Research Supervisor Details

This page provides additional information about our research supervisors. You can either browser supervisors by department or search for them by keyword. Most supervisors also have a personal webpage where you can find out more about them.

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Dr Panayiota Alevizou
P.J.Alevizou@Sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

Sheffield University Management School

Panayiotas’ research interests include: sustainability marketing, labelling, green identity, green branding of FMCGs, branding in the music industry and qualitative research methods.

She is interested in supervising students in various areas of sustainability marketing.

Dr Navdeep Athwal
n.k.athwal@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

Sheffield University Management School

Dr Navdeep Athwal is currently a Lecturer of Marketing at University of Sheffield Management School. To date, her research has included network development in hybrid (online and offline) settings, niche consumption communities, luxury consumption and authenticity, and the role of gender in consumer behaviour. Her research has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), University of Warwick, Academy of Marketing Science and the Marketing Trust.

Dr Athwal is a member of the Academy of Marketing Science, European Marketing Academy (EMAC), and a member and reviewer for the Association for Consumer Research (ACR). She has contributed to and participated in inter-disciplinary working groups such as the Leverhulme Luxury Network. Her research has been covered in media outlets such as Bloomberg Business Week and the Daily Mail. Outside of academia, she has worked and consulted across financial services, retail, government and charity sectors.

Areas of Research Supervision

Dr Athwal is currently supervising a PhD student at the University of Sheffield Management School in the field of luxury consumption and consumers from emerging markets. Prospective PhD students with similar research interests are invited to send a research proposal and a CV.

Professor Jill Atkins
j.f.atkins@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

Sheffield University Management School

Teaching

Jill's specialist teaching subject is corporate governance and she enjoys delivering lectures on all aspects of governance, accountability, responsible investment and sustainability reporting. Lecturing and running workshops with students provides an excellent forum for learning and dialogue where the lecturer learns as much as the students, if not more at times. Up to date illustrations from practice and case studies are often used to enliven the topics and their delivery.

Dr Erica Ballantyne
e.e.ballantyne@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

Sheffield University Management School

Research

 

Erica is a member of the Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LSCM) Research Centre, and the Centre for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (CEES), and the Advanced Resource Efficiency Centre (AREC) here at the University of Sheffield.

Research interests include: Sustainable urban freight transport and logistics operations; city logistics; sustainable urban supply chains; and local authority freight transport planning and policy decision making. She welcomes exploring future collaborations with industry partners and research academics.

Prospective PhD candidates

Erica is interested in supervising doctoral students in the field of logistics, freight transport and supply chain management. In particular, she is keen to supervise students who have an interest in using qualitative methods in logistics related research. Prospective PhD students with related research interests are invited to send a research proposal and a CV for consideration.

Publications

Ballantyne, E.E.F., Lindholm, M. and Whiteing, A.W. (2013). A comparative study of urban freight transport planning: addressing stakeholder needs. Journal of Transport Geography, 32 93- 101.

Ballantyne, E.E.F. and Boodoo, A. (2010). Freight in an Eco-town: How does freight fit into eco-town planning? Logistics and Transport Focus, 12(6) 28-32.

Full list of publications

Professor Sumon Bhaumik
s.k.bhaumik@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

Sheffield University Management School

Research Interests

  1. Ownership, corporate governance and firm performance
  2. Banking and credit markets
  3. Impact of economic reforms

Areas of Research Supervision

  1. Corporate governance
  2. Corporate finance
  3. Financial sector regulations
Dr Kamaljit Birdi
K.Birdi@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

Sheffield University Management School
Research interests
  • Creativity and innovation in the workplace
  • Evaluation of training and development activities
  • Identifying factors influencing the effectiveness of workplace learning
  • E-learning
  • Organisational learning
  • Inter-organisational collaboration
Professor Frank Birkin
F.Birkin@Sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

Sheffield University Management School

Research Interests

I have both developed and applied my theoretical understanding in new practical management and accounting tools for sustainable development. For example, I won £300k+ European Union funding for an international project to develop a first account of the sustainable development performance of island tourism, Sustainable Tourism’s Environmental Protection System (STEPS) for islands. Also in close collaboration with Sheffield University’s Department of Civil Engineering, a team of environmental accounts of which I was a leading member have won over £1 million from the EPSRC for a series of projects relating to fresh and grey water management in the UK. My research has been published in wide-ranging international journals from Critical Perspectives on Accounting and the British Accounting Review to Business Strategy and the Environment and the International Journal of World Ecology and Sustainable Development. Recognition of my work has resulted in several international key-note speaker invitations, an invitation from the European Commission to participate in the development of a proposed service-sector eco-label and the co-hosting of a European conference on sustainable tourism in Venice with guest speakers from the European Commission, the United Nations Environment Programme, World Tourism Organisation, World Wide Fund for Nature as well as the national Italian environmental agency.

PhD Supervision:

  • Environmental and Social Accounting
  • Environmental Management Accounting
  • Accounting for Sustainable Development
  • Episteme change analysis
Mr Dermot Breslin
D.Breslin@Sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

Sheffield University Management School

Research interests

Following the completion of his PhD in 2009, the specific focus of Dermot's research has been to develop an evolutionary approach to study changing behaviour in organisations (see www.learningtoevolve.com). To date he has published and reviewed papers in a number of international peer-reviewed journals and conferences. Dermot has also acted as guest editor for the International Journal of Organizational Analysis, Journal of Management & Governance, is associate editor with the International Journal of Management Reviews, and has co-organised evolutionary tracks at the EURAM annual conference. Dermot remains closely engaged with practice through consulting/research projects. These projects focus on the emergence and evolution of key competences and routines within organizations. In this ongoing research Dermot is working on a variety of approaches including longitudinal ethnographical studies, experimental methods and agent-based simulation modeling techniques.

Dermot is interested in supervising PhD students in the following broad areas:

  • Evolutionary approaches in socio-economic change
  • The emergence and evolution of behaviors in organizations
  • Organisational adaptation and ambidexterity
  • Organisational co-evolution and multi-level studies


Dr John Brierley
J.A.Brierley@Sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

Sheffield University Management School

Research interest

His research interest is in the area of product costing. In relation to product costing, he is interested in supervising students in areas like the factors influencing the adoption of activity-based costing (ABC), the factors influencing cost system sophistication/complexity, the effects of ABC and cost system sophisitcation on performance outcomes, like satisfaction with the cost system, the usefulness of cost information in cost management and decision making, and overall financial performance.

In relation to research impact, he has carried out research into the calculation of denominators of overhead rates. Although the majority of companies calculate the denominator using the budgeted capacity, this may not be the most appropriate denominator capacity to use. Details of the research and the alternative methods available can be found athttp://cmawebline.org/joomla4/images/stories/JAMAR%202006%20Summer/JAMAR-v4-2-Reasons%20for%20Adopting.

Dr Andrew Brint
A.Brint@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

Sheffield University Management School

Research interests

Andrew´s research interests include; Infrastructure Asset Management – particularly with regard to electricity distribution networks; The effects of asking and reservation prices in auctions and bargaining – especially for houses, Operations and Supply Chain Management.

Dr Sarah Brooks
s.brooks@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

Sheffield University Management School

Sarah joined the University of Sheffield in 2012 after being awarded a Management and Business Development fellowship jointly funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) and the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies (SAMS). The fellowship was designed to improve practitioner experience within the academic field. In December 2015, Sarah became a full-time lecturer in Organisational Behaviour with specific focus on Occupational Psychology, Human Resource Management and Leadership.
Prior to joining the University, Sarah held a number of positions in the fields of operations management and management consultancy, leading change management projects in both the private and public sector. She is currently in the fourth year of a PhD at the Institute of Work Psychology focusing on understanding the role of formality on upward challenge in the UK Police Service.

Research

Sarah’s research interests include all aspects of voice and silence and organisational communication. As a qualitative researcher, Sarah is keen to use innovative and unique methods designed to provide insight into cognitive and mental models of individual behaviour such as card sort, repertory grid and thinking aloud technique.

PhD Supervision

Sarah is interested in hearing from anyone interested in studying voice and silence or wider communication issues in the workplace.

