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)
Module Leader for MGT4580– E-Supply Chain Planning & Control, MGT4815 - Information Management, MGT3750 - Procurement and Sourcing, MGT3730 - Managing and Developing Projects with Software
Teaching Interest: Supply Chain Management, Enterprise Systems, Project Management, Consultancy Projects
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.
Vedanthachari, Lakshmi Narasimhan and Nga, Nguyen (2017) Supply chain management challenges faced by landlocked countries - a case of Malawi. In: BAM2017: British Academy of Management Conference, 05 -07 Sep 2017, Warwick Business School, United Kingdom.
Hambayi, Trevor and Vedanthachari, Lakshmi Narasimhan (2017) Access to credit as a tool for overcoming SME failures: a case of Sub Saharan Africa. In: Understanding Bankruptcy: Global Issues Perspectives and Challenges. Ekanem, Ignatius U. , ed. Nova Science Publishers, pp. 195-220. ISBN 978-1-53612-399-9
Soliman, Salma and Papanastassiou, Marina and Mergos, George and Vedanthachari, Lakshmi Narasimhan (2017) The integration of Egyptian small farmers into agro-food global value chains: The role of MNEs in Egyptian agribusiness, the case of Heinz. In: Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, 02-05 July 2017, Dubai, UAE.
Priporas, Constantinos-Vasilios and Stylos, Nikolaos and Vedanthachari, Lakshmi Narasimhan and Santiwatana, Pruit (2017) Service quality, satisfaction, and customer loyalty in Airbnb accommodation in Thailand. International Journal of Tourism Research, 19 (6). pp. 693-704. ISSN 1099-2340
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