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Research Environment

Research in the School of Business and Management

The School of Business and Management at QMUL was created with a clear remit to build an outstanding, unique approach to research in which scholarship of international quality can flourish.
Our students are attracted to the School by its distinctive research strategy, which focuses on the economic, societal and historical context of business and management, social justice issues in business and management, and governance in the private, public and third sectors.

Interconnected research environment

This strategy is achieved through the distinct identities of interconnected research centres and groups and the expertise of individual academics. This leads to a dynamic research environment where collaborations, workshops, public events and community engagement take place.

Our students benefit from the research that our academics undertake, as they are exposed to real business problems and the complexities that in-depth research can reveal. Our academics publish in leading business and management journals, author books and chapters, and play a major part in the wider national and international research community. You can find out more about their areas of specialist interest, along with their publications and research in progress, at: busman.qmul.ac.uk/staff

Our research centres and groups

Each of our research centres or groups makes a distinctive contribution to both research and teaching. We encourage PhD applicants who are interested in their areas of research:

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.

Centre for Accounting and Business History (CABH) brings historical perspective and methods to contemporary business and management issues, such as financial capitalism, privatisation and technological change.

Centre for Ethics and Politics (CfEP) fosters post-disciplinary research regarding the ethical and political dimensions of global business discourses, practices and architectures.

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 and Communications Group (MARCOMMS) 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, Management and Leadership Learning Group (OMLL) focuses on how organisations and people learn, professional identities, and managing knowledge.

Public Management Group (PMG) 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.

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