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Explore our research

The School of Business and Management has a range of research impact projects across its five key discipline-based departments, facilitated through our Research Centres, Research Theme Groups and other forms of collaborative research outside of academia. Explore a selection of our research projects below:

CHRONOS - Centre for Critical and Historical Research on Organisation and Society

Exclusion from the elite professions is cause and effect of wider social inequalities across the UK and is related to low rates of upward social mobility. Dr Louise Ashley’s research explores and addresses barriers to entry and subsequent career progression within the professions by looking at changes in recruitment practices, developing good practice in third sector organisations and changing public conversations around social exclusion and inequality. Read the full article here.

Based on a mode of analysis derived from his research on Critical Management Studies Professor Chris Grey  used media and social media to reach the general public and a wide range of decision makers, opinion formers and communicators in politics, business and the media, leading to identifiable and documented influence on and change to practices. Read more including Professor Grey's Brexit Blog here.

DOS - Digital Organisation and Society Research Centre

Selecting new materials and manufacturing technologies represents a major challenge to businesses with implications that affect the configuration of the composite materials supply chain. Dr Coronado Mondragon’s research investigated the selection process designed to identify the importance and interrelationships between key factors important to manufacturing in high-technology supply chains. Discover his findings here

Dr Thomas Wainwright, Reader in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, is looking at how Open Data (a freely available resource produced by government departments and private organisations) can help start-ups, SMEs and corporates to create new products and services. Through Thomas's et al design of an online learning course i.e. a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) their research will provide people with the knowledge, skills and confidence to harness open data, increasing business efficiency and growth.

The course can be accessed here: Using Open Data for Digital Business

CRIS - Centre for Research Into Sustainability

Social responsibility in small and medium sized enterprises (95% of businesses) is improved by providing tools for business networks and policy guidance for the UK Government and the International Labour Organization. While the media, academia and policy-makers focus on the more visible large organisations, this work has led the way in redressing this imbalance, leading to understanding and explanation of ethical and social responsibility in smaller organisations. This is summarised as Small Business Social Responsibility, (SBSR), nomenclature made popular largely by Professor Laura Spence’s work. The impact of Spence’s research can be explored in detail here

KOL - Knowledge and Organisational Learning Research theme group

Research by Professor Conway at Royal Holloway and Dr Clinton at King’s College London investigated how clergy allocated time to tasks that make up their role, and the impact of different tasks on their calling, quality of life, and effective ministry such as encouraging parishioner attendance and participation, and parish performance such as fund raising and income generation. Read the full article here.

IIPM - Intercultural and International Perspectives on Management Research theme group

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