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Research in the School of Business and Management

The School of Business and Management at Queen Mary was created in 2002 with a clear remit to build a distinctive research strategy in which scholarship of international quality could flourish. 

The School seeks to sustain and enhance a distinctive research profile and ensure a supportive and intellectually challenging business and management research culture, which emphasises the interconnected nature of business with respect to:

  1. the societal and historical context
  2. social justice issues
  3. governance in the private, public and third sectors.

Our researchers strive to unearth the connections between economic, social, political and cultural life along with modern business and management forms. These themes are pursued through the distinct identities of the School’s research centres and groups (see below), which also provide vehicles for engaging with partners beyond the university sector through research collaborations, workshops, public events and community engagement.

The School has a high level of national and international research activity with its academics undertaking innovative research, publishing in leading journals and developing work with high impact. Our academics play a central part in the wider research community through their roles on some 44 journal editorial boards, as visiting fellows to numerous national and international universities, and their international collaborative work funded by UK and international organisations and funding councils. In the 2014 UK national REF, SBM was rated in the top quartile for the impact of our research on society and economy, and 50% of our research outputs were deemed world leading.

We aspire to be a world-leading school for the quality of our research, engagement and impact on social justice, sustainability and governance issues as they affect business and management decisions. We aim to convene evidence-informed conversations on difficult social, cultural or environmental challenges in our local East London setting, but informed by a global perspective.

Academic staff profiles detail areas of specialist interest and knowledge, along with publications and research in progress. The School has an established PhD community with some 60 students supported by strong academic expertise. Find out more about our PhD programme.
Research in the school is organised around 10 overlapping research centres and groups:

Find out more about our Research Centres and Groups.

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