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Research themes

Research themes

We have proven research expertise, with senior academics leading activities in a range of disciplines. These include finance and accounting, management, strategy, marketing, economics, international business and human resource management, as well as specialist areas such as tourism, events management, hospitality and food and nutrition.

Our research themes bring together researchers from across our School, which includes the departments of

An additional research theme comes in the form of the Fair Shares Institute through which we are promoting new forms of democratic ownership and management across the world. 

Our community of social enterprise researchers has achieved international recognition through institutional membership of the EMES International Research Network and in 2019 we hosted the network’s annual conference.

Our social enterprise research covers cooperatives, social entrepreneurship, charities, corporate social responsibility, ethics, green human resource management and sustainable tourism. 

This work informs our growing contribution to Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), an initiative of the United Nations to advance responsible management education.

Our unique focus on food and drink is facilitated by our CHEFS research cluster. CHEFS undertakes interdisciplinary, collaborative research that is rooted in the real world. They offer research and consultancy expertise on the socio-cultural dimensions of food and drink, including identities and rituals, urban and regional development and inequalities and social justice.

We’re also exploring the experience economy, entrepreneurship and innovation and multilingual management, among many other topics. Our professors, readers and researchers come from a wide range of industry and academic backgrounds — adding to the diversity of our specialisms.

Find out more about our academic community here.

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