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Our research

Birkbeck's Department of Management is at the forefront of rigorous, impactful, socially responsible research on issues such as corporate governance, business ethics, entrepreneurship and innovation, consumer research, sustainability, among others. The 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) results show that 83% of Birkbeck's research is ranked 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'.

We are a diverse community in terms of research interests and backgrounds, and we support a plurality of approaches and methods. Research in the department must pass our research ethics process.

Our research facilities include internal College and School funding schemes, administrative and technical research support, meeting spaces both physical and online, as well as software licenses freely available to our academics. Thanks to the Birkbeck Library, our academics are able to access a wide range of databases and research resources, including online live databases such as Bloomberg Terminal to ensure current enriched access to live data streams for research. Other funding is now also enabling additional access to online journal subscriptions and support for their wider use in interdisciplinary research.

Research centres and networks

Our academics and researchers work together via a wide range of research centres, networks, groups and societies. These cut across departments, subjects and areas of expertise, to encourage and enable innovative, interdisciplinary research. 

Research projects and publications

A snapshot of our recent research activities, including our latest projects, publications and our hosted journal:

Research impact and knowledge exchange

We are strongly committed to delivering change in practice. We share our research with relevant policymakers, practitioners and users through our research centres and research groups in the form of blogsevents and social media engagement and in collaborations with national and international governmental organisations. 

Our staff play an active part in policy networks, research consortia, practitioners’ forums, professional associations and special interest groups. Academics in our department are currently collaborating with national and international agencies like the OECD Working Party on Innovation Technology and Policy and the UN PRME; with policy think tanks such as the Big Innovation Centre; and are council members for networks such as the Progressive Economy Forum. We work strategically with key partners from industry, government and the third sector to build mutually beneficial long-term relationships.

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