Research in leadership, organisations, and society has made distinctive contributions to the debates on:

  • Equality and inclusion
  • Innovation and the future of work
  • The creative industries
  • Collective action and public life
  • Strategic resilience


Faculty Role
Samer Abdelnour Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management
Mary Brennan Chair of Food Marketing and Society
Thomas Calvard Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management
Chris Carr Professor of Corporate Strategy
Chris Carter Chair in Strategy and Organisation
Ian Clarke Emeritus Professor
Kirsten Cowan Senior Lecturer in Marketing
Corentin Curchod Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management & Organisation
Stephen Dunne Lecturer in Marketing
Susan Dunnett Senior Lecturer in Marketing and Director of UG Programmes
Giovanni Formilan Lecturer in Creative Industries
Tina Harrison Personal Chair of Financial Services Marketing and Consumption, and Head of Marketing Group
Mary Ho Lecturer in Marketing
Candace Jones Chair of Global Creative Enterprise
Ron Kerr Senior Lecturer in International Management
Winston Kwon Senior Lecturer in Strategy
Ewelina Lacka Reader in Digital Marketing & Analytics
Keyan Lai Lecturer in International Human Resource Management
Rashné Limki Senior Lecturer in Work, Race and Decolonial Studies
Ling Liu Senior Lecturer in International Business
Wendy Loretto Professor of Organisational Behaviour
Brian Main Professor of Business Economics
Ben Marder Senior Lecturer in Marketing and Director of PGR Programmes
David Marshall Professor of Marketing and Consumer Behaviour
Ishbel McWha-Hermann Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director Academic, MBA Programmes
Susan Murphy Chair in Leadership Development
Stephanie O'Donohoe Professor of Advertising and Consumer Culture & Head of Marketing Group
Michelle O'Toole Senior Lecturer in Organisation Studies and Head of Organisation Studies Group
Stephen Osborne Chair of International Public Management and Head of Strategy Group
Teea Palo Senior Lecturer in Marketing
Kristina Potočnik Personal Chair of Organisational Behaviour
Victoria Rodner Senior Lecturer in Marketing & Year 4 Head
Xiaobai Shen Senior Lecturer in International and Chinese Business
Lila Skountridaki Senior Lecturer in Organisational Studies and Programme Director MSc Human Resource Management
Belinda Steffan Chancellor's Fellow
Angela Tregear Personal Chair in Marketing
Rick Woodward Senior Lecturer in International Business
Yumeng Yue Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Programme Director for MSc International Human Resource Management
Jennifer Yule Lecturer in Marketing

Expertise in institutional theory has advanced international research agendas through: contributions to methodology in institutional logistics; enhancing the field’s understanding of stigma; and applying institutional theory to tackling inequality.

Debates on equality and inclusion have been expanded into new subjects (such as volunteering and bisexuality), and extended to the middle east, Africa, and India.

There is strong collaboration and interdisciplinary research in this area, such as with linguists to produce new insights into boardroom decision-making and research on strategy as practice being taken up by City of Edinburgh Council to develop their 2050 vision.

The School is also a leader in service theory thinking and value in public service management.

Research centre

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Centre for Strategic Leadership (CSL)

The Strategy Group supports the Centre for Strategic Leadership, a research centre focused on fostering an interdisciplinary understanding of strategic leadership.

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Research in leadership, organisations, and society

Supporting Healthy Ageing at Work (SHAW)

SHAW is a three year study in which Business School academics will work with employers, employees, professional bodies, and other key stakeholders, to deepen understanding of how work and health are intertwined in older workers' everyday lives. The aim of the study is to design innovative workplace interventions to support the health and wellbeing of older workers (aged 50+).

Wendy Loretto, Belinda Steffan and Jakov Jandric undertake research that addresses age discrimination and creating age-inclusive work environments.