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Research centres

The school has a number of Research Centres and Networks which provide mechanisms for capacity building, bringing together established and new researchers (including doctoral researchers) to develop and disseminate new knowledge, generate new funding, and enhance reputation.

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Subject groups

Our approach emphasises academic excellence centred on discipline-based Subject Groups and cross-cutting themes that reflect opportunities within the City of Edinburgh as a global business hub, alongside pre-eminent points of expertise across the University.

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Our faculty

Our faculty lead the way in global business research and enable us to create innovative programmes for our outstanding international students. Details of all our staff, including key roles and main research areas are available.

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Current PhD students

A PhD from the Business School in Edinburgh is your chance to connect with business thinkers and innovators, with a unique opportunity to experience one of Europe's leading universities in one of the world’s most iconic cities.

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PhD Portfolio

The Business School advances knowledge through theoretical and applied discipline-based research. That research is published in top academic journals and creates impact through peer recognition, corporate and community engagement, and the support of student learning.

Our research mission and strategy

The Business School's research mission is to produce theory-led, practically relevant research that addresses contemporary organisational and management challenges faced by businesses, public organisations, regulatory bodies, and policy-makers. 

Our research strategy is focused on creating and sustaining a supportive, collaborative, and vibrant research culture through raising the quality and quantity of our research output and by developing and managing all faculty to achieve our goals.


Latest Research News

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Latest Research News

The True Purpose of Accounting is to Hold Society to Account

25th June 2018

Professor Paolo Quattrone, Co-Director, Centre for Accounting and Society, University of Edinburgh Business School, recently published a letter in the Financial Times (FT) concerning the role of the Big-Four accounting firms.... Continue reading

Practitioner engagement

Practitioner engagement is a major emphasis of the Business School. In addition to dissemination in academic and practitioner journals, each research group runs a variety of activities with the aim of providing a broad base of accessible evidence for practitioner-oriented activities.

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Doctoral community

The Business School's research environment is further enlivened by our growing doctoral community, with over 100 research students from across the globe. Please see the PhD section for detailed information on our research degree programmes and how to apply.

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