Research at Alliance Manchester Business School
Inspired by the city of Manchester’s history as a world-leader in enterprise, innovation and creativity, our research ethos can be defined as Original Thinking Applied. We undertake cutting-edge and influential research which has a transformative impact on policy and practice.
Our founding ethos places us at the frontiers of business and management. We have grown into one of the country’s largest business schools, with a range of disciplines and theoretical perspectives unrivalled in the UK.
Inspired by the city of Manchester’s history as a world-leader in enterprise, innovation and creativity, our research ethos can be defined as Original Thinking Applied. We undertake cutting-edge and influential research which has a transformative impact on policy and practice, and our ethos places us at the frontiers of business and management.
We have grown into one of the country’s largest business schools with a range of disciplines and theoretical perspectives unrivalled in the UK. In the 2021 UK government Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise, AMBS was placed third in the UK for research power, which measures the quality and scale of research impact. AMBS made the third largest submission within The University of Manchester with 182 researchers included. Overall, 91% of AMBS research activity was assessed as 4* and 3*, while 95% of impact case study outputs were rated 4* and 3*.
Our research ethos underpins three goals:
To produce influential innovative research of the highest international quality that places AMBS at the empirical and theoretical frontiers of business and management, offering novel perspectives and exploring often overlooked themes.
To have impact beyond academia both locally and globally by creating new knowledge which informs policy and practice and, in so doing, yields lasting economic, social, and cultural benefits.
To develop world-class engaged scholars, providing them with the resources to develop the most exciting and innovative research agendas which address some of the world’s most pressing and seemingly intractable challenges.
Our Institutes and Centres
Our academics provide the scale and diversity required to address the complexity of contemporary business and societal challenges. The breadth of our research allows us to foster important new areas of teaching and practical application.
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Lou Cordwell OBE Appointed Professor of Innovation and Special Advisor to The University of Manchester
Wednesday, January 31, 2024
Lou Cordwell, OBE, has been appointed Professor of Innovation at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIOIR) at Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS) and Special Advisor to the Office of the President and Vice-Chancellor. >>
Monday, December 18, 2023
Congratulations to Peter Buckley, Professor of International Business Alliance Manchester Business School at The University of Manchester, for winning 'The Danny Van Den Bulcke Best Paper Prize' at the 49th European International Business Academy (EIBA) conference held in Lisbon on 15-17 December 2023. >>
Monday, December 18, 2023
A research team from Alliance Manchester Business School and the Thomas Ashton Institute at The University of Manchester has completed a major study assessing the culture at the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), the UK’s nuclear industry regulator. >>
Tuesday, December 12, 2023
Systemic changes are needed to restore nature and businesses have a crucial role to play in driving transformative change. That was the key message from our latest Vital Topics lecture which discussed how to move towards a ‘nature positive view’ of the economy. >>
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