Research Themes

Corporate performance

What determines business success and failure?


How is risk measured and managed?


What are the optimal mechanisms for the effective management of organisations?

Decision making

How are effective decisions made in organisational settings?

These themes are applied in the context of staff specialisms in the following broad areas:

  • Accounting and business history
  • Applied corporate finance and financial markets
  • Business ethics
  • Corporate governance
  • Employee ownership
  • Market based accounting
  • Public sector accounting
  • Pension finance and accounting

Our themes and specialist knowledge form the basis of collaborative links with the rest of the Business School, mainly within the wider School research theme of Decision Making, Economic Sustainability and Finance, and wider University and contribute to the research programmes of our specialist centres.