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.
- September 1987/1990 - University of Hull - LL.B (Hons.) 2.1
- September 1990/1991 - University of Hull - LL.M International Business Law
- September 1993/1994 - University of Northumbria - Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education
- May 2010 - Middlesex University - Ph. D (Law)
Impact of Culture, Religion and Legal and Political systems on the development of corporate governance and labour management practices
Undergraduate Modules include Contract Law, Business Law, Company Law.
Postgraduate Modules include Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility, Transnational Corporations and Labour Rights, Employment Relations in Asian Countries.
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.
Academic Journal Roles
I have acted as reviewer for the (1) Journal of Corporate Law Studies, (2) Sport, Business Management: An International Journal, (3) Journal of Contemporary Asia, (4) International Journal of Law and Management and (5) Electronic Journal of International and Comparative Labour Studies (6) Asia Pacific Business Review
- Lilian Miles and Richard Croucher (2012) “Gramsci, counter-hegemony and union-CSO coalitions in Malaysia” (forthcoming, 2013, Journal of Contemporary Asia)
- Lilian Miles and Mohd Rizal Salim “Corporate Governance Reform in Malaysia: An Institutional Theoretical Approach” Journal of Comparative Law, 5, 2, 314 – 330
- Richard Croucher, Mark Kelly and Lilian Miles (2012), “A Rawlsian Basis for Core Labour Rights” Comparative Labour Law and Policy Journal, 33, 2, 297 – 320
- Richard Croucher and Lilian Miles (2010) “Corporate Governance and Employees in South Africa” Journal of Corporate Law Studies, 2, 367 – 389
- Richard Croucher and Lilian Miles (2010) “Chinese Migrant Worker Representation and Institutional Change: Social or Centralist Corporatism?” Asian Journal of Comparative Law, 5, 31 - 52
- Lilian Miles and Simon Goulding, (2010) “Corporate Governance in Western (Anglo American) and Islamic Communities: Prospects for Convergence?” Journal of Business Law, 2, 126 – 149
- Lilian Miles and Mariette Jones, (2009) “The Prospects of Corporate Governance as a Vehicle for Social Change in South Africa” Deakin Law Review, 14, 1, 53 – 78
- Richard Croucher and Lilian Miles, (2009) “The Legal Structuring of Women's Collective Voice in the South Korean Workplace” Journal of Contemporary Asia, 39, 2, 231 – 246.
- Lilian Miles, (2008) “Transferring the Anglo American system to Korea: At What Cost, and Are there Alternatives?” Bond Law Review, 20, 2, 71 – 91
- Lilian Miles (2008) “The Significance of Cultural Norms in the Evolution of Korean HRM Practices” International Journal of Law and Management, 2008, Vol 50(1), 33 – 46
- Lilian Miles, (2007) “Current Changes in Labour Management And Industrial Relations In Japan And Their Impact On Its ‘Stakeholder Oriented’ Governance Model”, Managerial Law, 49, 4, 117-128.
- Lilian Miles, (2007) “The Cultural Aspects of Corporate Governance Reform in South Korea”, Journal of Business Law, 2007, Issue 51, 8, 851-867.
- Lilian Miles and Zhong Zhang, (2006) “Improving corporate governance in state owned enterprises in China: Which way forward?” Journal of Corporate Law Studies, 6, 1, 213-248.
- Lilian Miles, Alexander Schall and Simon Goulding, (2006) “Enhancing the interests of non-member stakeholders through disclosure: the new reporting regime in the United Kingdom” Journal of Corporate Law Studies, 6, 2, 299 – 328
- Lilian Miles, (2006) “The Application of Anglo American corporate practices in societies influenced by Confucian values” Business and Society Review, 111, 3, 305-322.
- Lilian Miles and Miao He, (2005) “Protecting the rights and interests of minority shareholders in China: Challenges for the future” International Company and Commercial law Review, 16, 7, 275-290.
