Research - Overview
Critical discussion of management is part of everyday conversation, as the tensions in financial arrangements, educational institutions, policing and security arrangements, health and social work systems, transportation and ecological systems dominate our lives. Our aim is to connect to this debate through reflecting it in the design of our work, using it as a resource for data in our investigations and creating research that will contribute to the understanding required to reduce these tensions.
Staff and graduate students come from the full range of social science disciplines and collectively we aim to cover the core areas of management: marketing, finance and organisational studies. We do not confine our work to the management of managers or conventional techniques of accounting, finance, marketing, organisation or personnel management. The coverage of our recent work includes: Alternative Organisations; Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility; Philosophy, Politics and Organisational theory; Business History and Institutional Analysis; High Involvement Management; Employment and Education; Management of Science and Technology; Sociology of Finance; Public Sector Management; Public Finance; Small Business Finance; Consumption and Identity; Critical Marketing; Branding and Relationships; Behavioral Finance; Performance Measurement; International Business; Globalization; Finance and Physics and the Management of Culture.
The internationalism of our work reflects the range of nationalities of our staff and involvement in cross-national projects and is reflected in the large of range of countries within which we have studied, including a 14-country study of the effects of Ramadan on the psychology of investors in stocks in Muslim countries, research on economic and political volatility in 50 countries, and our involvement in the 20-country global call centre study. It is also illustrated by our publications in high quality world class journals including Journal of Banking And Finance, Journal of Economics and Finance, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Economic History Review, Business History, Accounting, Organization and Society, Journal of Operations Management, European Journal of Operational Research, European Journal of Finance, European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Management Studies, Human Relations, Industrial Marketing Management, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Mathematical Psychology, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Leadership Quarterly, Culture and Organization, Organization Studies, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Social Studies of Science, and the Journal of Business Ethics.
Members of the School of Management attend conferences and organise major international conferences.
Members of the School of Management hold many editorial positions on a range of journals.