Essex Business School

Our academic staff

Accounting

Magda Abou-Seada
Senior Lecturer, EBS - Accounting
Research interests: Financial & Corporate Reporting; Narrative Reporting; Voluntary Disclosures; Accounting Education; Integrated Reporting; International Financial Reporting; Issues in Accounting Profession;
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;
Md Shoaib Ahmed
Lecturer, EBS - Accounting
Research interests: Accounting and corruption; Accounting and modern slavery; Accounting and workplace incivilities; Management accounting control;
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;
Muhammad Atif
Lecturer, EBS - Accounting
Research interests: Corporate Social Responsibility and Disclosure; Corporate Governance; Executive Compensation;
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; Water accounting;
Silvia Gaia
Senior Lecturer, EBS - Accounting
Research interests: Corporate Governance; Executive remuneration; Shareholders activism; Voluntary disclosure; Financial reporting; Social performance and Business Ethics; Social and environmental reporting;
Md Tarikul Islam
Lecturer, EBS - Accounting
Research interests: Accountability and Social Purpose Hybridization;
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;
Danson Kimani
Lecturer, EBS - Accounting
Research interests: Corporate governance in developing countries;
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;
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;
Ileana Steccolini
Professor, EBS - Accounting
Research interests: Governmental financial resilience; Public sector accounting reforms; Roles, uses and users of accounting information in public services; Performance measurement in public services; Roles of accounting and accountability in inclusive public services and societies; Corruption and Supreme Audit Institutions;
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;
Namhele Ubhayasiri Chaminda Bandara Wijethilake
Lecturer, EBS - Accounting
Shahzad Uddin
Professor, EBS - Accounting
Research interests: Management accounting; Corporate Governance, CSR and Sustainability; Accounting and Economic Development; New Public Management and Governance;
Bedanand Upadhaya
Lecturer, EBS - Accounting
Rebecca Warren
Lecturer in Accounting, EBS - Accounting

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 Intermediation; Empirical Finance; Banking; Banking; Financial Stability;
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
Franco Fiordelisi
Professor, 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; Competition issues in banking; Bank corporate governance; Structure and performance in banking;
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;
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; Macroeconomics;
Yiwei Li
Lecturer, EBS - Finance
Jose Linares Zegarra
Senior Lecturer, EBS - Finance
Research interests: Payments Economics; Consumer and household finance; Banking; SMEs finance; Microfinance and financial inclusion; Fintech;
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; Financial Inclusion;
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: Equity options; Market microstructure; Empirical behavioral finance; Exchange market structures;
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
Research interests: Empirical Asset Pricing, International Finance, Mutual Funds;

Management and Marketing

Maged Ali
Senior Lecturer, EBS - Management and Marketing
Research interests: Big Data Technologies and Methodologies;
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
Research interests: Business model innovation;
James Fowler
Lecturer, EBS - Management and Marketing
Research interests: Corporate Strategy; Statistical Accounting; Transport Economics; Leadership in Organisations; Hybrid Organisations;
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;
Amir Homayounfard
Lecturer, EBS - Management and Marketing
Research interests: Exploring innovation practices within the service particularly the retail sector; Managing capabilities and firm's value delivery (incl. capture, creation, and appropriation); Open service innovation, R&D management, and the nature of knowledge; Service and customer engagement/experience (incl. value creation and co-creation); Business model innovation, capabilities, and marketing strategies; Managing services (incl. new service development, service innovation, and servitization);
Erik Jacobi
Lecturer, EBS - Management and Marketing
Research interests: Marketing Strategy Development; Social Media Influencers; Sustainable Marketing and Consumer Behaviour; The Politicisation of Brands;
Atika Kemal
Lecturer, EBS - Management and Marketing
Research interests: Digital Innovation and Management; Mobile Banking for Financial Inclusion; ICTs and Socio-Organisational Change; Digital Technologies and Socio-economic Development; Digital Economies, Digital Payment Innovation in Social Cash Programmes; Digital Identities for Inclusion; Data Governance; e-Government; e-Health;
Hongfei Liu
Lecturer, EBS - Management and Marketing
Research interests: Electronic word of mouth (eWOM) and online reviews; Digital marketing and social media; Cyberpsychology and online communication; Service marketing and customer relationship management; New technology adoption in consumer market; Experimental designs;
Neeru Malhotra
Reader (R), EBS - Management and Marketing
Research interests: Services marketing and management, frontline employee management, e-services, co-creation, leadership in services, service quality management, customer engagement;
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; Craftsmanship; Creativity; Conspiracy Theories; Consumer Culture Theory;
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;
Martyna Sliwa
Professor, EBS - Management and Marketing
Research interests: Language and multilinguality in organisations; Migration; Mobility and careers; Intersectionality; Critical management education; The use of Literary fiction in studying organizations; Self-initiated expatriates; Organisational diversity; Linguistic diversity; Inclusion in organisations;
Juneho Um
Lecturer, EBS - Management and Marketing
Research interests: Optimal Level of Product Variety; Global SC Uncertainty and Risk Management Strategies for SC Resilience; Service Standardisation and Customisation; Service Supply Chain Performance; Servitisation and Productisation; Sustainable Global Supply Chain; Emerging Technology in International Business; Challenges in Logistics & Trade;
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;
Marta Fernandez De Arroyabe Arranz
Lecturer, EBS - Management Science and Entrepreneurship (MSE)
Research interests: Technological Mergers and Acquisitions (M&As); Innovation; Networks;
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
Reader (R), 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)
Research interests: international marketing and innovation;
Wei Liu
Lecturer, EBS - Management Science and Entrepreneurship (MSE)
Marianna Marra
Lecturer, EBS - Management Science and Entrepreneurship (MSE)
Research interests: Social Network Analysis; Multinationals; Technological Innovation; Comparative Institutional Analysis; Innovation; Science; Networks; Inventions and the Evolution of Technology;
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;
Vania Sena
Professor, EBS - Management Science and Entrepreneurship (MSE)
Research interests: Agglomerations of Human capital; Productivity;
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
Senior 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 internationalisation; Autonomy and Embeddedness of subsidiaries of MNCs; Subsidiary performance;

MBA and executive programmes

Nicolas Forsans
Professor Nicolas Forsans
Research interests: Business model innovation;

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 Organisation; Collective Creativity; Leadership, Change and Transformation; Organisational Learning Mechanisms; Collaborative Management Research; Collaborative Innovation;
Huiyan Fu
Senior Lecturer, EBS - Organisational Studies and Human Resources
Sophie Hales
Lecturer, EBS - Organisational Studies and Human Resources
Research interests: Emotional, aesthetic and sexualized labour in interactive service work; Gender, sexuality and embodiment at work; Lived experiences of sexualized forms of work; Gender, sexuality and the body in work organizations;
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;
Elisabeth Kelan
Professor, EBS - Organisational Studies and Human Resources
Research interests: Digitalisation and Gender; Leadership Development; Gender and Leadership;
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
Senior Lecturer, EBS - Organisational Studies and Human Resources
Research interests: Public Sector Management; Policy Implementation; Organisational Trust; Organisational Memory and Forgetting; Organisational Failure; Organisational change management; Integrated Care; Change Communication; Change Agents;
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;