova

  • Institutionalism
  • Organisational Ecology
  • Leadership
  • Identity

Dr Eda Ulus

  • Psychoanalytic approaches to work and organisations (in particular, Feminist, Freudian, and International Psychoanalytic theories)
  • Critical approaches to teaching and learning
  • Introversion in learning and management
  • Postcolonial analyses of higher education and work experiences
  • Psychosocial and reflexive analyses
  • Organising justice movements, led by historically marginalised, exploited groups
  • Organising to heal social/historical traumas
  • Narrative approaches to social crises

Dr Sigmund Wagner-Tsukamoto

  • Business ethics, CSR and economics;
  • Management studies and religion/theology;
  • Economics and religion; and constitutional and institutional economic research on the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament;
  • Organisational economic theory;
  • History of political economic and organisational economic thought;
  • Institutional and constitutional economics and philosophy/ethics;
  • Economic methodology/philosophy of science;
  • ‘Green’, environmentally-friendly consumer behaviour (especially ‘green’ cognitive consumer anthropology)

Dr Martin Wood

  • Process philosophy
  • General sociological questions concerning organisations
  • People in organisations

Technology, Innovation and Operations

Dr Matt Allen

  • Organisational discourse
  • Science and technology
  • Creative industries and cultural economy
  • New media
  • Critical management studies
  • Collective memory

Dr Nicola Bateman

  • Public service performance measurement
  • Visual management
  • Continuous improvement
  • Lean operations”

Dr Simon A Bennett

  • Civil and military aviation human factors: teamwork, communication, morale and hierarchy
  • Threat-and-error management
  • Situation awareness
  • Automation, simulation and regulation
  • Aviation incident and accident investigation

Dr Steve Conway

  • The management and/or shaping of innovation
  • The nature and role of social and/or organisational networks in innovation, entrepreneurship, and knowledge creation and sharing
  • Innovation within the public sector, not-for-profit sector
  • Service innovation
  • Innovation as a political or emotional process

Dr John Cromby

  • Feeling, affect, emotion, mood
  • Technology, organisation and management
  • Psychological perspectives on mental health

Dr Michaela Driver

  • Psychoanalytic study of organisations (particularly Lacanianism)
  • Dynamic and subjective experience of identity work, leadership and creativity
  • Food practices
  • Storytelling as a research method

Dr Marta Gasparin

  • Technologies of managing and knowledge management
  • Innovation management
  • Design management
  • Value creation, actor-network theory (ANT), science and technology studies (STS)

Dr Oz Gore

  • Measurement and Evidence-Making Practices in Organisations
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Critical Engagements with New Public Management
  • Performativity of Knowledge
  • Creativity, Development and the Digital Industries (with a Focus on the Gaming Industry)
  • Organisational Ethnography
  • New Materialism, Process Philosophy, Actor-Network Theory

Dr William Green

  • Creative Industries
  • Design and market research
  • Healthcare and Human Factors
  • Information Systems: Design, Implementation and Adoption
  • Innovation: Theory, and Practice
  • Interdisciplinary research
  • Socio-Technical Systems: Design, Implementation and Adoption
  • User/Human Centred Design

Professor Hugo Letiche

  • Critical communitarianism
  • Social complexity theory
  • The organisation of care
  • Ontogenesis (from Simondon to Stiegler)
  • Autoethnography and 'the turn to affect'

Professor Simon Lilley

  • Experience and Practice of Derivatives Traders, particularly 'Locals' in the Light of Changes to the Technological Platforms on which Trading is Enacted
  • Impact of Large Scale Information Systems Projects, with a particular focus on understanding derived from Post-Structural Approaches to Representation
  • Ethics and Finance
  • Quasi-Objects of Organisation, such as Strategic Models of Organisation
  • Relationships between Evolution and Organisation, particularly the ways in which Versions of Darwin are enrolled in Organisational Legitimation

Dr Nikiforos Panourgias

  • Technology and financial markets
  • Clearing and settlement and the post-trade operations of financial markets
  • Digital creativity and innovation
  • Challenges of valuing digital innovations
  • Cross-disciplinary collaboration in digital innovations development

Dr Nibedita S Ray-Bennett

  • Sociology of disasters
  • Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)
  • Health security in disasters
  • Gender mainstreaming in disasters
  • Reflective practice and systems thinking in disaster management - particularly in South Asia and from other developing nations

Work, Industrial and Employment Relations

Feim Blakori

  • Organisational Change
  • Organisational Routines
  • Identity at the Workplace
  • Sensemaking in Organisations

Mr Paul Brook

  • Emotional Labour and Emotion Work
  • Sociology of Service Work and Customer Service
  • Labour Process Theory and Analysis
  • Trade Unions and Employment Relations 

Paul Conville

  • Institutional change in capitalist systems
  • Social theories of Bourdieu and Boltanski
  • Language (especially definition) as an organising practice

Professor Michael Driver

  • Lacanian psychoanalysis
  • Subjective experience of individuals in organisations
  • Organisational identity and learning
  • Emotions
  • Spirituality
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Identity work
  • Creativity
  • Embodied subjectivity and leadership 

Professor Anne-Marie Greene

  • Diversity practitioners
  • Faith workers and clergy
  • Work with a calling or mission
  • Volunteering and management in the voluntary sector
  • Trade union organisation

Dr Nikolaus Hammer

  • Global value chain analysis
  • Social compliance in global value chains
  • Labour market segmentation
  • Restructuring of work and employment in emerging economies/BRICS
  • International HRM and comparative capitalisms
  • Fundamental labour rights and corporate social responsibility
  • International industrial relations and trade unionism 

Professor Peter Nolan

  • Ageing in the Workplace
  • Industrial Relations
  • Inter-generational conflict at Work
  • Labour Markets and Economic Performance

Dr Reka Plugor

  • Transitions into and out of work (education, precarious employment, retirement, sick leave and maternity/paternity leave)
  • (higher education) student experience
  • employee experience and employee experience management
  • MSP – the experiences of people in multiple status positions
  • labour turnover – particularly how it is affected by employee actions (i.e. working hours, overtime and absence)
  • qualitative methods and analysis
  • quantitative methods and analysis

Deborah Price

  • Self and social identity

Eimer Sparham

  • The relationship of National Culture and studying via Distance Learning
  • High Performance Work Practices
  • Women Breadwinners

Dr Katharine Venter

  • I am interested in the intersections between family/leisure lives and work lives (paid, unpaid and voluntary). In particular I am interested in exploring these issues in the context of the non profit and voluntary sector and in considering the implications of changes in public service delivery for organisations and experiences of work within them. I am also interested in issues around women in management and cross cultural experiences of work and learning (including experiences of both formal education and workplace learning).

Dr Jenna Ward

  • Emotion
  • Emotional, aesthetic and affective labour
  • The dark side
  • Identity
  • Arts-based and visual methods
  • Voluntary sector and the management of volunteers
  • Death work

Dr Glynne Williams

  • Industrial/employment relations, particularly with a focus on: multinational companies and their contractors; outsourcing and public sector restructuring
  • Outsourcing and public sector restructuring
  • Union organising
  • International and comparative industrial relations
  • Employment relations consequences of an aging workforce

Professor Stephen Wood

  • Employment relations
  • Human resource management
  • Industrial and organisational psychology