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Welcome to LSC Research and Innovation Centre

The LSC Research & Innovation Centre is designed to be an international centre – a research focused academic arm of the London School of Commerce - by drawing our global research expertise and academic learning resources from within and beyond the LSC group and managed through the networks of Research & Innovation Hubs at the LSC global campus

Vision & Mission

The LSC RIC is committed to encouraging and supporting young academics , researchers, doctoral candidates including PhD, DBA and Professional Doctorate candidates and professionals who are engaging in research in the strategic management of technology & innovation, entrepreneurship,  marketing and competitiveness, leadership, organizational learning and knowledge management, international & cross-cultural management, global higher education management, government services, public sector management and emerging economies.

Academic Management

The LSC RIC is led by Prof Don Harper, Director of LSC RIC with the support of the LSC Global Research and Innovation Hubs across its global campuses which consist of senior academic members from the LSC Group.

LSC RIC Committee Members

  1. Prof Don Harper, Director of LSC RIC
  2. Dr Lucy Lu, Provost of LSC
  3. Dr Uma Mohan, Director of DBA
  4. Prof Eleri Jones, Doctorate Supervision Coordinator
  5. Dr Rajendar Kumar, MBA Programme Leader
  6. Dr Sheku Fofanah, Research Administrator
  7. Dr Robertm Suban, Principal LSC Malta
  8. Apsara Hewage, Head of Academics, LSC BSC Colombo, Sri Lanka
  9. Baldev Singh, Principal, LSC WIC, Kula Lumper, Malaysia
  10. Muktadir Rahman, Principal, LSC Dhaka

Currently, LSC RIC has 6 Research Clusters:

  1. Entrepreneurship
  2. Technology & Innovation Management
  3. International Business and Cross-Cultural Management
  4. Higher Education Management
  5. Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning
  6. Public Sector Management
  7. Strategy and leadership

Doctorate Programmes

The LSC RIC is currently running Doctoral programmes in collaboration with University partners with more than 500 doctoral students studying PhD or DBA programmes.

LSC Research and Innovation Centre Associate Members

The membership of LSC R&I Centre include a team of research active staff from LSC Group supported by visiting professors, visiting research fellows and doctoral students who are currently studying with LSC. The visiting professors and visiting fellows are from well-known institutions in the UK and overseas, such as the LSE, Henley-Reading Business School, Reading University, Middlesex University, and University of Westminster, University of Agder, Norway, Agricultural University of Saudi Arabia, University of Athens, Tsinghua University, P.R.China, Sias International University, China.  

All of the Visiting Professors and Visiting Research Fellows have published widely in refereed journals and have supervised many PhD students through to completion. The Visiting Professors and Visiting Research Fellows contribute to the Research Centre through their supervision of the PhD students, through their contribution to the monthly research seminars, contributing to the LSC annual Research Conferences, through serving as Internal Examiners and through the application of their expertise to encourage joint publications with the PhD students and joint research projects. The success of the PhD programme of research development is evidenced by the fact that over 130 journal contributions and conference papers have been produced by the students since the establishment of the Research Centre.

LSC Research and Innovation Events

LSC Annual Engagement and Impact Conference

The LSC annual engagement and impact conference aims to create an ecosystem impact through knowledge creation, dissemination and engagement between LSC academic staff, Doctoral students, LSC visiting scholars and LSC partners both from university, industry and government to co-create and sharing innovative ideas, entrepreneurial practices and shaping a research-engaged culture that inspires people, broaden attitude and generate social, economic impact for wider society and global communities.



LSC East meets West Innovation Forum

The LSC Innovation Forum aims to bring innovators, policy-makers, entrepreneurs as well as thoughtful leaders from across the world to London School of Commerce to discuss and address the challenges facing global education and the need to create true global learning, embracing global culture and integrate the best from East and West innovation.



LSC Research Seminars

LSC RIC runs regular research seminars series which are led by research clusters and all doctoral students are encouraged to participate in the seminars to present their research projects and discuss their research ideas with their peers as well as academics.


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Action Plan - March 2017