Research in Business and Management is one of the fastest growing and most challenging fields of scholarly activity at Newcastle Business School.
Globalisation plus increased challenges in domestic market means that today's business operates in a constant state of flux. To remain competitive, organisations need to harness their existing knowledge and develop techniques for creating new knowledge.
At the same time the legitimacy of business activity and its environmental and social obligations pose a considerable challenge to conventional management theory and practice.
Our Research activities have responded to these drivers with a variety of research themes based on an established track record of publication and consultancy:
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Within Newcastle Business School, there are currently over 70 UK and International PhD, DBA and DBL students engaged in research, reflecting the research themes of the School.
Increasingly, the international flavour of our doctoral research community means that the growth markets of China, South East Asia, The Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe are well represented in the research currently being undertaken.
A dynamic and vibrant research culture
Newcastle Business School's research culture is embedded in each of our academic subject groups as well as our doctoral student community . Research focuses primarily on interdisciplinary themes with a strong emphasis on practical application.
Our researchers work within research themes and interest groups. Traditionally these have been external to business enterprises. However we are increasingly finding a need inside the workplace, often in conjunction with practitioners (business executives, managers and staff in both private, not-for-profit and public organisations) either as co-opted researchers or in commercial consulting.
Newcastle Business School research staff have made significant contributions to leading international refereed journals and academic conferences resulting in a number of awards in recent years including the MCB Literati Prize.
In addition to this, research staff are actively engaged in a wide range of consultancy and training activities with leading corporate organisations. Research activities underpin the core learning and teaching activities across the full range of Newcastle Business School's academic programmes.
Newcastle Business School research suite
Newcastle Business School's postgraduate research students have exclusive access to a Research Suite located in Newcastle Business School, designed to foster and support an exciting and dynamic doctoral research community.
The suite provides students with a dedicated resource and includes access to personal computers with general and specialist software, internet access, printing facilities, telephone facilities, desk space and storage cabinets.
The Research Management Team
The strategic and operational aspects of research at Newcastle Business School are managed by the Research Management Team (more details can be found by clicking on their names) comprising:
- Professor Sharon Mavin
- Professor Teresa Waring
- Professor Jackie Harvey
- Professor Fraser McLeay
- Professor John Fenwick
- Professor Joanne Roberts
- Professor Peter Galvin
- Dr Ron Beadle
- Dr Sandra Corlett
- Dr Dilek Demirbas
- Dr Philip Shrives
- Professor Helen Woodruffe-Burton
Administrative support is provided by the Newcastle Business School Academic Support Office.