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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 and a senior fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.

His research interests include technology mediated manager-employee practices, entrepreneurship ecosystems and leadership. He has contributed to the Henley Forum for Organisational Learning and Knowledge Strategies to publish practitioner guidance on social technologies in the workplace and draws on his Babson College (Wellesley, Massachusetts) training and entrepreneurship experience to engage students.

Having presented at academic conferences and to managers at a Fortune-200 organisation, he has also published in leading CABS ranked and FT50 journals. His research insights featured in The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Forbes, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Global, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Business Value Exchange and other reputable media outlets.

Lebene welcomes research proposals from potential PhD students with research interests in organisation studies, leadership, entrepreneurship ecosystems and social aspects of 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: 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: 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:
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
Reference: Laker, B. , Soga, L. , Bolade-Ogunfodun, Y. and Malik, A. (2021) What successful freelancers do differently. Harvard Business Review. ISSN 0017-8012
Reference: Soga, L. R. , Osei-Frimpong, K. and Nasr, R. (2021) The technological dilemma for entrepreneurial leaders: who drives innovation? In: Developments in Entrepreneurial Finance and Technology. Edward Elgar Publishing. (In Press)
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:
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.