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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

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

Commentary and analysis

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

Rethinking the #thinklist

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

Debating Digital Detox Month

January is Debating Digital Detox month on the Business and Society blog. In the New Year many of us detox from technology by giving up our smartphones. Here we explore our relationship with our devices, asking if we are really addicted.

The #thinklist

The #thinklist a list of influential faculty thinkers on social media who focus on issues of responsible business. Each quarter we publish a new version of the list, on a specific theme.


People using social media

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


People using social media

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

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


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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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