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Centre for Business, Organisations and Society (CBOS)

Rethinking business in a sustainable society; providing the evidence base to get there

Research and publications

Research and publications from CBOS members

CBOS research themes

Women working in a garment factory in India

We seek to produce world leading research that influences thinking, teaching and practice


People using social media

The #thinklist30 is a list of influential female scholars on social media around issues of responsible business.

Commentary and analysis

Research, analysis and comment on the role of business in society

Rethinking the #thinklist

People using social media

This month we relaunched the #thinklist in a new format. Here the CBOS Leadership Team explain the rationale behind the change.

Should we welcome 'red tape'?

A courtyard with a canopy of red tape

In many circles regulation is maligned as a financial burden, and thought to stifle creativity and innovation. But is this reputation fair?

What has Covid done to our economy?

A train station, with rows of railway lines with goods trains on

Professor Phil Tomlinson takes a look at the impact of the pandemic on various industrial sectors, as well as the policy responses being considered.

Who we are

Find out more about CBOS members and how you can join us

CBOS members

CBOS is made up of faculty members and PhD students from the School of Management, as well as affiliates from other departments and external associate members

Engaging with society

We seek to make a positive difference through our research to local, national and international communities


Street scene in southern india

Making a positive difference through School of Management research

About us

We conduct interdisciplinary, high quality and high impact research on sustainability and business. We work with business, government and the third sector to encourage collaborative research and develop best practice.

Our mission is to:

  • rethink the role and responsibilities of business in creating a sustainable society; and
  • provide a theoretically and empirically robust evidence base to help get us there

Contact us

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