Working with Organisations and Public Engagement

If you are interested in knowing more about the reasons why employees don’t speak up to their managers, or why managers might not encourage voice, please contact me. I am happy to run workshops designed to raise awareness of these issues. If you would like to work with me on a piece of research in your organisation, I would also be delighted to hear from you.

Publications

Brooks, S. (2014). Understanding workplace voice and silence. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology in Practice, 6 26-38.

Full list of publications

 

Dr Chay Brooks


Sheffield University Management School

Chay is interested in supervising doctoral students in the following areas:

• Philanthropy
• Innovation policy
• Local economic development and industry clusters
• Historical approaches to international entrepreneurship research

Dr Jon Burchell
J.Burchell@Sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

Sheffield University Management School

Research interests

Jon's primary research interests focus upon issues of corporate social responsibility, sustainable development and business ethics. He is particularly interested in the interactions between businesses and third sector organisations. In addition, he is involved in the school's commitment to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).

Dr Diane Burns
d.burns@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

Sheffield University Management School
Research interests
  • Health & Social Care at home and in institutions
  • Care recipent's and care worker's perspectives and knowledge 
  • Financialisation of social care, business models and managment
  • Social innovation in home care provision - a Wellcome Trust funded project 2017-18.
  • Diane's Department of Health and Comic Relief funded project examined organizational cultures in care homes for older people and positive experiences of care. This study was conducted with colleagues at the University of East Anglia, University of Stirling, University of Worcester and Cardiff University.
  • Recently Diane was involved in a two and half year, Department of Health and Comic Relief funded participatory project with care home residents and family carers to examine the organisational dynamics of abuse and respectful care of older people in care homes.

Diane’s research examines organizational arrangements, cultures and change in health and social care systems with two sub themes – organizational failure and institutional abuse in care homes; and social innovation in home care provision.

Diane is interested in supervising qualitative research in health and social care systems and organization; job quality, care workforce and labour arrangments; care quality, abuse and mistreatment in organized care; voice, power and whistle-blowing in the workplace and other organizations; collaborative forms of organizing and partnership. 

Diane is particularly interested in action research, participatory appraoches and co-production, and the development of organizational ethnography using visual methods, poetics and film.

Dr Chantal Cantarelli
c.c.cantarelli@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

Sheffield University Management School

Research

Chantal’s research interests are in improving the success of megaprojects using theories in front-end planning, decision-making, risk management, and organisational behaviour. Her research focuses particularly on the influence of project ownership and financing on project performance. Furthermore, Chantal’s research interests are in studying the phenomenon of escalation of commitment in the decision-making of projects as an explanation for project failure. Other research interests include public-private partnerships, public sector efficiency and effectiveness.

Chantal is a member of the Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LSCM) Research Centre and the Advanced Resource Efficiency Centre (AREC) at the University of Sheffield.

PhD Supervision

 

Chantal is interested in supervising doctoral students in the field of operations management and project management. She is keen to supervise students who have an interest in quantitative or qualitative methods in research related to major programmes.

 

 

Publications

Cantarelli, C., Chorus, C.G. and Cunningham, S.W. (2013). Explaining cost overruns of large-scale transportation infrastructure projects using a signaling game. Transport Science, 9(3) 239-258.

Cantarelli, C., Flyvbjerg, B. and Buhl, S.L. (2012). Geographical variation in project cost performance. The Netherlands versus worldwide. Journal of Transport Geography, 24 324-331.

Cantarelli, C., Molin, E.J.E., van Wee, B. and Flyvbjerg, B. (2012). Characteristics of cost overruns for Dutch transport infrastructure projects and the importance of the decision to build and project phases. Transport Policy, 22 49-56.

Cantarelli, C., van Wee, B., Molin, E.J.E. and Flyvbjerg, B. (2012). Different cost performance: different determinants? The case of cost overruns in Dutch transport infrastructure projects. Transport Policy, 22 88-95.

Cantarelli, C., Flyvbjerg, B., van Wee, B. and Molin. E.J.E. (2010). Lock-in and its influence on the project performance of large-scale transportation infrastructure projects: investigating the way in which lock-in can emerge and affect cost overruns. Environment and Planning B: Planning & Design, 37(5) 792-807.

Chantal C. Cantarelli, Bent Flyvbjerg, Eric J.E. Molin and Bert van Wee (2010). Cost overruns in large-scale transportation infrastructure projects: explanations and their theoretical embeddedness. European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research, 10(1) 5-18.

Dr Elizabeth Carnegie
e.carnegie@shef.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

Sheffield University Management School

Research interests

Elizabeth’s work interrogates the role of museums and World Heritage Sites in representing and reflecting cultures and communities. Key projects consider representations of the Near East within nationally funded galleries and museums with Dr. Derek Bryce, University of Strathclyde, and a study of Durham World Heritage Site with Dr Simon Woodward, Centre for Sustainable Tourism, Leeds Metropolitan University. She is additionally involved in a project at WHS Goreme, Cappadocia with Associate Professor Hazel Tucker, University of Otago, New Zealand. She retains an interest in audience/visitor studies.

I am happy to supervise students in broad area of CCI and have particular interests in museums and WHS, festivals and events (including pilgrimage), and Diasporic communities.

Dr Angela Carter
A.Carter@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

Sheffield University Management School

Dr Angela Carter is Lecturer in Work Psychology, at the Institute of Work Psychology, part of Sheffield University Management School. As a practitioner academic Angela delivers the “Apply Psychology to Work and Organisations” module of the Master’s programme in Occupational and Work Psychology.

Angela is also the Divisional Director of Impact, Innovation and Engagement for the Division of Work, Employment, and People & Organisations. This is an outward facing role enabling organisations to take advantage of the research outputs from the Division. She is also engaged in delivering Executive Education to Community Business Leaders (in partnership with Power to Change and the Royal Society of Arts, RSA) and is the programme director for the Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership and Management in Social Work.

In addition, Angela has an active portfolio of work being an Independent consultant, the Principal of 'Just Development' and a voluntary worker. For the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP) she is the editor of In-Practice; a journal publishing contributions of applied Work and Organizational Psychology. Further, she chairs the WorkLab (EAWOP’s annual practitioner workshop). Angela has just been awarded a lifetime achievement award for her work with EAWOP.

Angela is an active volunteer for the British Psychological Society where she chairs a Working Group on Youth Employment. Finally, Angela chairs the White Paper committee of the Alliance in Organizational Psychology producing global publications on the application of Work Psychology.

 

Research

Angela's current areas of research interest are:

  • Youth employment: exploring why so few organisations employ people under 24 years of age
  • Teamworking
  • Well-being
  • Performance appraisal
  • Research in the NHS
  • Mixed method studies
Dr Lei Chen
l.chen@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

Sheffield University Management School

Research Interests

Lei's research interests cover a range of topics, including intangible measurement, management and disclosure, corporate social responsibility, financial institutions and financial markets. She is also interested in research methods, particularly focusing on the development of mixed methods in accounting and management research.

Areas of Research Supervision

Lei is interested in supervising PhD students in the areas of financial reporting, social and environmental reporting, corporate social responsibility, and banking (with particular reference to China and other developing countries). She is also keen to supervise PhD students who conduct interdisciplinary projects using mixed methods.

 

Publications

He, L;, Chen, L; and Liu, F.H. (2017). Banking reforms, performance and risk in China. Applied Economics, 49(40) 3995-4012.

Chen, L., Danbolt, J. and Holland, J. (2014). Rethinking bank business models: the role of intangibles. Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 27(3) 563-589.

Full list of publications

Dr Ranis Cheng
r.cheng@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

Sheffield University Management School

Research interests

Her main research areas are corporate identity, corporate branding, branding and fashion retail operations. Her work has been published in the European Journal of Marketing, The Journal of Product & Brand Management.

Her current research projects include:

  • Relationships between corporate branding, internal branding and employer branding
  • Students’ perceptions of SME marketing
  • Graduates’ employability within the SMEs sector


Dr Sonal Choudhary
s.choudhary@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

Sheffield University Management School

Research

Sonal’s research interests are broadly in the domain of sustainable natural resource management and food security. Her research interests also include understanding the triple bottom line and incentives for businesses behind sustainable practices, particularly given the social and economic contexts, and global challenges such as climate change. She investigates how sustainability and regulatory issues affect business strategies and shape attitude towards the environment and green economy.

