Dr Dominique Lelievre


Dominique is currently a Lecturer in Digital Business Education, and she is part of the Executive Education team at Leeds University Business School.  She has worked in higher education for the past 18 years, sharing her time between the Open University Business School, and Manchester Business School in part-time roles between 2001 and 2009. Following this, she joined the University of Liverpool Management School as a Director of Studies for the online programmes. Whilst at Liverpool (2009-2016), she acted as the Director of Studies for the online HRM and the online International Management programmes. She had the priviledge to act as the Programme Lead for the Master of Public Administration, working alongside talented colleagues, in order to develop this new online Master programme.

These academic roles owe something to Dominique’s professional past experience, and the sort of questions that arose from her activities in commercial positions. These roles included marketing assignments in the 1990s – involving client as well as agency positions, and she acted as a Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Examiner in her area of specialism (2000-2003).  However, they undoubtedly stem also from the inspired academic guidance received at Manchester Business School as part of her doctoral research.

Dominique is actively involved in developing online and blended modules in strategic management and organization theory.  She teaches a number of modules on on-campus programmes in her areas of specialism and she acts as a dissertation supervisor on under-and post-graduate programmes.

Research interests

Dominique’s research interests belong to two distinct strands:

The first is concerned with inter-organizational relationships and new forms of governance and work organization. Drawing on institutional nheory, Dominique is particularly interested in the way partnerships between organizations are constructed and regulated (trust and relational norms). 

The second is focused on distance learning pedagogy and practice, reflecting her experience is this field in the last two decades.

This research has been presented at conferences including the British Academy of Management (BAM) and the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS), and published as chapters in a number of books.


  • 1986. MA,Translation Studies, Sorbonne University (Paris III)
  • 1991. MBA, Manchester Business School, University ofManchester.
  • 1994. Dip M. Chartered Institute of Marketing
  • 2008. PhD, Organization Theory, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester.

Professional memberships

  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists (MCIL) - 1986
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (MCIM) - 1994
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) - 2016

Student education

I work as a lecturer in digital business education.  As such, I act as a module leader for online and/or blended modules in my area of specialism (strategy/organization behaviour and organization theory).  I also teach related modules for on-campus programmes, and I am actively involved in supervising dissertations students on under- and post-graduate programmes. I also provide input into various spects of online and distance learning.


Research groups and institutes

  • Executive education