Our international faculty is enthusiastic to create research with practical applications that can demonstrate a measurable impact on real-life situations. We are keen to develop collaborative links between interested industry and academia.
Past projects include:
- Examining the 'problems' of an ageing world and their impact upon governments and employers across the world. The Business School collaborated with academics from other institutions to explore ways of extending the traditional retirement ages in a major study for the Department of Work and Pensions.
- Research commissioned by Aegon, 'The Human Factor: Maximising value for employee benefits' was a study aimed at better understanding employer and employee perceptions of benefits. Aegon's intention was to establish a reputation as a knowledge resource within the insurance and pensions industry.
- Studying links between pay and performance at the CEO level on behalf of the Economic and Social Research Council. Our research also examined the remuneration of internally promoted CEOs versus externally hired candidates, 'fairness' of severance pay, and the effectiveness of share options as a retention tool.
- Working on a knowledge transfer partnership with the strategic team at Scottish Water. Scottish Water is already the fourth largest water and wastewater services provider in the UK; our support aimed to help the utility company to optimise its asset management and become even stronger.
As well as conducting individual research and client commissions, the School supports a number of research centres. Each centre is dedicated to promoting the study and understanding of its chosen field, and provide and stimulate groundbreaking research. All centres enjoy strong relationships with leading industry practitioners and regularly share best practice with businesses through talks, seminars and conferences.
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