Although firmly based in environmental sustainability, she has active or previous collaborations with economists, social scientists, environmental scientists, geographers, planners, operations and supply chain specialists. She welcomes exploring future collaborations in the following fields:

  • Food security, Big Data and food sustainability including sustainable supply chain in agro-food industry
  • Sustainable management of businesses and natural resources including ecological economics, ecosystem services and Carbon, Nitrogen and Water footprint management
  • Business ethics and corporate social responsibilities (CSR)
  • Sustainability of SMEs including Dairy industry
  • Integrated assessment of science-business-policy collaborations
  • Business and governmental aspects of climate change
  • Applications of remote sensing & GIS in devising sustainable management strategies for low carbon futures (including green logistics and short-supply chain).

PhD Supervision

She is currently supervising two PhD students and is interested in supervising students in any area of her research interests or related themes.

Professor John Cullen
john.cullen@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

Sheffield University Management School

Research interests

John's research interests include supply chain management, supply chain accounting, reverse logistics, management control and corporate governance. His research is mainly case study based and it has focused on both small and large organisations in the public and private sectors. He has received research funding from the Department for Transport and CIMA in the areas of supply chain accounting with particular focus on reverse logistics in the UK Retail Sector and from the White Rose Health Innovation Fund to explore the role of accounting in facilitating and stimulating innovation in the NHS.

PhD Supervision:

He is currently continuing his research into supply chain accounting, reverse logistics and the role of accounting and innovation. He is also involved in work on low carbon supply chains. John has delivered presentations to both academic and practitioner conferences across Europe. His work on embedding accounting within the management of reverse logistics is undertaken in collaboration with a colleague from Cranfield University.

Professor Pauline Dibben
P.Dibben@Sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

Sheffield University Management School

Research interests

Pauline's research focuses on employment security, with two main sub-themes. The first is employment security and the role of the trade unions in emerging economies. This research programme has considered different dimensions of work and employment and includes the development and analysis of large scale surveys in South Africa, Brazil and Mozambique in addition to in-depth qualitative research. The second is job security for those with disabilities and health conditions. Pauline continues to explore disability and employment, the dynamics of sickness absence and return to work, and the policies and practices surrounding this.

PhD supervision:

Pauline would be interested in supervising students who wish to investigate the role of trade unions or disability and employment.

Professor Penelope Dick
p.dick@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

Sheffield University Management School

Research interests

Penny´s research interests can be broadly described as critical management. She is interested in the relationships between social structures and individuals and how these create and perpetuate inequalities in employment and careers. She is also interested in how taken-for-granted ideas and practices influence how individuals understand their experiences at work, and whether and how these ideas change and evolve. She is particularly interested in the role of language in these processes, and much of her recent work utilises a discursive psychology approach in which close attention is paid to how individuals produce accounts of their experiences and what these accounts can tell us about power. She has published in journals such as Human Relations, Journal of Management Studies, Work, Employment & Society, and the Journal of Occupational & Organizational Psychology.

Miss Andreana Drencheva
a.drencheva@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

Sheffield University Management School
My research adopts a micro-foundational perspective to investigate how actions, interactions, cognition, and relationships contribute to venture outcomes, such as venture emergence or innovation. Conceptually, my research draws on theories based in occupational psychology (e.g. proactivity) and sociology (e.g. social capital, informal institutions). Empirically, it aims to contribute to the entrepreneurial method by investigating how specific behaviours and mechanisms can influence the process of developing successful (social) ventures and designing business models.

My current research projects investigate:
  • How do entrepreneurs seek feedback effectively when creating and leading new organisations?
  • How do contextual factors, such as culture and religion, influence entrepreneurship?
  • How do social entrepreneurs develop, change, and innovate business models for sustainable social change?
  • How do social ventures establish legitimacy in the ageing sector?
  • Who are the social entrepreneurs and their values, skills, and identities?

If you are interested in any of the following topics or their intersection, do get in touch:

  • Feedback seeking and feedback cultures in new ventures
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Micro-foundations of entrepreneurial action
  • Social venturing for successful ageing
Professor Rachael Finn
r.l.finn@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

Sheffield University Management School
Dr Georgios Fotopoulos
G.Fotopoulos@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

Sheffield University Management School

Research interets

Entrepreneurship

Dr Andrea Genovese
a.genovese@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

Sheffield University Management School

Research interests

  • Facility Location Problems: models, methods, applications
  • Applications of Spatial Interaction theory
  • Multi-Criteria Decision Making problems
  • Decision Support Models for Logistics Problems
  • Green logistics and low carbon innovation for Supply Chains
Dr Ghafran Ghafran
c.m.ghafran@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

Sheffield University Management School

Research interests

Ghafran’s main research interest lies in the area of corporate governance and financial reporting quality, specifically focusing on the influence of audit committee characteristics in constraining earnings management practices. Ghafran’s research interests also include the role of corporate boards in audit pricing issues and the holding of additional directorships by CEOs and non-executive directors.

Dr Emanuela Girei
e.girei@sheffield.ac.uk

Sheffield University Management School

Emanuela is interested in supervising qualitative research (especially but not exclusively in the non-profit sector) in the areas of management and social change, international development, diversity and equality, organisational change and development.

Dr Wael Hadid
w.hadid@sheffield.ac.uk
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Sheffield University Management School

Wael's research interest lies in understanding the role management accounting systems, such as activity-based costing (ABC) and lean accounting, can play in modern operational environments. In addition, Wael is also focusing on the role of control systems and their impact on firm performance and has a developing interest in supply chain accounting and social responsibility. Wael is willing to supervise PhD students with similar research interest.

Professor Jim Haslam
j.haslam@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

Sheffield University Management School

Jim Haslam is Professor of Accounting, Governance and Society in the Management School's Division of Accounting and Financial Management and Divisional Director of Research and Impact. He has over 30 year's experience in academia. He joined Sheffield from Newcastle University in August, 2015. Before that he has been a Professor at Waikato (New Zealand), Heriot-Watt, Dundee and Durham. Prior to this he was a lecturer at Aston, UCNW and LSE and a senior lecturer at Essex. He has a first class honours degree from Sheffield and is a chartered accountant, working in practice with Ernst and Whinney (now Ernst and Young) 1981-4. He has a wide range of teaching interests and substantial administrative experience. His research concerns the social analysis of accounting and related control practices and he is currently active in several projects in this area. His PhD on nineteenth-century legislation led to an interest in the writings on accounting of Jeremy Bentham and he has several publications thereon, as well as publications in a number of areas including accounting and finance education, accounting and culture, international accounting and politics, accountability practices and their social worth, emancipatory accounting, accounting and civil society and corporate social responsibility. He is on the editorial board of a number of international accounting journals and in 2003, with Sonja Gallhofer, published the book 'Accounting and Emancipation: Some Critical Interventions'.

Dr Melanie Hassett
melanie.hassett@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

Sheffield University Management School

Research

My research interest lies in internationalization strategies, particularly cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&As), post-acquisition socio-cultural integration and organisational change, emotions and cultural differences. Currently my research focuses on emotions in M&As and M&As from emerging economies, particularly India. I am also very interested in research methods particularly qualitative research methods, longitudinal, case study and mixed method approaches.

PhD Supervision

I am interested in supervising PhD students in the following areas:

  • International mergers and acquisitions
  • Post-acquisition integration and socio-cultural integration
  • Internationalisation (SMEs and MNEs)
  • Emotions, social capital, informal networks in the context of internationalisation and/or mergers and acquisitions

Publications

Hurmerinta, L., Paavilainen-Mantymaki, E. and Hassett, M. E. (2016). TEMPUS FUGIT: A hermeneutic approach to the internationalization process. Management International Review, 56(6) 805-825.

Hassett, M., Vincze, Z., Urs, U. and Angwin, D. (2016), “Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions from India: Motives and Integration Strategies of Indian Acquirers”, in Marinova, S., Larimo, J. & Nummela, N., Value Creation in International Business, Palgrave Macmillan-SpringerDegbey, pp. 109-139.

Degbey, W. and Hassett, M.E. (2016), “Creating value in cross-border M&As through strategic networks”, in Heinz Tüselmann, Stephen Buzdugan, Qi Cao, David Freund and Sougand Golesorkhi, Impact of International Business: Challenges and Solutions for Policy and Practice, Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, pp. 158–177.

