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Business and Management

UCLan offers a range of high quality business research programmes, a number of which were classified as being of ‘internationally excellent’ standard or ‘world-leading’ in the recent Research Assessment Exercise.

Business and Management


The Lancashire Business School has established several specialist institutes to deliver its business research strategy, support the doctoral programme and enhance the School’s contribution to the wider academic, business and professional community.

Research is at the centre of the School’s vision to become a world-class business school. It underpins its learning and teaching strategy and provides relevance to the needs of business, economy and wider society.

The interdisciplinary approach adopted by the Lancashire Business School is a major strength and enables the school to build research relationships and partnerships with other universities, industry and public sector organisations.

To find out more about research in the Lancashire Business School, contact Steve Willcocks/Mitch Larson on

Research degree tutors:

Dr Mitch Larson:
Accounting & Finance
Business, Economics & International Business
Marketing and Public Relations

Dr Steve Willcocks:
Human Resource Management & Leadership
Supply Chain/Operations
Strategy & Enterprise / Logistics



Institute for Research into Organisations, Work and Employment (iROWE) - iROWE promotes the use and application of high quality academic research within organisations, work and employment situations. ACAS has recently used iROWE findings to inform the government’s consultation on resolving workplace disputes.

Institute of Global Finance And Development (IGFD) - IGFD’s mission is to undertake research into all aspects of finance and development. It has recently secured funding to lead collaborative research in areas of poverty alleviation and capital flows to countries such as India, Ghana, Tanzania and South Africa.

Lancashire Institute for Economic and Business Research (LIEBR)-LIEBR encourages and facilitates research into interaction between economic, business and public policy. It provides an interdisciplinary space for exchanging and developing ideas relating to design, implementation and review of economic, corporate and public policy initiatives.

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