Research with impact
By creating innovative solutions to some of the world's major problems we have been able to influence policy and practice across all areas of business and management.
Here is a snapshot of how our research is making an impact:
Diversity and inclusion
Dr Anne McBride and Professor Helge Hoel have been working with industry specialists to make recommendations for a practical approach to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. They looked at how decisions on recruitment and promotion are made in the best organisations, focusing on how employees are treated and how they are made to feel included.
The result is a new workplace standard, British Standard BS76005 - Valuing people through Diversity and Inclusion, which has the potential to transform management thinking and improve diversity across the UK.
Dr Elinor O’Connor, Senior Lecturer in Occupational Psychology, has been working with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons analysing why the suicide rate among vets in the UK is higher than the national average.
Dr O’Connor has been researching why this is happening and to understand how work-related stress affects the profession.
Elinor has supported the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Mind Matters Initiative and the Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons to provide an evidence-based approach to their Veterinary Wellbeing Awards, in addition to a guide on wellbeing in the veterinary workplace.
A new international standard, developed by a team led by Duncan Shaw, Professor of Operations and Critical Systems, provides guidelines on how groups can make best use of enthusiastic volunteers who jump to the assistance of emergency services in the event of disasters such as flooding, hurricanes or manmade catastrophes.
The ISO 22319:2017 standard was based on research conducted for the UK government led by Prof Shaw and involving Dr Chris Smith, Lecturer in Operations and Critical Systems. The international group of experts further developed the work for the International Organisation for Standardisation which has been officially adopted by the British Standards Institute.
Thursday, September 3, 2020
In recent years several studies have attempted to quantify the economic value of higher education. They tend to focus on graduate earnings, finding that outcomes differ by subject and that arts-based subjects return the lowest salaries. Yet this contrasts - and seems to be at odds with - the extraordinary growth of the creative industries and the creative economy in the UK over the past two decades. >>
Thursday, September 3, 2020
The COVID-19 crisis has had a huge impact on the world of work while also shining a light on continued inequalities across the global workplace. In response, members of the Work and Equalities Institute at Alliance Manchester Business School have written a series of articles on the impact of the pandemic in their specific fields of research. >>
Thursday, August 27, 2020
Data scientists from Alliance Manchester Business School are to work with a leading drug and alcohol testing laboratory on developing an automated reporting solution which incorporates advanced data-driven AI tools. >>
Businesses’ responsibility to protect employees from COVID-19 “financial and mental trauma” – report
Monday, August 10, 2020
Businesses must step up to protect employees from the potential “financial and mental trauma” posed by COVID-19 and the looming recession, according to a new report published by the National Forum for Health and Wellbeing at Work and Alliance Manchester Business School. >>
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Saleema Kauser has been awarded a grant by the British Academy to look at the extent to which social and economic factors might help explain the disproportionate effect that COVID-19 has had on BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) communities. >>