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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. 

Thus 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. 

These aims are achieved through the distinct identities of research centres and groups (see below), which provide vehicles for engaging with partners beyond the university sector through research collaborations, workshops, public events and community engagement.

The School now 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. Academics play a central part in the wider research community through their roles on some 44 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.

The results of the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) (December 2008) confirmed Queen Mary’s place in the very top group of research-led universities. The College as a whole was ranked 11th nationally by the Guardian, and 13th out of 32 universities by the Times Higher Education. The School of Business and Management came in the top third of all UK Business Schools. This was an impressive result, especially considering that it was the first time that the School had been entered into the RAE. This result puts the School’s research alongside older and more established business and management schools. The School is continually evolving and growing and offers a distinctive and vibrant research environment.

Our 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 40 students supported by strong academic expertise. Find out more about our PhD programme

Research in the school is centred around eight overlapping research centres and groups:

Find our more about our Research Centres and Groups.

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