Research in Keele Management School

We embrace Keele University's founding ethos “the pursuit of truth in the company of friends” while cultivating an intellectually rigorous research and teaching environment relevant to today’s evolving, global higher education institution landscape. We support the social and economic ambitions of the region through innovation and an international orientation that underpins original, critical and relevant research activities.

Our expertise

We are a small School, however we undertake a research portfolio with depth and sustainability, harnessing a collegial vitality that enhances the learning environment through close engagement with industry at regional, national and international levels.

Our research is oriented towards engagement and change within and beyond the academy. Drawing on the Keele tradition of interdisciplinary research rooted in the social sciences and humanities, we aim to address broad societal interests related to work, organisations and markets and our researchers in address key social challenges through in-depth and detailed research. Researchers have experience of a range of methodological approaches and a growing expertise in working with those disadvantaged or marginalised in society.

We have over 40 researchers working in the areas of accounting, economics and finance, human resource management, management and organisation studies and marketing.

Staff regularly present their work at national and international conferences and publish in leading international peer-reviewed journals. They also contribute towards knowledge and impact through writing scholarly books, contributing to edited research volumes, and publishing reports aimed at practitioners.

Research is funded by a range of bodies that include the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Economic and Social Research Council, charities and central government departments.

The Centre for Economics and Management

Head of Centre: Matthew Brannan
PGR Director (including EdD/DSW): Anita Mangan

The Centre for Economics and Management offers a lively and active environment for research in economics and management. In the REF 2014 exercise 90% of work submitted by Keele Management School researchers was judged to be of international standard, with 49% achieving the top two grades denoting world leading and internationally excellent research (3* and 4*).

The Centre are actively engaged in frontier research and present their work at national and international conferences, and publish in leading journals. Research is funded from a range of bodies that include the ESRC, the DFID, charities and central government departments. The Centre hosts two research seminar series which allow colleagues from the UK and abroad to present and discuss their ideas.

Researchers in Keele Management School are members of the Centre for Economics and Management, one of five interdisciplinary centres within the Research Institute for Social Sciences (RISS) and researcher are located in five main clusters. Keele is also a member of the Northern Advanced Regional Training Initiative (NARTI), which provides advanced training workshops and seminars on a wide range of research methods and topics.

Research clusters:

CASIC - Keele University

One of our research centres, CASIC - Commumity Animation and Social Innovation Centre.