Management Sciences and Marketing

Our Management Sciences and Marketing division is made up of four subject area groups; marketing, information and service systems, operations management and supply chain, and decision sciences.

This combination of subject areas reflects a host of complementary interests and draws on an eclectic range of perspectives and methodologies, but always with the aim of delivering value to academic and practitioner audiences.

This interdisciplinary group has strong research networks across staff and students that extend through to external networks of international scholars and organisations. Research is published across a wide range of leading academic journals and we attract a variety of funding to support our research programmes.

MSM researchers have a reputation for their independent and forward-looking approach and they often work with industry executives from leading companies to ensure research remains relevant and delivers a high impact for both academics and practitioners. Their research also informs teaching across all Alliance MBS programmes.

Our current research includes:

Specialist subjects

The Journal of Service ManagementThe Journal of Service Management has recently appointed doctoral student, Linda Nasr, as Social Media Coordinator.

What is a retailerWhat is a retailer? Research by Alliance MBS' John Pal and Dominic Medway has identified four key areas that mark out a retailer.

Media highlights

Strategic Supply Management: Principles, Theories and Practice Professor Paul Cousins co-authored The SAGE Handbook of Strategic Supply Management: Relationships, Chains, Networks and Sectors, 2013

Emerald Citation of Excellence AwardProfessor Paul Cousins and colleagues won a prestigious Emerald Citation of Excellence Award for 2013. The article, Knowledge sharing in interorganizational product development teams: the effect of formal and informal socialization mechanisms, was chosen as one of the top 50 articles with proven impact from the top 300 management journals in the world.

Research student case study

Marius ZieganMy academic skills have significantly improved and I am still learning every day from both academics and students.

Mohammed Zaki
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