Business School Research Conference 2024

The LUBS Research Conference on Thursday 20 June provides an opportunity to showcase our research excellence and support the development of collaborative research practice.

In the context of the University and School vision for research to make a difference to the world, the conference will organise around a general theme of, ‘The value of business school research’. 

LUBS has research strengths across many fields and disciplines, with theoretical, methodological and empirical depth that can offer insights and solutions to the most challenging and pressing of issues, be they corporate, policy-related or more societal. We will aim to organise the conference around emerging themes to ensure as much engagement as possible.

The conference aims to provide a space for colleagues to come together to share their research with peers, identify synergies in our research, foster collaboration across centres and departments and establish a platform for interdisciplinary research. The conference will include plenary sessions and a workshop. This year, we have also invited Doctoral Researchers who are studying in their final year to join and present at the conference.

There will be an Impact track running over the day that will enable a select number of participants to present research that aims at influencing non-academic knowledge users such as policy makers, for-profit and non-profit organizations and public sector organizations. Research that originates from large grants, demonstrates collaborative engagement, or in any way promises to resonate beyond academia would fit perfectly within this track. It is also an opportunity for all colleagues who are thinking about developing impact cases to showcase their current work.

Registration now closed for the conference.

Please note that photography and filming will be taking place at this event for use by the University for marketing and publicity uses in our publications, on our website, social media and any third-party publications.

Please contact a member of staff if you wish to be exempted from this activity.


The conference will include sessions for academic staff and final year Doctoral Researchers to present, morning and afternoon plenary sessions, a wellbeing workshop and will be followed by a drinks reception and canapés.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Time Activity
09:00 – 09:30 Arrival and refreshments
09:30 – 09:40 Welcome by Deputy Dean Professor Niall Hayes
09:40 – 10:40

First Plenary session: REFining Research Culture to Achieve Research Excellence

Panel: Professor Mark Stuart, Professor Candy Rowe, Professor Robin Holt; Dr Charlotte Stephenson

Chair: Professor Yingqi Wei

10:40 – 11:00 Refreshment break
11:00 – 12:15 First Parallel sessions
12:15 – 13:00 Networking lunch
13:00 – 14:15 Second Parallel sessions
14:15 – 14:30  Refreshment break
14:30 – 15:45 Third Parallel sessions
15:45 – 16:45

Second Plenary session: Exploring Research Culture: Honest Accounts of the Highs and Lows in the Research Journey

Panel: Dr Matt Davis, Professor Effie Kesidou, Professor Kerrie Unsworth, Professor Gary Dymski

Chair: Professor Mark Stuart

16:45 – 17:30

Developing workable flex in research and wellbeing session

17:30 – 18:30 Drinks Reception and canapés

Download the full LUBS Research Conference 2024 programme (PDF).

For any queries about the conference please email