Centre for

The Centre for Business Improvement within the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences, supports organisations in their goal to improve and maintain strong business performance through applied multi-disciplinary research. Our work has been widely published and the exchange of knowledge between the Centre and regional, national and international organisations has led to real improvements and impact within the business community.

Our aims

The Centre is led by Professor Carley Foster and its work draws upon the academic expertise of staff predominately in Derby Business School. It includes internationally recognised researchers, doctoral students and visiting scholars.

We aim to support all types of organisations who are looking for advice and support in the following areas of applied research:

This includes commissioned research, consultancy, training, student projects and other knowledge exchange activity.

We also welcome doctoral applications in the research areas listed above.

Contact Professor Carley Foster for further details: c.foster@derby.ac.uk

Carley Foster delivering a lecture

Professor Carley Foster
Head of the Centre for Business Improvement

Professor Carley Foster is a Professor of Services Marketing, Head of the Centre for Business Improvement and the University's REF lead for Business and Management Studies.