We co-create world-leading research that addresses grand challenges in work, governance and innovation, across our economy and within our organisations.
As a leading international centre for business and management research, we recognise our role in addressing the grand challenges facing contemporary society.
We understand that organisations must change radically to help address issues like inequality, social exclusion, and climate change. We also understand that this change is fundamentally necessary to enable them to continue delivering high quality and sustainable products and services in a very different world.
Since 2015, we’ve adopted an ethos that drives our activities to prioritise real-world relevant research, which is world class, underpinned by intellectual curiosity and focused on five flagship grand challenges - decent work, fair and sustainable economies, future organisations, good governance and responsible innovation.
The complexity of challenges such as these means we cannot research from afar or in isolated areas of interest and expertise. Instead, we’ve optimised engagement and networking opportunities to collaborate, co-produce and co-create.
Working together with our community of partners and collaborators in this way has meant adopting a very different academic mindset.
We’ve embraced opportunities to move beyond journal rankings and metrics to consider research studies on their merits and viewed in relation to social, economic and environmental impact.