School of Business and Management

Areas of specialisation

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.

1. Political Economy and International Business Development

Research and teaching in this area includes:

  • Global supply chains
  • World economy and development
  • Sustainability, social and environmental
  • Business and society
  • Not-for-profit management
  • Social reproduction
  • History of capitalism

2. Public Governance, Regulation, Law and Institutional Development

Research and teaching in this area includes:

  • Legal issues in business and business law
  • Institutional development and corporate governance
  • Global governance and institutions
  • Corporate social responsibility and business ethics
  • Sustainable finance
  • Public sector management and regulation
  • Charity sector and social change

3. Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Research and teaching in this area includes:

  • Strategic management
  • Frugal and sustainable innovation
  • New product development
  • Business ecosystems
  • Entrepreneurship and start-ups
  • Innovation and global competition
  • Responsible leadership
  • Consulting on sustainability
  • Professionalization of sustainability

4. Creative and Cultural Industries and Heritage Management:

Research and teaching in this area includes:

  • Creative and cultural industries
  • Heritage management
  • History of cultural industries
  • Race and postcolonialism
  • Intersectional race, gender, class, ability and decolonising/post colonial studies of creative and cultural industries
  • Creativity, environmental sustainability and organizational behaviour
  • Creative labour process theory
  • Creative and cultural value chain strategy and management