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Research Subject Groups

We promote research that passes the double hurdle of producing academically excellent work that is also valuable to policymakers and practising business people.

We have four main research clusters, based within School of Management subject groups:

Accounting, finance and economics

  • capital markets
  • corporate accounting
  • managerial finance
  • accounting

Human resource management and organisational behaviour

  • working lives
  • leadership
  • HRM
  • gender studies
  • employment and industrial relations
  • human resource development

Marketing, strategy and international business

  • consumer research
  • corporate identity and branding
  • marketing management and strategy
  • strategy
  • organisational change
  • international business
  • corporate social responsibility
  • governance and sustainable development
  • industrial policy; networks and clusters
  • insurance and financial services
  • innovation and entrepreneurship

Operations and information management 

  • operations strategy and management
  • information systems and e-Business
  • knowledge management
  • quality and best practice management
  • sustainable operations

Every staff member is affiliated to one of these groups, but in order to cultivate a stimulating inter-disciplinary research environment we have not demarcated these groups as departments.

Our research is also international. We have co-operative links and exchange agreements with 20 universities in Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Holland, Spain, Sweden and the USA.

Research is at the centre of all Bradford's teaching and learning. In the latest assessment, the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), 65% of the School of Management's research was judged internationally recognised or world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour. Almost 90% of our research demonstrated very considerable impact on business practice and policy.

Regular research seminars by staff, research students and visitors help to foster a vibrant research culture.

Our range of activities, the depth of our research, and our close involvement with industry, commerce and the public sector provide an excellent and highly supportive research environment.

Research is supported by a well-resourced and purpose-built Management and Law Learning Resource Centre.

The School has invested in:

  • software and databases for research, including Athens and MyAthens Information, Business Insights, the Global Market Information Database, Keynotes, Nvio, Proquest and the World Markets Analysis Service
  • statistical software such as Eviews, LimDep, RATS, S-Plus, SPSS and Stata
  • electronic-journal databases and financial and company databases such as FAME, Thomson Markets and Thompson One Banker Analytics

DATASTREAM is available to doctoral students in their own common room, which houses dedicated computers and printers.


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