The Management Research Centre (MRC)

The Management Research Centre (MRC)


The Management Research Centre (MRC) based within the University of Wolverhampton Business School is focused on research that provides solutions to current managerial issues.

We have a vibrant community of business researchers within the MRC structured around our four research clusters:

  • Corporate Governance and Sustainability (CGS)
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (ESM)
  • Human Resource Management and Employee Relations (HRER)
  • International Business and Economics (IBE)

The MRC has been able to engender excellent impact. This includes work on entrepreneurship and increasing gender diversity in leadership, improving public sector pay and conditions, changing managerial behaviours, and supporting better workplace practices.

The impact created has been international in scope. Moving forward, we are developing new ties nationally, regionally, and locally, and maintain our commitment to enhancing impact by translating our research into practical solutions to societal issues.

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The Management Research Centre (MRC) based within the University of Wolverhampton Business School is focused on research that provides solutions to current managerial issues.

We have a vibrant community of business researchers within the MRC structured around our four research clusters:

  • Corporate Governance and Sustainability (CGS) covers cutting edge issues of governance and sustainability practices to address global challenges. The cluster prioritises multi-disciplinary research and international reach.
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (ESM) - researches on small business, family business, entrepreneurship, marketing for small and families business,  digitalisation and strategy, change management and entrepreneurial learning and education, rural entrepreneurship, and green enterprise.
  • Human Resource Management and Employee Relations (HRER) - pioneers innovative and authentic research in the field of employee relations with interdisciplinary study, to help develop a more empowering future for all members of society through addressing challenges faced by local, national, and international communities.
  • International Business and Economics (IBE) focuses on international business activities, globalisation, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), emerging economies, internationalisation regarding market, entrepreneurship, labour, social and political change, and international information systems.

The research clusters provide a hub of our specialist knowledge, and research themes which we wish to continue to develop.

The MRC also includes a Pedagogy and Practice Group to support and develop collective teaching and learning practice.

In focusing our research effort we are able to provide a study environment within which there is access to friendly support from peers with the same research interests. We prize our relationship with our PhD students and are always looking at ways of improving their study/research experiences. 

For more information on how you can study with us please visit research study.

Addisalem Abebe – The exploitation of migrants’ human rights through migration smuggling practice and the EU response towards it. A case study on migrants from Ethiopia to Europe.

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Nicky Adams – Leadership and volunteers in the charitable organisations

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Aso Abdulah – The Impact of Sustainability Committee Characteristics on Corporate Sustainability Performance? Evidence from the FTSE 150 non-financial companies

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Akinbowale Aguda – Technological Orientation and Business Performance: Evidence from UK Small IT Firms

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Mathias Akor – Business Sustainability: Understanding the Contemporary Factors that Influence the Adoption of Sustainability Practices in the Nigerian SMEs

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Fahad Albishi – Saudis’ Attitudes towards Foreign Goods: The Impact of Religiosity, Country of Origin, Ethnocentrism, and Animosity on Retail Goods in Saudi Arabia

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Mohamed Alsehri – Corporate governance and the recruitment process of Non -executive directors in Saudi Arabian Listed companies

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MD Ruhul Amin – An Investigation of Organisational Citizenship Behaviour in the Private Commercial Banks in Bangladesh

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Michael Arthur Boadu – Talent management and succession planning in Ghanaian public sector: a multiple sector perspective

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Kevin Croker – Cultural Permeation in Organisation

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Hajrija Dergic – Investigating SME adoption of a green marketing orientation                                                    

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Begonya Ebot – Entrepreneurial Ambition and Social Embeddedness of Black Women Entrepreneurs in the West Midlands, UK

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Priscilla Eke – A Radical Feminist Perspective to Achieving an Inclusive Institutional Culture in Nigeria’s Service Sector

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Darren James Gardner – Organisational culture with multi-generational workforce

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Md Muinul Hossain - The Role of Brand Personality and Value Co-creation among Generation Y and Generation Z Cohorts in a Digitalized World: An Empirical Analysis of the UK Online Fashion Retail.

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Afusat Jaiyeola – The Impact of Socioemotional Wealth on the Relationship between Entrepreneurial Orientation and Debt Financing of Family Businesses

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Precious Jumbo – Entrepreneurship Education Curriculum and Entrepreneurial Outcomes in Higher Education Sector: A Case Study of Nigeria

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XI Lei – Board member difference in company strategy development in Chinese enterprises

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Sikhuphukhile Mhlandhla – Technology Informed Service: An Integrated Model Assessment of the Influence of Service Robotics & Artificial Intelligence on Tourist Experience

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Tanya Mpofu –  Exploring the intersectional perspectives of Women on Boards

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ALHAMMAMI Naser – Investigating the Likely Impact of New Public Management on Human Resource Managers and Academic Lecturers in the Saudi Arabian Higher Education Sector (Passed with amendments underway)

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Inyene Nkanta – Women Entrepreneurs: Empowering Female Entrepreneurs for Sustainable Economic Development in sub-Sahara

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Khaoula Omhand –The lived experience of women academic : The role of class, gender, race, power, and dominance in Higher education context

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Ifeoma Onoja – Investigating Corporate Social Responsibilities(CSR) in the Ghanaian cocoa industry

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Philippa Peart – An examination of economic evaluation approaches in mental health promotion initiatives targeted at Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities in West Midlands: a critical discourse analysis.

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Tianxing Pu – Socioemotional Wealth, Innovation Inputs and Outputs in Chinese Family Firms

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Diego Da Silva Rodrigues – Empirical Evidence of Mothers’ Childcare and Labour Supply Policies: the case of Brazil and the UK.

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Guriqbal Singh – Servant Leadership in Small and Medium Sized Indian Family Businesses

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Sadia Tweena – Challenges in Establishing M-Health Services in Developing Countries – A Case Study of Bangladesh

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Rongxuan Zhao – Determinants of the Entrepreneurial Intention of Ethnic Chinese in the UK

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Nkuintchua Tchoudjen TEODYL -  Accountability: How Central Africa environmental NGOs organize decision-making. 

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  • Prof. Rachel SLATER Dr Aurelian MBZIbain

Syed  AmjadThe impact of foreign investment on the UK's economy: A comparative approach.  

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  • Dr Mark COOK  Prof. Lucy ZHENG (external)

Mayor Ari - Measuring the effectiveness of tax policy and incentives on foreign direct investment (FDI): a case study of the Oil and Gas Sector in Nigeria.

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  • Dr Mark Cook
  • Prof. Lucy Zheng (external)