Research Seminars

Research Seminars

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2017 Seminars

Date/Time Speaker Topic Venue
Friday 8th December 2017 11:00 -12:00 Martina Macpherson, Global Head of Sustainability Indices Product Management Aligning Impact and Income: The Next Generation of Green Bond Indices HBS 101
Thursday 19th October 15:00 -16:00 Tim Youngberry, Fellow of CPA Australia A discussion on graduates and his experience of the Board of CPA Australia HBS LG01
Thursday 12th October 13:00 -1 4:00 Prof. Carolyn Cordery, Aston Business School Do Global NGO's Internet Accountability Disclosures Meet Donors' Needs? - A Cross-Jurisdictional Analysis HBS LG01
Thursday 28th September 2017 13:00 – 14:00 Prof. Dr. Frank Schiemann, University of Hamburg Do Shareholders Value Philanthropy? - An Analysis of Stock Market Reactions to Donations HBS G04
Thursday 28th September 2017 13:00 - 14:00 Dr, Silvia Masiero, Loughborough University Digital Technologies and Pro-Poor Finance: Ambidextrous Models at the Base of the Pyramid HBS 102
Wednesday 3rd May 2017 13:00 – 14:00 Dr. Lin Liao Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Financial Fraud HBS G03
13:00 - 14:00 Habiba Al-Shaer, Newcastle University Business School Do Environmental-Related Disclosures Help Enhance Investment Recommendations? UK-Based Evidence Palmer 106
Thursday 2nd March13:00 - 14:00 Monomita Nandy, Brunel Business School Impact of Mergers and Acquisitions on Types of Earnings Management during Financial Crisis: A study on Chinese Listed Firms HBS G10
Monday 23rd January 2017 15:00 - 16:00 Martina Macpherson, Global Head of Sustainability Indices Product Management The Development of ESG Indices and Active Passive Investment Chancellors G01

2010- 2016 Seminars


Wednesday 16th  November 2016   

14:00 – 15:00 

Gunnar Rimmel,  Jönköping International Business School, Gothenburg Research Institute

Revival of the fittest? – Integrated Reporting and Intellectual capital in Sweden


Wednesday 16th November 2016   

13:00 – 14:00 

Danny Williams , IBM’s Global Technology Services business in UK & Ireland 

Innovation isn’t all Lava Lamps & Beanbags

HBS 208

Friday 11th November

13:00 – 14:00

Leslie P. Willcocks, Department of Management, London School of Economics and Political Science

Service Automation - Taking The Robot Out of The Human, and Then?

Room G10 Henley Business School

Thursday 3rd November

13:00 -14:00

Jonas Hedman  -  Department of IT Management, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

The Cashless Society and a World Moving Towards Openness

Room G10 Henley Business School


Thursday 27th October

11:00 - 12:00

Kjell Ove Røsok from NHH  -  the Norwegian School of Economics

IFRS convergence with many local amendments: The FRS 102 in the UK

HUMS building; 

room 175 

Wednesday 12th October 2016

14:00 - 15:00

Prof Ilan Oshri,School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University

Strategic Innovation Through Outsourcing: The Role of Relational and Contractual Governance


Henley Business School 

Thursday 8th September 2016

13:00 - 14:00

Prof Weihua Luo, Professor of linguistics, Vice Dean of Shipping Development Academy at Dalian Maritime University, China.                                                

Sentiment or prosody: methodological cross-disciplinary considerations in linguistics/informatics researches


LG01, IRC Seminar room, Henley Business School 


20th June 2016

10:00 - 11:30

Dr Michelle L. Kaarst-Brown (FLMI, MBA, PhD), Associate Professor School of Information Studies Syracuse University (USA)

Part 1: “IT Culture” Theory: Exploring Universal Archetypes and Localized Symbols for

Anticipatory Design

Part 2: Publishing in MISQ Executive: Who, What, Why, When, & How

HBS 108

Henley Business School, Whiteknights

18th May 2016

13:00-   14:00

Dr Nuno Oliveira -  LSE fellow Department of Management, London School of Economics

Adaptation in Multi-organisation Projects: Evidence from the UK construction industry

