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  • Room 01.028 - Riddel Hall Block 3

    United Kingdom

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Personal profile

Particulars

Laura Steele is a Lecturer (Education) in Business and Society at Queen's Management School. She has a particular interest in business ethics, governance, social responsibility, and public sector management. In addition, she serves as the champion for Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability (ERS) within the School. 

Laura developed and hosts the QMS Good Business Podcast, which aims to go beyond the bottom line and examine the ethical, social, and environmental responsibilities of businesses. She also regularly contributes to the School's Ethics, Responsibility, and Sustainability Blog on diverse topics including the potential ethical implications of Artificial Intelligence and human rights concerns within the fashion industry.  

Laura is a member of the QMS Gender Equality Team and, alongside Dr Karen Bonner, acts as the Widening Participation Champion within the School. 

  • Office Location: Queen's Management School, Riddel Hall, Block 3, 01.028
  • Office Hours: By Appointment 

Teaching

2019-2020

Module Coordinator for:

  • MGT3018 Public Sector Management 
  • MGT7181 Artifical Intelligence in Business and Society 
  • MGT9203 Governance and Business Ethics (Co Taught)

In addition, since January 2019 Laura has delivered TLI7005 Leadership and Organisational Behaviour as part of the Fusion Programme at the William J Clinton Leadership Institute. 

2018-2019

Module Coordinator for:

  • MGT1009 Organisational Behaviour (Co Taught)
  • MGT3018 Public Sector Management 
  • MGT9203 Governance and Business Ethics (Co Taught)

2017-2018

Module Coordinator for:

  • MGT1009 Organisational Behaviour
  • MGT2008 Managerial Behaviour (Co Taught)
  • MGT3018 Public Sector Management 

2014-2017

Module Coordinator for:

  • MBA9083 Business Ethics

Research Interests

Laura's doctoral research focused on corporate social capital creation and transfer amongst SME owner-managers in Northern Ireland. Or, in other words, how social networks can be utilised to improve business performance. Since graduating, her research interests have expanded to include business ethics, in particular issues around integrating/improving ethics education across a variety of organisational contexts.  

Other

Academic Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching (PGCHET)
  • PhD in Management, Ulster University
  • MA in Legislative Studies and Practice, Queen's University Belfast
  • LLM in Corporate Governance and Public Policy, Queen's University Belfast
  • LLB in Law with Government, Ulster University

Professional Experience 

Prior to joining Queen's Management School, Laura gained extensive experience across the private, public, and voluntary sectors with organisations including the Northern Ireland Assembly, Special EU Programmes Body, and Politics Plus.  

For more details of Laura's professional experience, please view her profile on LinkedIn

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Laura Steele is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Small and medium-sized enterprises Business & Economics
Owner-managers Business & Economics
Social capital Business & Economics
Northern Ireland Business & Economics
Social networks Business & Economics
Business performance Business & Economics
Ethics education Business & Economics
Business ethics Business & Economics

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output 2019 2019

Corporate Social Capital and SME Owner-Managers: Exploring the Impact of Gender

Steele, L. & McCracken, M., 29 Aug 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Small and medium-sized enterprises
Social capital
Owner-managers
Social networks
Northern Ireland

Activities 2017 2020

  • 13 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 6 Participation in conference
  • 5 Oral presentation
  • 2 Other

Northern Ireland Business and Human Rights Student Ambassador Programme Workshop 2

Laura Steele (Participant)
15 Jan 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Northern Ireland Business and Human Rights Forum

Laura Steele (Participant)
29 Jan 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

NICVA Workshop on Delivering the UN Sustainable Development Goals: What Role for the NI Voluntary and Community Sector?

Laura Steele (Participant)
18 Apr 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

BAM Management Knowledge and Education Conference

Laura Steele (Participant)
19 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

QMS Good Business Podcast Episode 4: Data Ethics - Is it all in The Detail?

Laura Steele (Host)
01 Feb 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation