Our research centres carry out world-leading and internationally excellent research across a diverse range of business areas.
Together with our active projects, our research is conducted around our research centres which encompass the very best of our academic expertise:
The Innovation and Management Practices (IMPact) research group is dedicated to research, development and consultancy that contributes to social and economic transformation. Supporting the use of technology and new social, management and business practices, IMPact develops theoretical insights that can be translated into impactful engagement with stakeholders. This includes the UK Police, The Swedish Government, the Finnish Government, the UK Armed Forces and UK local government. The IMPact group is also the research and development arm of the ‘Triangular Alliance’ (Allia, GCGP LEP and the Business School).
CIBE is the Centre for Innovation in Business Education that forms a network for discussing the impact of innovative business education and the process of getting funding for and running projects in this area. It aims to create inclusive and accessible learning and teaching to enhance assessment and feedback within Higher Education. CIBE develops opportunities for networking and collaborating within the Faculty, and with other university research centres, institutes and the business education community.
The Centre for Financial Research (CFR) focuses on the role of finance, accounting, supply chain and project management in the development of inclusive and sustainable societies. Using a range of multidisciplinary research approaches, CFR is supported by expertise in accounting, supply chain and project management that has a wider relevance for the economy and society. Research undertaken by the Centre will impact organisational stakeholders, such as financial institutions, corporations and government, and also support all sections of society affected by financial decisions.
CPE is the Centre for Pluralist Economics in the Department of Economics and International Business. The centre conducts interdisciplinary policy-oriented research by combining expertise in economics, political science, business and humanities. A particular feature of the CPE is its orientation toward a pluralistic approach which increases an understanding of political, social-legal, ethical and trust issues in formulating economic policy.