Essex Business School

Our academic staff

Accounting

Magda Abou-Seada
Deputy Dean(Postgrad. Research & Education)(Social Sciences) & Senior Lecturer, EBS - Accounting
Pawan Adhikari
Senior Lecturer, EBS - Accounting
Research interests: Accounting in Less Developed Countries; Government Accounting and Budgeting; Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSASs, GFSM, PEFA); Accounting History;
Dila Agrizzi
Lecturer, EBS - Accounting
Research interests: performance management issues in the field of healthcare; management control systems within in healthcare organisations, particularly hospitals; the development of the accountancy profession across nations; gendering practices segregating women within the accounting profession in developing and non-Western countries;
Jacob Agyemang
Lecturer, EBS - Accounting
Research interests: Management accounting and control systems in developing and emerging economies; Management accounting and development issues in developing and emerging economies; Interdisciplinary research across management controy systems, entrepreneurship and development issues; Corporate governance;
Shaila Ahmed
Lecturer, EBS - Accounting
Research interests: Corporate governance; Family business; Labour governance, CSR and sustainability practices in developing countries; Interdisciplinary and qualitative research;
Thankom Arun
Professor, EBS - Accounting
Research interests: Global Development and Development Finance.; emerging economies; Financial Inclusion, Technology based financial delivery/services, Microfinance and Microinsurance; Issues in Corporate Governance, Disclosure and Social responsibility ; Hybrid Organisations and Social Enterprises; Issues in Sustainable Development;
Diogenis Baboukardos
Lecturer, EBS - Accounting
Research interests: Financial reporting; Accounting quality; International accounting; Sustainability reporting; Integrated reporting; Corporate Governance; Ownership;
Osamuyimen Egbon
Lecturer, EBS - Accounting
Research interests: Social/Environmental/Sustainability Reporting; Accounting in the public interest; Accountability of multinational corporations in emerging economies; Corporate-community relations; Sustainable development goals; Public sector accountability in developing economies;
Silvia Gaia
Lecturer, EBS - Accounting
Research interests: Corporate Governance; Executive remuneration; Shareholders activism; Voluntary disclosure; Financial reporting; Social performance and Business Ethics; Social and environmental reporting;
Kelum Jayasinghe
Professor, EBS - Accounting
Research interests: Accounting, governance and accountability issues in third sector (eg NGOs, Aid-Agencies), volunatary sector (eg museums) and public sector organisations (eg local government) particualrly in the context of emerging economies; Accounting systems and systems of accountability beyond work organisations, eg indigenous communities and home; Accounting and micro-finance practices in social enterprises, rural/informal enterprises and agriculture and fishing sector; A desire to conduct qualitative and interdisciplinary research in its social and political contexts, in particular the research based on socio-political theories;
Azimjon Kuvandikov
Lecturer, EBS - Accounting
Research interests: Corporate Governance; Mergers and Acquisitions; Board of directors' ownership; Institutional investors' ownership; Earnings management;
Kamran Malikov
Lecturer, EBS - Accounting
Research interests: Earnings Management; Corporate Events; Capital Markets Reasearch; Debt Covenants;
Musa Mangena
Professor, EBS - Accounting
Research interests: Corporate Governance and Accountability; Executive compensation; Corporate Reporting and consequences; Corporate Sustainability; Responsible Investments;
Hang Pham
Lecturer, EBS - Accounting
Research interests: Earnings management; Corporate governance; Capital markets research; Initial public offerings; Executive characteristics;
Daniela Pianezzi
Lecturer, EBS - Accounting
Research interests: Ethics and Accountability; Social Accounting andSustainability; Migration Management;
Tobias Polzer
Lecturer, EBS - Accounting
Research interests: Public Sector Accounting; Public Management and Governance; Public Procurement;
Teerooven Soobaroyen
Professor, EBS - Accounting
Research interests: Social and environmental reporting; Corporate governance; Non-profit accounting, accountability and governance; Accounting and governance in developing and emerging economies;
John Stittle
Senior Lecturer, EBS - Accounting
Research interests: Privatisation of the UK railway industry; Social/Ethical issues in corporate reporting; Railtracks track access charges; The financing of Network Rail;
Shahzad Uddin
Professor, EBS - Accounting
Research interests: Management accounting; Corporate Governance, CSR and Sustainability; Accounting and Economic Development; New Public Management and Governance;
Rebecca Warren
Lecturer in Accounting, EBS - Accounting
Zhifang Zhang
Lecturer, EBS - Accounting
Research interests: Corporate governance and executive compensation; Executive characteristics; International issues in accounting; Interdisciplinary research across accounting, corporate finance, international business and other disciplines;

