Soane, Emma

Dr Emma Soane  

Department

Position held

Assistant Professor of Management

 

Non LSE positions held

Kingston Business School

Visiting Fellow

 

Experience keywords:

decision making; employee engagement; leadership; personality; risk

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Emma’s research interests are centred on individual differences in leadership,
personality, decision making, risk, engagement with work, and their interactions with the working environment. Her work focuses on the causes and consequences of individual differences, and their implications for leading and managing in organisations.

She was a founding member of, and is now an associate of, the Kingston Employee Engagement Consortium which comprises ten organisations from the public and private sectors. The Consortium research examines the individual and organisational factors that lead to optimal working environments.

Other current projects include a study of decision makers in trading environments, and a study of leadership and team working among surgeons. She recently led a two year multi-disciplinary team of eight co-investigators for an EPSRC funded study investigating decision making and choice behaviour in relation to climate change. Emma has published a number of journal articles, book chapters, practitioner reports and articles, and co-authored the book ‘Traders. Managing risks and decisions in financial markets.’

Dr Soane is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, and a Chartered Scientist. She is the Programme Director for the MSc Management. She also co-ordinates the MSc Management Professional Development Programme and the postgraduate elective Leadership in Organisations. She works with Duke Corporate Education delivering executive education. She teaches personality at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Banking; Construction and Property; Energy; Financial Services; Healthcare; Public Administration

Countries and regions to which research relates:

UK

Languages:

French [Spoken: Basic, Written: N/A]

Media experience:

Radio

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 7030

Publications

2017

Bailey, Katherine and Madden, Adrian and Alfes, Kerstin and Shantz, Amanda and Soane, Emma (2017) The mismanaged soul: existential labor and the erosion of meaningful work Human Resource Management Review, 27 (3). 416-430. ISSN 1053-4822

Rocks, Sophie A. and Schubert, Iljana and Soane, Emma and Black, Edgar and Muckle, Rachel and Petts, Judith and Prpich, George and Pollard, Simon J. (2017) Engaging with comparative risk appraisals: public views on policy priorities for environmental risk governance Risk Analysis, 37 (9). 1683-1692. ISSN 0272-4332

2016

Soane, Emma and Schubert, Iljana and Pollard, Simon and Rocks, Sophie and Black, Edgar (2016) Confluence and contours: reflexive management of environmental risk Risk Analysis, 36 (6). 1090-1107. ISSN 1539-6924

2015

Gatenby, Mark and Rees, Chris and Truss, Catherine and Alfes, Kerstin and Soane, Emma (2015) Managing change, or changing managers? The role of middle managers in UK public service reform Public Management Review, 17 (8). 1124-1145. ISSN 1471-9037

Shantz, Aamanda and Alfes, Kerstin and Bailey, Catherine and Soane, Emma (2015) Drivers and outcomes of work alienation: reviving a concept Journal of Management Inquiry, 24 (4). 382-393. ISSN 1056-4926

Soane, Emma and Schubert, Iljana and Lunn, Rebecca and Pollard, Simon (2015) The relationship between information processing style and information seeking, and its moderation by affect and perceived usefulness: analysis vs. procrastination Personality and Individual Differences, 72. 72-78. ISSN 0191-8869

Soane, Emma and Butler, Christina and Stanton, Emma (2015) Followers’ personality, transformational leadership and performance Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal, 5 (1). 65-78. ISSN 2042-678X

2014

Truss, Catherine and Alfes, Kerstin and Delbridge, Rick and Shantz, Amanda and Soane, Emma (2014) Introduction In: Truss, Catherine and Alfes, Kerstin and Delbridge, Rick and Shantz, Amanda and Soane, Emma, (eds.) Employee Engagement in Theory and Practice. Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, 1-12. ISBN 9780415657419

Truss, Catherine and Alfes, Kerstin and Delbridge, Rick and Shantz, Amanda and Soane, Emma, eds (2014) Employee engagement in theory and practice Routledge, Abingdon, UK. ISBN 9780415657419

Davies, G.J. and Kendall, G. and Soane, E. and Li, J. and Rocks, S.A. and Jude, S.R. and Pollard, S.J.T. (2014) Regulators as agents: modelling personality and power as evidence is brokered to support decisions on environmental risk Science of the Total Environment, 466-67. 74-83. ISSN 0048-9697

Soane, Emma and Bicknell, Colin and Mason, Sarah and Godard, Kathleen and Cheshire, Nick (2014) The role of teamworking in error reduction during vascular procedures Annals of Vascular Surgery, 28 (5). 1094-1099. ISSN 0890-5096

