Research

We are investing in pioneering research because we are dedicated to improving business practice and creating a sustainable and positive change.

Research groups and impact case studies

By blending the rigour of high quality impactful research and the strengths of a technology-led university, we are delivering solutions which are relevant in these rapidly changing times.

Key themes

Our research is multidisciplinary and covers a wide range of topics. 

  • Business analytics, business optimisation and economics
  • Data-driven management
  • Operations, logistics and business process management
  • Lean thinking and agile manufacturing

  • Digital transformation
  • Personal data economy
  • Digital platforms and ecosystems
  • Open data and big data

  • International expansion
  • Empirical behavioural finance
  • Risk taking by financial institutions
  • Bank market power and firm performance

  • Retail marketing and distribution management
  • Service marketing and management
  • Consumer and shopper behaviour

  • Leadership and team processes
  • Organisational and human resource management assessment
  • Quality of working life

  • Nonmarket strategy and corporate political activity
  • Social enterprise
  • Foreign market entry
  • Foreign direct investment (FDI).