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Invitation to tender: Transformational change in higher education

The Leadership Foundation has opened invitations to tender for a new project, 'Transformational change in higher education' comprising a series of case studies generated through mining large-scale change programmes that have completed in a variety of institutional types. Deadline: 5pm on Monday 30…

How business school graduates fare after graduation

Our report, based on DfE and HESA data, on how Business and Administrative studies students fare after graduation draws promising conclusions in regards to their employment prospects.

Help define Scopus’ new basket of metrics

The basket of metrics that researchers and their evaluators expect to use is becoming larger and more varied. Can you help Scopus by defining new metrics through this survey?

Invitation to Tender: Education and Training Foundation

The Education and Training Foundation are seeking an established provider of senior executive training to define the requirement for a developmental programme for “top leaders” in the education and training sector.

Call for Papers: Journal of Management Education Special Issue

The guest editors of the Journal of Management Education Special Issue - Management Education in Turbulent Times - are seeking submissions across all of the Journal of Management Education's five sections: research articles, theoretical and conceptual articles, essays, instructional innovations, and…

More than a product: Executive Education as a catalyst

Sarah Lethbridge takes a closer look at the contribution that executive education brings in supporting the three key functions of business schools: Research, Teaching and Engagement.

Invitation to tender for research from CIPD

CIPD is exploring the perspective of institutional investors on human capital to provide the HR profession a voice on the topic of measuring and reporting human capital for different stakeholders.

Call for papers: PRME 10th Anniversary Special Issue International Journal of Management Education

A great opportunity for academics specialising in different areas of responsible management to contribute.

Reflections on Lord Stern’s review of the REF

Adam Golberg, Research Manager, provides his key insights into Lord Stern's review of the REF.

CIPD – Invitation to tender for research

While recognising the impact of technology specifically on productivity, the CIPD is seeking to gain a better understanding of how technology is contributing to the evolution of the nature of work.

The Routledge Companion to Reward Management: a call for contributions

Members of the reward management community are invited to submit article proposals for inclusion in the Routledge Companion to Reward Management.

New interactive format for Academic Journal Guide 2015

The Academic Journal Guide 2015 has been re-issued in an online interactive format. The new format provides users with the ability to sort fields and offers a much improved search functionality. It will allow users to easily find journals and to look at the tables in ways that suit them.Key features…

Publishers invited to submit journals for the next Academic Journal Guide

We are inviting editors of Journals and Scholarly Associations to apply to have their journals considered for inclusion in the Academic Journal Guide 2018. This application process is for journals which don't currently feature in the 2015 Guide, and also for publishers, editors and scholarly…

Response to Lord Stern’s Review of the Research Excellence Framework

  Following a consultation with our members, we have submitted a formal response to Lord Stern's review of the Research Excellence Framework.  You can download our response here. In our view the Stern Review needs to address the fact that the REF process has some negative influences on the…

Chartered ABS response to the Nurse Review of Research Councils

The Chartered Association of Business Schools has responded to Sir Paul Nurse’s ‘Review of the UK Research Councils’.

The Dowling Review of Business-University Research Collaborations

A Chartered ABS review of the recent report on business-university research collaborations

Call for thought pieces: How business schools can help to solve the UK productivity puzzle

The Chartered ABS is looking to contribute more to the productivity debate with thought pieces from academics within our member business schools.

Feeling the pressure: The neuroscience of learning to lead

Academics from Ashridge Business School present findings which reveal that experiential learning, mimic the stress of leadership and better prepare managers for similar situations at work.

Culture bites! And bites hard: The key importance of embracing culture in organisational change

Cultural Change writers Professor James McCalman and Dr David Potter discuss the importance of organizational culture in enhancing competitive advantage, its impact on managers and how culture controls organizational expression.

Showcase your research in the Management Articles of the Year Awards

Make a submission to CMI’s Management Articles of the Year competition.

