Mrs Parmjit Kaur (SFHEA)

Job: Head of Department of Strategic Management and Marketing

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Faculty of Business and Law

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 257 7221



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Personal profile

Parmjit Kaur is a Principal Lecturer and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and has been with the Business School for over 28 years, gaining a wealth of experience in academic leadership, management and consultancy. Her main teaching areas are Macroeconomics and International Trade on the Economics programmes andthe core Strategic Management module on the MBA programme.

Parmjit set up and developed the suite of undergraduate Economics degrees in 2009 and is Subject Leader for Economics in the department.

Parmjit is also a lead consultant within “Creating Strategic Solutions” (CSS), a consultancy unit set up with HEIF 4 funding.

Publications and outputs 


Kaur et al (1995) Financial Strategy – paper 14 – ACCA Textbook

Published by Certified Accountants Educational Projects.

Refereed papers Edited Books

Kaur (1998), “Remarks on International Monetary Arrangements and International Trade (Chapter 6)” in Economics and Politics of International Trade Vol. 2 (1998) Routledge.

Kaur (1998), “Remarks on Raw Materials in The History of Economic Policy (Chapter 28)” in Economics and Politics of International Trade Vol. 2 (1998) Routledge.

Kaur (1998), A study of The Korean Heavy Chemical and Industry Drive (1973-1980), evaluated in a New Trade Theory and Organisational Framework context. Conference Proceedings, Does Asian Management Matter, 1998 Hong Kong.

Kaur, Dhesi (2000), “Trade Theory in a Developing Country Context: The case of South Korean Industry 1973-1980” in Asian Management Matters, Regional relevance and Global Impact, Imperial College Press

Other publications

An evaluation of Business Link Licolnshire (1996) – Consultancy. A co-authored Report.

Blue Sky Thinking – Dental Laboratories Association Journal, (June 2009), Vol43,


Teaching Problem Structuring Methods: Improving understanding through meaningful learning.

Ashley L. Carreras and Parmjit Kaur. INFORMS publication, Transactions on Education (ITE) (September 2011)

KAUR, P. and CARRERAS A. L (2015) Understanding the links between the Determinants of Procedural Justice and Causal Mapping: Outcomes of Focus Group Workshops using facilitated Group Decision Software. GDN Conference, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland. Printed in, The 15th International Conference on Group Decision and Negotiation Letters, Warsaw School of Economics Press, ISBN 978-83-7378-985-2.

Research interests/expertise

Applied research in the area of soft operational research techniques, namely Problem Structuring Methods (PSMs).Strategic Option Development Analysis (SODA). Multi Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA).

International Economics and applied macroeconomics.

Areas of teaching

Macroeconomic theory

Open Economy Macroeconomics

International Economics.

Development Economics

Strategic Management (MBA)

Financial Strategy (Paper 14 ACCA).

Dissertation supervision (UG and PG)


BA (Hons) Economics  2i

MA Economics (Distinction)

Courses taught

Programme leadership

Programme responsibility UG programmes in Economics:

  • BA (Hons) Economics
  • BSc (Hons) Economics and Finance
  • BA (Hons) Accounting and Economics
  • BA (Hons) Business Management and Economics
  • BA (Hons) Economics and Politics
  • BA (Hons) Economics and International Relations
  • BA (Hons) Economics and Law 

Within this the key developments have been: a General progression Agreement (GPA) with MAUA Institute of Technology, Sao Paulo Brazil, for student progression into the final year of Economics programmes at DMU, June 2015.

DMU Economics programmes have achieved high ratings in the NSS. Economics at DMU is ranked 1st in the UK for student satisfaction (National Student Survey, 2015)

Membership of professional associations and societies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (since 2003)

Conference attendance

KAUR, P. and CARRERAS A. L. (2009) ‘Using Group Decision Software to Facilitate Stakeholder Workshops: Investigating the impact of ethnicity on degree attainment, at De Montfort University.( HEEON, London, 23/01/09).

KAUR, P. and CARRERAS A. L. (2009) ‘Using Group Decision Software to Facilitate Stakeholder Workshops: Investigating the impact of ethnicity on degree attainment, at De Montfort University.( HEEON, London, 23/01/09)

CARRERAS, A. L. and KAUR, P. (2009) Improving Team Effectiveness in Strategic Workshops: Developing question sets to enhance the facilitators understanding of group dynamics in live workshop environment. (Euro XXIV  Bonn, Germany, European Conference on Operational Research. 5th-8th July 2009.

CARRERAS, A. L. and KAUR, P. (2009) Slicing Potatoes Whilst Saving Energy: A facilitated MCDA process. INFORMS Annual Meeting. San Diego. October 11th-14th 2009.

KAUR, P. and CARRERAS A. L (2012) Enhancing the Dimensions of Procedural Justice in facilitated Group Workshops using Group Decision Software.  EURO 2012, 25th Conference on Operational Research, Vilnius, Lithuania.

CARRERAS, A. L. and KAUR, P. (2013) How might membership of an organisation, like the OR Society, deliver value for you? A series of stakeholder workshop facilitated sessions. OR55 Conference (Exeter University, 3rd-5th September 2013).

Consultancy work

Parmjit is also a lead consultant within “Creating Strategic Solutions” (CSS).

Parmjit has engaged in providing consultancy in the area of Problem Structuring Methods. Her consultancy experience has been with International Corporations, Collaborative Partnerships and Not – for – Profit organisations. Major clients have been PepsiCo International, TATA steel and Oasis Healthcare.

Link to OR case study (PDF)

Internally funded research project information

Seedcorn Funding Grant, Faculty of Business and Law 2008-9.

Higher Education Innovation Funding (HIEF 4) - time buyout by Corporate Development for External Income Generation (2009-2011).


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