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Dr Saranzaya Manalsuren

Dr Saranzaya Manalsuren

manalsus@lsbu.ac.uk

Innovation, Leadership, Strategy and Management

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4695-5737

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I am a Senior Lecturer in Management and Lead for International Collaborations.

I joined LSBU in 2013 while doing my PhD and working for a management consultancy. I combine my academic expertise with experiences in management consultancy in cross-cultural management, HR and leadership practices. I studied International Relations at the National University of Mongolia and completed an MBA at the University of Gloucestershire, followed by a PhD in Management from the University of Essex. My Doctoral research has focussed on the management practices of Mongolia and was published as a book chapter with Edward Elgar Publishing in 2018.

I am a Qualitative Researcher specialising in developing theoretical and practical approaches to improving working relationships (managerial roles, employee voice, uncertainty, gender inequality) for managers by examining the impacts of macro (socio-cultural, institutional and political changes), meso (organisational culture, uncertainty and networking) and micro (generational differences, gender and lived experiences).

Empirically, I study these topics in Mongolia, an emerging transition economy with nomadic culture in a variety of organisational settings (e.g., public, SMEs and MNEs) and across different types of workers (traditional, temporary, and expatriates).

I have published my work in peer-reviewed journals in the HRM field and produced book chapters in the books examining management practices in transitional peripheries. My research has been presented at international conferences in my field, including the British Academy of Management (BAM) and the Work Employment and Society (WES).

I collaborate with colleagues from reputable universities and co-write and share my research through academic seminars at the University of Cambridge, the University of Bonn and the University of Essex.

I am a Fellow of the Advance HE, formerly known as the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), an Academic Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), an Affiliate Member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and an academic Member of Society into Higher Education Research (SRHE).

I am also a member of the Voice Research Group (a group of academic researchers who have a common interest in all issues surrounding voice in the workplace) and the CYGNA (supporting women in academia network).

My external management research and enterprise activities include facilitating training and workshops for investors and business executives in collaboration with the Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, UK-Mongolian Chamber of Commerce, Invest Mongolia Summit and Help To Grow Programme in London, Ulaanbaatar and Hong Kong.

I am an official Representative of the Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry to the United Kingdom, a Board Member of the Mongolian Business Trade Council in the UK, and actively engage with high-profile business meetings focusing on foreign investment, international collaboration, knowledge and skill exchange opportunities for businesses in Mongolia and Europe. I am a member of Tsahim Urtuu NGO- a non-profit and non-political organisation, which promotes Mongolian-related scholarly activities and research. Additionally, I work as an Independent Consultant for cultural awareness in business negotiations and managing human resources for companies which operate in Mongolia or are considering doing so in the future.

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Current
Miss Mona Abdelmonem Mohamed Rashad HashemDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
Miss Boglarka RadiDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
Ms Corinna WoolmerBuilding Back Better? Post-pandemic opportunities for new practices in the UK live music industry that help to remove barriers and facilitate access and advancement for womenPhD
PGCAP

City University of London

2018
2020
PhD in Management

Essex Business School, University of Essex

2013
2017
MBA in International Business

University of Gloucestershire

2008
2009
BA (Hons) in International Relations

National University of Mongolia

2002
2006
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

The Advance HE (formerly known as the Higher Education Academy)

2018
2020
Senior Consultant
Progmini Consultancy

I was responsible for bidding for training projects for local and international companies;

Developed customised Continuous Professional Development courses for client companies;

Worked with the Director of Operations and MD on strategic planning and development concerned with consulting and marketing.

2010
2013
Commercial/industry
Academic Director
London Graduate School

I was the primary link person, responsible for liaison with university partner programme directors.

Project managed setting up satellite campuses in Sri Lanka and Mongolia, and was duly responsible for ensuring QAA standards, academic policies and procedures.

Ensured all academic policies and procedures were well documented, and in line with partner universities’ standards, as well as local government/policy makers’ standards.

Implemented UK Higher Education standards including quality framework, appraisal, annual review, assessments and evaluation through training, and seminars at partner colleges.

2010
2012
Commercial/industry
Programme Coordinator
Global Leadership Foundation

I was responsible for creating partnerships with American universities to run joint scholarship programmes for Mongolian students.

Translated contracts between partnership universities; routine translations/interpretations between presentations made by partnership institutions’ visitors.

2007
2008
Commercial/industry
Advance HE (former Higher Education Academy)
2019
Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
2014
Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE)
2013
British Academy of Management (BAM)
2013
Research Council for Mongol Studies Abroad
2018
Buying into Capitalism: Mongolians’ Changing Perceptions of Capitalism in the Transition Years
Christ Church Business School, Canterbury Christ Church University
Other

Visiting Lecturer

International Business, Research Methodology

March 2016
March 2017
University of Essex

Co-authors for publication

September 2018
October 2020
University of Bonn

Co-authors for publication

June 2018
October 2020
Prizes, awards, and accolades

Certificate of Excellence in Cross-Cultural Research (Jan 2022)

GLOBE 2020: SFU BEEDIE School of Business

I was awarded for my contribution for the GLOBE 2020 project working as a Country Co-Investigator for Mongolia among 424 researchers collecting data from 143 countries. I collected empirical data from over 500 participants ranging from mid to upper-level managers in Mongolia within 4 months and with that data, Mongolia is going to be included in the GLOBE studies for the first time contributing its own voice to this world-scale body of management knowledge.


Reach and Impact

Understanding national culture and mindset is the foundation for successful management (Mar 2021)


Why managers need emotional intelligence to recruit, retain and manage the talent of younger generation of workforce (Apr 2021)


Counting on informal networks: the meaning, influence and role of the ‘nutag’-network in Mongolian managers’ thinking
Manalsuren, S. (2021). Counting on informal networks: the meaning, influence and role of the ‘nutag’-network in Mongolian managers’ thinking. in: Stolpe, I. and Judith, N. (ed.) Horizons of Futures in Post-Utopian Mongolia Goettingen, Germany EB Verlag.

Context-specific understandings of uncertainty: a focus on people management practices in Mongolia
Manalsuren, S., Michalski, M. and Śliwa, M. (2020). Context-specific understandings of uncertainty: a focus on people management practices in Mongolia. International Journal of Human Resource Management. 31 (16), pp. 1-27. https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2020.1819856

Mongolian management: local practitioners’ perspectives in the face of political, economic and socio-cultural changes
Manalsuren, S, Michalski, M and Sliwa, M (2018). Mongolian management: local practitioners’ perspectives in the face of political, economic and socio-cultural changes. in: Wood, G and Demirbag, M (ed.) Comparative Capitalism and Transitional Periphery: Firm Centred Perspectives London Edward Elgar. pp. 58-94

An ethnographic investigation into Mongolian management in the context of cultural and institutional changes
Manalsuren, S (2017). An ethnographic investigation into Mongolian management in the context of cultural and institutional changes. PhD Thesis University of Essex Essex Business School

How might your staff react to news of an institutional merger? - A psychological contract approach
Manalsuren, S, Senior, C, Fearon, C and McLaughlin, H (2017). How might your staff react to news of an institutional merger? - A psychological contract approach. International Journal of Educational Management. 31 (3), pp. 364-382. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJEM-05-2016-0087

Context-specific understandings of uncertainty: a focus on people management practices in Mongolia
Manalsuren, S., Michalski, M and Sliwa, M (2022). Context-specific understandings of uncertainty: a focus on people management practices in Mongolia. in: Wood, G., Demirbag, M., Kwong, C. and Cooke, F.L (ed.) International HRM in an Uncertain World London Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group). pp. 32-59