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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.

PhD profile: Dr Mike Rogerson

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The Crossing Boundaries conference co-chair shares his experiences of postgraduate study at Bath and how it helped him build a lasting network.

Objective: snapshots of modern slavery

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Photojournalist Amy Romer and After Exploitation's Maya Esslemont share the background to the exhibition, which shares survivors’ testimony of modern slavery.

In praise of boredom

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Is boredom always bad? Here Dr Tim Hill explores how boredom can be beneficial, and how social media may be stopping us from realising these benefits.

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.


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 podcast

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Listen to our Research4Good podcast series, where School of Management academics are interviewed about the positive impact of their work.

Embed Dignity

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Embded Dignity is a research initiative founded by Dr Vivek Soundararajan, aimed at embedding dignity in every aspect of an organisation.

The Rebalance Observatory

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Prof Andy Crane and Dr Kostas Iatridis are part of this collaborative project seeking to provide insights to foster a rebalancing of capitalism and democracy.

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.