Research in the Business School is organised into three broad research areas:
Research in Business and Management is focused around the areas of Accounting Practice and Theory, Financial Markets and Corporate Finance, and People, Organisations and Change. The Economics group has major research activities in four key themes: Labour Economics, Health Economics, Environmental and Energy Economics, and Experimental Economics and Industrial Organisation. Researchers within Real Estate have developed a research profile in the areas of Property Investment and Market Analysis, Housing Markets, and Regional and Rural Development. The School has a strong interdisciplinary and international orientation. We work closely with colleagues across the University, and enjoy joint posts with the Health Economics Research Unit (HERU) and Health Services Research Unit (HSRU), both located in the College for Life Sciences and Medicine. The Economics group plays a leading role in Scottish Institute for Research in Economics’ (SIRE) Work and Well-being Programme.
The School enjoys a thriving community of international research students, who take an active part in our research activities, including our research seminar series’, Research Day, and Research Surgeries Programme. Membership of the ESRC-recognised Scottish Graduate School Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) allows us to bid for studentships through three pathways: Business and Management; Economics; and Urban Planning and Real Estate Pathways. We offer PhD supervision in these areas.
Additionally, the Business School is home to three research centres and an experimental economics laboratory:
The Business School also coordinates and participates in a number of research projects.