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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, MBA Course Director and Lead for International Collaborations.

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

My current research focuses on socio-cultural and institutional aspects in management practices including roles of informal networking, trust-building and managerial responsibilities in managing in uncertain environments and building an organisational resilience. Empirically, I look at transitional peripheries including Mongolia, Kazakhstan and other former socialist countries.

I am a regular contributor on management and institutional changes in emerging countries including Mongolia, Kazakhstan and Russia; and present papers at both national and international conferences including annual BAM (British Academy of Management) and Ethnography Symposiums conferences and other research seminars at the University of Cambridge, University of Bonn and University of Essex. I collaborate with colleagues from reputable universities and co-write and organise research articles and conferences.

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. In addition, I run a Masterclass in 'Cultural and Emotional Intelligence' with the Yurt Academy, a Brighton-based knowledge sharing initiative, and volunteer for 'Mongol Identity', Scotland-based SCIO as an Education Advisor. 

I am an official Representative of the Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry to the United Kingdom, Board Member of the Mongolian Business Trade Council in the UK, and actively engage with high-profile business meetings, events and investment summits focusing on foreign investment, international collaboration, knowledge and skill exchange opportunities for businesses in Mongolia and Europe. I am also 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.

Courses taught

Master of Business Administration (International Management) - MBA

International Business Management with HRM - MSc

Business Management (HRM pathway) - BA (Hons)

Business Management (Hospitality pathway)

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Current
Ms Corinna WoolmerDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
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