I think it's very important that policy makers understand the behaviour of various institutions within the economy
Our research produces benefits and underpins changes in policy and practice
Our research challenges conventional wisdom, advances workplace practices, improves profitability, helps to change approaches to management and the delivery of services, creates new products and processes, enhances professional and corporate practice, and supports changes in policy.
Through our research we inspire new ideas. We engage directly with companies to drive innovation and we help develop new tools, models and frameworks to influence and change ways in which people think and work. Our research has contributed to changes in attitudes, awareness and behaviour. It has supported increased capabilities and opportunities, improved performance, policy developments, and processes of innovation and understanding.
- Changing Approaches to the Production of Cars
- A Strategic Approach to Public Procurement
- Redesigning strategic change to enhance employee engagement during intense organisational transformation
- Managing Employee Commitment across Organisational Boundaries
- Improving Accuracy in Demand Forecasting
- Measuring the Power of Emotion in Advertising
- Designing Effective Service Recovery Interventions
- Strengthening Employee Commitment for Improved Business Performance
Our world leading and internationally excellent scholarship is supported through the networks and collaborations created by individual academics across the globe; through a highly diverse and international Faculty; and through the international relationships that are part of our Research Centres and Groups.
An International Community of Scholars
The School has an internationally diverse academic environment. 60% of academic staff in the School are currently non-British.
70% of School academics have published joint scholarship with internationally located colleagues, from 30 countries.
The School's Research Centres are extensively engaged in intercontinental collaborative research with Universities in Brazil, Spain, New Zealand, Chile and the USA. In addition, members of the Centre for Governance anc Regulation provide academic expertise to the Reserve Bank of India, and the Bank of Finland.
The Centre for Strategic Risk and Insurance (CSRI) has strong fellowship links with the Center for Insurance Regulation, Goethe University of Frankfurt, Germany, and the Center for Insurance and Social Security Research, Peking University, China.
The School invites Visiting Fellowships from distinguished scholars and to support research collaborations. The School has made Fellowships available to 27 leading international academics in the past five years.
We focus our international work on building sustainable and productive institutional collaborations with other research-led business and management schools across the globe.
The School works in collaboration with the University of Bath's international partners. These are:
Research themes help the School explore cross-boundary issues that impact on different areas of management
Dean, School of Management
Academic staff within the School are grouped into four Divisions. Underlying these Divisions are six core research themes which underpin the key areas of research undertaken within the School and promote our areas of expertise.
One of our distinctive characteristics is our interest in both business and society and business in society. We are engaged in researching and developing leaders in and for business but also leaders in government, charities, NGOs, healthcare, the arts and sports. We are also actively engaged in business and its role in society as a force for good in transforming economic and social conditions for communities all over the world.
|Research Themes||Research Centres &
|Entrepreneurship and Innovation||Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research Group (EIRG)||Dr Christos Kolympiris|
|Governance and Risk||Centre for Governance and Regulation (CGR)||Professor Ania Zalewska|
|Centre for Strategic Risk & Insurance (CSRI)||Professor Michael Adams|
|Strategic Change and Leadership||Centre for Strategic Change and Leadership (CSCL)||Professor Russ Vince|
|The Future of Work||Future of Work (FoW)||Dr Matthijs Bal|
|Sustainability and Responsibility||Centre for Business, Organisations and Society (CBOS)||Professor Andrew Millington|
|Healthcare||Bath Centre for Healthcare Innovation and Improvement (CHI2)||Dr Christos Vasilakis|
|Higher Education Management||The International Centre for Higher Education Management (ICHEM)||Professor Rajani Naidoo|
Within the School there are various Research Centres and Consortia
These cross-functional areas of expertise help to focus and formalise our major research initiatives and create new opportunities for funding. Our Centres interlink with the varied interests of our divisions and clusters.
- Centre for Business, Organisations & Society (CBOS)
- Centre for Governance & Regulation (CGR)
- Bath Centre for Healthcare Innovation & Improvement (CHI2)
- Centre for Strategic Risk & Insurance (CSRI)
- International Centre for Higher Education Management (ICHEM)
- Future of Work (FoW)
- Entrepreneurship & Innovation Research Group (EIRG)
- Lean & Agile Research Group (LARG)
Seminars & Events
Change Management Forum provides a venue where thinking practitioners and applied academics can come together to exchange ideas and knowledge.
Sharing international academic insights
The School provides academic staff and visitors with a supportive, sustainable and well-balanced research culture.
Our seminars, academic workshops, international mini-conferences, Distinguished Visiting Speakers and Visiting Research Fellows provide a platform for scholars to share their insights and experience with staff, students and the wider community.