Lancashire Business School has a fast-growing and vibrant research culture with research being at the centre of the School’s vision to become a world class Business School. It underpins our learning and teaching strategy and our desire to focus on research which is not only of the highest quality, but also key relevance to the business, economy and wider society.
The School has established a number of business and management related Research Institutes to provide the centrepiece for delivering its research strategy with the main objective being to support the doctoral programme which includes MPhil/PhD research.
Research Institutes also aim to enhance Lancashire Business School’s reputation and contribution to the wider academic, business and professional community through the delivery of interdisciplinary theoretical and applied research outcomes.
Part of our strength lies in the interdisciplinary approach to business research and enables us to build collaborative research relationships and partnerships with other Universities, industry and public sector organisations.
The Business School has established a number of specialist Research Institutes and, in addition, has a great array of other research work being undertaken in the broad area of Business and Management.
Recognition for the quality of Lancashire Business School's research was noted by the UK government’s review of university research in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. The specialist peer group that assessed management research in the UK stated: “About one third of the research output submitted was assessed as being of an internationally excellent standard and a proportion of the finest research assessed as world leading." It added that: “there was internationally excellent esteem in policy advice, review bodies and keynotes.”