Nummela, N. and Hassett, M. (2016), “Opening the black box of acquisition capabilities”, in Risberg, A., King, D. and Meglio, O., The Routledge Companion of Mergers and Acquisitions, Routledge Companion Series, Routledge: Oxon, pp. 74–91.

Dr Thomas Hastings
t.hastings@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

Sheffield University Management School

Supervision

I am interested in supervising students who hold a broad range of interests related to labour market policy, regulation, labour geography, workplace sociology (including HRM research) and general experiences of work and employment.

Research Interests

  • Labour Geography
  • Labour Administration
  • Labour market policy change: in particular changes to employment regimes, labour policies and consequences for work/employment relations since the 2008 financial crisis
  • Labour inspection, challenges associated with upholding labour standards and theories of labour regulation
  • Emerging research interest in the football industry and its relationship with labour markets
Dr Marta Herrero
m.herrero@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

Sheffield University Management School

Research interests

Marta's primary research interest is in the economic foundations of the arts and culture. She is currently working on three projects:

  1. Philanthropy as a funding mechanism for the arts. She has set up a network of academics to study the impact of arts philanthropy in an international context, with collaborators at HEC, Montreal, and the University of Alberta, Canada.
  2. The economic impact of the Cultural Industries in a research collaboration with the Workstation (Sheffield).
  3. International art markets: Principal investigator in a British Academy funded project, with Ling-Yun Tang (University of Hong Kong), exploring the impact of organisational business cultures on the sale and marketing of contemporary Chinese art in the London and Hong Kong art markets.
Professor Jason Heyes
j.heyes@sheffield.ac.uk
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Sheffield University Management School

Research interests

My main research interest is in the connections between employment relations and HRM, the labour market and public policy. My research has examined the relationship between collective bargaining and vocational training activity and outcomes in the UK and Europe, the impact of the UK's National Minimum Wage legislation on pay, employment and training, and forms of trade union support for migrant workers.

I would be interested in supervising doctoral work in the broad fields of Employment Relations and HRM. I would be particularly interested in supervising doctoral work in the following areas: vocational education and training; the state and employment relations; employment and social protection policy and outcomes; governance of the labour market; low-paid work and minimum wages; trade unions; social dialogue; vulnerable workers (e.g. migrants, work in the informal economy)

Dr Kristin Hildenbrand
K.Hildenbrand@sheffield.ac.uk
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Sheffield University Management School

Research interests

Kristin is highly interested in the effect of leadership on employee well-being and work-family balance. She has conducted research at multiple levels of analysis (e.g., teams, diary). 

Dr Mirna Jabbour

Personal Webpage

Sheffield University Management School

Dr. Mirna Jabbour's current research interest lies within management accounting, particularly risk management, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), capital allocation practices, and institutional theory applications into management accounting and risk management. She has one successful PhD completion as a second supervisor in the area of environmental performance. Mirna has supervised a doctoral student in the area of risk management.

Dr Jiao Ji
jiao.ji@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

Sheffield University Management School

Research

Corporate Finance and Governance, Empirical Finance, Financial Disclosure using Text Analysis, Emerging Market Economies, Corporate Social Responsibility

PhD Supervision

Jiao welcomes PhD applications in the areas of her research interests.

Dr Neng Jiang
n.jiang@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

Sheffield University Management School

Research Interests

My current research covers three main areas: Firm performance and financial distress, Bank performance and efficiency, and State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) in China.

1) Firm performance and financial distress: The first part of this research intends to build a series of indices, pertaining to profitability, operations/management efficiency, sustainability/social responsibility, and market value, to provide individual firm as well as collective market information for investors and policy-makers alike on the all-round performance of listed firms. The second part of this research aims to identify the determinants of financial distress or ‘going-concern’ for firms in the context of a transitional economy to inform government policy and business/investment decisions.

2) Bank performance and efficiency: This topic investigates the performance of banks in the context of an emerging market environment, where the banking sector is more or less sheltered from foreign competition. It mainly looks at the difference in performance/efficiency between domestic and foreign banks operating in the emerging markets, and endeavours to pin down the cause(s) of such discrepancy in performance.

3) State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) in China: This is a rather broad and continuously evolving topic, exploring the development and change in performance brought about by the government’s reforms to the administration, ownership structure, and corporate governance of SOEs in China.

 

Professor Marian Jones
m.v.jones@sheffield.ac.uk
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Sheffield University Management School

Research

My research interests are in the internationalisation of small firms, opportunity and capability development in small firms, and the associated entrepreneurial processes of learning, networking, collaborating and creating and exchanging knowledge.

I am also interested in the development of relevant theory and methods, and systematic review.

 

PhD Supervision

 

I would be interested in supervising projects on:

  • dynamic capability development in international new ventures
  • networks for prosperity
  • small firms - multinational collaboration and capability development
  • international new ventures, experience and reasoning
  • self-organisation and communities of practice in international entrepreneurship
  • new, innovative research ideas in the above or related areas

Marian considers mentoring of colleagues and students as fundamental to her professorial status and provides help and advice to external PhD students, visiting researchers and authors of proposals and articles as a reviewer

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Dr Sharif Khalid
S.M.Khalid@sheffield.ac.uk
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Sheffield University Management School

Research Interest

 

  • Stakeholder engagement, accountability, transparency, social and responsible investments, ethical and environmental concerns of the extractive industry
  • Corporate governance and CSR surrounding the Sino-Africa 'barter', where Africa's mineral resources feed China's demand for raw materials in exchange for infrastructure, concessionary loans and grants.
  • Political accountability and transparency. I.e., IMF, World Bank and other international interventions in the developing world, manifestos, engagement and delivery by political parties; as well as accountability, transparency an engagement within institutional structures of the state.
  • In effect, sustainable development, social and critical accounting resonates around his research interest.

 

PhD Supervision

 

  • Extractive sector accountability
  • Corporate governance in emerging and frontier markets
  • CSR practices in emerging and frontier market
Dr Jerzy Kociatkiewicz
j.kociatkiewicz@sheffield.ac.uk
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Sheffield University Management School

Research interests

My current research interests revolve around two interrelated and complementary issues: organizational and consumer experience in everyday settings and narratives (actual or fictional) of organizational and marketing encounters, and most of my ongoing and planned work touches upon one, or both, of these issues.

In terms of studying everyday experience, I am drawn towards Pine and Gilmore’s notion of experience economy, useful in my research not so much in explaining the extraordinary (though with Marjana Johansson (2011), I have studied city festivals framed as experience economy events), but as a framework for understanding staged interaction underpinning the seemingly ordinary workday encounters.

My other line of research which covers narratives of marketing and organizations, including personal narratives of organizational participants and customers, and fictional representations of organizational and marketing phenomena. The former area covers ethnographically inspired fieldwork, evidenced particularly in two studies of IT professionals I have conducted, analysing experiences and narratives of technology, of space, and of gender in the workplace. 

I am interested in supervising PhD students in the following areas

  • Experience economy
  • Festivals: management and experience
  • Narratives and organizations
  • Organizational experience
  • Space and organization
Professor Lenny Koh
s.c.l.koh@sheffield.ac.uk
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Sheffield University Management School

Research interests

Prof. Koh's expertise lies in logistics/supply chain management, particularly in; low carbon futures/industries, low carbon supply chain, energy supply chain, environment and sustainability science, energy efficiency, and uncertainty management. She has also produced a considerable amount of research in production planning and control, enterprise resource planning, and information science. Professor Koh holds a First-class honours degree in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, and a Doctorate in Operations Management. 

Dr Naoko Komori
N.Komori@sheffield.ac.uk
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Sheffield University Management School

Research interests

Naoko’s major interest is to enhance understanding of the processes of globalization in the field of accountancy, with specific reference to Japan. She applied multiple approaches to explore how international audit firms have integrated with Japan’s indigenous culture, and how this process is impacting on the way professional identities are constructed.

The relationship between women and accounting:

She has explored how the relationship between women and accounting has developed in the Japanese historical and social context by conducting thorough ethnographic research (including interviews with 66 women accounting professionals).

