Research at ULSB makes a distinct and positive contribution in the world by offering insights from all angles, inclusive of a broad range of perspectives within business, management and economics. Research and impact activities are driven by a strong sense of social purpose, with a commitment to ask challenging questions and develop engaged, creative and socially responsible approaches to address contemporary challenges.
At the heart of our research strategy is the bottom-up development of research, giving academics autonomy and control over their capacity for creativity and innovation.
Our research coalesces around seven clusters. These are:
- Centre for Sustainable Work and Employment Futures (CSWEF)
- Centre for Management and Organisation Studies (CMOS)
- Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Environment (IEE)
- Consumption, Markets and Society (CMS)
- Responsible Accounting, Society and Accountability (RASA)
- Theoretical and Applied Microeconomics (TAM)
- Macroeconomics and Finance (MEF)
The research clusters act as a stimulating and supportive environment for academic staff and postgraduate research students. The interdisciplinary approach of much of our research allows a number of our staff and students to engage with more than one cluster, with all belonging to at least one. The clusters facilitate collaboration and interdisciplinarity, promote and disseminate research and provide support to individuals.