Research Clusters at Keele Business School

Beyond core business, economics and management studies social inclusion and sustainability are core themes of our research, closely aligned to the UN Sustainable Development goals and mission of the new, interdisciplinary Faculty research institutes: Keele Institute for Social Inclusion, Keele Institute for Sustainable Futures and Keele Institute for Global Health. Researchers in the School address those key global and social challenges by engaging with robust and rigorous research that boundary spans our clusters, and undertake doctoral supervision mirroring these principal themes.

We publish scholarship in internationally leading academic journals in business and management and related disciplines including:

Academic Journals  
Journal of Business Research Review of Economics and Statistics
Economic Letters Journal of Business Ethics
Human Relations Tourism Management
Organization Studies Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis
European Journal of Marketing Journal of Empirical Finance


Our research has substantial reach, impact and significance for real world organisations. Our faculty engage with a range of local and global organisations that include: the Competition and Markets Authority; the U.S. Federal Reserve; Birmingham Assay Office; The New Vic Theatre; South Yorkshire Fire Service and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue; Cadent and the Sardinian Regional Government.

Research is funded by a range of bodies that include the Arts and Humanities Research Council; the British Academy; the Office for National Statistics; the Economic and Social Research Council Leverhulme; Santander; UK Department of Business, Innovation and Skills; Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and Sir Halley Stewart Trust.