Alliance MBS research

Most of our researcher staff are carrying out research which is of international academic importance. They also work extensively within today's ever changing commercial environment. Their academic work is helping solve problems and improve outcomes for some of the world's biggest companies and public sector organisations. You could join this exciting community and help lead thinking on the most pressing business and management issues now and in the future.

Alliance Manchester Business School focuses on 12 priority research themes, supported by an infrastructure of four academic divisions, reflecting current research issues.

Manchester Accounting and Finance Group (MAFG)

  • Accountability and Governance (corporate financial communication and reporting, corporate governance, performance measurement and management, management accounting and control)
  • Finance (corporate finance, asset pricing in capital markets and financial risk management)

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Management sciences and marketing

  • Marketing (consumer retailing, corporate reputation and communications, B2B marketing linked to supply chain management, production design and innovation, service and sustainability)
  • Services Design Management (multi disciplinary approaches to ICT enabled business services, service design, service innovation, service marketing, service operations and service information management)

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Strategy

  • Decision Analysis, Support and Risk Management (linked to operations and supply chain management)
  • Major Project Management
  • Leadership (high level decision making and business strategy)
  • Innovation (science and technology policy, linked with entrepreneurship and sustainable environments)
  • Public Sector Policy and Management (particularly in the health sector)

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People, Management and Organisations

  • Comparative Business Systems and Employment Systems Relations (linked with international business and cultural economy)
  • Human Resource Management (treatment and well-being of employees, equality and diversity)
  • Organisation Studies (critical management studies linked with Organisational Psychology)

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  • Academic Profiles
  • PhD Profiles
  • Research Centres/groups/institutes