She has linked this to the growing significance of auditing in Japan under the influence of globalization. Her paper was awarded a prestigious “High Commendation” in the Mary Parker Follett Award for 2009.

She has been invited by the Japan Institute of Certified Public Accountants (JICPA) to contribute a chapter to a book being published to raise the profile of Japanese women accounting professionals. The book is a collection of the life stories of 20 women CPAs, drawn from a variety of professional backgrounds.

The impact of the investment culture on household accounting:

She is interested the role of Japanese household accounting practices and how the increasing impact of the investment culture is changing its nature under the influence of globalization.

She was invited to deliver one of her papers as part of the Japan Foundation Fellows Lecture Series, in London (“Rethinking Mrs Watanabe: changes and constraints in the relationship between Japanese women and accounting/finance under the influence of globalization”).

The influence of culture on the auditing practice:

She is now embarking on a range of new research projects, which together take a broader look at the arena of auditing and corporate governance. These include: the historical development of audit firms; a case study of the auditor-client relationship in Toyota Corp; and the nature of corporate governance in different social and cultural contexts. She is also interested in developing research methods and practice for cross-cultural accounting research, with particular reference to oral history method and autoethnography.

Dr Niraj Kumar
n.kumar@sheffield.ac.uk
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Sheffield University Management School

Research interests

Niraj’s research interests are broadly in the domain of sustainable operations and supply chain management. He is currently associated with two research centres at the University - the Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LSCM) Research centre, and the Centre for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (CEES). He actively engages with practitioners and policymakers to extend the impact of his research work in wider context.

Other areas of his research interests include the buyer-supplier relations and collaboration in supply networks, waste chain management, food supply chain, and supply chain risks and resilience.

Niraj would be interested in supervising further students in any area of his research interests or related themes. Interested students are very welcome to discuss their research ideas.

Dr Sanjay Lanka
S.Lanka@sheffield.ac.uk
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Sheffield University Management School

Research

Sanjay Lanka’s research interests are in the area of Social, Environmental and Supply Chain Accounting. His research is contributing to the development of a new sub-area of accounting which he calls Agroecology Accounting, which focuses on the relationship between Livelihoods and Biodiversity. Specifically this new area of accounting would look at issues related to how the ecosystem services provided by soil and agricultural biodiversity promote the Sustainable Livelihoods of small holder farmers. He looks at this within the context of the International food system with a specific focus on its impact on small holder farmers who produce 70% of the food with only 30% of the land. His work also critiques the practices of the agricultural-industrial food complex by providing an account of the impact that it has on the livelihoods of small holder farmers.

Sanjay’s research also looks at Governance and Accountability within Alternate Trade Organizations such as Fairtrade, which have been set up with the implicit goal of mitigating the impact of the commodification of agriculture to alleviate the livelihoods of small farmers. In this regard his recent experience has been working with an Organic and Fairtrade certified coffee co-operative in India consisting of indigenous coffee farmers. In addition he has also worked with coffee co-operatives in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Currently he is undertaking a research project in India working with smallholder farmers. Sanjay is keen to take on new research projects that engage with these issues using an interdisciplinary perspective.

PhD Supervision

Social and Environmental Accounting and Accountability: This is a broad area and within this Sanjay would be open to engaging with a wide range of topics. However, his own area of research is presently focused on:
Accounting for Sustainable Livelihoods: with a focus on accounts from the margins to understand issues related to social and environmental justice.
Accounting for externalities: with a focus on the impact of industrial agriculture, but could include social and environmental externalities caused by either the actions of government, corporations or the NGO-corporate nexus.
Supply chain accounting and accountability: with an emphasis on the food supply chain and perspectives of producers as well as small business owners whose share in value generated within the value chain is under threat.
Accountability issues with regards to co-operatives: with an emphasis on co-operatives in agriculture as well as the production of food.

Professor Paul Latreille
p.latreille@sheffield.ac.uk
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Sheffield University Management School

Research interests

Paul’s research comprises several, sometimes interconnected strands crossing disciplinary boundaries between labour economics, HRM, employment relations and employment law. A member of the Work, Organisation and Employment Relations Research Centre (WOERRC) at the University of Sheffield, his main area of expertise concerns individual workplace conflict and its resolution. A particular focus has been on Employment Tribunals (ETs), including the factors associated with settlement and pre-hearing resolution, the role of representation, outcomes at hearings, and the consequences for claimants of bringing cases. A recent ESRC project with Susan Corby from Greenwich University looked at the role of lay/non-legal members and included a unique survey of judges and lay members at both the ET and its appellate counterpart.

Other areas of research interest include the relationships between disability and work; occupational health and safety; vocational training; self-employment/entrepreneurship; and economic inactivity.

Paul would be willing to consider doing so in relation to any of his research interests or related areas. Students wishing to explore research that draws on a variety of disciplinary perspectives are very welcome, as are those wanting to undertake pedagogical research.

Professor Bill Lee
w.j.lee@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

Sheffield University Management School

Research interests

I have published on a wide range of topics across the accounting, management and related disciplines including articles on the relationship between accounting and technological change, the professional socialization of junior auditors and the origins and history of qualitative research in accounting. My enduring research interests are those that allow me to combine the interests from my own education with my position in accounting. Thus, my research in recent years has tended to focus on two broad areas: Research Methods and Research Practice; and the intersection of accounting and accountability with the organization of work, opportunities for learning and government support of learning initiatives.

I am keen to supervise students who wish to conduct qualitative research studies in the areas of management accounting, public sector accounting, social accounting and accountability.

Professor Jonathan Linton
j.linton@sheffield.ac.uk
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Sheffield University Management School

Research

Professor Linton’s research considers management challenges that involve uncertainty and non-steady state conditions. This includes: non-steady state behavior of technology-intense entrepreneurial firms, assessment and management of R&D projects and portfolios, firms and knowledge pathways to commercialization, opportunity recognition of the economic and social benefits associated with science and technological discoveries, close loop supply chains, continuous and discontinuous learning, and unintended consequences of innovation and change. Besides being trained as a traditional quantitative social science researcher, Jonathan utilizes qualitative research or modeling depending on what set of approached is most appropriate for the question or problem of interest.

PhD Supervision

Jonathan is interested in supervising PhD students in the following areas:

  • Commercialization of Innovation
  • Emerging Technology Supply Chains
  • Real Options and Portfolios
  • Close Loop Supply Chains
  • Decision Support for Process Innovation
  • R&D Management
  • Technological Entrepreneurship
Dr David Littlewood
David.Littlewood@sheffield.ac.uk
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Sheffield University Management School

PhD Supervision

I am currently supervising four PhD students at Sheffield University Management School:

  • Bala Auwalu (Joint 1st supervisor, start date October 2016)
  • Valentina Varbanova (2nd supervisor, start date May 2017)
  • Dian Eka Mayasari (Joint 1st supervisor, start date February 2017)
  • Zara Seini (Joint 1st supervisor, start date April 2017)

Recent completed PhD students:

  • Irene Garnelo Gómez. ‘I Live Sustainably’: Exploring sustainable narratives through the lens of identity expression and motivational drives (Second supervisor). Henley Business School, University of Reading Scholarship.

I would be interested in supervising PhD or postgraduate taught students in the areas of:

  • Social entrepreneurship, social innovation and hybrid organisation
  • CSR in both the developed and developing country context
  • The informal economy
  • Business and society relationships, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa"
Dr Sergej Ljubownikow
s.ljubownikow@sheffield.ac.uk
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Sheffield University Management School

Research

My research focuses on the broad areas of business and society and transitioning and emerging economies. In particular I focus on the activities and strategies of non-profit non-governmental organisations, the activities and strategies of firms’ vis-à-vis societal issues and related practices of strategy including corporate social responsibility.

Areas of Research Supervision

I am open to supervising PhD or postgraduate taught students in the areas of:
Non-profit organisations and social enterprises (activities and strategies in both ‘western’ and transition contexts)
Social issues in business and management (CSR, CSR practices and traditions in transition and emerging economies)
Cross-sector partnerships (strategic, management, practices issues in transition and emerging economies)

Dr Stuart Maguire
s.maguire@sheffield.ac.uk
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Sheffield University Management School

Research interests

He is particularly interested in how organisations attempt to manage change in turbulent business environments.Stuart has recently focused on how organisations attempt to manage business intelligence at times of major change. Business Intelligence, and more especially, competitor intelligence, are major ingredients of successful business planning and control.

