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The School of Business and Management is a medium-sized research-intensive School with an emphasis on social science based research, with a focus on critical, ethical, political-economic and international/comparative approaches to management and organisation, and a methodological emphasis on qualitative research. The School’s research vision is to be:

“Renowned internationally for agenda-setting research on management and organisation theory, policy and practice that addresses pressing cultural, social, economic and business challenges”.

Key areas of research conducted at the School include:

  • Sustainability and ethics
  • Accounting and Accountability
  • Macro-marketing and consumption
  • Organisation Studies

Our research-active staff are also prolific within the academic research community, making regular contributions at conferences and in the pages of the leading academic journals in their fields. Here’s a full list of our researchers, publications and projects.

Complementing discipline-based research in Departments the School is home to three College-designated and ‘challenge’ oriented Research Centres and two Research Groups. The Research Centres and Research Groups are:

Research Centres 

CHRONOS - Centre for critical and historical research on organisation and society

DOS - Digital Organisation and Society Research Centre

CRIS - Centre for Research Into Sustainability

Research Theme Groups

Knowledge and organisational learning

Intercultural and international perspectives on management


Since 2004, the Technology and governance network or TGN has been a meeting place for academics and practitioners interested in contributing to study human emancipation through the use of information and communication technologies in societies around the world.

Management Research

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