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Management and Marketing Group

Essex Business School Management and Marketing professors sit together in discussion.

We’re not just about driving profit for big business

Management encompasses so much of what a business is about, it looks at people, processes, change and impact, as well as the bottom line. Marketing isn’t just glitter and gimmicks, it’s at the heart of every organisation.

Our research in management and marketing aims to understand the role of the consumer, the value of the employee and the importance of responsible management practices. We’re independent thinkers and drivers of change.

Here’s just some of the topics we explore:

  • organisational behaviour
  • business ethics
  • historical aspects of management
  • corporate marketing and corporate communication
  • business model innovation
  • intersectionality

Our research at a glance

A century of change on the London Underground

Dr James Fowler, Lecturer at Essex Business School, has recently published research into the ways that commuting on the London Underground has, or hasn’t, changed in over the past century. By digging into the available data he has focused on understanding how the customer experience, rather than the organisation’s internal operations, has been affected by change. Analysis like this helps organisations to understand their customers and to compete against the competition.

Read the full article in The Conversation.

Management and Marketing

Pasi Ahonen
Senior Lecturer, EBS - Management and Marketing
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
Muhammad Akram
Lecturer, EBS - Management and Marketing
Research interests: Online Buyer/ Consumer/ User Behaviour; Digital and Social Media Marketing; Omnichannel Retailing; Digital Business/ Marketing Strategy; Marketing and Firm Performance; Social Customer Journey
Maged Ali
Senior Lecturer, EBS - Management and Marketing
Research interests: Big Data Technologies and Methodologies
Amon Barros
Lecturer, EBS - Management and Marketing
Research interests: Management & Organisational History; Business and Society; Critical Management Studies
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
Peter Bloom
Professor, EBS - Management and Marketing
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, brand heritage, and (corporate) heritage brands; 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: Business model innovation and value delivery (incl. appropriation, creation, and capture); Innovation strategy, business ecosystems, and capabilities; Open service innovation, service innovation & customer engagement/experience; Marketing strategy, competitive advantage, and data analytics; Open innovation and profiting from technological innovation
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
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
Aneela Malik
Lecturer, EBS - Management and Marketing
Research interests: Brand Management; Consumer Behaviour; International/Global Branding; Advertising and Marketing Communication; Ethical and Green Marketing
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; Consumer Culture Theory; Alternative Belief Systems: Stigmatised Knowledge and Distrust; Embodiment
Rekha Rao-Nicholson
Professor, EBS - Management and Marketing
Research interests: Strategy in emerging economies and emerging-market MNCs; Management and economics of innovation in developed and developing countries; Economic development and sustainability; M&As - Leadership and performance
Noelia-Sarah Reynolds
Senior 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; International Business Strategy; Service Supply Chain Performance; Service Customisation 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
Contact us
Contact us
Departmental Director of Research Professor Claudia Girardone
University of Essex
Essex Business School University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ
Telephone: 01206 87 3911