Dr. LakshmiNarasimhan Vedanthachari is a Senior Lecturer at the International Management & Innovation Department. He is the programme leader for MBA (Oil and Gas). He is SAP Certified TERP associate and teaches SAP to post graduate supply chain students at the University.
After completing his Chemical Engineering degree, he worked as a software programmer in India and came to 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 supporting SMEs. He has lectured on Operations and Supply Chain Management to professionals in Africa and the Far East and managed distance learning programmes.
His research interests are around SMEs, Supply Chains and Enterprise Systems. After joining Middlesex University (Sep 2012), he undertook the first Business Satisfaction Survey on behalf of the London Borough of Barnet and was a part of team who developed the first economic development strategy at the London Borough of Barnet.
Currently he is investigating on the time management practices of SMEs and the perceived challenges towards youth Entrepreneurship.