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Jonathan Ashong Lamptey

PhD student in Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour


Jonathan is a graduate of the University of Bristol (UK) where he read Economics and Accounting with Law and Politics. Following his undergraduate degree Jonathan qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) working in various finance and consultancy roles in the media industry. His employers and clients included the Walt Disney Company, Channel 4 and News International. Jonathan's interest in academia was rekindled following a chance encounter with a research problem highlighted in a professional journal.

Research interests

  • Developmental Networks
  • Bicultural Experience
  • Professional Identity
  • Diversity
  • Ethnicity

Jonathan's research is concerned with developmental networks: career-focused subsets of a social network. This is a relatively new research area that combines the mentorship literature with the latest social network theories. His study explores how differences in the bicultural experiences of minority ethnic professionals affect the content and structure of their developmental networks and corresponding career outcomes. This research introduces bicultural experience to organisational studies by integrating the diversity and developmental network literatures. 



London School of Economics Graduate Teaching Awards

In 2012-13 Jonathan received an award to recognise the special contribution made by graduate teaching assistants, teaching fellows and guest teachers to LSE's academic departments.


Publications and papers

Ashong-Lamptey, J. (2012). Accounting as a Social Phenomenon: An Exploration of Ethnicity and Gender in UK Accounting Profession. Presented at the Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting Conference & Emerging Scholars Colloquium. University of Cardiff (UK). July 2012.

Ashong-Lamptey, J. (2013). Bicultural Experience and Career Enhancing Behaviour in the Professions. Presented at the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Annual Conference & Emerging Scholars Colloquium. Athens University of Economics and Business. July 2013.


Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey