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School of Business and Management

Research Centres, Groups and Clusters

The School’s academics publish in leading business and management journals, author books and chapters, and play a part in the wider national and international community. Staff profiles detail areas of specialist interest and knowledge, along with publications and research in progress.

Research in the School is organised around 11 overlapping research centres, groups and clusters. Centres, groups and clusters are created, and changes of name and focus are accepted, only with the approval of the Associate Dean for Research or the Dean. Clusters are evolving, emergent, dynamic and self-organising groups of researchers whose work has synergies cutting across Research centres/groups.

Our Research centres, groups and clusters aim to provide intellectual meeting places for our researchers. Centres and groups are engaged in a wide range of activities including, but not limited to:

  • running a regular events programme
  • hosting visiting or independently funded research fellows
  • applying for major funding
  • publishing a working paper series
  • hosting stakeholder impact and engagement events
  • a wide range of high quality academic and technical/non-academic outputs.

Research centres

Centre for Globalisation Research (CGR) is a global academic hub that researches multiple aspects of globalisation. It focuses on international monetary economics and finance, emerging and developing economies and labour economics.

Centre for Research in Equality and Diversity (CRED) is at the forefront of equality and diversity research both nationally and internationally. Its research is focused on the employment, management, careers and migration aspects of diversity and inequality. Its three broad themes are social identity, policy and practice research.

Centre on Labour and Global Production (CLGP) engages in inter-disciplinary research on the changing position of workers, labour and regulation in the world economy. The centre’s research on labour in the global economy focuses on uneven working conditions, labour standards, affective labour, unpaid work, and forms of representation and worker organisation that arise from inter-dependent global economic relations.

Research groups

Accounting & Accountability Research Group (AARG) brings historical perspective and methods to contemporary business and management issues, such as financial capitalism, privatisation and technological change.

Behavioural Finance Working Group (BFWG) focuses on areas of behavioural finance, emerging markets, corporate finance and corporate governance financialisation and its impact on business models as well as financial and management accounting.

Business Ecosystems Research Group (BERG) examines the way that businesses’ different components relate to and interact with one another. BERG members use their expertise to research both innovation and production ecosystems.

Marketing Interactions & Consumer Behaviour Group (MICBG) focuses on marketing as essentially a social phenomenon rather than a set of economic tools. Its interest is in the social/civic impact of marketing phenomena and its transformative effects.

Organisational Processes and Practices Research Group (OPPRG) includes a number of scholars engaging in research within the broad field of Organisation Studies.

Research clusters

Public Management and Regulation Cluster (PMR) investigates the management of core executives in national governments, the strategic management in international organisations, leadership in the management of public services and regulatory activity.

Borderlines: Action Research Cluster in Creative and Cultural Economies (BARCCEis an inter/trans- disciplinary group of researchers, artists, thinkers, makers, practitioners who are interested in understanding the role of the creative and cultural sectors in reproducing and moving beyond neo-liberal logics of space, temporality and community.

Cluster for African Business, Organisations and Society (CABOS) recognises and solely investigates Africa's economic development and potential and the contribution of Africa to the world economy. 

Global Business and Innovation Research (GBIR)