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Dr Lebene Soga

Associate Professor of Management Practice and Entrepreneurship

Senior Fellow, UK HEA

Lebene Soga Updated Photo

Specialisms

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

Location

Edith Morley building room 262, Whiteknights campus

Dr Lebene Richmond Soga is an Associate Professor of Management Practice and Entrepreneurship at Henley Business School, a Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy and a multi-award-winning academic.

His research interests include technology-mediated practices, entrepreneurship ecosystems and leadership. He has published in both high-ranking academic journals and notable practitioner journals and has presented his insights to government agencies, as well as managers at a Fortune-200 organisation. His research is featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Forbes, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Global and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, among others.

Drawing from his Babson College (Wellesley, Massachusetts) training, Lebene is also inspirational in his teaching and he uses his own entrepreneurship experience for an engaging student experience. He welcomes research proposals from potential PhD students with research interests in organisation studies, leadership, entrepreneurship and digital technology, particularly artificial intelligence. Currently he co-supervises Rita Nasr, who researches the institutional role of middle level brokers in developing recycling practices, Anna De Amicis, who studies the practices of boundary spanners in the arts, and Isa Machado, who explores the use of artificial intelligence in the hospitality and tourism industry.

Reference: Soga, L. , Laker, B. , Bolade-Ogunfodun, Y. and Mariani, M. (2022) Delegation strengthens teams working remotely. MIT Sloan Management Review. ISSN 1532-9194
Reference: Soga, L. , Bolade-Ogunfodun, Y. , Islam, N. and Amankwah-Amoah, J. (2022) Relational power is the new currency of hybrid work. MIT Sloan Management Review, 63 (4). ISSN 1532-9194
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Lebene Soga - Dr Yemisi Bolade-Ogunfodun
Reference: Soga, L. R. , Bolade-Ogunfodun, Y. , Mariani, M. , Nasr, R. and Laker, B. (2022) Unmasking the other face of flexible working practices: a systematic literature review. Journal of Business Research, 142. pp. 648-662. ISSN 0148-2963 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2022.01.024
Reference: Bolade-Ogunfodun, Y. , Soga, L. and Nasr, R. (2022) Rebalancing gender inequity and the digital divide: unintended consequences of working from home. In: Ogunyemi, K. and Onaga, A. I. (eds.) Responsible Management of Shifts in Work Modes – Values for a Post Pandemic Future. Emerald Publishing, pp. 145-161. ISBN 9781802627244 doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-80262-719-020221012
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Yemisi Bolade-Ogunfodun - Dr Lebene Soga
Reference: Laker, B. , Pereira, V., Malik, A. and Soga, L. (2022) Dear Manager, you’re holding too many meetings. Harvard Business Review, 100 (5). 23. ISSN 0017-8012
Henley faculty authors:
Professor Benjamin Laker - Dr Lebene Soga
Reference: Vashakmadze, A., Soga, L. and Bolade-Ogunfodun, Y. , (2022) Georgia’s economic development snapshot and recommendations for promoting entrepreneurial businesses in Georgia through UK partnerships. Henley-BTU Joint Research Advisory Group. Report. Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship, Reading. pp20.
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Lebene Soga - Dr Yemisi Bolade-Ogunfodun
Reference: Osei-Frimpong, K., Otoo, B. A. and Soga, L. (2022) What keeps me engaging? Examining drivers and consequences of consumers' continuous engagement with brands on social media. In: Amidu, M. (ed.) Sustainable Development Beyond Aid: The Focus for Africa?: 22nd Academy of African Business and Development Conference. Confidence in Africa’s Future. Academy of African Business and Development, pp. 315-328.
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Lebene Soga
Reference: Bolade-Ogunfodun, Y. , Soga, L. R. and Laker, B. (2022) Entwined positionality and interpretive frames of reference: an autoethnographic account. Organizational Research Methods. ISSN 1552-7425 doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/10944281221111401
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Yemisi Bolade-Ogunfodun - Dr Lebene Soga - Professor Benjamin Laker
Reference: Osei-Frimpong, K., Appiah Otoo, B. A., McLean, G., Islam, N. and Soga, L. R. (2022) What keeps me engaging? A study of consumers’ continuous social media brand engagement practices. Information Technology & People. ISSN 0959-3845 doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/ITP-11-2021-0850
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Lebene Soga
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
Henley faculty authors:
Professor Benjamin Laker - Dr Yemisi Bolade-Ogunfodun - Dr Lebene Soga
Reference: Ahmadi, A. and Soga, L. R. (2022) To be or not to be: latent entrepreneurship, the networked agent and the fear factor. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 174. 121281. ISSN 0040-1625 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2021.121281
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Amal Ahmadi - Dr Lebene Soga
Reference: Soga, L. , Bolade-Ogunfodun, Y. and Laker, B. (2021) Design your work environment to manage unintended tech consequences. MIT Sloan Management Review. ISSN 1532-9194
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Lebene Soga - Dr Yemisi Bolade-Ogunfodun - Professor Benjamin Laker
Reference: Laker, B. , Soga, L. , Bolade-Ogunfodun, Y. and Malik, A. (2021) What successful freelancers do differently. Harvard Business Review. ISSN 0017-8012
Henley faculty authors:
Professor Benjamin Laker - Dr Lebene Soga - Dr Yemisi Bolade-Ogunfodun
Reference: Soga, L. R. , Osei-Frimpong, K. and Nasr, R. (2022) The technological dilemma for entrepreneurial leaders: who drives innovation? In: Audretsch, D., Belitski, M. , Rejeb, N. and Caiazza, R. (eds.) Developments in Entrepreneurial Finance and Technology. Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, pp. 2-22, 304 pages. ISBN 9781800884335 doi: https://doi.org/10.4337/9781800884342.00007
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Lebene Soga
Reference: Soga, L. , Laker, B. , Bolade-Ogunfodun, Y. and Mariani, M. (2021) Embrace delegation as a skill to strengthen remote teams. MIT Sloan Management Review, 63 (1). pp. 1-3. ISSN 1532-9194
Reference: Soga, L. R. , Vogel, B. , Graca, A. and Osei-Frimpong, K. (2021) Web 2.0-enabled team relationships: an actor-network perspective. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 30 (5). pp. 639-652. ISSN 1464-0643 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/1359432X.2020.1847183
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Lebene Soga - Professor Bernd Vogel - Dr Ana Graça
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: https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-7027-1.ch005
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Lebene Soga
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: https://doi.org/10.4018/IJANTTI.2016040102
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Lebene Soga
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: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11187-019-00197-y
Henley faculty authors:
Professor Andrew Godley - Professor Norbert Morawetz - Dr Lebene Soga
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.
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Lebene Soga

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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.