2013

Truss, Catherine and Shantz, Amanda and Soane, Emma and Alfes, Kerstin and Delbridge, Rick (2013) Employee engagement - special issue, edited by Truss, C., Shantz, A. Soane, E., Alfes, K., and Delbridge, R. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 24 (14). ISSN 0958-5192

Truss, Catherine and Shantz, Amanda and Soane, Emma and Alfes, Kerstin and Delbridge, Rick (2013) Employee engagement, organisational performance and individual well-being: exploring the evidence, developing the theory The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 24 (14). 2657-2669. ISSN 0958-5192

Soane, Emma and Shantz, Amanda and Alfes, Kerstin and Truss, Catherine and Rees, Chris and Gatenby, Mark (2013) The association of meaningfulness, wellbeing and engagement with absenteeism: a moderated mediation model Human Resource Management Journal, 53 (3). 441-456. ISSN 0954-5395

Shantz, Amanda and Alfes, Kerstin and Truss, Catherine and Soane, Emma (2013) The role of employee engagement in the relationship between job design and task performance, citizenship and deviant behaviours The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 24 (13). 2608-2627. ISSN 0958-5192

Alfes, Kerstin and Shantz, Amanda and Truss, Catherine and Soane, Emma (2013) The link between perceived human resource management practices, engagement and employee behaviour: a moderated mediation model The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 24 (2). 330-351. ISSN 0958-5192

2012

Li, J. and Davies, G.J. and Kendall, G. and Soane, Emma and Bai, R. and Rocks, S.A. and Pollard, S.J.T. (2012) Evidence and belief in regulatory decisions: incorporating expected utility into decision modelling Expert Systems With Applications, 39 (10). 8604-8610. ISSN 0957-4174

Soane, Emma and Truss, Catherine and Alfes, Kerstin and Shantz, Amanda and Rees, Chris and Gatenby, Mark (2012) Development and application of a new measure of employee engagement: the ISA engagement scale Human Resource Development International, 15 (5). 529-547. ISSN 1367-8868

2011

Fenton-O'Creevy, Mark and Soane, Emma and Nicholson, Nigel and Willman, Paul (2011) Thinking, feeling and deciding: the influence of emotions on the decision making and performance of traders Journal of Organizational Behavior, 32 (8). 1044-1061. ISSN 1099-1379

French, Simon and Bedford, Tim and Pollard, S. J. T. and Soane, Emma (2011) Human reliability analysis: a critique and review for managers Safety Science, 49 (6). 753-763. ISSN 0925-7535

2010

Alfes, Kirsten and Truss, Catherine and Soane, Emma and Rees, Chris and Gatenby, Mark (2010) Creating an engaged workforce: findings from the Kingston employee engagement consortium project Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, London, UK.

Truss, Katie and Soane, Emma and Alfes, Kerstin and Rees, Chris and Gatenby, Mark (2010) Engaging the "pole vaulters" on your staff Harvard Business Review, 88 (2). 24. ISSN 0017-8012

Soane, Emma and Dewberry, Chris and Narendran, Sunitha (2010) The role of perceived costs and perceived benefits in the relationship between personality and risk-related choices Journal of Risk Research, 13 (3). 303-318. ISSN 1366-9877

Davies, G.J. and Kendall, G. and Soane, Emma and Li, J. and Charnley, F. and Pollard, S. J. T. (2010) Regulators as ‘agents’: power and personality in risk regulation and a role for agent-based simulation Journal of Risk Research, 13 (8). 961-982. ISSN 1366-9877

Soane, Emma and Schubert, Iljana and Challenor, Peter and Lunn, Rebecca and Narendran, Sunitha and Pollard, Simon (2010) Flood perception and mitigation: The role of severity, agency, and experience in the purchase of flood protection, and the communication of flood information Environment and Planning A, 42 (12). 3023-3038. ISSN 0308-518X

2009

Bicknell, C. and Soane, Emma (2009) Personality and leadership In: Stanton, Emma and Lemer, Claire and Mountford, James, (eds.) Clinical Leadership: Bridging the Divide. Quay Books, London, UK. ISBN 9781856423984

Truss, C and Alfes, Katie and Emmott, Mike and Gatenby, Mark and Rees, Chris and Soane, Emma (2009) Research topic: engagement People Management (12 Mar). 47. ISSN 1358-6297

Gatenby, Mark and Rees, Chris and Soane, Emma and Truss, Catherine (2009) Employee engagement in context Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Kingston University, Kingston-upon-Thames, UK.

