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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Report calls for dramatic overhaul of UK recycling
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
The UK’s recycling system requires a dramatic overhaul to effectively tackle the issue of plastic waste, according to a report published by a team which includes members of the Sustainable Consumption Institute (SCI) based at AMBS. >>
Leadership in a Volatile and Uncertain World
Thursday, March 23, 2023
Alliance Manchester Business School in partnership with The Business Desk held Leadership in a Volatile and Uncertain World, a panel discussion with leaders from the UK business community and AMBS to explore and navigate the evolving business landscape in this country. >>
AMBS launches 2023 Original Thinking Podcast series with debate on Artificial Intelligence
Monday, February 20, 2023
Advances in data, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and analytics are completely changing the way we think about and do business. In our first podcast of 2023, which was also filmed in our new podcast suite, Professor Richard Allmendinger from AMBS and David Walters from North-West based fund manager River Capital joined Chair Jim Pendrill from AMBS to discuss the issue. >>
IMP2023: Rethinking the International Dimensions of Interaction, Relationships and Networks
Aug 22, 2023 | Alliance Manchester Business School, Booth Street West, Manchester, M15 6PB