Management School publishes second edition of Research

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Research Issue 02

The Management School has published its second edition of Research, a comprehensive introduction to the latest studies and news from 2021-22.

This issue presents the ground-breaking thinking of colleagues in their respective areas of expertise, and other exiting information, including the School’s outstanding REF results, 20th year anniversary celebrations, and the launch of a new Centre for Sustainable Business.

In an accessible and engaging style, Research 02 summarises and highlights the key findings from six research studies across the School’s core subject groups:

  • Alongside an overview of research activities at the Brett Centre for Entrepreneurship, the issue also features a detailed look at the impact of COVID-19 on the self-employed in the UK, by the Centre’s Director, Professor Robert Blackburn (page 10).
  • Gender diversity at boardroom level in Latin America is further explored in Dr Jannine Poletti-Hughes’ research, with findings suggesting a link between independent female directors and improved business outcomes (page 12).
  • Chair in Macroeconomics, Professor Oliver De Groot, assists Central Banks in making optimal monetary policy decisions, with a new toolkit that simplifies the process, while still factoring in multiple instruments and constraints (page 14).
  • Dr David Parnell and Dr David Cockayne’s findings reveal how social capital plays a greater role than professional merit in the recruitment of middle-managers in UK elite football (page 16).
  • Research by Dr Gopalakrishnan Narayanamurthy highlights the potential for Satellite Imagery Analytics transforming access to institutional crop credit in India, and other markets heavily dominated by informal moneylending (page 18).
  • Professor Lilian Otaye-Ebede’s ongoing research helps organisations like the NHS, tackle racial inequality by supporting the creation of long-term strategies for a more inclusive workplace (page 22).

Click here to discover all of the above and more.