Management and Business Studies

  • Alison Harper

    Management and Business Studies

    PhD Researcher in Management and Business Studies (ESRC 1+3)
    University of Exeter, Business School

    Start date: September 2015

    Research topic: Hybrid methodology in healthcare operations research

    The aim of my masters’ dissertation is to project future demand from all sources for diagnostic endoscopy services in one Clinical Commissioning Group in the south of England.  This will use shifting population demographics and the effect of an older population on demand for this service.  Theories of population aging are used to explain why rising life expectancy overstates the effect of population ageing.

    Research supervisors: Dr Nav Mustafee, Professor Martin Pitt

    Professional memberships/Positions held: HSPC registered, CIEHF member, OR Society UK member

    Email: ah596@exeter.ac.uk

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alison-harper-3ab89050?trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile


  • Anna Paraskeva

    Management and Business Studies

    PhD Researcher in Management and Business (ESRC +3)
    University of Exeter, Business School

    Start date: September 2013

    Research topic: Readability of IFRS 7 Regulation Amendments

    Research supervisors: Mari Paananen, Professor Kevin McMeeking

    Email: ap515@exeter.ac.uk


  • Chris Dimos

    Management and Business Studies

    PhD Researcher in Management and Business (ESRC 1+3)
    University of Bath, School of Management

    Start date: September 2017

    Research topic: The effectiveness of innovation policy and its implications for industrial strategy; a behavioural approach

    The research focuses on innovation policy and industrial strategy. More specifically, I am interested in the effectiveness of public R&D support measures in promoting private R&D and innovation and the associated implications for industrial strategy. Beyond the effects on R&D and innovation outputs, the study will attempt to capture firm-level behavioural changes due to the receipt of public support.

    Research supervisors: Dr Phil Tomlinson , Professor Hugh Lauder

    Professional memberships/Positions held: Meta-Analysis of Economic Research Network (MAER-Net), Hendrix College (since 2013) The Open Review (TOR) journal

    Email: c.dimos@bath.ac.uk

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisdimos0


  • Hugh Waters

    Management and Business Studies

    PhD Researcher in Management and Business Studies (ESRC +3)
    University of Exeter, University of Exeter Business School

    Start date: September 2015

    Research topic: Organisational identity challenges during major change

    The research focuses on the challenges organisations face within the realms of the Third Sector, particularly in response to socio-political driven change for the continued deliverance of public services. Identity evokes questions concerning ‘who we are in relation to others?’ and ‘what makes us different?’. Organisations encompass a collective sense of this, but how does identity initially form and become accomplished by actors over time? The turbulence of both changing environments and institutions introduces a multitude of tensions and interactions between actors seeking to negotiate the challenges of organisational identity.  Particular challenges for organisations include confusion of identity across multiple sectors, the internal and external tensions this elicits, and the positive and/or negative consequences.

    Research supervisors: Dr Will Harvey , Dr Beverley Hawkins

    Professional memberships/Positions held: Chair of Great Ideas Start with Discussion (GISWD), Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Associate Member, British Academy of Management, Voluntary Sector Studies Network

    Email: h.waters@exeter.ac.uk

    LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/hughwaters1


  • Kayleigh Neal

    Management and Business Studies, Student Rep

    PhD Researcher in Management and Business Studies (ESRC 1+3)
    University of Bath, School of Management

    Start date: September 2016

    Research topic: Overeducated and Underemployed: A Psychoanalytic Study

    My research offers a psychoanalytic conception of underemployment in relation to the graduate labour market in the UK. It specifically adopts a critical Lacanian perspective to consider the affective nature of underemployment discourse within this context. For example, an important question that my research asks is: why might individuals desire to define themselves as over-educated / underemployed? I am particularly interested in the unconscious, paradoxical desires which might be at play here, and the role of fantasies in facilitating such desires.

    Research supervisors: Professor Russ Vince, Dr Svenja Tams

    Professional memberships/Positions held: SWDTP student representative

    Email: k.neal@bath.ac.uk

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kayleighneal


  • Louisa Hood

    Management and Business Studies

    PhD Researcher in Management and Business (ESRC 1+3)
    University of Exeter, Business School

    Start date: September 2014

    Research topic: Family engagement in Art Museums

    Collaborative Doctoral Award, The University of Exeter and Tate.

    Using Tate as an intrinsic and instrumental case, my research looks at the relationships between art museum spaces, their collections and their audiences.

    Research supervisors: Professor Tim Coles, Dr Adrian Bailey, Dr Emily Pringle (Tate)

    Email: lh454@exeter.ac.uk


  • Margaret Roberts

    Management and Business Studies

    PhD Researcher in Management and Business (ESRC 1+3)
    University of Bath, School of Management

    Start date: September 2011

    Research topic: Identifying crucial points in healthcare team collective learning

    Research supervisors: Professor Russ Vince, Dr Katharina Chudizikowskiv

    Email: m.roberts@bath.ac.uk


  • Melinda Szocs

    Management and Business Studies

    PhD Researcher in Management and Business Studies (ESRC 1+3)
    University of Exeter, Business School

    Start date: September 2014

    Research topic: Social innovation within the context of social enterprises (hybrid organisations)

    The aim of the research project is to study social innovation within a social enterprise context. Following the findings of my masters’ dissertation, as part of my MRes degree in Management at the University of Exeter, the study will investigate how social enterprises innovate in light of limited resources. One of the central questions for the study is to explore how innovation contributes to social impact within a social enterprise context.

