London Centre for Business and Entrepreneurship Research

Our research contributes to understanding how organisations can be successful in a highly competitive and global environment and still maintain the core values of equality and social responsibility

Research at the London Centre for Business and Entrepreneurship Research LCBER (pronounce: L-Cyber) makes a difference and we care. Equality, fairness and sustainability in a digitalised, globalised and multicultural economy are at the core of the research of LCBER and its members.

Our research contributes to understanding how businesses and organisations can be successful in a highly competitive and global environment and still maintain the core values of equality and social responsibility as well as support the wellbeing of their employees and the environment.

Our main research topics follow directly from these core values and centre around the challenges of modern entrepreneurship and contemporary management: 1. succeeding in a globalised and multicultural environment, 2. the importance of adapting/integrating digital technologies on all levels of work processes, management and markets, 3. understanding and forecasting business and market developments, 4. supporting and developing ethical, sustainable and responsible entrepreneurs, leaders and business practices, and 5. developing the research methods, management skills and knowledge to deliver on these objectives.

Our research topics

  • Entrepreneurship (e.g. refugee entrepreneurship, autistic entrepreneurship, Islamic entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship in economic turbulence and in emerging economies, entrepreneurial marketing, international entrepreneurship)
  • Equality and Diversity (e.g. sexual citizenship, intercultural collaboration, neurodiversity, voice in employment and labour relations, precarious work relationships, multicultural identities)
  • Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (e.g. sustainable consumer behaviour, integrated financial reporting, global citizenship, employee wellbeing, social marketing)
  • Teams and Leadership (e.g. virtual teams, remote working and leading during the COVID-19 pandemic, leading under uncertainty, multicultural teams, emergency response teams, project management, digital technologies & cooperation)
  • Decision Making and Common Good Dilemmas (e.g. voting behaviour, board management, knowledge sharing dilemmas, trust and identity, disaster and risk management, fake news, multi-stakeholder decision networks)
  • Brand Management (e.g. social media marketing, internet of things, brand loyalty, brand growth, brand perception, marketing communication)
  • Economic and Financial Modelling (e.g. international financial market integration, cryptocurrency markets, economic impact of Brexit, household debts in peripheral economies, portfolio optimisation)
  • Research Methods Development (e.g. gamification and game-based modelling, neural networks, graph theory, text mining, market and decision model simulations, assessment instruments)

The following Research Groups are part of the London Centre for Business and Entrepreneurship Research:

Our ResearchToday! seminar series

LCBER is home to the ResearchToday! Seminar Series that we are holding weekly each Thursday at 12pm during term times (hosted as virtual seminars during COVID-19). The seminars show the breadth of research at LCBER and an excellent platform to meet, discuss and learn about our exciting research.

Join us for one of our ResearchToday! events where LCBER members, PhD students, visitors and collaborators present and discuss their most current research. Please see below for the most current as well as past seminar programmes:

Current talks are also advertised on What’s On at LSBU or you can email busresearch@lsbu.ac.uk for more information. Visitors from outside the University are welcome!

The London Centre for Business and Entrepreneurship Research (pronounce: L-Cyber) is led by Professor Karin Moser, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, LSBU Business School, and Honorary Professor of Social and Organisational Psychology, University of Queensland, Australia. The Deputy Lead of the London Centre for Business and Entrepreneurship Research is Dr Barbara Czarnecka, Associate Professor in Marketing and PhD Programme Lead, LSBU Business School.

Below is the full list of LCBER members. Please click on individual members’ names to find out more about their research and expertise:

Other members

  • Dr Loua Khalil PhD (Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour)
  • Dr Nadeeka Withanage PhD (Lecturer in Accounting)
  • Yehia Nawar

At the London Centre for Business and Entrepreneurship Research LCBER (pronounce: L-Cyber), we collaborate with a wide range of private, public and third sector organisations in our areas of research expertise. Many of our members hold appointments and have formalised collaborations with leading universities and academic institutions across the globe.

