Dr Lilian Miles is a senior lecturer in the Leadership, Work and Organisation Department. 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.
I have held several visiting lectureships on Corporate Governance – the Universities of Hamburg, Dresden and Leipzig. I also taught Consumer Law for many years at the University of Hong Kong.
I have 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
Over the years, I have 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.
I have actively engaged in scholarly research and publication since 2005. My interests lie in corporate governance and employment relations as they apply to developing, mainly Asian, countries. I have 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 my obtaining my PhD (Transplanting the Anglo American Corporate Governance Model into Asian Countries: Prospects and Practicality) in 2010. I have latterly, concentrated on investigating the roles of Corporate Codes of Conduct, unions and NGOs in improving working conditions in developing countries. My publications since 2010 show my growing interest in this area. Expanding my 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, I have also broadened my exploration of this area by becoming involved in research projects funded by the International Labour Organization.
I welcome proposals for postgraduate supervision from students interested in the fields of corporate governance, CSR and labour law developments in developing countries.
Lewis, Suzan (2014) Maternity protection in SMEs: an international review. International Labour Organization, Geneva. ISBN 9789221290650
Croucher, Richard (2012) A Rawlsian basis for core labour rights. Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal, 33 (2). pp. 297-320. ISSN 1095-6654
Miles, Lilian (2013) Gramsci, counter-hegemony and labour unionâcivil society organisation coalitions in Malaysia. Journal of Contemporary Asia, 43 (3). pp. 413-427. ISSN 0047-2336
Miles, Lilian (2010) Transplanting the Anglo American corporate governance model into Asian countries: prospects and practicality. PhD thesis, Middlesex University.
Croucher, Richard (2010) Chinese migrant worker representation and institutional change: social or centralist corporatism? Asian Journal of Comparative Law, 5 (1). ISSN 1932-0205
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"