Professor Josephine Maltby
j.maltby@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

Sheffield University Management School

I am interested in supervising research into corporate governance, saving and lending and the history of accounting/business, in the UK and internationally. My recent work has looked at women as savers and investors, at the promotion of saving and of borrowing, and at early CSR in the petroleum industry.

Dr Robert Marchand
r.marchand@sheffield.ac.uk
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Sheffield University Management School

Research

My research is focused in the areas of Problem Structuring Methodologies and Behavioural Operations Management. I am interested in exploring methodological developments which allow us to understand what we don't know about a problematic situation so that we can facilitate inquiry to bring about appropriate and relevant real world changes that work. I have a particular interest in participatory methodologies for engaging stakeholders in a problematic system, to ensure a human-centred, holistic analysis and understanding can be achieved

Dr Juliana Matos De Meira
j.m.meira@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

Sheffield University Management School

Research

She belongs to LSCM and CRAFiC Research Centres, and her research interests are

  1. Supply chain accounting
  2. Accounting and employment relations
  3. Performance measurement
  4. Management accounting innovations

PhD Supervision

Juliana is currently working with Professor John Cullen on the supervision of a PhD project on supply chain accounting, and is involved in two other potential projects looking at a) accounting and employment practices in outsourcing in the textile industry; and b) management accounting innovations, such as activity-based costing, target costing, competitor performance appraisal and competitor costing.

Dr Martina McGuinness
m.mcguinness@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

Sheffield University Management School

Research interests

My research focuses upon two broad, but overlapping areas, namely business risk and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). More particularly, these can be broken down into distinct research strands: the influence of corruption upon organisational strategic decision-making in multinational enterprises; organisational preparedness and business continuity practice; strategy practice in SMEs.

I am interested in supervising PhD students in the following areas:

  • organisational risk and resilience
  • business continuity management
  • flood risk management
  • corruption


Dr Lien Monkhouse
L.L.Monkhouse@sheffield.ac.uk
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Sheffield University Management School

Research interests

Following the achievement of an MBA degree (with Distinction) from the University of Leeds, Lien carried out her PhD research in consumer behaviour of East Asian luxury goods market. She has conducted peer review for a few marketing journals and conferences (for e.g. Journal of International Marketing, International Marketing Review, Journal of Business Research, Marketing Intelligence and Planning, AIB South East Asia conference, Academy of Marketing conference). Lien has a few papers in 3* journals and has presented at different international conferences in her research area.

Lien is currently supervising three PhD students at the Management school. When she has spare capacity again, she will welcome students who would like to research in the following areas: quantitative methods, luxury goods buyer behaviour, East Asian culture, acculturation, and consumer research in general.

Dr Kirsty Newsome
k.j.newsome@sheffield.ac.uk
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Sheffield University Management School

Research

Kirsty’s research interests are focussed around three interconnected core themes: the changing character of employment regulation; the shifts and transformations in the politics of production; and the dynamic interplay of global value chains and the labour process. In recent years the empirical focus of her research has been two-fold. First with Professor Paul Thompson and Johanna Commander (University of Strathclyde), she has been concerned with exploring labour process change in the supermarket supply chain. Second, funded in part by a grant from the Nuffield Foundation, Kirsty has focussed on examining the interplay of internal and external forces in the restructuring of the employment relationship, the labour process and value chains in retail distribution and logistics. She is currently co-editing a book entitled ‘Putting Labour in its Place’: Labour Process Analysis and Global Value Chains with Professor Phil Taylor, Dr. Jennifer Bair and Professor Al Rainnie published by Palgrave Macmillan. Kirsty’s current research focus is to explore changing work and employment within the logistics sector.

Kirsty is a member of the team (with Professor Paul Stewart, Professor Dora Scholarios and Ms Claire Scott, University of Strathclyde) which co-ordinates the research network "The changing nature of employment in Europe in the context of challenges, threats and opportunities for employees and employers". This is an international comparative European FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) of Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) and Experienced Researchers (ERs). It is amongst a small number of multi-disciplinary social science programmes to be awarded funding in the current Marie Curie awards under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Development (FP7). The ITN, brings together new and recent post graduate researchers working on an international post graduate research programme supervised by internationally renowned senior academics.
http://www.changingemployment.eu/Home/tabid/2066/Default.aspx.

PhD Supervision

Kirsty is currently supervising a number of PhD students. She is interested in supervising doctoral research in the following areas;

  • Factory work and the politics of production
  • Labour process change in retail and retail supply chains
  • Work and Employment in the logistics sector
  • Labour and Global Value Chains.
Mr Geoff Nichols
g.nichols@sheffield.ac.uk
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Sheffield University Management School

Research interests

Geoff’s main research interests are volunteers in sports clubs and events; management of sports clubs run by volunteers and the volunteering legacy of sports events. Recent research has included the volunteering legacy of the 2002 Commonwealth Games, a national survey of sports clubs in the UK (for the Sport and Recreation Alliance), research into how sports clubs recruit new volunteers (for Sport England) and the experience of volunteers at the 2012 Olympic Games. He has worked on two previous national surveys of sports clubs (both also conducted for Sport England). Since 2009 he has chaired the Sports Volunteering Research Network. The network promotes research into sports volunteering through arranging research symposia and a newsletter. Network presentations are available at http://svrn.group.shef.ac.uk Most of Geoff’s research is conducted in collaboration with colleagues in other institutions, both in the UK and abroad. Prior to 2007 Geoff’s research focussed on the relationship between sport and crime reduction, especially for young people. This was the topic of Geoff´s PhD. Geoff was involved in six major programme evaluations and two national surveys, including a survey for the Home Office, into physically demanding activities for probation service clients (1997/8). Much of this work was incorporated into his 2007 book, `Sport and crime reduction: the role of sports in tackling youth crime,' which was written for policy makers and academics.

Professor Karina Nielsen
K.m.nielsen@sheffield.ac.uk
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Sheffield University Management School

Karina is an experienced PhD supervisor, she has supervised students in different countries in the areas of work and wellbeing, organizational interventions and return to work. 

She is interested in supervising projects on:

Bottom-up job design, including how employees can shape their own work environment to create an environment that allows them to thrive at work and perform well.

Organizational interventions involve making changes to the way work is organized, designed and managed to improve employee wellbeing. Of particular interest is how we can design and implement such interventions through creating collaborative networks between managers and employees. Understanding the process of implementing change also requires sophisticated evaluation methods that allow us to develop our understanding of what works for whom in which circumstances. 

Also projects of interest are how we can help employees with clients money mental health problems return to work and stay at work. 

Karina also has an interest in leadership and wellbeing. This includes understanding the role of line managers in ensuring a good working environment for their employees and the impact of these on employee wellbeing. Projects relating the leadership training and evaluation are particularly welcome  as are projects exploring the dark side of leadership.

Finally, projects on the impact of organizational restructuring and wellbeing and how organisations can implement change that also consider the process of change are welcome. 

Dr Daragh O'Reilly
d.t.oreilly@sheffield.ac.uk
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Sheffield University Management School

Research interests

Daragh’s primary interest is in the relationships between markets, consumption and culture. This translates into ongoing work in the areas of arts marketing and consumption, the creative imagination, popular music and cultural branding. His PhD was an interdisciplinary study of music marketing and consumption. Methodologically, his approach is broadly interpretive/critical, making use of interviews, participant observation, photography, video and textual data.

He is research-active particularly in the area of arts marketing.

His current work focuses on the development of art/cultural branding theory in the area of film, music and literary fiction. This work feeds directly into his postgraduate modules on branding and the creative and cultural industries.

Dr Caroline Oates
c.j.oates@sheffield.ac.uk
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Sheffield University Management School

Research interests

My main research efforts are focused on challenges in marketing, including sustainable marketing and marketing to children. My particular interests are centred on consumer behaviour, for instance how individuals make choices around sustainable consumption. My current research with colleagues from Scotland and Ireland investigates influences on sustainable consumer behaviour. My other research interest is marketing to children and here I am interested in what children understand when encountering marketing episodes across different media and in different contexts. I mainly work with qualitative methods.

