Derby Business School Research Group
Our vision is to make an impact in the business community and to ensure relevance and employer engagement in our curriculum through our research.
The research group comprises five clusters:
- Supply chain and logistics
- Leadership development
- Enterprise development
- Market sensing
- Accounting and financial economics
Our research can make a real difference to organisations while extending academic understanding. As a result, our teaching is informed by the most up-to-date research results. Recent projects include:
- smart applications of Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) technology
- applications of service blueprinting in education
- using online coaching to develop psychological fitness and employability
- the impact of regional business networks for firms’ performance
- differences in capital budgeting in developed and emerging countries
- using discourse analysis to reveal deep insights in knowledge management.
Our community of PhD students is involved in research that includes an examination of the prevention of knowledge leakage, links between key account management and strategy in SMEs, added value in education, ethics in accountancy practice, design of curricula to meet employers’ needs and the impact of the media in forming trust in the UK banking system.