Finance

Sam Astill
Lecturer, EBS - Finance
Research interests: Time Series Econometrics; Financial Econometrics.;
Konstantinos Baltas
Lecturer, EBS - Finance
Research interests: Financial Economics; Applied Econometrics; Financial Econometrics; Empirical Finance;
Chiara Banti
Lecturer, EBS - Finance
Research interests: International finance; Market microstructure;
Theodora Bermpei
Lecturer, EBS - Finance
Research interests: Financial regulation and bank risk/performance; Bank lending channels and monetary policy; Loan contract terms ; bank corporate governance;
Udichibarna Bose
Lecturer, EBS - Finance
Research interests: Corporate Finance; Financial Economics; Emerging Markets Finance;
Jason Cen
Lecturer, EBS - Finance
Jerry Coakley
Professor, EBS - Finance
Research interests: Entrepreneurial finance in the UK; Corporate finance; Behavioural finance; International finance;
Stefano Filomeni
Lecturer, EBS - Finance
Claudia Girardone
Professor, EBS - Finance
Research interests: Modelling efficiency and productivity of financial institutions; Integration in banking and financial markets; SMEs finance and financial inclusion; Structure and performance in banking; Competition issues in banking; Bank corporate governance;
Mark Hallam
Lecturer, EBS - Finance
Research interests: Financial and time series econometrics; systemic risk and market spillovers; macro-financial linkages; forecasting of return and volatility processes;
Norvald Instefjord
Reader (R), EBS - Finance
Research interests: Corporate finance; banking and regulation; financial markets and market microstructure;
Neil Kellard
Professor, EBS - Finance
Research interests: Finance (Financial inclusion Derivative market efficiency commodity portfolios bubbles hedge funds hedge ratios return predictability asset price volatility); International Finance (Forward premium puzzle purchasing power parity); Development (Inclusive growth Prebisch-singer hypothesis modelling and forecasting commodity prices linkages between commodities growth and poverty the food crisis political regime and health); Applied econometrics (Spurious regressions panel forecasting long memory fractional cointegration and structural breaks GARCH modellingl);
Sotirios Kokas
Senior Lecturer, EBS - Finance
Research interests: Financial Networks; Syndicated Loan Market and Relationship Lending; Financial Regulation, Supervision and Architecture; Bank Competition and Financial Stability; Foreign Bank Ownership;
Alexandros Kontonikas
Professor, EBS - Finance
Research interests: Asset pricing; Monetary policy; Sovereign risk;
Dimitris Korobilis
Professor, EBS - Finance
Michael Lamla
Professor, EBS - Finance
Research interests: Applied Economics; Monetary Policy; Behavioral Economics;
Jose Linares Zegarra
Senior Lecturer, EBS - Finance
Vivek Nawosah
Lecturer, EBS - Finance
Research interests: Asset Pricing; Behavioural Finance; Macro-Finance;
Simon Price
Professor, EBS - Finance
Research interests: forecasting methods; forecasting in the presence of structural change; density forecasts; long-horizon predictability; drivers of commodity prices; empirical macroeconomics; applications to dynamic 'macro' panel datasets;
Anna Sarkisyan
Lecturer, EBS - Finance
Research interests: Securitisation; Empirical Banking; Corporate Governance;
Liya Shen
Lecturer, EBS - Finance
Research interests: Option pricing; Application of wavelet method; Derivative securities;
Robert Taylor
Professor, EBS - Finance
Research interests: Time series econometrics; financial econometrics; non-stationary time series analysis;
Hardy Thomas
Lecturer, EBS - Finance
Research interests: Corporate control, governance systems & political economy of risk; Valuation of assets; Real option portfolios and investment appraisal; Investment cash flow sensitivities and frictions in credit channels; Market microstructure and high frequency trading behaviours;
Athanasios Triantafyllou
Lecturer, EBS - Finance
Thanos Verousis
Senior Lecturer, EBS - Finance
Research interests: market microstructure; Equity options;
Luiz Vitiello
Lecturer, EBS - Finance
Research interests: Options and derivatives pricing; Asset pricing; Application of generalised/high moment distributions to option/asset pricing;
Nikolaos Vlastakis
Lecturer, EBS - Finance
Research interests: Financial Econometrics; Volatility Modelling; Information Markets;
Senyu Wang
Lecturer, EBS - Finance
Research interests: Capital Structure; Bank Risk Management;
Cheng Yan
Senior Lecturer, EBS - Finance