 

Professor David Oglethorpe
d.oglethorpe@sheffield.ac.uk
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Sheffield University Management School

Research interests

As a trained environmental and natural resource economist, David’s research has focused on the creation of, and demand for, externalities of production, principally food, taking a quantitative, operational research and mathematical modelling approach. Initially based on the land use sector, this has expanded to examine the wider food supply chain and his most recent research has tried to find optimal solutions to multi-dimensional environmental problems, examining trade-offs between triple-bottom-line objectives. This research has also focused on the food localisation debate, where political and media tensions have arisen and policy-relevant evidence-based research has been needed to ensure market failure is correctly identified.

Areas of PhD Supervision:

  • Environmental economics
  • Food Supply Chain Analysis
  • Life Cycle Analysis
  • Operations Research


Dr Malcolm Patterson
m.patterson@sheffield.ac.uk
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Sheffield University Management School

PhD Supervision

I am currently supervising PhD students in the following areas:

  • destructive leadership
  • emotions, moods and innovative work behaviour
  • knowledge sharing
  • organisational interventions to enhance employee engagement
  • start-up journeys of entrepreneurs
  • participative action research interventions to improve quality of patient care

I would welcome applications and inquiries in these areas and related areas corresponding to my areas of expertise listed above.

Publications

Knight, C;, Patterson, M.G, Dawson, J and Brown, J (2017). Building and sustaining work engagements- a participatory action intervention to increase work engagement in nursing staff. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 26(5) 634-649.

Knight, C;, Patterson, M. and Dawson, J. (2017). Building work engagement: A systematic review and meta-analysis investigating the effectiveness of work engagement interventions. Journal of Organizational Behavior Education, 38(6) 792-812.

Madrid, H.P. and Patterson, M.. Creativity at work as a joint function between openness to experience, need for cognition and organisational fairness. Learning and Individual Differences, forthcoming 2016.

Stephan, U., Patterson, M., Kelly, C. and Mair, J. (2016). Organizations driving positive social change: A reveiw and an intergrative framework of change processes. Journal of Management, 42(5) 2016.

Madrid, H., Patterson, M. and Leiva, P. (2015). Negative core affect and employee silence: How differences in activation, cognitive rumination and problem-solving demands matter. Journal of Applied Psychology, 100(6) 1887-1989.

Madrid, H.P., Patterson, M.G., Birdi, K.S. and Leiva, P.I. (2014). The role of weekly high-activated positive mood, context, and personality in innovative work behavior: A multilevel and interactional model. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 35(2) 234-256.

Full list of publications

 

Dr Madeline Powell
m.g.powell@sheffield.ac.uk
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Sheffield University Management School

Teaching

I am committed to using innovative teaching techniques within my teaching and I have found through my own experience that just talking to students within lectures is not the most effective way to help them learn and to develop transferable job skills. My approach is very interactive, using digital media, current affairs and problem based learning. I interact with the students so that there is more of a dialogue and a student focus within lectures so that they not only learn from me but from their peers as well. I believe in research-led teaching and incorporate my own experiences from research into the module where appropriate. I am module leader for international marketing (MGT382), Global Marketing (6073) and Socially-Responsible Marketing and Consumption (MGT3008).

 

Areas of Research Supervision

  • Social Enterprises, hybrid organisations
  • Services/relationship marketing
  • Non-profit management
  • Public Management

Publications

Powell, M. and Osborne, S. (2015). Can Marketing Contribute to Sustainable Social Enterprise? Social Enterprise Journal, 11(1) 24-46.

Dr Antonino Sgalambro
A.Sgalambro@sheffield.ac.uk
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Sheffield University Management School

PhD Supervision

Some PhD projects are currently open for students with scientific interests in the following areas:

  • Optimisation in Logistics, Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Efficient algorithms for NP-Hard problems in Network and Discrete Optimisation
  • Locational Analysis and Spatial Decision Making
  • Optimisation for Safety, Security and Emergency problems
  • DSS in Humanitarian Logistics and Healthcare Management

For further information on PhD open projects please send a message with your CV to: a.sgalambro@sheffield.ac.uk

Dr Mohamed Shaban
m.shaban@sheffield.ac.uk
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Sheffield University Management School

Research Memberships and Interests

Mohamed is Honorary Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Sustainable Work and Employment Futures at the University of Leicester and a member of the Centre for Research into Accounting and Finance in Context (CRAFiC) at the University of Sheffield.

Interests

  • Regulation, competition, innovation, performance and risk in financial institutions
  • Corporate finance, corporate governance and executive compensation
  • SMEs lending

 

Areas of Research Supervision

  • Stress-test in financial Institutions
  • Regulations, innovation, performance and risk in financial institutions
  • Corporate finance, corporarte governance and executive compensation
  • SMEs lending and alternative finance
Dr Michael Simpson
m.simpson@sheffield.ac.uk
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Sheffield University Management School

Research interests

Mike´s current research interests are in the area of Marketing and Operations Management and particularly concentrates on small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) but not entrepreneurship.. Mike has published 3 books, 3 book chapters, over 140 articles and conference papers in both scientific and management areas. He supervises a number of PhD students mainly investigating topics in small and medium sized enterprises but not entrepreneurship. He welcomes PhD applications in any area of small and medium sized enterprise research but not entrepreneurship. He is particularly interested environmental issues in SMEs, issues of achieving a competitive advantage in SMEs, marketing in SMEs, success factors in SMEs and measuring the performance of SMEs.

Professor Andrew Simpson
andrew.simpson@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

Sheffield University Management School

Research interests

His current research interests are wide ranging but include:

How, or indeed whether, organisations use data in decision making processes. This also includes an interest in how data / information is misused.

The application of forecasting techniques within supply chains. In particular military spare parts supply chains, where the intermittent and low volumes of demand make forecasting complicated.

Lean within public sector contexts and how this is applied and the difficulties faced when trying to implement lean solutions.

Operations Strategy and how organisations think through their operational strategic choice during product design within regulated industries, with a focus on the regenerative medicine industry.

Dr Stewart Smyth
s.j.smyth@sheffield.ac.uk
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Sheffield University Management School

Research

Stewart's research interests cover a range of topics including accountability relations, particularly in the public services, social housing and public finance, critical accounting studies and qualitative research methods in accounting. In 2014 Stewart was the oragniser for the IAFA annual conference and doctoral colloquium held at Queen's University, Belfast.

PhD Supervision

Stewart is interested in supervising doctoral students in the following areas:

  • Critical accounting studies
  • Public accountability
  • Social movements and accounting
  • Critical research methods in accounting, including critical realism, dialogics and classical Marxism
  • PPP equity transactions
  • Social housing finance

Knowledge Transfer and Impact Activities

In 2013, the Northern Ireland Public Services Alliance (NIPSA) commissioned Stewart to write a report on public housing policy in Northern Ireland, Keeping our Housing Public. In 2014, Stewart was part of a team undertaking an investigation into the Total Cost Indicators for Social Housing Grants on behalf of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) and the Department for Social Development (DSD).

Stewart has been invited to speak at conferences on housing policy in Northern Ireland organised by AgendaNI and Policy Forum for Northern Ireland.

Dr Christine Sprigg
c.a.sprigg@sheffield.ac.uk
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Sheffield University Management School

Research interests

As an Occupational Psychologist and a member of the Institute of Work Psychology (IWP) these are my interests:

  • Work' job design & employee well-being
  • Work-related aggression (e.g. violence, bullying, cyberbullying & incivility) and psychological well-being & physical health
  • Eldercare & the impact on employees

I am willing to consider PhD applications in the following areas:

  • Work design & employee mental well-being
  • Work-related aggression (e.g. violence, bullying, cyberbullying & incivility) and psychological well-being & physical health
  • Positive psychology interventions applied to organisations
  • Eldercare & the impact on employees
Dr Christopher Stride
c.b.stride@sheffield.ac.uk
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Sheffield University Management School

Research interests

Specific projects that Chris is currently working on include:

  • The effects of perfectionism on well-being
  • Cheating in sport; is it a team, individual or circumstantial act?
  • From pitch to plinth; a study of statues of sportsmen and sportswomen (see http://www.sportingstatues.com)
  • The psychology of nostalgia and the use of nostalgia branding
  • The effect of the built environment and residential outdoor space upon well-being in older people


Dr Vasilios Theoharakis
v.theoharakis@sheffield.ac.uk
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Sheffield University Management School

Vasilis has spent several years in Silicon Valley at senior level marketing positions with high-tech startups and companies such as 3Com. He started his career as a research engineer with an expertise in optoelectronics at IBM’s prestigious T.J. Watson Research Center where he won the Research Division’s Award. He was chairman and board member of the European Business Plan of the Year Competition (EBPYC) Foundation.

