Academic Research

Welcome to our Working Paper Series at the London School of Business and Management.

Launched in December 2015 by our Centre for Research and Enterprise (CRE), the Working Paper Series, although primarily an in-house publication, is open to the general public and especially those that share our core values. The series is multidisciplinary covering all areas of our scholarly provision in the general areas of business, management, law and accounting.

Papers may be submitted in the following formats:

  • case studies
  • literature reviews
  • practitioner papers
  • conceptual papers
  • viewpoints

The target audience is our key stakeholders:

  • students
  • staff 
  • employers

Authors are requested to use unstructured abstracts and a list of up to five keywords.

Please note that all manuscripts submitted for consideration will undergo an editorial review to ensure that it meets our submission guidelines (please download template here).

Papers may be submitted at any time of the year with the author's details submitted in a separate document from the anonymous manuscript. Authors should indicate the type of paper in their submission and provide an indication of the subject area in the subject box of the email. Submissions should be between 4000 and 7000 words in length.

To submit a paper please email:


LSBM working paper series (Online) ISSN 2397-5652
Table of Contents: Volume 2, Issue 2/3

Published: November/December 2017

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Consumers, Consumption and Markets – Introduction to the Issues

Nnamdi O. Madichie 

Self-regulated formative assessment and student performance: A Conceptual Development

Asif Sadiq (pp. 4 - 11)

Mapping out the Regional landscape of the British Creative Industry:  A CPN Model Development

Nnamdi O. Madichie, Arif Zaman (pp. 12 - 19)

Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) respondents in this research. A relationship between the Informal Economy and Entrepreneurship

Lynette Nabbosa (pp. 20 - 45)

Breaching Location Silos: An Exploration of Social Media optimisation by SMMEs in Southern Africa

Patient Rambe, Simbarashe Cowen Matema, Nnamdi O. Madichie (pp. 46 - 63)

Consumer Behaviour, Disruptive Innovation in the Public Transport, Uber and the Taxi industry

Brian O. Jones (pp. 64 - 77)

Differing Perceptions of Luxury Brands

Nobumi Kobayashi (pp. 78 - 93)


LSBM working paper series (Online) ISSN 2397-5652
Table of Contents: Volume 2, Issue 1
Published: April 2017

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Nnamdi O. Madichie 

Embedding employability skills in the BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management via use of PSRB services

Usha Mistry (pp. 1 - 20)

Choosing Recruitment Strategies: A Case Study of a German SME

Elena Lukova (pp. 21 - 31)

Development of a philosophy and practice of Servant Leadership through service opportunity

Dr Simon Taylor (pp. 32 - 40)

Reputational risk – today's imperative

Arif Zaman (pp. 41 - 50)

A Celebration of unsung Heroes in Football – A Spotlight on Russia's Leonid Slutski

Nnamdi O. Madichie (pp. 51 - 67)


LSBM working paper series (Online) ISSN 2397-5652
Table of Contents: Volume 1 Issues 2/3
Published: November 2016, Start page: 1


Nnamdi O. Madichie (pp. 1-3)

The Charm of Pandora - A Brand Audit

Claudia Maugeri (pp. 4-11)

Brand Awareness and Corporate Social Responsibility in a French Real Estate Firm

Anais Cornault (pp. 12-23)

Brand associations and the Disney Magic

Mary Westre (pp. 24-36)

Eminem - A retrospective brand Audit

Giulia Rinaldi (pp. 37-46)

The CEO Brand - A Tale of Halo Effects

Nnamdi O. Madichie (pp. 47-55)


LSBM working paper series (Online) ISSN 2397-5652
Table of Contents: Volume 1 Issue 1
Published: January 2016, Start page: 1


Nnamdi O. Madichie (pp. 1-2)

Servant Leadership in Higher Education

Edward Queen (pp. 3-10)

ECDL-Enterprise Education Alignment: Insights from a London University

Cedric Nosa, Nnamdi O. Madichie (pp. 11-17)

The Potential of Semantic Web Technologies for Student Engagement Analytics

Iona Tuns (pp. 18-37)

Investigating the Impact of E-Publishing on the Future of Libraries

Timothy O. Hassan (pp. 38-61)

Exploring ICT Adoption by SME's in Southern Africa

Knowledge Mpofu, Sinfree Gono (pp. 62-76)

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