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 latest Research Excellence Framework’.

Business and Management


The Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise 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 School of Business and Enterprise 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 School of Business and Enterprise contact the staff members listed below. 

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

Dr Dorota Ujma:
Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management
Marketing related to tourism

Dr Sean Gammon:
Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management
Sports tourism, Sports heritage, and the legacies left behind by sporting events/venues



The Institute of Research into Organisations, Work and Employment (IROWE) seeks to work closely with employers, government and trade unions to inform the development of effective workplace practice and employment policy.

The Institute for Dark Tourism Research (IDTR) seeks a social scientific understanding of tourist sites of death, disaster and the seemingly macabre.

Institute of Global Finance and Development (IGFD) conducts research on the methods and effectiveness of alleviating poverty around the world by addressing topics such as microfinance, agricultural and small business development, and financial literacy among indigenous populations.

The Institute of Logistics and Operations Management (ILOM) focuses on five key areas of Strategic Operations Management, Information Systems, Performance Measurement Systems, Supply Chain Management and Logistics and Transport Systems.

The Institute of Transport and Tourism (ITT) aims to advance knowledge about travel for leisure and tourism.

Lancashire Institute for Economic and Business Research (LIEBR) aims to encourage and facilitate interdisciplinary research into the drivers of and interaction between economic, business and public policy, broadly defined.

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