He holds a B.Eng. (honours) from the State University of New York at StonyBrook, an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and an M.B.A. (with distinction) from New York University, and a Ph.D. in Marketing and Strategic Management from the University of Warwick.

 

Research Interests

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Marketing
  • New Product Development

 

Areas of Research Supervision

Entrepreneurial growth and flexibility

 

Professional Activities, Recognition and Other Information

Member of the management team of the PJ Tech Catalyst fund, a venture capital fund that invests in seed stage start-up companies.

Advisor at Aquanetix LTD, a UK company that develops cloud based SaaS applications for the aquaculture industry

Professor Elaine Toms
e.toms@sheffield.ac.uk
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Dr Anna Topakas
a.topakas@sheffield.ac.uk
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The effectiveness of leadership processes is not only dependent on leader-related and situational factors, but also on follower characteristics and attitudes. Anna is particularly interested in investigating the characteristics and cognitive processes of followers that are involved in forming leadership perceptions, and on the effects of follower leadership perceptions on individual and group outcomes.

Dr Abongeh Tunyi
A.Tunyi@sheffield.ac.uk
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Sheffield University Management School

Abongeh Tunyi holds a B.Sc in Accounting (University of Buea), Master of Finance (MFin) with distinction (University of Glasgow), a PhD in Finance & Accounting (University of Glasgow) and a Post Graduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education (Liverpool Hope university). He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). Prior to Joining the Management School, Tunyi was a Lecturer in Accounting & Finance at Liverpool Hope University.

Teaching

Tunyi has previously taught modules in Corporate Finance, International Finance, Quantitative Methods, Management Accounting and Financial Management. He is currently the module leader for Issues in Finance (MGT6091). This module explores contemporary research and practice in advanced corporate finance and modern investment management. The module covers areas such as asset pricing, portfolio management, empirical methods (particularly, event prediction) in finance, behavioral finance, mergers & acquisitions, value relevance of CSR and CG strategies, and firm financing decisions.

 

Research

Corporate Finance, capital markets, mergers & acquisitions (M&A), bankruptcies, Corporate governance, Investment analysis and strategies, Corporate Finance & market-based accounting in emerging economies.

PhD Supervision

Tunyi welcomes PhD applications in all areas of his research interests.He is particularly interested in supervising projects in the areas of Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Finance & market-based accounting in emerging economies

Publications

Danbolt, J., Siganos, A. and Tunyi, A. (2016). Abnormal Returns form Takeover Prediction Modelling: Challenges and Suggested Investment Strategies. Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, 43(1-2) 66-97.

Tunyi, A. and Ntim, C. (2016). Location Advantage? Governance Quality, Stock Market Development and Firm Characteristics as Antecedents of African M&As. Journal of International Management, 22(2) 147-167.

Professor Tim Vorley
tim.vorley@sheffield.ac.uk
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Research interests

My primary research interests are in entrepreneurship, enterprise and regional economies. Other interests are: Intrapreneurship, Multinational Enterprises, Industry Clusters, EU Regional Policy and Governance, Regional Innovation Systems, Industrial Competitiveness, Knowledge Economy; Public Policy Technology Transfer and SMEs. I am always keen to hear from potential PhD candidates in any of these areas.

Dr Robert Wapshott
r.wapshott@sheffield.ac.uk
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Research interests

My research interests centre on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurs. My research interest in SMEs focuses on the negotiated nature of employment relationships in small service-sector firms.

Most recently I have been looking at how small businesses encounter management challenges as they grow. The owners of these businesses often self-identify as entrepreneurs, but running a larger organization on a day-to-day basis may require a different mind-set and practical approach. I am interested in how the businesses respond to such changes.

PhD Supervision:

Employment relations in SMEs (any aspect)

Professor Colin Williams
C.C.Williams@sheffield.ac.uk
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Research interests

Colin's broad research interests are in re-theorising the nature of economic development and investigating the implications for public policy. Spatially, his interests range across the full spectrum from local and regional economic development in the UK through to the restructuring of western economies, post-socialist societies and the third (majority) world. Much of his work focuses upon rethinking the meanings of 'economic' and 'development,' which directly feeds into the work of the Centre for Regional Economic and Enterprise Development (CREED).

Centre for Regional Economic and Enterprise Development

Colin's particular research interest is in studying the magnitude and character of the informal economy and evaluating different public policy approaches and initiatives for tackling this sphere.

Dr Huiping Xian
h.xian@sheffield.ac.uk
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Sheffield University Management School

Research

Her research interests include women's careers, HRM issues in Chinese organisations, qualitative research methods, cross-cultural research and translation issues in international research. Her current projects include ‘Developing Women’s Careers in Japan’ which is funded by the British Academy.

PhD Supervision

Currently, Huiping is supervising a PhD project, which looks into female knowledge workers' flexible work and career development. She is interested in supervising in the following topics:

  • Management Issues in China
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Cross-cultural Research
  • Gender Studies

Professional Activities, Recognition and Other Information

Huiping is a HEA Fellow.

Publications

Xian, H.P., Atkinson, C. and Meng-Lewis, Y. Guanxi and High Performance Work System: Evidence from a Chinese State-owned Enterprise. International Journal of Human Resource Management, forthcoming 2017.

Woodhams, C., Xian, H.P. and Lupton, B. (2015). Women Managers’ Careers in China: Theorizing the Influence of Gender and Collectivism. Human Resource Management (US), 54(6) 913-931.

Xian, H.P. (2015). Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China. Gender in Management: An International Journal, 30(2) 179-182.

Woodhams, C., Lupton, B. and Xian, H.P. (2009). The persistence of gender discrimination in China – evidence from recruitment advertisements. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 20(10) 2084-2106.

Xian, H.P and Woodhams, C. (2008). Managing careers: Experiences of successful women in the Chinese IT industry. Gender in Management: An International Journal, 23(6) 409-425.

Xian, H.P. (2008). Lost in translation? Language, culture and roles of translator in cross-cultural management research. Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: An International Journal, 3(3) 231-245.

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Dr Junhong Yang
Junhong.yang@sheffield.ac.uk
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Junhong Yang is a Lecturer in Finance at the Management School. He joined Sheffield in 2015 following the completion of his PhD in Finance from Durham University. He holds an MSc in Finance and Investment from Durham University. He also obtained a BSc and an MSc in Marine Isotope Chemistry, both from Xiamen University (China).

Teaching

Junhong currently teaches on the following modules in Accounting and Finance

Undergraduate: Corporate Finance (MGT321)

Graduate: International Finance (MGT6117), Financial Markets and Investment Management (MGT6077), Corporate Finance (MGT6097)

 

Research Interests

Corporate finance; The economics of transition in China; Firm behaviour under imperfect capital markets; Links between finance and macroeconomic activity; Mergers and acquisitions; Household saving and consumption decisions; Economic development; Environmental Economics.

 

PhD Supervision

Junhong welcomes PhD applications in the areas of his research interests

Publications

Guariglia, A. and Yang.J (2016). A Balancing Act: Managing Financial Constraints and Agency Costs to Minimize Investment Inefficiency in the Chinese Market. Journal of Corporate Finance, 36 111-130.

Guariglia, A. and Yang, J. (2016). Adjustment Behaviour of Corporate Cash Holdings: the China Experience. European Journal of Finance, 1-29.

Dr Shuxing Yin
shuxing.yin@sheffield.ac.uk
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Sheffield University Management School

Research interests

Shuxing's research interests include corporate finance, corporate governance, market efficiency and anomalies. She has acted as referee for Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, British Accounting Review, European Journal of Finance.

She welcomes PhD applicants in the field of corporate finance, particularly focusing on Chinese (mainland and Hong Kong) markets, initial public offerings and market efficiency.