Research Units

To reflect particular areas of activity, the School of Business is at the centre of ten research units.

CAMEo - Research Institute for Cultural and Media Economies

The School is very actively engaged with CAMEoCAMEo is an interdisciplinary institute drawing widely from social sciences, arts and humanities. It offers particular expertise in cultural policy and creative economy, cultural work and employment, cultural production and consumption and mediation, representation and audiences. We are especially interested in how cultural and media economies are described, understood, measured, valued, represented and experienced.

Leads: Professor Mark Banks (Media) and Dr Doris Eikof (School of Business, Work and Employment Division)

CSSU - Civil Safety and Security Unit

The Civil Safety and Security Unit offers distance learning MSc courses in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management, short courses in Disaster Risk Reduction, provides PhD supervision and offers consultancy services to government and industry.

Lead: Dr Simon Bennett (School of Business, Innovation, Technology and Operations Division)

COPF - Contemporary Organization and Policy Forum

The Contemporary Organization and Policy Forum, established in 2015, brings long-standing Leicester history and research together with external stakeholders and activists in order to engage in more systematic policy oriented work and ensure that work reaches an audience, and makes a difference, outside the walls of the university.

Lead: Professor Martin Parker (Management and Organisation Division)

CPPE - Centre for Philosophy and Political Economy

What is the relationship between philosophy and political economy today? Ever since October 2003, the Centre for Philosophy and Political Economy has considered a variety of responses towards this guiding question. These responses have been generated out of a collective and ongoing engagement with areas as diverse as cultural studies, feminism and science and technology studies, psychology and social theory, management and organisation studies, philosophy and political economy, and many other fields besides.

Lead: Dr Keir Milburn (Innovation, Technology and Operations Division)

CSWEF - Centre for Sustainable Work and Employment Futures

The Centre for Sustainable Work and Employment Futures was established in 2013 within the College of Social Sciences to position the University of Leicester and its (then) School of Management at the forefront of analytical and policy research on work and employment futures.

EN - Econophysics Network

The Econophysics Network (EN) was established in 2016. Over the two last decades, the expansion of finance has increased more and more interest from scientific disciplines for market behaviours (economics, physics, mathematics, statistics, sociology, history etc.). The network website is hosted by KCL.

Lead: Dr Christophe Schinckus (Finance Division)

Health and Public Policy Evaluation Network (HaPPEN)

HaPPEN brings together researchers within the University of Leicester interested in the interaction of public policy and public health.

MBO - Membership Based Organisations

Membership Based Organisations (MBO) has a special focus on Co-operative Management and Organisational Development. MBO has conducted research dealing with problems of management and organisational development within the co-operative and mutual and social economy sectors.

Lead: Dr Peter Davis (Honorary Visiting Fellow)

The Finance Research and Industry Group

The Finance Research and Industry Group was set up with financial support from the University of Leicester, the Departments of Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science, and the School of Management. The Group received ‘Research Institute’ status on 22 February 2012, but this status is not retained in the new university research architecture. The Group is established at the University of Leicester to serve as an international centre of excellence for research and teaching in Finance and as a link between the academia and professionals working in the Finance industry. A main goal of the Group consists in holding regular seminars on Finance-related topics which are also industry-relevant.

Lead: Professor Emmanuel Haven (Finance Division)

IQSCS – The Research Centre for Quantum Social and Cognitive Science

IQSCS promotes and develops high level research on the identification of quantum structures in non-physical domains, in particular, in socio-economic and cognitive science. Established in 2014 with the support of the University of Leicester, College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities and the School of Business. It is strongly associated with the Accounting and Finance Division with additional representation from Economics.

Lead: Dr Sandro Sozzo (Finance Division)

 

 

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