Research

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Publications

The Impact of Executive Education report

We are pleased to publish our report on ‘The Impact of Executive Education: A Review of Current Practice & Trends’. The report explores how the outcomes of UK business school executive education programmes are measured and assesses the impact executive education has on participants,…

Response to HM Treasury’s, “Financing growth in innovative firms”

In November 2016 the Prime Minister announced that HM Treasury would lead a review designed to strengthen growing innovative firms within the UK. The review explores long-term ‘patient’ finance as a means to enable firms to scale up. The Chartered ABS has submitted a response exploring if a…

Pathways to Success: Strategic groups of UK business schools

Our analysis of business schools across the UK.

Response to Skills Commission Apprenticeships & Social Mobility Inquiry

On the 23rd of August, Chartered ABS carried out a survey measuring how reforms to the apprenticeship system are affecting social mobility amongst disadvantaged young people. This was carried out in response to the Skills Commission's call for evidence, designed to ensure that the people who would…

Research Income for Business and Management, 2017 report

Chartered Association of Business Schools

Our annual report on research income for UK Business & Management

Response to second Research Excellence Framework Consultation

Read our full response to the second Research Excellence Framework consultation.

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