Dr. LakshmiNarasimhan is a Senior Lecturer at the Management Learning and Organisations Department. He is the programme leader for MBA (Oil and Gas). He is a SAP Certified TERP associate and teaches SAP to postgraduate supply chain students at the University.
After completing his Chemical Engineering degree, he worked as a software programmer in India and came to the UK to purse his Masters and PhD. His PhD was on the impact of Enterprise Systems on Mid-Sized Manufacturing Businesses. While working at the University of Bolton, he delivered several regional development projects aimed at supporting SMEs. He has lectured on Operations and Supply Chain Management to professionals in Africa and the Far East.
His research interests are around Supply Chains, Enterprise Systems and SMEs. After joining Middlesex University in September 2012, he undertook the first Business Satisfaction Survey on behalf of the London Borough of Barnet and was part of a team which developed the first economic development strategy at the London Borough of Barnet.
Currently he is investigating the supply chain issues faced by landlocked countries in Sub Saharan Africa, Frugal Innovation in Nigeria and innovation activities of Saudi Hotel SMEs.
BE (Chemical Engineering)
MSc (Business Computing Systems)
PhD (Enterprise Systems and MSMB)
PGCert (Teaching and Learning in Higher Education)
Teaching Interest: Supply Chain Management, Enterprise Systems, Project Management, Consultancy Projects
Owen, Robyn and Vedanthachari, Lakshmi Narasimhan (2022) Exploring the role of U.K. Government policy in developing the university entrepreneurial finance ecosystem for Cleantech. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management . ISSN 0018-9391 (Published online first)
Periaswamy, Sridevi and Niduthavolu, Saikiran and Vedanthachari, Lakshmi Narasimhan (2021) Analysis of content strategies of selected brand tweets and its influence on information diffusion. Journal of Advances in Management Research , 18 (2). pp. 227-249. ISSN 0972-7981
Periaswamy, Sridevi and Natrajan, Manoraj and Vedanthachari, Lakshmi Narasimhan (2020) Examining customers intention to rely on online reviews. International Journal of Internet Marketing and Advertising . ISSN 1477-5212 (Accepted/In press)
Vedanthachari, Lakshmi Narasimhan (2019) Logistics management. CIPS Study Guide Series . Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, England. ISBN L5M10-EB-7 (Published online first)
Hamad M Alyahya, Ibrahim and Vedanthachari, Lakshmi Narasimhan and Lee, Hsing-fen and Papanastassiou, Marina (2018) Exploratory study on the Innovation activities of Saudi Hotel SMEs. In: ISBE 2018: 41st Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference, 07-08 Nov 2018, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Barnet's First Economic Development Strategy (Jan 2014)
A strategic analysis of Barnet's economy was undertaken (Employment & Skills, Enterprise & business development & spatial development & regeneration) to identify a set of recommendations for economic development and growth.
Barnet Business Needs Survey: (Sep 2013)Sponsored by London Borough of Barnet, this research uncovered the challenges faced by local businesses and the support required for growth