Welcome to Research at Worcester Business School

In Worcester Business School, our research focuses on improving the lives of people working in and interacting with organisations. We generate knowledge that not only advances our understanding, but has a practical value on a local, national, and international level. We work with many different organisations, including those in the private, public and third sectors to deliver outcomes that have real-world impact. Our teaching is research-led, ensuring that our students are working with and generating knowledge at the cutting-edge of the discipline.

Our research active staff belong to two research groups: Interpersonal Relationships and Wellbeing and Future Proofing Organisations.

Interpersonal Relationships and Wellbeing Research Group

Worcester Business School researchers within the Interpersonal Relationships and Wellbeing research group work within two key themes: Customer Interactions and People and Work. Our colleagues focusing on Customer Interactions aim to understand the complexity surrounding customer interactions within the marketplace through conducting both theoretical and applied research. Colleagues within the People and Work theme engage in the study of workplace relationships. This includes leadership, human resource management and development, as well as the development of individuals in learning and teaching environments, such as universities.

Future Proofing Organisations Research Group

The Future Proofing Organisations research group is concerned with improving how organisations operate, now and in the future. There are five key themes within the Future Proofing Organisations Group: Entrepreneurship, Creativity, Innovation & Knowledge Management, Responsible Production & Consumption, Risk and Supply Chain Management, Digital Marketing, and Management Education.

To find out more about our research and researchers, please visit the research group web pages using the links above, where you will find more details of our researchers and current projects.

If you are interested in joining us to study a research degree, then please visit our MPhil/PhD and DBA webpages where you will find more information.

If you have any questions please contact Worcester Business School Research Lead Holly Andrews (h.andrews@worc.ac.uk).