Industry, public and 3rd sector collaborations

In the past few years, LCBER members have made an impact and collaborated with the following private, public and 3rd sector organisations as expert advisors, in contract research and consulting:

  • European Commission, European Asylum Support Office (EASO)
  • Ehrenberg-Bass Institute for Marketing Science, Adelaide, Australia
  • Swiss Olympics, Federal Ministry of the Interior, Switzerland
  • Chartered Management Institute (CMI), UK
  • The British Council, UK
  • Society for Intercultural Education, Training, and Research, UK (SIETAR, UK)
  • Erasmus+ the European Commission's Programme, Belgium

Academic collaborations and honorary appointments

LCBER members are holding honorary academic appointments and have formalised collaborations and joint research grants with the following universities and academic institutions:

In the UK

  • University of Essex, Business School, UK
  • School of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University, UK
  • University of Cambridge, Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication, UK
  • University of Worcester, UK

Internationally

  • University of Bern, Switzerland
  • University of South Australia, Business School, Adelaide, Australia
  • National University of Singapore, NUS Business School, Research Centre for AI Technology for Humankind (AiTH), Singapore
  • University of Queensland, School of Psychology, Australia
  • Qatar University, College of Business and Economics, Qatar
  • UC Leuven Limburg (UCLL), Belgium
  • Bursa Uludağ Üniversitesi, Turkey
  • Halmstad University, Sweden
  • Institute of Management Studies, University of Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Institute of Business Studies, Kohat University of Science and Technology, Pakistan
  • Mohanlal Sukhadia University, India
  • Pokhara University, Nepal
  • Beijing Institute of Petrochemical Technology, Beijing, China
  • Heilongjiang Institute of Technology, Harbin, China
  • University of Lusofona, Portugal
  • Helenic University, Greece
  • Vilinus University, Lithuania

Interested in evidence-based support for your business? We can help!

LCBER members have experience in working with practitioners across a wide range of sectors and can offer consultancy in the core areas below. If you would like support for your business, organisation or yourself, please contact the named expert directly to discuss options.

LEADING PEOPLE, TEAMS & ORGANISATIONS

  • Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI): Supporting organisations to develop inclusive cultures, effective EDI management practices and to build a strategic approach to EDI. Dr Aidan McKearney
  • Employee participation in decision-making: Supporting organisations to create, implement and improve participative management practices aimed at increasing employee participation in organisational decision-making. Experience with SMEs and start-ups. Dr Rea Prouska
  • Emotional intelligence: Supporting business owners, managers and employees to develop self and social awareness to improve their communication and relationships with colleagues. Dr John Opute
  • Multicultural teams: Supporting organisations with global teams working across cultures to increase their effectiveness. Prof Karin Moser; Dr May Tungtakanpoung
  • Project management: Supporting organisations in the design and implementation of performance measurement systems as a means to identify and act on possible early warning signs of problems in projects and project-based organisations. Dr Sara Hajikazemi
  • Knowledge management: Supporting organisations, leaders and employees in effectively sharing knowledge and information, and strategically developing and retaining core expertise, both online and face to face. Prof Karin Moser

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

  • Remote working and leading: Supporting organisations, leaders and employees in effectively managing virtual work while maintaining a healthy and productive work culture. Prof Karin Moser
  • Data management: Supporting organisations with digital transformation, value extraction from data, and with financial advice in planning debts/investment positions. Dr Valerio Ficcadenti

MARKETING

  • Marketing communications: Supporting organisations to effectively communicate with their consumers. Dr Barbara Czarnecka
  • Digital marketing strategies: Supporting organisations to develop low-cost, high-value tools which can be used strategically to promote their business. Experience with SMEs and start-ups. Dr Emily Ngan
  • Social media marketing strategies: Supporting organisations to create and implement social media marketing strategies especially for Instagram/Facebook. Experience with SMEs and start-ups. Dr Rana Tajvidi

Our publications

Members of the London Centre for Business and Entrepreneurship Research LCBER (pronounce: L-Cyber) publish internationally recognised research in leading academic journals and are authors of core textbooks in their areas of expertise. For an overview of recent research outputs and free access to our publications, please visit the LSBU open access repository and search under ‘Business’ or LCBER members’ names. Alternatively, visit the individual webpages of our members.

