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Dr Le Bo

Senior Lecturer

Le Bo


I joined Portsmouth Business School as a Senior Lecturer in Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management in November 2018. Prior to my appointment at Portsmouth, I was a Lecturer in Organisation and Sustainability and also the programme coordinator of the BA (Hons) Business Studies at Bournemouth University. I was awarded my PhD in Management Studies and MSc in Economics from the University of Essex, UK. I also hold a MSc in Industrial Economics as well as a BSc from Beijing Jiaotong University, China.

The multidisciplinary background informs my inter-disciplinary research interests, including international business and management and their links to business ethics, corporate social responsibility and sustainability. I have published in, and is a reviewer for, leading international academic journals, such as Organization Studies, and Work, Employment and Society, and my research work received funds from Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and Asia-Pacific Network Foundation. My recent research paper about China’s passive revolution published in Organization Studies was selected as the ‘OS Editor Picks’ in 2018.

I am recognised as a Fellow (D2) by the Higher Education Academy. Currently, I'm teaching the following units at the University of Portsmouth:

  • Level 7 Research Skills for the HR Professional
  • Level 7 Managing Human Resources Specialism
  • Level 6 Dissertation Supervision
  • Level 6 Critical Leadership: Theoretical and Practical Perspectives
  • Level 5 Leadership, Ethics, Governance and Sustainability
  • Level 5 Employability, Research and Professional Development
  • Level 4 Managing People in Organisations

My inter-disciplinary research interests include:

  • International management with links to sustainability and business ethics;
  • Organisational power and politics with links to governance, corporate social responsibility, and NGO activism;
  • Critical theories in organisational studies such as Gramscian theory, Foucauldian theory, and structuration theory.

In all of the above areas I have been supervising undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations and PhD thesis.

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