HBS 208

Henley Business School, Whiteknights

4th May 2016

13:00 - 14:00

Dr Lars Helge Hass

Reader in Accounting and Finance

Lancaster University Management School

Tournament incentives and tax planning


Miller Building, Whiteknights

21st April 2016

13:00- 14:00

Mr David Hodgson


Problems with adoption of International Standards for Information


Henley Business School, Whiteknights

9th March 2016

13:15 - 14:15

Dr Monika Tarsalewska

University of Exeter

Venture Capital and the Disclosure of Material Weaknesses in Internal Control


24th February 2016

15:00 - 16:00

 Dr Johnathan Liebenau, Associate Professor (Reader) of Technology Management, London School of Economics

 Digital London


Henley Business School, Whiteknights

Wednesday 27th January   2016

13:00 - 14:00

Florian Allwein, PhD student in Information Systems and Innovation, London School of Economics                                           

The Role of Digital Infrastructures in the Performance of Oganizational Agility              


Henley Business School, Whiteknights





Wednesday 2nd December 2015

13:00 - 14:00

Prof Khaled Hussainey

Professor of Accounting

Plymouth Business School, Plymouth University

Is Forward-Looking Financial Disclosure Really Informative? Evidence from UK Narrative Statements

Room G06, Palmer Building, Whiteknights

1st December 2015

14:30 - 15:30

Prof Michael Power, Professor of Accounting, London School of Economics 

Organisations and Audit Trails

HUMSS 175, Whiteknights

Wednesday 4th November 2015

13:00 - 14:00

Florian Allwein, PhD student in Information Systems and Innovation, London School of Economics

The role of digital infrastructures in the performance of organizational agility

Room 208, Henley Business School, Whiteknights

Thursday 15th October 2015

13:00 - 14:00

Mr David Graham Terrar, Founder and CXO, The Agile Elephant

Everyone’s talking Digital and it’s Dangerous

Room 124, Humss building, Whiteknights

Tuesday 13th October 2015

13:00 - 14:00

Mr Doug Clark

Head of Cloud for IBM UK & Ireland

Power of Cloud - Accelerating Digital Business

Room LG01, IRC Seminar Room

Henley Business School, Whiteknights

Wednesday 7th October 2015

16:00 - 18:00

Professor Joanne Horton, Professor of Accounting, Exeter University Business School

Career Concern of Banking Analysts

Room 208, Henley Business School, Whiteknights

Thursday 17th September 2015

13:00 - 14:00

Corey Hirsch, CI0,Teledyne LeCroy

Advanced Persistent Threat: To Hack Back?

Room 208, Henley Business School, Whiteknights

Wednesday 22nd July 2015

13:00 - 14:00

Professor John Dumay, Associate Professor in Accounting, Macquarie University, Sydney

Forty-two: The Meaning of Life, the Universe and Numbers

Room 108, Henley Business School, Whiteknights

Tuesday 7th July 2015

12:00 - 13:00

Dr Martin Persson, Assistant Professor of Managerial Accounting and Control, Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario, Canada

The Stable Money Association: The Performativity of Monetary Lobbying

Room G10, Henley Business School, Whiteknights

Wednesday 3rd Jun 2015

13:00 - 14:00

Dr Damon Hill, Vice President – Business Development, Oil & Gas Capital Projects Amec Foster Wheeler

Mr Ian Bishop, Engineering ManagerOil & Gas Capital Projects Amec Foster Wheeler

Information Centred Delivery of Major Capital Projects in the Oil and Gas Industry

Room G10, Henley Business School, Whiteknights

Wednesday 20th May 2015

13:00 - 14:00

Ross Horne, Associate Professor at Kazakh-British Technical University

Schema that Evolve to Describe Data on the Web

URS 2n13, Whiteknights campus

Wednesday 6th May 2015

13:00 - 14:00

Dr Markos T. Zachariadis, Assistant Professor of Information Systems; Warwick Business School

Applying Critical Realism to IS research: A mixed- methods study on the history, diffusion and economics of financial technology

URS 2n10, Whiteknights Campus

Monday 23rd March 2015

13:00 - 14:00

1. Vanessa Maike, PhD Candidate, University of Campinas, Brazil

2. Samuel Bastos Buchdid, PhD Candidate, University of Campinas, Brazil

1. Investigating Natural User Interfaces in the Context of Accessibility

2. Organizational Semiotics in Practice: Exploring a Situational Design in a Socio-Technical approach

LG01, IRC Seminar Room, Henley Business School, Whiteknights

Wednesday 18th March 2015

13:00 - 14:00

Dr Sebastian Hoffmann

Assistant Professor of Accounting and Auditing; Department of Accounting and Auditing; HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Germany