Our research impact cases

Our research makes a difference and has impact at national and international levels. LCBER members are passionate about working with businesses and public and 3rd sector organisations and about applying their knowledge to real world problems. Please read up on examples of recent research impact by our members Cherry Cheung, Dr Charles Graham and Prof Karin Moser on the following highly relevant topics:

Our conferences

LCBER members organise and host academic conferences with wide impact in the academic and practitioner communities. Recent examples include:

Academic journal editorships

LCBER members hold editorships and are members of editorial boards in leading international peer-reviewed journals, including: Journal of Applied Quantitative Methods; Frontiers in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, International Journal of Managing Projects in Business; Work, Employment and Society; Journal of Personnel Psychology; Employee Relations.

Dr Sara Abdaless

School/Division: Business / Accounting, Finance and Economics
Job title: Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance
Telephone: 07595657789

Sara specialises in management accounting and governance, with a special interest in public sector and not-for-profit organisations. Sara teaches modules on both undergraduate level and Postgraduate level and has published in peer-reviewed conference proceedings, journal and book chapters.


Dr Olalekan Aladesanmi

School/Division: Business / Accounting, Finance and Economics
Job title: Lecturer in Economics

Dr Olalekan Aladesanmi is a Lecturer in Economics. His teaching specialisms are in Business Economics, Macroeconomics, Development Economics and Econometrics.


Dr Dag Bennett

School/Division: Business / Management, Marketing and People
Job title: Associate Professor in Marketing
Telephone: 07909534298

Dr. Dag Bennett is an associate professor in marketing, with interests in behavioural brand loyalty, market structure modelling, and marketing in emerging markets.


Prof. Roy Cerqueti

School/Division: Business / Accounting, Finance and Economics
Job title: Professor in Economics

Prof. Roy Cerqueti (PhD) is a Professor of Mathematical Methods for Economics, Finance and Operations Research at LSBU.


Cherry Cheung

School/Division: Business / Accounting, Finance and Economics
Job title: Senior Lecturer and Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility Research Group Lead
Telephone: 07590418687

Cherry is Senior Lecturer and Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility Research Group Lead. Her research interests include business and law pedagogies.


Dr Barbara Czarnecka

School/Division: Business / Management, Marketing and People
Job title: Associate Professor of Marketing
Telephone: 07972660474

Dr Barbara Czarnecka is an Associate Professor of Marketing in the LSBU Business School.


Dr Gurjeet Dhesi

School/Division: Business
Job title: Director of Research
Telephone: 07740760876

Gurjeet is an active and experienced PhD supervisor in the area of Quantitative Studies applied in the domain of Finance, Business and Economics and has published in a wide range of subject areas.


Dr Valerio Ficcadenti

School/Division: Business / Accounting, Finance and Economics; Management, Marketing and People
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Dr Valerio Ficcadenti is a Senior Lecturer in Research Methods, with interests in text mining applications for politics, finance and economics.


Dr Charles Graham, PhD

School/Division: Business / Management, Marketing and People
Job title: Senior Lecturer, Marketing
Telephone: 07909534299

An expert in long-term brand loyalty, Charles has 15+years' industry experience (marketing director and managing director levels) working on innovation, brand management, franchising and copywriting in luxury food, pharmaceuticals and retail. PhD supervisor.


Dr Sara Hajikazemi

School/Division: Business
Job title: Senior Lecturer in Project Management
Telephone: 07740764397

Dr. Sara Hajikazemi is a Senior Lecturer in Project Management for the Marketing, Management and People division of the School of Business.


