Dr Lebene Richmond Soga is a Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Leadership at the Henley Business School. His 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.
Lebene has presented his research at academic conferences and has also been invited to present to managers at a Fortune-200 organisation. 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’s teaching responsibilities cover module delivery at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including MBA supervision. He is the convener for MM1F10 Student Enterprise (for first year undergraduate students) and MM392 Entrepreneurial Management Venture Project (for final year undergraduate students). Lebene is also co-convener for MM270 Practice of Entrepreneurship (for second year undergraduate students) and delivers teaching on MM387 Leading in the 21st Century (for undergraduates). For postgraduate students, he co-convenes MMM140 Leadership in Digital Organisations and also delivers teaching on MMM020 Leadership Theory and Practice. Lebene is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He deploys his training from Babson College (Wellesley, Massachusetts) and his own entrepreneurship experience for an engaging student experience, which is evident in consistently excellent student evaluation reports.
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 two doctoral students - Rita Nasr, who is researching the institutional role of middle level brokers in developing recycling practices, and Anna De Amicis, whose research seeks to understand the practices of boundary spanners in the arts.