Management and Marketing

Maged Ali
Senior Lecturer, EBS - Management and Marketing
Research interests: Big Data Technologies and Methodologies;
Mariachiara Barzotto
Lecturer, EBS - Management and Marketing
Nicholas Beuret
Lecturer, EBS - Management and Marketing
Research interests: Science and Technology Studies (particularly around environmental issues); Environmental politics and contemporary issues in sustainability; Catastrophe, crisis and disaster; Alternative Organisations; Infrastructure and logistics; Political Economy of Organisation; Philosophy and Political Economy; Affect and the imaginary; Social movements; Automation and platform capitalism;
Mario Burghausen
Lecturer, EBS - Management and Marketing
Research interests: Corporate Marketing and Corporate Communication (and associated concepts/issues); Corporate Identity and Corporate Brand Management; Corporate Heritage and Corporate History Marketing (and associated concepts/issues); Corporate and organisational temporalities and time;
Simon Carmel
Lecturer, EBS - Management and Marketing
Research interests: professional values; organisational and workplace ethnography; teamwork, inter-professional relations and the division of labour; academic evaluation of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator; micro-social theory (interactionism, strong structuration, practice theory); the concept of vocation;
Nicolas Forsans
Professor and MBA Director, EBS - Management and Marketing
Martin Harris
Senior Lecturer, EBS - Management and Marketing
Research interests: Technology, Organisation and Innovating Firm; ICT, Institutional change and the information society; The Historiography of technological change;
Diane Holt
Professor, EBS - Management and Marketing
Research interests: Trickle Out; Research Gate; Google Scholar;
Amir Homayounfard
Lecturer, EBS - Management and Marketing
Erik Jacobi
Lecturer, EBS - Management and Marketing
Research interests: Marketing/ advertising practices and strategy development; The role of marketing / advertising in markets and in the making of markets; The performativity of marketing practices and of marketing knowledge; Mediation work, especially between evaluative frameworks / orders of worth; Issues of sustainability in marketing; Anti-consumption, consumer resistance and consumer protest; Psychoanalytic approaches tobranding and advertising;
Elisabeth Kelan
Professor, EBS - Management and Marketing
Jane Khayesi
Lecturer, EBS - Management and Marketing
Hongfei Liu
Lecturer, EBS - Management and Marketing
Research interests: Electronic word of mouth (eWOM) and online reviews; Online consumer behaviour and e-commerce; Cyberpsychology and online communication; Service marketing and customer relationship management; New technology adoption in consumer market; Experimental designs;
Stephen Murphy
Lecturer, EBS - Management and Marketing
Research interests: The role of bodies, knowledge and skills in consumption; Edgework and the consumption of risk; Practice Theory; Phenomenological perspectives of consumption and experience; Socio-material perspectives on technology and consumption;
Louise Nash
Lecturer, EBS - Management and Marketing
Research interests: Organisational space, place, aesthetics and materiality; The lived experience of work in business clusters; The use of embodied methodologies in organisational research;
Noelia-Sarah Reynolds
Lecturer, EBS - Management and Marketing
Research interests: Organisational change and mergers and acquisitions; Sensemaking; Sustainable organisational growth;
Paurav Shukla
Professor, EBS - Management and Marketing
Research interests: Comparative consumer behaviour; Identity signalling and self-expression through consumption; Status consumption; Conspicuous consumption; Luxury branding and marketing; Consumption and well-being;
Martyna Sliwa
Dean of Postgraduate Research and Education and Professor (R), EBS - Management and Marketing
Research interests: Language, multilinguality and translation in organizations; Migration and transnationalism in the context of contemporary knowledge workers; Academic mobility and careers; Gender, intersectionality and professional identities; Critical management education; The use of Literary fiction in studying organizations;
Ceri Watkins
Senior Lecturer, EBS - Management and Marketing
Research interests: Organisational Performance; Space and Organisation; Theatre and Performance; Art and Organisation; Organisational Hierarchy;

