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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


Hunting for leadership

A group of people in silhouette against a sunset, following a leader down a hill

Nancy Harding reflects on the ongoing scholarly attempts to develop a definitive theory of leadership.

Sustainability in the School of Management


Andy Crane and Steve Brammer discuss the School's sustainability focused research and teaching.

The #thinklist

The #thinklist a list of influential faculty thinkers on social media who focus on issues of responsible business. We publish a new version of the list, on a specific theme, three times a year.


The CBOS thinklist

People using social media

The thinklist is a social media list of the most influential and interesting responsible business scholars.

#ThinklistImpact

People using social media

The #ThinklistImpact is a list of academics on social media who influence practice and have impact in the wider world.

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


Research4Good

Street scene in southern india

Making a positive difference through School of Management research

Upcoming events

Lectures, seminar and conferences hosted


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

Get in touch for more information