‘The Impact of Business School Research’ published today by the ABS to support call to rebalance research funding

We are delighted to publish ‘The Impact of Business School Research: Economic and Social Benefits’, which includes eleven case studies highlighting the far-reaching impact of business school research. As well as providing a resource for researchers in the sector, we will be using the publication…

Fellowships for Professors Mark Hart and Richard Thorpe

Professors Mark Hart and Richard Thorpe are the first recipients of our Research Fellowship.

Publication of ABS Academic Journal Guide 2015

The Association of Business Schools' Academic Journal Guide 2015 will be published on 25th February 2015 at The Guide will be published online and free to access. Users will be able to access it by registering through the website. Registration will be available on the day…

REF 2014: Analysis of UK Business Schools’ performance

We provide some insight and analysis following the results of REF 2014.

2014 survey on leadership amongst deans: Key results

Dr Giovanna Bono details the results on our leadership survey to deans.


ABS Manifesto for Growth We want an incoming government to recognise business and management education and research in STEMM. Professor Angus Laing makes the case to widen investment in STEM to include Management. Article by: Professor Angus Laing                  Chair, Association…

Professional Development

Development Programme for Directors of Research (DPDoR) 2016-2017

Designed for those holding a Director of Research post, or those aspiring and working towards the position.


Annual Research Conference 2017

29 Mar 17 - 29 Mar 17

Event venue: Birmingham Business School, Birmingham    09:00 - 17:00    Members price   Non-members price

The Annual Research Conference will tackle, among other things, the critical issues emerging from the Comprehensive Spending Review, the Nurse Review of Research Councils, the Dowling Review of Business-University Research Collaborations and the review of the REF currently being undertaken by Lord…


How business school graduates fare after graduation

Our report, based on DfE and HESA data, on how Business and Administrative studies students fare after graduation draws promising conclusions in regards to their employment prospects.

Business, Improvement and Growth (BIG): Applying research to support SMEs

Learn more about the Business, Improvement and Growth (BIG) programme, designed to identify the drivers of growth and performance for SMEs in their local context and to help translate this new knowledge into practice for business owners, leaders and entrepreneurs.

Response to Lord Stern’s Review of the Research Excellence Framework

Following a consultation with our members, we have submitted a formal response to Lord Stern's review of the Research Excellence Framework. In our view the Stern Review needs to address the fact that the REF process has some negative influences on the choices of individual researchers and higher…

Research Income for Business and Management: 2010-2014

This report provides analysis of research income in the field of Business and Management for the years 2010/11 to 2013/14. The report tracks funding from a variety of sources and compares income with other subject areas, in particular STEM. In the field of Business and Management there is analysis…

Regional economic impacts: input-output models and spatial econometrics

This impact case study is based on research concerning the estimation of regional economic impacts through input-output models (IO models) and spatial econometrics.

Developing and implementing ‘extended Business Reporting Language’ standards for online corporate reporting

Research by Birmingham Business School academics has contributed to the successful use of XBRL as the standard for mandatory on-line filing of company statutory accounts and tax computations introduced in the UK in April 2011.

Improving carbon accounting to drive better corporate carbon performance

Research from Francisco Ascui and Craig MacKenzie, Centre for Business and Climate Change Centre at Edinburgh Business School has improved the international practice of carbon accounting and driven positive action by influential investors on climate change.

Modelling economic impact for national governments

BU researchers, Professor John Fletcher and Professor Adam Blake, have developed and pioneered new approaches to estimate the economic impacts of tourism activities.

Digital destinations and marketing technology for SMEs

Research conducted by Dr. Philip Alford at Bournemouth University is transforming small owner-managed enterprises into more entrepreneurial and innovative businesses, enabled by more effective adoption of technology.

Migrant workers and vulnerable employment

Research by Dr Steve French has influenced UK employment law and changed how policy makers and practitioners think about vulnerable employment.

Encouraging innovation: A changing framework for the financing of small-to-medium enterprises

Research led by Professor Paul Nightingale has been involved in working with policy-makers to evaluate the most effective schemes to provide finance and other support for SMEs.

