Dr Layla Branicki

 

Lecturer in Strategy and International Business

Department of Management

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Contact details

University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

About

Prior to joining Birmingham Business School Layla was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Strategy, Organisational Learning and Resilience Research Unit at Warwick Business School. Layla has won research grants from the Institute of Advanced Studies (Warwick), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

Qualifications

  • PhD Institute of Governance and Public Management, Warwick Business School, December 2007
  • MA in Legal and Political Theory, University College London, September 2001
  • BSc Criminology and Criminal Justice with First Class Honours, University of Portsmouth, June 2000

Biography

Layla has recently published in Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal (2010), The International Journal of Production Research (2011) and The Journal of Homeland Security (2012). Layla has worked on a wide range of empirical projects which have looked across the public, private and voluntary sectors (e.g. ‘Joined-up Justice’; ‘Managing with Political Awareness’; ‘Strategic Decision Making under Conditions of Extreme Uncertainty’ and ‘Game Theory and Adaptive Networks for Smart Evacuations).

Through this exposure to multiple contexts Layla has developed an interest in the role of inter-organisational relationships between sectors in resolving intractable social problems and the associated impact of government upon business and vice versa. Recently much of Layla’s work has focussed upon the management of emergencies.

Layla has also organized, participated in and presented at a wide range of academic and practitioner events in the UK, Europe and USA on the subject of ‘Organizational Resilience’.

She is an active member of the European Group for Organizational Studies and of Strategic Management Society.

Teaching

Strategy, International Business and Environment of Business.

Research

Current research interests include organizational resilience, the implications of social media, sustainability and the relationship between politics and international business.

Publications

Journal Articles

Preston, J., Binner, J., Branicki, L., Ferrario, M. and Kolokitha, M. (2012). Multiple attacks on transport infrastructure: an inter-disciplinary exploration of the impact of social networking technologies upon real time information sharing, response and recovery. Journal of Homeland Security

Sullivan-Taylor, B. and Branicki, L. (2011). Creating Resilient SMEs: Why One Size Might Not Fit All, International Journal of Production Research, 49: 5565-5579

Wilson, D.C., Branicki, L., Sullivan-Taylor, B. and Wilson, A. (2010). Extreme events, organizations and the politics of strategic decision making. Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 23: 699-721

Book Chapters

Branicki, L. and Sullivan-Taylor, B. (2012) Organizational Resilience and Counterterrorism. In Counterterrorism: From the Cold War to the War on Terror. Ed. Shanty, F. California: ABC-CLIO

Reports

Binner, J., Branicki, L., Ferrario, Galla, T., Jones, N., M., King, J., Kolokitha, M., Preston, J., Smyrnakis, M. (2013). City evacuations: preparedness, warning, action and recovery. Final report of the DFUSE project (Game theory and adaptive networks for smart evacuations: EP/I005765/1) Public Report. March, 2013. Accessible from: http://www.cityevacuations.org/uploads/6/8/1/7/6817950/finalpublic.pdf

Sullivan-Taylor, B. and Branicki, L.(2010) 'Organisational resilience project report and overview (2008-2010)', Report on project activities and outputs between 2008-2010

Hartley, J. and Branicki, L.. (2007). Managing with political awareness: A summary review of the literature. London: Chartered Management Institute, 1-20

Conference papers and presentations

Branicki, L. and Agyei, D. The Slow death of Old Media, General Track, SMS, Prague, 2012

Branicki, L. and Sullivan-Taylor. Strategic Decision Making Under Uncertainty. Strategy Practice, SMS, Prague, 2012

Preston, J., Binner, J., Branicki, L., Ferrario, M. and Kolokitha, M. Multiple attacks on transport infrastructure: an inter-disciplinary exploration of the impact of social networking technologies upon real time information sharing, response and recovery, Department of Homeland Security Universities Summit, Washington D.C., 2011.

Branicki, L. The new assemblages of power: a critical examination of the potential impact of social networking technologies upon the management of crisis. EGOS, Gothenburg, 2011

Sullivan-Taylor, B., Branicki, L. The Implementation Gap: An Examination of the Failure of Organizational Resilience Strategies in Practice. SMS. Miami, 2011

Sullivan-Taylor, B., Branicki, L., Stever, V. An Examination of the Risky Role of the Business Continuity Manager: A France UK Comparison. BAM. Aston, 2011

Sullivan-Taylor, B. and Branicki, L. The Resilience Gap: Strategic Thinking and Acting under Conditions of Extreme Uncertainty. Strategic Management Society. Rome, 2010

Sullivan-Taylor, B. and Branicki, L. Organizational Resilience in a Global City within a City. EGOS, Lisbon, 2010

Sullivan-Taylor, B and Branicki, L. Resilience in the Face of Extreme Threats and Events: A Collaborative Leadership Challenge? 8TH ICSL - Leadership in Crisis. University of Birmingham, 2009

Sullivan-Taylor, B. and Branicki, L. Organisational Risk and Resilience: Coping with uncertainty. EGOS, Amsterdam, 2008

Sullivan-Taylor, B. and Branicki, L. Organisational Risk and Resilience: Coping with Uncertainty, EGOS Colloquium, Amsterdam, 2008

Hartley, J. and Branicki, L. Leading with Political Awareness. British Academy of Management Conference, 2007

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