The Department’s supportive research environment has seen colleagues publishing world-leading research in globally and internationally-leading journals across a range of areas: innovation, strategic management, ethics, gender and leadership, technology management and innovation, supply chain management, tourism and economic development and sustainability, entrepreneurship, marketing management (including e-marketing and digital space), community and regional development, governance, and international business.
The Department is ranked in the top ten UK universities for Business Ethics Research. Our research into gender (women at work), identity (becoming a manager/leader), leadership and diversity (gender, disability, race) in organisations and management is developing an international reputation. Challenging traditional boundaries and developing innovative theory are hallmarks of the departmental research.
The impact on national policy has been significant. Researchers regularly engage with organisational clients such as Sage UK plc, professional associations and bodies such as the CIPD) and UK Women on Boards, and with the media. The Financial Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Reuters, Telegraph and the BBC are just a few of the media outlets that have showcased colleagues for their research and its impact. Academic and grant awards for research scholars have been received by colleagues from globally recognised institutions such as the British Academy of Management, and the Academy of Management.