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,…
The Chartered ABS Professional Managers’ Steering Committee have produced this Professional Development Matrix, which shows the range of competencies and skills required to be an effective professional and administrative manager. The matrix has been created to support staff development and…
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…
Our analysis of business schools across the UK.
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…
Our analysis of the results of the 2017 National Student Survey.
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Our response to the Governments Green Paper "Building our Industrial Strategy".
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Our annual report on research income for UK Business & Management
Read our full response to the second Research Excellence Framework consultation.
Our response to the Governement's Draft strategic guidance for Institute for Apprenticeships consultation.
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.
Edinburgh Napier University has developed an innovative growth accelerator programme in response to the Fife Economic Strategy 2013-2023 which aspires to ‘develop a more enterprising and innovative economy’.
The EDA is a unique grouping of public and private sector organisations dedicated to promoting diversity and enterprise.
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.
Find out how Strathclyde Business School put their belief, in knowledge co-production and research excellence, into practice through active engagement with practitioners.
Find out more about the Cass Entrepreneurship Fund which is a £10 million venture capital fund, providing growth equity to early stage companies.
This three-year initiative, led by CIBEP researcher, Dr Geoff Simmons and Professor Andrew Fearne (University of East Anglia) is focused on supporting Northern Ireland food suppliers make better use of market developments and consumer behaviour insights to shape how businesses meet customer needs…
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How business schools contribute to local and regional growth and productivity
Our response to the Skills Funding Agency consultation.
NSS results for 2016 showed that courses in business and administrative studies are highly regarded by the student body.
Our response to HESA's consultation on changes to the DLHE survey
Chartered ABS response to the consultation on teaching funding to support widening access and successful student outcomes.
Following a consultation with our members, we have submitted a formal response to the Teaching Excellence Framework Technical Consultation. We recorded the support of members in promoting the importance of teaching, while also cautioning on the reliance of league tables based on subjective…
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…
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…
The Government’s current student visa policy is having detrimental effects on universities and the economy. This report focuses on recruitment trends of international students to the most popular course at university – business studies. International students studying business contribute £2.4…
Following a consultation with our members, we have submitted a formal response to BIS as part of the consultation process on the Government's Higher Education Green Paper - 'Fulfilling our Potential: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice'. Overall, our members are encouraged…
This report provides insights into the motivations, expectations, and challenges of university-based business school deans.
This impact case study is based on research concerning the estimation of regional economic impacts through input-output models (IO models) and spatial econometrics.
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.
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.
Growing Your Small Business A report published with the Chartered Management Institute which looks at how SMEs can work with business schools and professional bodies to improve their management capabilities in order to increase survival rates.
BU researchers, Professor John Fletcher and Professor Adam Blake, have developed and pioneered new approaches to estimate the economic impacts of tourism activities.
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.
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.
Research conducted by the Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC) at Manchester Business School has been used to develop a new approach to economic regeneration.
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.
Dr Paul Cashian, Faculty Director of Learning and Teaching, Coventry University with Prof. Julia Clarke, Pro-Dean for Student Education, Leeds University Business School; and Mark Richardson, Head of Worcester Business School
Is it time to move the employability debate on?
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Mass car production is the world’s largest manufacturing sector, yet its historical development is poorly understood.
Professor Robin Mason
We showcase some of the very best examples of “impact” coming from business schools across the UK in this publication.
This series of thought pieces observes the challenges and trends of leadership in business schools through contributions generated from our second annual ‘business school leadership pipeline’ workshop in October 2014.
This joint report with the Chartered Management Institute and Quality Assurance Agency highlights the gap in the collaboration between employers and business schools. It suggests employers are looking for well-equipped graduates and business schools should do more to provide practical work…
This instalment provides a series of brief ‘perspectives’ on challenging learning and teaching issues authored by members of the Association of Business Schools' Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Committee.
This report identifies opportunities for practical action to increase the impact of British business schools on innovation and growth in the United Kingdom economy. It provides specific guidance for business schools and universities, for faculty and students, and for the government.
This publication, which emerged from the 2013 ABS Policy Network meetings discusses current business and management education policy matters besides latest government opinion on business schools.
Introduction Business and management studies are a central component of the learning, teaching, research, enterprise and administrative work of nearly all universities in the United Kingdom. This work contributes to the development of hundreds of thousands of students each year as well as to the…
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