School of Business and Management

Research Centres and Groups

There are currently nine research centres, groups and clusters associated with the School of Business and Management (SBM).  The research and education of SBM is based on the three pillars of our vision: social justice, sustainability and good governance in the management of public, private and voluntary organisations.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.