Do it yourself: The accounting profession shaping transition in Germany

URS 2s20, Whiteknights Campus

Thursday 5th March 2015

12:00 - 13:00

Dr Liang Han, Reader in Financial Management, Surrey Business School, University of Surrey

Banking market competition and corporate innovation


Room G14, Henley Business School, Whiteknights

Wenesday 4th March 2015

13:00 - 14:00

Dr James Anderson, Cybernetics Intelligence Research; School of System engineering, University of Reading

Commercialisation of supercomputers and supercomputing services (TBC)

Room 102, Henley Business School, Whiteknights

Wednesday 25th February 2015

13:00 - 14:00

Dr Silvia Masiero, Department of International Development London School of Economics and Political Science

The Politics of Anti-Poverty Artefacts: Lessons from the Computerization of the Food Security System in Karnataka

Room 102, Henley Business School, Whiteknights

Wednesday 4th February 2015

13:00 - 14:00

Professor Kecheng Liu, Professor of Applied Informatics, Informatics Research Centre, Henley Business School

Knowledge Management from a Semiotic Perspective

Room 208, Henley Business School, Whiteknights      






13:00 - 14:00

Dr Roberto Pereira

Social-technical approach for Information Systems design - from a human computer interaction perspective

LG01, IRC Seminar Room, Henley Business School, Whiteknights


13:00 - 14:00

Dr Dan Williams

The environmental impact of software

LG01, IRC Seminar Room, Henley Business School, Whiteknights


13:00 - 14:45

Professor Guy Fitzgerald, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University

·         Information Systems Development

·         Writing and publishing papers

Palmer 104, Whiteknights


17:00 - 18:00

Professor Mike Adams, University of Bath       

Board-level financial experts and performance in the UK non-life insurance industry.

IRC Seminar Room, LG01. Henley Business School, Whiteknights


13:30 - 14:30

Miss Wanting Wang, PhD student in the School of Information Management and Engineering at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China

The title is Multifractal structures and risk transmission path of the major stock markets in U.S. and China

Room G04, Henley Business School, Whiteknights


11:00 - 12:00

Professor Shou-Yan Chou, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, China

Innovative Services Based on IOT-Enabled Data-Driven Strategies

Room 301 HUMSS building, Whiteknights


13:00 - 14:00

Dr Deyu Zhou, School of Computer Science and Engineering, Southeast University

Analysis on Social Media Data: Open Event Extraction

Henley Business School, Whiteknights


12:00 - 13:00

Professor Leslie Willcocks, London School of Economics and Political Science

Moving To The Cloud Corporation: What is the potential, how can it be harnessed?

Henley Business School, Whiteknights


13:00 - 14:00

Dr Carla Bonina

Modularity theory, technology innovation and emergent financial services in the UK

Henley Business School, Whiteknights






Dr Jacqueline Birt, University of Queensland, Australia

Investment decision making under IFRS 8 - Cross cultural evidence from Australia and Germany

Henley Business School, Whiteknights


Dr Gil Regev, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Viewing organizational survival from the point of view of balancing stability and change

Henley Business School, Whiteknights


Professor Toyoaki Nishida, Kyoto University

An Engineering Approach to Conversational Informatics – Towards Conversational Intelligence

Henley Business School, Whiteknights


Mr Andreas Rindler, BearingPoint

Information Development Using Mike 2.0

Henley Business School, Whiteknights


Dr Richard Slack, University of Durham

Charity Trustees’s Governance

Henley Business School, Whiteknights


Dr Stuart Moran, Mixed Reality Lab, University of Nottingham UK

Human-Agent Interaction in the Wild: An Overview of the Orchid Project

Henley Business School, Whiteknights


Mr Nick Frank (Noventum)

A Service Revolution in Fasteners? The Impact of Services on Industry

Henley Business School, Whiteknights


Professor Ian Thomson (University of Strathclyde)

Exploring Accounting Sustainability Hybridisation in UK Public Sector

Henley Business School, Whiteknights


Professor Neil Marriott (Winchester Business School)

Accounting Education and Publishing Pedagogic Research

Henley Business School, Whiteknights


Dr Donna Champion

Rethinking Requirements at Jaguar Land Rover

Henley Business School, Whiteknights


Prof David Alexander, University of Birmingham and Dr Renata Stenka, Henley Business School

