Dr Lilian Miles is a senior lecturer in the Leadership, Work and Organisation Department. She has previously taught at Northumbria University, Manchester Metropolitan University and University of Manchester. She has held visiting lecturer posts at the Universities of Hamburg, Dresden and Leipzig. She also taught Consumer Law for many years at the University of Hong Kong.
She is interested in exploring the impact of legal and political systems, and culture and religion on the development of corporate governance and employment relations policies and practices. She is familiar with corporate governance structures and employment relations systems in many Asian countries. She is currently looking at ways in which workers' capabilities in the Asian workplace may be expanded.
Qualifications and Affiliations
Over the years, Lilian has taught on several undergraduate modules, including Contract Law, Business Law, Company Law, and International Business Law. Postgraduate modules include Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility, Transnational Corporations and Labour Rights, Employment Relations in Asian Countries.
Lilian has actively engaged in scholarly research and publication since 2005. Her interests lie in corporate governance and employment relations as they apply to developing, mainly Asian, countries. She has published several articles on these topics, many of which explore the impact of culture, religion, legal and political systems on their developments. These culminated in her obtaining her PhD (Transplanting the Anglo American Corporate Governance Model into Asian Countries: Prospects and Practicality) in 2010. She has latterly concentrated on investigating the roles of Corporate Codes of Conduct, unions and NGOs in improving working conditions in developing countries. Her publications since 2010 show a growing interest in this area. Expanding research in this area has involved looking at the relevance of "development frameworks" for labour rights and conducting empirical work (in Malaysia and South Korea, see publications list). Finally, she has also broadened her exploration of this area by becoming involved in research projects funded by the International Labour Organization.
Lilian has acted as reviewer for various peer reviewed Journals, including The Journal of Corporate Law Studies, Sport, Business Management: An International Journal, Journal of Contemporary Asia, International Journal of Law and Management, Electronic Journal of International and Comparative Labour Studies and Asia Pacific Business Review.
Lilian welcomes proposals for postgraduate supervision from students interested in the fields of corporate governance, CSR and labour law developments in developing countries.
Current PhD Supervision
Anjana Basnet, "Corporate Social Responsibility and its relationship with employees' attitude in context to country Nepal"
Master of Arts (Internal Examiner)
Elwyn Chutel, "A political elite's perception of successful development" (2013)
PhD (Internal Examiner)
Sumaira Rehman, "A Life Course Approach to Understand Work-Life Choices of Women Entrepreneurs: Evidence from Pakistan" (2014)
Panagiota-Aikaterina Sidiropoulou, "Experiencing the UK Employment Tribunals", (2015)
PhD (External Examiner)Charles Lam, "Confucianism and Corporate Governance in China: A Self-Regulatory Model for Directors" The University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law, (2014)
2012-2013: International Labour Organization ($30,000). Seven months. Part of a team of Middlesex University researchers to report on international literature on HR practices and positive firm-level outcomes in Small and medium-Sized Enterprises
2014: International Labour Organization ($10,000). Six months. Part of a team of Middlesex University researchers to report on international literature on maternity protection in SMEs and its links to firm productivity and broader societal benefits.
British Academy, 2007, "Corporate Governance In Western (Anglo American) And Islamic Communities: Prospects For Convergence?"
Society of Legal Scholars Academic Purposes Fund, 2009, "Accommodating Religion In The Corporate Workplace: A Pilot Study"
Middlesex University 2011 "Gramsci, Counter-hegemony and Union-CSO Coalitions in Malaysia"