Our research quality is recognised by commercial and non-commercial organisations, government and policymakers. At the start of every research project we consider the end users of our research, and what it will mean to them. We involve managers and policymakers in the initial design stages, and once the research is underway.
My research interests are in management and leadership – both traditional areas for business schools – but my work looks beyond conventional management theories to draw on philosophy, sociology and anthropology. I use qualitative techniques, working with managers over a period of time to see how they lead, organise and motivate others.
Over the past 20 years my research has spanned subprime lending and global financial crises, poverty and development. My work has taken me to academic institutions in Latin America, Asia and Europe. All these links are now helping AIRE to expand, connecting to other research programmes and building bridges between Leeds and other locations globally.