Management Science and Entrepreneurship

Suma Athreye
Professor, EBS - Management Science and Entrepreneurship (MSE)
Research interests: Economics of Innovation; Economics and Management of Intellectual Property; Technology Management; Evolution of Technology Markets; Technology Licensing; Open Innovation; Inclusive Innovation; International R&D Management; International Cooperation in Science and Technology; Emerging Market Multinationals; Foreign Direct Investment;
Mehmet Demirbag
Deputy Dean of Essex Business School and Professor (R), EBS - Management Science and Entrepreneurship (MSE)
Research interests: internationalisation of R&D activities; offshore R&D; FDI location choice; product/regional diversification strategies of MNEs; Multinationals from Emerging Countries; International Mergers and Acquisitions; Reverse Knowledge Transfer by Emerging Country MNEs;
Guven Demirel
Lecturer, EBS - Management Science and Entrepreneurship (MSE)
Research interests: Supply chain management; Supplier control and development; Risk, resilience and robustness of supply networks; Stability of supply networks; Complex networks andcomplex adaptive systems; Dynamical systems theory; Stochastic processes; Generalised modelling; Value of information;
Marta Fernandez De Arroyabe Arranz
Lecturer, EBS - Management Science and Entrepreneurship (MSE)
Juan Fernandez De Arroyabe Fernandez
Senior Lecturer, EBS - Management Science and Entrepreneurship (MSE)
Research interests: Strategic alliances and joint projects in technological sectors Network structures and social network analysis Entrepreneurship and internationalization of SMEs Innovation in manufacturing and services sectors;
Shamsul Karim
Lecturer, EBS - Management Science and Entrepreneurship (MSE)
Young-Ah Kim
Lecturer, EBS - Management Science and Entrepreneurship (MSE)
Research interests: Innovation in the high-tech industry; Absorptive capacity; Business-to-Business Relationship Marketing and CRM; Business Network and Relationship Management between Firms; Quantitative Methods in Marketing (Advanced SEM, Hierarchical model, Choice Modelling);
Caleb Kwong
Senior Lecturer, EBS - Management Science and Entrepreneurship (MSE)
Research interests: social entrepreneurship, humane entrepreneurship and microfinance; entrepreneurship amongst the disabled population; entrepreneurship amongst refugees, Inernal Displaed Persons (IDPs) and those in the conflict zones; female and ethnic entrepreneurship; management education and enterprise education; human resource management (international);
Jun Li
Senior Lecturer, EBS - Management Science and Entrepreneurship (MSE)
Research interests: Ageing society and third age entrepreneurship; start-up, scale-up and high growth entrepreneurship; Entrepreneurship, wellbeing, inequality and productivity; Public entrepreneurship and local development; Graduate entrepreneurship; Chinese entrepreneurship and innovation; Entrepreneurship and innovation in emerging economies;
Rebecca Y Li
Lecturer, EBS - Management Science and Entrepreneurship (MSE)
Wei Liu
Lecturer, EBS - Management Science and Entrepreneurship (MSE)
Marianna Marra
Lecturer, EBS - Management Science and Entrepreneurship (MSE)
Research interests: Patent data analysis; Knowledge transfer and acquisition processes; Social Network Analysis (SNA); Ordered Weighted Averaging Operator (OWA);
Kholoud Mohsen
Lecturer, EBS - Management Science and Entrepreneurship (MSE)
Research interests: Intra-firm integration mechanisms and their influence on marketing performance (effectiveness, adaptiveness, efficiency and creativity); The international marketing strategies of emerging market firms; Drivers of market pioneering; Emerging markets MNEs; Set-Theortic research in Business;
Manuela Nocker
Senior Lecturer, EBS - Management Science and Entrepreneurship (MSE)
Research interests: Critical approaches to project work, particularly project teams; Organisational ethnography; The narrative and poetic approaches in organisational analysis; Identity construction and the management of identity; Ethics, social responsibility and sustainability; Collaboration and learning; Strategy-as-practice; Organisational innovation;
Tazeeb Rajwani
Professor, EBS - Management Science and Entrepreneurship (MSE)
Research interests: Corporate Political Activity; Nonmarket strategy; Emerging Market Multinational Corporations (MNCs); Internationalisation of MNCs and SMEs; Business Model Innovation; Managing Political Risk;
Vania Sena
Professor, EBS - Management Science and Entrepreneurship (MSE)
Research interests: Agglomerations of Human capital; Productivity;
Abhijit Sengupta
Lecturer, EBS - Management Science and Entrepreneurship (MSE)
Giovanni Serafini
Lecturer, EBS - Management Science and Entrepreneurship (MSE)
Research interests: International and Comparative HRM; Transitional periphery economies; Home and host country effects on MNE subsidiaries; Hotel and tourism industry;
Misagh Tasavori
Lecturer, EBS - Management Science and Entrepreneurship (MSE)
Research interests: International entrepreneurship; Multinational corporations from emerging markets; Business strategy and dynamic capability; Social entrepreneurship in international business; Base of the pyramid market;
Svetlana Warhurst
Senior Lecturer, EBS - Management Science and Entrepreneurship (MSE)
Research interests: Learning Pedagogy; Problem-based learning; Transnational education; Firm rnternationalisation; Autonomy and Embeddedness of subsidiaries of MNCs; Subsidiary performance;

Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management

Pasi Ahonen
Lecturer, EBS - Organisational Studies and Human Resources
Research interests: Management of diversity and difference in organisations; History, memory and temporality in and of organisations; Leadership, power and ways of leading; Organisations, the media and representation and mediatisation of organisations;
Edward Barratt
Senior Lecturer, EBS - Organisational Studies and Human Resources
Research interests: the use of genealogical and historical perspectives in the study of management and human resource management; management and human resource management in the Civil Service and public sector in the UK; power and elites; the ethics of human resource management;
Stefano Cirella
Lecturer, EBS - Organisational Studies and Human Resources
Research interests: Creativity and Organization; Collective Creativity; Leadership, Change and Transformation; Organizational Learning Mechanisms; Collaborative Management Research;
Huiyan Fu
Senior Lecturer, EBS - Organisational Studies and Human Resources
Philip Hancock
Professor, EBS - Organisational Studies and Human Resources
Research interests: The Colonisation of Everyday Life Through Managerial Discourse and Practice; Critical Social Theory (Marxist and Post-Marxist) and Organisation; Critical Approaches to Recognition at Work and in the Labour Market; The Uses and Abuses of Organisational Culture, Art, Aesthetics and Symbolism; The Management and Lived Experience of Organisational Space and Architecture; The Organisational and Economic Dimensions of Christmas and Other Festivities; Vintage Production, Consumption, and its Organisation;
Casper Hoedemaekers
Lecturer, EBS - Organisational Studies and Human Resources
Maria Hudson
Lecturer, EBS - Organisational Studies and Human Resources
Research interests: Equality and Diversity; Precarious work and livelihoods; Organisational learning, social justice and moral economy; Qualitative research methodologies;
Marina Michalski
Lecturer, EBS - Organisational Studies and Human Resources
Research interests: Labour market sustainability; International/comparative perspectives on Employment Relations and HRM practice; Employment Relations/HRM; Flexible working practices and L&D; Professional Identities in Context;
Sandra Moog
Lecturer, EBS - Organisational Studies and Human Resources
Research interests: international environmental politics and transnational civic activism (focus: forest issues/ the Amazon); globalization, sustainable development and environmental justice; the role of NGOs and corporations in processes of environmental governance; ideas of nature within the contemporary environmental movement;
Beatrice Piccoli
Lecturer, EBS - Organisational Studies and Human Resources
Research interests: Job insecurity; Organizational justice; Organisational identification; Psychological well-being; Organisational behaviours;
Stevphen Shukaitis
Senior Lecturer, EBS - Organisational Studies and Human Resources
Research interests: cultural production and contemporary capitalism; social theory; artistic labour; social and political imaginaries; communication technologies; avant-gardes and aesthetics; continental philosophy; social movements; intellectual and social history;
Danielle Tucker
Lecturer, EBS - Organisational Studies and Human Resources
Research interests: Organisational change management; Strategic communication during change; Organisational trust; Management of change inhealthcare sector organisations; Organisational memory and forgetting; Hubristic leadership and organisational failure; The role of change agents and project teams;
Melissa Tyler
Professor, EBS - Organisational Studies and Human Resources
Research interests: Feminist perspectives on work and organization; Gender, sexuality and embodiment at work; Organizational space, place, aesthetics and materiality; Emotional, aesthetic and sexualized forms of labour; Sales-service work and consumer culture; Gender, sexuality and the body in work organizations; Any work drawing on and developing feminist theory; The organization, management and lived experience of organizational space, place and setting; Emotional, aesthetic and sexualized labour in sales-service work;
Christina Volkmann
Lecturer, EBS - Organisational Studies and Human Resources
Research interests: My background in literary criticism and philology informs my theoretical approach in terms of textual; interpretative; and hermeneutic practice. In previous research; I have related to one another aspects of literary theory and organization studies; for example in an ethnographic study of a large German research library. Viewing organizations as texts that are continually constituted and re-constituted has also lead me to an interest in the 'textures' of organization as expressed in spatial arrangements of organization and their architectural structures. Based on the concept of text constitution in the context of (edition) philology; I have developed an interest in the historical structures of organization; e.g. as expressed in business/organizational history.;