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Global inequalities

Advancing our understanding of the world we live in, addressing global inequalities to improve lives.

As part of The University of Manchester, research generated by Alliance Manchester Business School works to address global inequalities.

Across the world the quality of life of millions of people is still shaped by unequal treatment, prejudice and discrimination.

Our interdisciplinary research, industry links and international reach mean we are perfectly positioned to tackle these contemporary challenges.

We achieve this by encouraging teamwork across multiple academic disciplines and projects that draw upon expertise from across the business school, University and beyond.

Our Business and Human Rights Catalyst is one of the very first programmes of its kind - bringing together business and academia to shape the future roles and responsibilities of the private sector in this space.

We also have a long-standing reputation for research in areas such as innovation, financial reform, technology and health management that make invaluable contributions to these global challenges:

  • Before the 2008 crash, our financial experts made some of the first - now well-documented - challenges to the elite banking fraternity.
  • We pioneered some of the first links between well-being and productivity; alongside internationally-regarded work from our Fairness at Work Centre examining the economic impact of zero-hours contracts, gender and leadership and the value of aging workforces.
  • Our research continues to be at the forefront of promoting ethical global value chains and countering the effects of economic globalisation on further driving global inequalities.

Addressing inequalities also extends to research into inequalities closer to home. For instance a number of our academics are currently working on a major study into how planning and transport connections across Greater Manchester could help tackle inequalities as part of the wider devolution drive in the city.

Manchester has a rich heritage of pioneering original thinkers - we are inspired by this history to tackle the issues of the future.

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