Working Paper Series

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

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:

Working paper series (Online) ISSN 2632-2994
Table of Contents: Volume 5, Issue 2/3

Published: December 2020

  • The Big Issues – Food, Clothing and Shelter: An Introduction, Nnamdi O. Madichie
  • Migrant workers in the UK Agricultural sector – A Human Resource Management Perspective, Dimo Kalaydzhiyski
  • The Influence of Brand Image on Consumer Purchasing Decision in the UK Clothing Industry, Lim Luong
  • Social Media Marketing on Consumer Decision-Making in UK Fashion Consumption,
    Zdravka Simeonova
  • Factors Influencing Online Shopping Behaviour of UK Retail Customers, Kofi Afram
  • A Jobseekers perspective on eRecruitment in the UK, Omaima Kasmi

Working paper series (Online) ISSN 2632-2994
Table of Contents: Volume 5, Issue 1

Published: May 2020

  • Brexit, Commonwealth and UK Creative Industries: An introduction, Nnamdi O. Madichie & Arif Zaman
  • The Commonwealth Challenges in the post-Brexit, Era Zsoltne Farkas
  • UK Creative Industries, Brexit and the Commonwealth, Claudia Mourescu
  • Brexit and the UK Creative Industries, Valerie Small
  • Post-Brexit Creative industries in a changing Global Trade Landscape, Patrick Eworetshabor
  • The Commonwealth in Post-Brexit, Lily Bruneau
  • Possible challenges and opportunities for Alexander McQueen’s after Brexit, Diana Barska
  • Commonwealth Trade and Post Brexit Situation for Creative Industry in UK, Bethel Abraha

Working paper series (Online) ISSN 2632-2994
Table of Contents: Volume 4, Issue 2/3

Published: October 2019

  • The Role Management on Employee Motivation and Retention in the UK Retail Sector, Chester Panganiban
  • Consumer Perception of UK Challenger Banks, Emeka Okeke
  • Developing a Small Business Plan: An Elevator Pitch for Cannabidiol (CBD), Barry Omesuh
  • Brexit and Free Movement: A Legal Perspective, Delon Jones
  • The Right to Justice: Making the Legal Aid system work for victims of domestic abuse, Maria Steadman Greyson
  • Foundation Year students’ ‘initiatives’ for eradicating contract cheating and collusion, Anna Krajewska

Working paper series (Online) ISSN 2632-2994
Table of Contents: Volume 4, Issue 1

Published: April 2019

  • Drivers Under the influence (DUI) of Digital, Innovation and Everything in-between, Nnamdi O. Madichie & Christopher Munro
  • Is frugal innovation useful? Looking at an acupuncture small business in London, Gary S. Williams
  • Electronic Booking Systems: Exploring Black Barbershops in East London, Barry Omesuh
  • The impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on consumer behaviour in retail and fashion, Eleonora Affronte
  • Factors Affecting Online Shopping Intention in Malaysia, Tzu Ying CHONG

Working paper series (Online) ISSN 2632-2994
Table of Contents: Volume 3, Issue 2/3

Published: November, December 2018

  • Celebrating the New Consumer – An Introduction, Nnamdi O. Madichie
  • Impact of Celebrity Endorsement on Consumer Choice of UK Fast-fashion, Monica Palumbo
  • Charitable Donations and Celebrity Endorsements of Royals, Eva Korenyi
  • The rise of the vegetarian consumer: A behavioural intentions study, Aparna Jani
  • Changing expectations of millennials in the workplace, Julian Owusu
  • Show me the Money! Cash versus Cashless, Steven Zorzi

Working paper series (Online) ISSN 2397-5652
Table of Contents: Volume 3, Issue 1

Published: May/June 2018

  • Engaging active learning for research impact (Editorial), Nnamdi O. Madichie (pp. 3-5)
  • Consumers’ perception, and experience of self-checkouts in UK supermarkets, Claudia Maugeri (pp. 6-31)
  • Organisational Performance in the UK Construction Industry, Shuja Shajahan (pp. 32-53)
  • Do adult education craft courses reflect the holistic needs of the learners intending to start their own business? A Case Study of (ALL) Adult Learning Lewisham, Omosola Fiberesima (pp. 54-70)
  • Enhancing Students Employability Skills via use of the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants Student Membership, Usha Mistry (pp. 71-89)

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

Published: November/December 2017

  • 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)

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

  • Editorial,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)

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

  • Editorial, 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)

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

  • Editorial, 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)