Our core values are social justice and inclusivity, and environmental sustainability. Departmental colleagues are committed to collective excellence in teaching and research and bring a wide range of expertise from different disciplines. In our teaching and research we focus on:
In this age of rapid innovation, technological, and environmental change but also challenges of inequality and social division, our Department plays an important role in preparing our undergraduate and postgraduate students for the challenges of the work place. We host initiatives in Building the Anti-Racist Classroom and the BreakThrough project – The Bangladeshi Women’s Careers group. We also have professional placements as part of our MA in Heritage Management and MA in Creative Industries and Arts Organization.
SBM's Department of Business and Society is a centre of international excellence in a number of distinct areas such as public management, global and corporate governance, social and environmental sustainability, not-for-profit management, the relationship between law, regulation and business. Our research responds to the needs of practitioners across industries, countries, sectors and governmental bodies. Research-led and student-centred teaching fully reflects the rapidly changing economic, social, legal, political and regulatory environment of the global economy.
It is a great honour to serve as Head of Business and Society at SBM, QMUL. We are a lively department that values creativity, collegiality, and collaboration in teaching and research. We are a team of academics with strong international reputations and who aspire to excellence in research and teaching, both of which are closely related and integrated.
Dr Giuliano Maielli
Under the broader themes of Business and Society, research and teaching can be clustered into four areas: (1) Political Economy and International Business Development (2) Regulation, Law and Institutional Development (3) Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (4) Creative and Cultural Industries and Heritage Management.
Research and teaching in this area includes:
The departmental research has been extensively presented in world-leading conferences and published in world-leading, internationally-excellent academic journals and monographs.
We publish in influential journals such as:
We also publish books in leading publishing presses, including: Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Duke University Press, Routledge and Edward Elgar.
The Department of Business and Society currently has 18 PhD students supervised by its members. It seeks intellectually curious doctoral applicants with a strong academic track record who are interested in undertaking rigorous and innovative research across any of our areas of expertise. We are committed to educating scholars who will carry forward productive and rigorous research and who will lead in their fields of activity.
Prospective Doctoral candidates are encouraged to contact the Head, or other members, of the Department.