Business School Research and Knowledge Exchange Newsletter


16th June 2021

Welcome to the fourth Business School Research and Knowledge Exchange Newsletter from Linn McFarlane, who has taken the lead in producing this news item, Norin Arshed, Theresa Dunne and myself.

In this edition, I want to bring to your attention our developing ‘engaged’ research agenda, which is very much focused on undertaking research that has an impact on policy and practice and is often developed in conjunction with policy makers and practitioners. There is no doubt that the knowledge exchange and impact agenda is becoming ever more important in business schools, and is a key theme in much of the work we do.

You will see from the Good News Stories section we have some excellent examples of external impact activity and public engagement. These include a CQRF-run conference relevant to the COP26 agenda, supporting and bid for grants in connection with impact, student research, impact case development awards, public engagement locally and globally and interdisciplinary impact activity. All of these projects show just how far we have developed as a School in demonstrating knowledge exchange and impact. Such progress bodes well for our AACSB and EQUIS accreditation prospects and lays down a solid foundation for potential impact cases to be submitted to the next Research Excellence Framework exercise.

Developing ethical and sustainable research is also one of our key aims. With this in mind, we invited Dr Kristina Auxtova to tell us more about her role in leading UDSB in joining Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) network and the Responsible Research for Business and Management (RRBM) network of business schools and partners dedicated to responsible research practices for better business and a better world.

Finally, when reading about the items in this newsletter, you will see how closely our emerging research, knowledge exchange and impact themes of improving health, welfare and education, improving markets and governance, and improving entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity map onto the University’s mission to Transform Lives Locally and Globally and to cognate work sponsored by the Institute for Social Science Research. It is essential we play our part in supporting the University agenda and in working closely across disciplinary boundaries.

Many thanks to all who have contributed this quarter.

Graeme Martin,
Associate Dean Research and Knowledge Exchange

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