The Business School has capitalised on opportunities afforded by our Edinburgh location and cultivated links with other parts of the University to develop and lead new areas of expertise, in financial services and FinTech, creative industries, and digital tourism.

The key unifying factor is Data-Driven Innovation (DDI). The School is heavily involved in the DDI programme through its leadership of the Edinburgh Futures Institute (EFI) and our Director of Engagement (Owen Kelly) is also Deputy Director of EFI, ensuring alignment of engagement strategies.

Our long-standing expertise in credit research was instrumental to the University’s success in securing UK Strength in Places funding for the Smart Data Foundry, which aims to 'safely unlock the potential of customer data as a force to improve lives'.

Business School researchers have collaborated in DDI projects through the Bayes Centre, the University’s innovation centre for data science and artificial intelligence.

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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.

Research themes

Discover our key research themes, where staff from across six disciplinary subject groups work together to carry out research.

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Our faculty

Meet our faculty and explore their research interests, publications, and ongoing projects.

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Centres and networks

Our Centres and Networks bring together established and new researchers to develop and disseminate new knowledge.

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Subject groups

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 directed at practitioners.

Our subject groups

Our faculty publish in a wide variety of journals and hold a number of editorships with respected academic periodicals, including Critical Perspectives on Accounting and Accounting History Review.

Publications and journals