Dr Christian Harrison leads this lecture looking at how to conduct systematic literature reviews - join him online from 1pm-2pm, Wednesday 8th March.
Lately, there has been so much focus on the concept of a systematic literature review (SLR). The traditional narrative literature review approach has been criticised for lacking criticality and a systematic approach to reviewing literature has been proposed. It is now widely accepted as the most reliable source of knowledge from research. Scholars agree that systematic reviews allow us to refute poorly conducted research that provides a biased, inaccurate and unreliable presentation of evidence.
Although systematic reviews have been associated with health sciences, they have also been applied to the fields of business and management. Similar, to health sciences there is now a clarion call in business and management for evidence-based approaches and solutions. As a result, a systematic literature review is seen as the answer to this conundrum.
In this session, Christian will uncover the concept of the systematic literature review. He will conceptualise the systematic literature review process drawing on the several SLR papers he has published. During the presentation, he would provide a thorough examination of how to conduct a systematic literature review.
Dr Christian Harrison is Reader in Leadership in the School of Business and Creative Industries and the Chair of the Staff Forum for Research in the University of the West of Scotland. He is an expert in conducting systematic literature reviews and has published several systematic literature review journal papers. He is also the author of numerous published peer-reviewed papers on Leadership which is his major research interest and serves as the Director of Studies of several doctoral students. He has successfully supervised several doctoral students to completion and his current students are working on projects on Authentic leadership, Servant leadership, Transformational leadership, Ethical leadership, Distributed leadership etc.
Furthermore, he is an active member of several learned organisations. He is the Chair of the Leadership and Leadership Development Special Interest Group of the British Academy of Management. He is the Chair of the Academy for African Studies and the co-director of the Social Innovation, Leadership and Management Research Group. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (FIBAKM). He is also an active member of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE), International Council for Small Business (ICSB), Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (IBAKM), Centre for African Research on Enterprise and Economic Development (CAREED), Higher Education Academy (HEA), Protracted Crisis Research Centre (PCRC), Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), National Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST) and serves on several review panels and committees. He is an external examiner to other UK universities such as Heriot Watt University and University of Aberdeen. Christian is the editor of New Frontiers in African Business and Society by Emerald Publishing. He is also the editor of Routledge Studies in Leadership and Leadership Development, associate editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Business Research and Management (IJBRM), associate editor of the Humanities and Social Sciences Communications (HSS) and review editor of Organisational Psychology.
Christian works extensively as a consultant, speaker and trainer on leadership skills development within organisations. He is the author of the bestselling book entitled ‘Leadership Theory and Research: A Critical Approach to New and Existing Paradigms’, which is published by the globally renowned publishing company; Palgrave MacMillan.