Capturing Meaning Construction in Financial Discourse

Henley Business School, Whiteknights


Professor Ewan Ferlie, King’s College London

To be announced

Henley Business School, Whiteknights


Dr Charles Elad

Reform of Forestry Taxation in the Congo Basin countries

Henley Business School, Whiteknights


Dr Julia Morley (London School of Economics)

Sequences of Change in Financial Reporting: the Influence of Financial Economics

Henley Business School, Whiteknights


Dr Renata Stenka, Henley Business School

Rhetoric in International Standard Setting Process: Constructing Accounting Reality

Henley Business School, Whiteknights






Dr Amima Shaukat (University of Exeter)

Board Attributes, CSR Strategy and Corporate Environmental and Social Performance

Henley Business School, Whiteknights


Prof Christopher Napier, Royal Holloway University of London

Researching Islamic Accounting: Between Ideology and Practice

Henley Business School, Whiteknights


Dr Roger Meday, Fujitsu European Lab

Small Data, Medium Data and Big Data

Henley Business School, Whiteknights


Prof Kevin McMeeking, University of Exeter

Evaluating The Success of the IASB as a Standard Setter: A Review of Key Stakeholders’ Responses

Henley Business School, Whiteknights


Prof Paul de Lange RMIT University, Australia

Navigating the Publishing Mazw

Henley Business School, Whiteknights


Prof Josephine Maltby, University of York

Women Aiding the Poor with Almsgiving

Henley Business School, Whiteknights


Linda Chandler (Microsoft)

Career Stories: From Masters to Architect…and beyond

Henley Business School, Whiteknights


Dr Veronica Hart

Research in Motion (RIM): Applications and impact by wireless technologies

Henley Business School, Whiteknights


Prof Kecheng Liu

Organisational Semiotics - a theoretical foundation for Information systems

Henley Business School, Whiteknights


Mr Steve Street (IBM)

Services, Servitisation and Service Science

Henley Business School, Whiteknights


Debra Paul

Business Analysis within the Business Change Lifecycle

Henley Business School, Whiteknights


Dr Lily Yang

Emergency Information Systems and Risk Management

Henley Business School, Whiteknights


Professor Linda A Macaulay

Service Innovation: Research Challenges in Information Systems

Henley Business School, Whiteknights






John Spiro Latsis

The perils of performance: assessing the influence of economic models on financial markets

Henley Business School, Whiteknights


Ivan Launders

The Transaction Graph for Requirements Capture in Semantic Enterprise Architecture

Henley Business School, Whiteknights


Roberto Pereira

EcoWeb” and “All of Us Networked”

Henley Business School, Whiteknights


Dr Stephen Moran (McKinsey)

What’s the best way to get from A to B?

Henley Business School, Whiteknights


Dr George Tsaramirsis (King’s College London)

Model Driven Business Engineering (MDBE)

Henley Business School, Whiteknights


Dr Wolfgang Messner

Offshore Industrialization of Service Delivery - Gains and Challenges

Henley Business School, Whiteknights


Mrs Mary-Anne King & Mr Dan Williams (Environmental Sustainability at Microsoft UK)

Environmental Sustainability Management and Research @ Microsoft

Henley Business School, Whiteknights


Prof Terrence Fernando (University of Salford)

Research within the Think Lab at the University of Salford

Henley Business School, Whiteknights


Dr Sharm Manwani (Associate Professor of Information Management, Henley Business School)

IT Leadership: Challenges and Responses

Henley Business School, Whiteknights






Prof Alan Dix (Professor at Computing Department, Lancaster University)

From the Web of Data to a World of Action

Henley Business School, Whiteknights


Mr Paul Miller (Co-founder and CEO of the Intranet Benchmarking Forum)

It’s not where you work, it’s how you work: welcome to the Digital Workplace

Henley Business School, Whiteknights


Prof Paul Benyon davies

The enactment of significance: exploring the nature of information, systems and technology

Henley Business School, Whiteknights


Ms Elisa del (Director of User Experience at Flow Interactive)

Implications of Research on User Experience Design

Henley Business School, Whiteknights


Dr Giuseppe Di Fatta (Lecturer in system engineering, University of Reading, UK)

Efficiency and Scalability of the k-Means Clustering Method

Henley Business School, Whiteknights


Prof Abby Ghobadian (Professor of Organisational Performance, University of Reading, UK)

Strategic Cognition Among the CEOs of Family Owned Businesses

Henley Business School, Whiteknights


Mr Sam Rakusen (CEO Raukusen Design FX Ltd, UK)

Measuring Performance

Henley Business School, Whiteknights