Research at the Business School
Research at the University of Wolverhampton Business School is based within the Management Research Centre (MRC) - a specialist research centre focussed on providing solutions to current managerial issues relevant to specific professions and/or types of organisations.
- An Ernst & Young-funded investigation into the dynamic capabilities of family firms in the UK and China
- A research project into BME workers in local government, funded by Unison
- A study of the impact of livestock disease outbreaks on farmers and farming enterprises funded by The Oldacre Foundation
- A report on communicating corporate governance and shareholder value, commissioned by Jones & Palmer Ltd
Research at the Management Research Centre is focussed on:
- Improving the capability of small and family businesses
- Fostering and developing entrepreneurial and innovative activities in local and national firms
- Promoting knowledge transfer into SMEs
- Improving board efficiency and effectiveness
- Promoting good governance
- Applying business ethics for business success
- Improving labour relations in the public and private sectors
- Causes and consequences of labour management and change
- Public sector management
- Encouraging better employment practices
There are four key themes to the MRC’s work:
- Entrepreneurship and small business management – specialises in research on family business, entrepreneurial learning and knowledge transfer and rural entrepreneurship.
- Corporate governance and ethics – centred on research on board effectiveness, corporate governance systems, normative foundations of corporate governance and firm idiosyncratic risk.
- HRM and industrial relations - focuses on employee relations in the UK’s public sector, comparative industrial relations, pay and pay determination, and human resource development.
- International business - with an interest in inequalities in the global economy and foreign investment in the UK.
Find out more about the Management Research Centre (MRC).