- Simon Goulding, Lilian Miles and Alexander Schall, (2005) “Judicial Enforcement of Extra-Legal Codes in UK and German Company Law – Including Observations on OLG Schleswig-Holstein, NZG 2004, 669 (Mobilcom ll) and LG Munchen l, NZG 2004, 626 (Hypovereinsbank), European Company and Financial Law Review, 20 – 62.
- Simon Goulding and Lilian Miles, (2005) “Regulating the approach of companies toward employees: the new statutory duties and reportingobligations of directors within the United Kingdom” in Tully, S. (ed.) Research Handbook on Corporate Legal Responsibility (Edward Elgar,Cheltenham, UK).
- Lilian Miles, (2011) “Migrant Workers in China: Social Exclusion, Protection and Representation” in Croucher, R. (ed.) China and Outside World, (Osaka City University).
- Lilian Miles and Say Hak Goo, (2012) "The Relevance of Confucian Values for the Modern Asian Director" (forthcoming in Business andSociety Review, 2013)
- Richard Croucher, Joung, Kyoung-Eun & Lilian Miles, "South Korean Legal Channels for Resolving Individual Employment Disputes", (revision and resubmission to the Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Policy)
Work in Progress
- The ‘Integrative Approach’ to Labour Regulation and Indonesia
- The Capabilities Approach and Worker Well-Being
- A Rawlsian Basis for Fair and Just Corporate Governance
- The Social Relations Approach and Women in Informal Work in Malaysia: Institutional Analysis, Empowerment and Challenges
External Research Funding and Projects
- 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”
- Project: The Relationship between Decent Work and Positive Enterprise-level Outcomes in SMEs: Report to the ILO of an International Literature Review (Middlesex University Business School)
Recent Presentations at Conferences
- Lilian Miles “The Significance of Cultural Norms in the Evolution of Korean HRM Practices” Society of Legal Scholars Association Conference, Trinity College, Dublin, 16 February 2008
- Lilian Miles ““Corporate Governance In Western (Anglo American) And Islamic Communities: Prospects For Convergence?” Law and Society Association, Montreal, Canada, 29 May-2 June 2008
- Lilian Miles “Corporate Governance In Western (Anglo American) And Islamic Communities: Prospects For Convergence?” SLS Conference, London School of Economics, UK, 15-18 September 2008
- Lilian Miles, “Transferring the Anglo American system to Korea: At What Cost, and Are there Alternatives?” The Sixth International Critical Management Studies (CMS) Conference, University of Warwick Business School, July 13 – 15, 2009
- Lilian Miles & Elliot Schatzberger “Teaching Law to Non Law Students” The Dynamics Of Difference: Making It Work” Middlesex University & The Centre for Learning and Quality Enhancement, July 1, 2009
- Mariette Jones and Lilian Miles “The Prospects of Corporate Governance as a Vehicle for Social Change in South Africa” SLS Conference, University of Keele, September 2009
- Lilian Miles, “Corporate Governance and Employees in South Africa”, Socializing Economic Relationships - New Perspectives and Methods for Analysing Transnational Risk Regulation, 15th to 16th April 2010, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford University, UK
- Lilian Miles, “Migrant Workers in China: Social Exclusion, Protection and Representation” at “Chinese Cities: Internal Issues and External Perspectives” A One Day Workshop for City, Culture and Society” Organisers: Osaka City University & Middlesex University Business School, 1st July 2011
- Lilian Miles, “Gramsci, Counter Hegemony and Union-CSO Coalitions in Malaysia” SLS Labour and Employment Law Section, Crisis in Labour Law, Kingston Law School Group for Employment Law and Policy, One-day Conference Friday 11 May 2012
- Lilian Miles, “The Integrative Approach to Labour Regulation and Indonesia” Vulnerable Workers and Precarious Work in a Changing World, Middlesex University, 10-11 September, 2012