Wu, Shaomin and Hrudey, Steve and French, Simon and Bedford, Tim and Soane, Emma and Pollard, Simon (2009) A role for human reliability analysis (HRA) in preventing drinking water incidents and securing safe drinking water Water Research, 43 (13). 3227-3238. ISSN 0043-1354

Li, Jiawei and Pollard, Simon and Kendall, Graham and Soane, Emma and Davies, Gareth (2009) Optimising risk reduction: an expected utility approach for marginal risk reduction during regulatory decision-making Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 94 (11). 1729-1734. ISSN 0951-8320

2008

Soane, Emma and Nicholson, Nigel (2008) Individual differences and decision making In: Hodgkinson, Gerard P. and Starbuck, William H., (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Organisational Decision Making. Oxford handbooks in business and management. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 342-360. ISBN 9780199290468

Schubert, Iljana and Soane, Emma (2008) Report of a pilot study of uncertainty, decision-making and communication of information about climate change and food safety Kingston University working paper, W18. Kingston Business School, Kingston-upon-Thames, UK. ISBN 9781872058344

2007

Soane, Emma and Butler, Christina and Stanton, Emma (2007) Personality, leadership and team work on the Clipper Round the World Race 2005-2006 Clipper Ventures Plc, Kingston University, Kingston-upon-Thames, UK.

2006

Truss, Katie and Soane, Emma and Edwards, Christine Yvonne L and Wisdom, Karen and Croll, Andrew and Burnett, Jamie (2006) Working life: employee attitudes and engagement 2006 Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, London, UK. ISBN 9781843981794

Willman, Paul and Fenton-O’Creevy, Mark and Nicholson, Nigel and Soane, Emma (2006) Noise trading and the management of operational risk; firms, traders and irrationality in financial markets Journal of Management Studies, 43 (6). 1357-1374. ISSN 1467-6486

2005

Soane, Emma and Chmiel, Nik (2005) Are risk preferences consistent?: the influence of decision domain and personality Personality and Individual Differences, 38 (8). 1781-1791. ISSN 0191-8869

Nicholson, Nigel and Soane, Emma and Fenton-O'Creevy, Mark and Willman, Paul (2005) Personality and domain specific risk taking Journal of Risk Research, 8 (2). 157-176. ISSN 1366-9877

2004

Fenton-O'Creevy, Mark and Nicholson, Nigel and Soane, Emma and Willman, Paul (2004) Traders: risks, decisions and management in financial markets Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199269488

2003

Fenton-O'Creevy, Mark and Nicholson, Nigel and Soane, Emma and Willman, Paul (2003) Trading on illusions: unrealistic perceptions of control and trading performance Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 76 (1). 53-68. ISSN 2044-8325

2002

Willman, Paul and Fenton-O'Creevy, Mark and Nicholson, Nigel and Soane, Emma (2002) Traders, managers and loss aversion in investment banking: a field study Accounting, Organizations and Society, 27 (1-2). 85-98. ISSN 0361-3682

2001

Fenton-O'Creevy, Mark and Soane, Emma (2001) The subjective perception of risk In: Pickford, James, (ed.) Mastering Risk Volume 1: Concepts. Financial Times. Prentice Hall, London, UK, 25-30. ISBN 9780273653790

Willman, Paul and Fenton-O'Creevy, Mark P. and Nicholson, Nigel and Soane, Emma (2001) Knowing the risks: theory and practice in financial market trading Human Relations, 54 (7). 887-910. ISSN 1741-282X

2000

Soane, Emma and Nicholson, Nigel (2000) Are traders rational? Foreign Exchange and Money Markets, 7 (3). 17-19. ISSN 1351-5195

1999

Nicholson, Nigel and Willman, Paul and Dow, James and Fenton-O'Creevy, Mark and Soane, Emma (1999) The individual and contextual influences on the market behaviour of finance professionals ESRC-SAGE Research Group, Swindon, UK.

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Emma Soane joined the Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour group at LSE as a lecturer in September 2008. Emma is the course co-ordinator of the postgraduate elective ‘Leadership in Organisations’ and the professional development programme for the new MSc Management course. She also teaches Organisational Behaviour. Emma delivers executive education sessions for Duke Corporate Education, with whom she was recently taught personality and leadership sessions for Arcelor Mittal. She works on the LSE Trium Global MBA programme and contributes to the MBA and Executive MBA programmes at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. Emma graduated in Psychology from Leicester University in 1990 then worked in mental health and learning disabilities services at several NHS trusts and social services. She completed her MSc in Occupational Psychology from the Institute of Work Psychology at the University of Sheffield in 2006 and began her part-time PhD there while working as a Research Fellow at London Business School. Emma completed her PhD in 2001 and continued working at London Business School until 2003 when she moved to a Senior Lecturer position at Kingston Business School. She was promoted to Reader in 2005.

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