Ensuring credit unions are fit for purpose

Professor John O. S. Wilson's research has sought to understand the growth, development, scale, scope, governance and performance of credit unions in different countries.

Employer Sponsored Volunteering

Dr Joanne Cook at the University of Hull and Dr Jon Burchell from the University of Sheffield led a research project on Employee Sponsored Volunteering (ESV).

Ethics Guide 2015: Advice and Guidance

This Guide offers a practical framework to help individuals in business schools make informed and transparent decisions and communicate ethical choices to others.

Addressing inequalities in health: Shaping the allocation of resources in the National Health Service

Research conducted by Professor John Wildman at Newcastle University Business School highlighted the issues with data and calculations used to understand the relationship between health inequality and income.

Improving the governance of sport organisations

Research undertaken by the Birkbeck Sport Business Centre on the broader sports sector has been used to improve governance practices across national governing bodies of sport.

Academic Journal Guide

The Guide outlines the range, subject matter and relative quality of journals in which business and management academics publish their research.

Improving Mental Capital and Wellbeing: A Foresight Programme

Professor Cooper was appointed lead scientist on the Mental Capital and Wellbeing Foresight project, commissioned by the UK Government Office for Science to inform its vision and future policy.

Towards Fairer Compensation

Academics from Cass Business School have created a better model for calculating compensation which has resulted in fairer compensation for people making claims in the civil or criminal courts.

Improving Labour Relations in Global Ports

The research of Cardiff Business School’s Professor Peter Turnbull has been central to port employers, trade unions and governments meeting challenges and has helped to establish better labour relations in ports across the world.

Sports Integrity

Dr David Forrest, Dr Ian McHale and Dr Rob Simmons

Two academics from Salford Business School provide solid contributions in sports business through their research on sports integrity.

Cost-effectiveness of a gender-neutral vaccination against Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

Kingston University Business School's Professor Giampiero Favato joined and contributed to a multidisciplinary research programme (BEST), aimed to demonstrate the cost-effectiveness of a gender-neutral HPV vaccination programme.

Sustainable environmental management in smaller ports

This impact case study profiles research to build the capacity of smaller ports to perform economically and grow more sustainably through interfacing the knowledge and skills of social scientists with managers

Achieving economic and environmental improvements in organisations through low carbon supply chain resource modelling

This research by Sheffield University Management School into supply chain resource modelling has had economic and environmental impact, helping businesses adapt operations to achieve carbon-reduction targets, whilst reducing costs.

Working with Acas – informing advice, policy and guidance

The research has been undertaken in an economic and political context in which issues of workplace conflict resolution and downsizing have been central to public policy concerns

The Role of Women Entrepreneurs in UK Economic Development

Professor Sara Carter and Professor Eleanor Shaw

This research demonstrates that women entrepreneurs make important contributions to economic development, but are disadvantaged by initial under-capitalisation.

Performance Partnering on the Astute Submarine Programme

This research focused on the defense industry investigated how the power structures underpinning particular buyer-supplier relationships affected the supplier’s willingness to collaborate, and the effects of any such collaboration on the performance of the supplier.

Increasing gender diversity in the boardroom by influencing national policy

Professor Susan Vinnicombe

Our research highlights the business case for women on boards, as well as seeking a better understanding of the reasons for lack of progress.

New Sustainable Business Model for Low-Volume Car Manufacturing

Mass car production is the world’s largest manufacturing sector, yet its historical development is poorly understood.

Evolution of business knowledge helps SME’s

This case study focuses on research led by Professor Richard Thorpe and Ossie Jones on management learning and leadership in small and medium‐sized enterprises.

The Impact of Business School Research: Economic and Social Benefits

Professor Robin Mason

We showcase some of the very best examples of “impact” coming from business schools across the UK in this publication.

Academic Journal Quality Guide 2007

Details for the Academic Journal Quality Guide 2007