    Research interests:

    • Governance of hybrid organisations and management
    • Social enterprise and innovation
    • Value creation through co-production
    • Public service innovation
    • Bottom of the pyramid innovations and social outcome
    • Value measurement in hybrid organisation

    Research supervisors: Dr Adrian Bailey, Professor Tim Coles

    Professional memberships/Positions held: • Associate Fellowship with the Higher Education Academy since August 2017. • Visiting PhD researcher University of Roskilde, Department of People and Technology, Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Denmark (2017). • Member of the EMES network researching social innovation and social economy, International Research Society in Public Management (IRSPM) and of the British Academy of Management. • Former SWDTC student rep • Great Ideas Start with Discussion Committee member, University of Exeter Key publication: Dudau, A., Kominis, G. and Szocs, M., 2018. Innovation failure in the eye of the beholder: towards a theory of innovation shaped by competing agendas within higher education. Public Management Review, 20(2), pp.254-272. Past professional experience includes doing research and teaching at University of Exeter, as well as University of Glasgow. During February- May 2018 worked with the Welsh Government, as part of Knowledge and Analytics services on a project studying employability amongst older adults in Wales.

    Email: melinda.szocs@exeter.ac.uk

    LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/melindaszocs

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/MelindaSzocs

    Website/Blog: https://eprofile.exeter.ac.uk/melindaszocs/


  • Melissa Treen

    Management and Business Studies

    PhD Researcher in Management and Business Studies (ESRC 1+3)
    University of Bath, School of Management

    Start date: October 2017

    Research topic: Multiple Foci of Commitment and Tacit Knowledge Sharing in the Knowledge Economy: A Theory Towards the Multi-Focality of Knowledge Sharing

    My research will employ qualitative research methods to explore the interrelationship between multiple foci of commitment and tacit knowledge sharing in Professional Services Firms (PSFs). With the shift towards the knowledge economy, employees now work within as well as across organisational boundaries, throwing up a plethora of challenges and moving the spotlight away from the traditional dyadic employer-employee relationship. Arguably, the personal nature of tacit knowledge sharing has now become the most valuable form of capital for PSFs, which calls into question individual agency in the knowledge sharing process, as influenced by multiple foci of commitment.

    Research supervisors: Professor Juani Swart, Dr Nina Hansen

    Professional memberships/Positions held: TOR- Social Media

    Email: mct36@bath.ac.uk

    LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/melissatreen


  • Michael Rogerson

    Management and Business Studies

    PhD Researcher in Management and Business (ESRC 1+3)
    University of Bath, School of Management

    Start date: September 2018

    Research topic: Institutions and the failure of the Modern Slavery Act 2015

    My research centres on how institutions affect firm behaviours around modern slavery in the UK and Russia, with a particular focus on the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015. Why have so many companies not yet reported as legally required by the law? Why is modern slavery so prevalent in modern business?

    Research supervisors: Professor Andy Crane, Dr Johanne Ward-Grosvold

    Email: mr900@bath.ac.uk

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikerogerson/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/CSR_Michael


  • Sarah Bailey

    Management and Business Studies

    PhD Researcher in Management and Business (ESRC +3)
    University of Exeter, Business School

    Start date: September 2014

    Research topic: Cross-sector partnerships: The value of collaboration for social enterprises

    Research supervisors: Dr Anne O'Brien, Dr Adrian Bailey

    Email: S.E.Bailey@exeter.ac.uk


  • Sarah Bloomfield

    Management and Business Studies

    PhD Researcher in Management and Business (ESRC 1+3)
    University of Bath, School of Management

    Start date: September 2015

    Research topic: Impact of paradoxical tensions within organisations operating with multiple objectives

    My research is an ethnographic study of the impact of multiple objectives within the operational arm of the UK forestry commission.

     

    Research supervisors: Professor Russ Vince, Professor Nancy Harding

    Professional memberships/Positions held: Fellow of Higher Education Authority  

    Email: s.bloomfield@bath.ac.uk


  • Sian Robinson

    Management and Business Studies

    PhD Researcher in Management and Business (ESRC 1+3)
    University of Exeter, Business School

    Start date: September 2016

    Research topic: Visible Body Modifications within the Workplace

    Email: slr221@exeter.ac.uk


  • Simon Wilde

    Management and Business Studies

    PhD Researcher in Management and Business (ESRC 1+3)
    University of Bath, School of Management

    Start date: September 2014

    Research topic: Risks and returns from infrastructure investing

    Research supervisors: Professor Ian Tonks, Professor George Bulkley

    Email: sgw31@bath.ac.uk


  • Zoe Sanderson

    Management and Business Studies

    PhD Researcher in Management (ESRC +3)
    University of Bristol, School of Economics, Finance and Management

    Start date: October 2017

    Research topic: Organisational ideology in non-profits

    I’m curious about the construction and management of ideology in non-profit organisations, and issues of meaningful work and identification in these contexts.  I expect my work to use qualitative and participatory methodologies.

    Research supervisors: Dr Humphrey Bourne, Dr Patricia Gaya

    Professional memberships/Positions held: Member of the British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology

    Email: zoe.sanderson@bristol.ac.uk

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/zoesander