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Impact at the Cardiff Business School

We are focused on maximising the impact of our research to the benefit of a wide-range of stakeholders and, importantly, society.

Our public value strategy emphasises our ambition to promote economic and social improvement and much of our research activity is directed towards tackling grand social challenges

As a School of considerable scale, our research themes are diverse and our portfolio of activity is ever expanding as we develop our interdisciplinary relationships.

Highlights

Improving local government performance through peer challenge

Improving local government performance through peer challenge

Shaping peer-led approaches to improve local government performance in England and Wales.

Improving the environmental impact of major events

Improving the environmental impact of major events

Our interdisciplinary team of researchers developed an evaluative toolkit to make sporting and cultural events more sustainable.

Disability equality at work

Disability equality at work

Enhancing policy and practice on disability equality at work in the UK.

Developing financially sustainable supply chains

Developing financially sustainable supply chains

Our interdisciplinary research has generated multi-million-pound financial benefits for organisations in the UK and overseas.

Evidence to Action: Reducing the gender pay gap - effectively and sustainably

Evidence to Action: Reducing the gender pay gap - effectively and sustainably

This collaborative research supported employers to understand the drivers of gender pay gaps within their organisation and take effective long-term action to create and sustain improvements.

Bridging the accountability gap in public services

Bridging the accountability gap in public services

Our research led to the development of a new handbook to enable better accountability across public services and support the development of new legislation on joint working in Wales.

Influencing renewable energy investments in Wales

Influencing renewable energy investments in Wales

Using a regional economic modelling framework to influence renewable energy investments.

Improving evidence use in policy making

Improving evidence use in policy making

Innovative demand-led knowledge mobilisation has significantly increased evidence used by Ministers and public services.

Driving innovative procurement

Driving innovative procurement

Our research improved the procurement of infrastructure projects in the UK, the organisational practices of major engineering organisations, and the drafting of contract forms.

Past highlights

UK Currency

The Living Wage – Employer experience

Understanding the motivations, challenges and opportunities of becoming an accredited living wage employer.

Town hall sign

Does size matter in local government?

Exploring how local authorities deliver services and whether their size will be relevant in the future.

People walking on Welsh hills

The real economic and environmental impact of tourism in Wales

New research helps us understand the true value of tourism in the country.

Image of a teenager suffering from whiplash following a car accident

Fairer compensation for victims of personal injury accidents

Research from Cardiff Business School highlights under-compensation for injured claimants, and points towards a fairer means of compensation for injury victims.