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Dr Lebene Soga

Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Leadership

Programme Director for the BA International Management and Business Administration Programme
Senior Fellow, UK HEA

Lebene Soga Staff Photo


  • Manager-Employee Relationships, 
  • Leadership, 
  • Entrepreneurship Ecosystems, 
  • Social Aspects of Digital Technology


Edith Morley building room 262, Whiteknights campus

Dr Lebene Richmond Soga is a Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Leadership at Henley Business School.

Lebene's research explores a range of themes, including the role of social technologies in manager-employee relationships, how new technologies challenge leadership practices within organisations and how entrepreneurship ecosystems generate entrepreneurial activity. He has contributed to conversations at the Henley Forum for Organisational Learning and Knowledge Strategies that also led to the publication of practitioner guidance on social technologies in the workplace.

He has been invited to present to managers at a Fortune-200 organisation and at many academic conferences. His ideas are featured in discussions at Business Value Exchange and CIPD, where he is mentioned for his insights on the development of digital silos.

Lebene is a senior fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. He deploys his training from Babson College (Wellesley, Massachusetts) and his own entrepreneurship experience for an engaging student experience.

Lebene welcomes proposals for supervision from potential PhD students with research interests in organisation studies, leadership, entrepreneurship ecosystems and social aspects of technology (particularly of Artificial Intelligence). Currently he co-supervises three doctoral students: Rita Nasr, who is researching the institutional role of middle level brokers in developing recycling practices, Anna De Amicis, whose research seeks to understand the practices of boundary spanners in the arts, and Isa Machado, who is exploring the use of artificial intelligence in the hospitality and tourism industry.

Reference: Laker, B. , Godley, W., Bolade-Ogunfodun, Y. and Soga, L. (2021) Don’t let WFH get in the way of your next promotion. Harvard Business Review. ISSN 0017-8012
Reference: Soga, L. , Vogel, B. , Graca, A. and Osei-Frimpong, K. (2020) Web 2.0-enabled team relationships: an actor-network perspective. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology. ISSN 1464-0643 doi:
Reference: Soga, L. R. (2019) Tracy Kidder, media pundits, and the academe. In: Spöhrer, M. (ed.) Analytical Frameworks, Applications, and Impacts of ICT and Actor-Network Theory. IGI Global, pp. 112-137. ISBN 9781522570271 doi:
Reference: Soga, L. R. (2016) Is it the soul of a new/lost machine? International Journal of Actor-Network Theory and Technological Innovation, 8 (2). pp. 18-31. ISSN 1942-535X doi:
Reference: Godley, A. , Morawetz, N. and Soga, L. (2021) The complementarity perspective to the entrepreneurial ecosystem taxonomy. Small Business Economics, 56 (2). pp. 723-738. ISSN 0921-898X doi:
Reference: Soga, L. R. (2017) The role of Web 2.0 (social) technologies in leadership within the organisation: through the analytical lens of the actor-network theory. PhD thesis, University of Reading.

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Soga, L., Brigham, M., (2019), "A Netnographic Approach to Understanding Platform-Mediated Forms of Organising", in Proceedings of the 14th Organisation Studies Workshop, Mykonos, Greece.

Godley, A., Morawetz, N., Soga, L., (2019), "The Complementarity Theory Perspective to the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Taxonomy”, Small Business Economics, pp.1-16.

Soga, L. R. (2019). Tracy Kidder, Media Pundits, and the Academe. In M. Spohrer (Ed.), Analytical Frameworks, Applications, and Impacts of ICT and Actor-Network Theory (pp. 112-137). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Soga, L.R., 2016, "Is it The Soul of a New/Lost Machine?" International Journal of Actor-Network Theory and Technological Innovation, Vol. 8(2), pp.18-31.

Soga, L.R., Vogel, B., Graça, A.M., 2016, "Relational Leadership in a Web 2.0-mediated era", Presented at the 1st Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Leadership Symposium, Rhodes Island, Greece.

Soga, L.R., Vogel, B., and Graça, A.M., 2014, "Leaders as Heterogeneous Networks: An Actor-Network Perspective", In Proceedings of the British Academy of Management Conference, Belfast, Waterfront, Northern Ireland.