Dr Sara Hasani

School/Division: Business / Business and Enterprise
Job title: Senior Lecturer in Project Management
Telephone: 020 7815 7893

Dr Sara Hasani is a senior lecturer in project management in the Department of Business and Enterprise, School of Business.


Aidan McKearney

School/Division: Business / Management, Marketing and People
Job title: Senior Lecturer
Telephone: 07909534410

Aidan McKearney is a Senior Lecturer within LSBU Business School. He is the Course Director for the MSc and Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management, as well as the Certificate in Human Resource Practice.


Prof. Karin S Moser

School/Division: Business / Management, Marketing and People
Job title: Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Director London Centre for Business and Entrepreneurship Research
Telephone: 07540 410 692

A social and organisational psychologist by background, Karin's expertise is in the areas of team work, information sharing and knowledge management, self and identity, and virtual collaboration. PhD supervisor.


Dr Emily Ngan Luong

School/Division: Business / Management, Marketing and People
Job title: Senior Lecturer
Telephone: 07917550483

Dr Emily Ngan Luong is a Senior Lecturer in Marketing at LSBU Business School.


Dr John Opute, PhD

School/Division: Business / Management, Marketing and People
Job title: Senior Lecturer, Human Resources Management
Telephone: 07909534295

An expert in international human resource management, John has 20+years' industry experience within multinational companies including: Alcan Aluminium Company of Canada and Cincinnati Bell in Ohio, USA. PhD supervisor.


Dr Rea Prouska, PhD

School/Division: Business / Management, Marketing and People
Job title: Associate Professor of Human Resource Management
Telephone: 07740 760868

Dr Rea Prouska is Associate Professor of Human Resource Management.


Dr Carrie Rutherford

School/Division: Business / Business and Enterprise
Job title: Senior Lecturer
Telephone: 07740764404

Dr Rutherford specialises in Combinatorial Optimisation with interests in Coaching and the embedding of Entrepreneurial Reasoning.


Dr Sarah Sabbaghan

School/Division: Business / Management, Marketing and People
Job title: Lecturer
Telephone: 020 7815 7490

Dr Sarah Sabbaghan is a lecturer in Business Research Methods at London South Bank University.


Dr Rana Tajvidi

School/Division: Business / Management, Marketing and People
Job title: Lecturer in Digital Marketing
Telephone: 07976613197

Dr Rana Tajvidi is a lecturer in Digital Marketing at LSBU Business School.


Dr May Tungtakanpoung

School/Division: Business / Management, Marketing and People
Job title: Lecturer
Telephone: 07909534334

Dr May Tungtakanpoung is a lecturer in Human Resource Management within the School of Business at London South Bank University (LSBU). She specializes in cross-cultural management and intercultural competence.


Mark Winter

School/Division: Business / Accounting, Finance and Economics
Job title: Lecturer in Economics
Telephone: 07740760870

Mark Winters is a Lecturer in Economics LSBU Business School.


Dr Weiou Wu, PhD

School/Division: Business / Accounting, Finance and Economics
Job title: Senior Lecturer, Finance
Telephone: 07590852010

An expert in financial markets and econometrics, Weiou has worked on large-scale projects, such as INET funded Debt and Demography Project. Research interests: sovereign debt, debt restricting, and the relation between assets and income.


Dr Heba Younis

School/Division: Business / Business and Enterprise
Job title: Lecturer in Innovation, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
Telephone: 07768092217

Heba is a lecturer in Innovation, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship in the Business and Enterprise Division.


Katrin Franke

School/Division: Business / Management, Marketing and People
Job title: Lecturer
Telephone: 07810637230

Katrin Franke is the Course Director for the BA (Hons) Digital Marketer Degree Apprenticeship and the Euro-FH International Business Seminar.


Dr Mai Khanh Tran (Mika)

School/Division: Business / Management, Marketing and People
Job title: Lecturer in Digital Marketing

Dr. Mai Khanh Tran (Mika) is a lecturer in Digital Marketing at LSBU Business School.