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The Management, Employment and Organisation (MEO) Section’s research contributes to Cardiff Business School’s Public value mission.

We seek to improve social and economic conditions by addressing grand challenges through novel, inter-disciplinary research.

We undertake research in three broad areas: Employment Relations, Organisation Studies and Management, the latter with a particular focus on public sector management, health management and public policy.

Research groups, units and centres

Our research is interdisciplinary, building on the different disciplines embodied in our section, but also by developing collaborative relationships and engaging with a range of internal and external stakeholders.

At the same time, our research has a strong disciplinary grounding, and the MEO Section hosts a number of Research Groups and Centres, which are leading in their field of study.

  • Service improvement and innovation
  • Quality and safety
  • People management
  • Process mapping and management
  • Purchasing, procurement and supply chain management
  • Sustainable organizations
  • Organisational innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Experts and professions
  • Responsible governance and public leadership
  • Power
  • Discourse
  • Future of work
  • Decent work
  • Living wage
  • Equality, diversity, and inclusion
  • Labour unions and employers’ organisations
  • Arbitration
  • Disability
  • Economy and skills
  • Inequalities
  • Health and social care
  • Environment
  • Children looked after
  • Loneliness and social isolation

Collaborative research

MEO Section academics work in partnership with colleagues across the University and beyond, participating in a number of interdisciplinary research initiatives and institutes:

Research spotlight