Research courses

As a PhD student you will receive rigorous training in research methods, outstanding supervision and mentorship, and coursework that will give you both in-depth and broad subject-specific knowledge.

What we are researching

Business transformation

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

Digital economy, entrepreneurship and innovation

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

Finance and accounting

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

Marketing and retail management

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

People and organisations

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

Strategy and international business

  • Business-government relationships
  • Managing geopolitics
  • Internationalisation
  • Political uncertainty

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