Research with impact
By creating innovative solutions to some of the world's major problems we have been able to influence policy and practice across all areas of business and management.
Here is a snapshot of how our research is making an impact:
Diversity and inclusion
Dr Anne McBride and Professor Helge Hoel have been working with industry specialists to make recommendations for a practical approach to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. They looked at how decisions on recruitment and promotion are made in the best organisations, focusing on how employees are treated and how they are made to feel included.
The result is a new workplace standard, British Standard BS76005 - Valuing people through Diversity and Inclusion, which has the potential to transform management thinking and improve diversity across the UK.
Dr Elinor O’Connor, Senior Lecturer in Occupational Psychology, has been working with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons analysing why the suicide rate among vets in the UK is higher than the national average.
Dr O’Connor has been researching why this is happening and to understand how work-related stress affects the profession.
Elinor has supported the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Mind Matters Initiative and the Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons to provide an evidence-based approach to their Veterinary Wellbeing Awards, in addition to a guide on wellbeing in the veterinary workplace.
A new international standard, developed by a team led by Duncan Shaw, Professor of Operations and Critical Systems, provides guidelines on how groups can make best use of enthusiastic volunteers who jump to the assistance of emergency services in the event of disasters such as flooding, hurricanes or manmade catastrophes.
The ISO 22319:2017 standard was based on research conducted for the UK government led by Prof Shaw and involving Dr Chris Smith, Lecturer in Operations and Critical Systems. The international group of experts further developed the work for the International Organisation for Standardisation which has been officially adopted by the British Standards Institute.
Thursday, October 4, 2018
We regulate many areas of public and commercial life – but does it work? Most people will have heard of OFSTED (which inspects schools and other settings where children and young people are cared for) and the Care Quality Commission (which inspects hospitals, general practices, care homes and other health and care providers). Do all these regulators contribute to improving schools, hospitals and so on – or do they just add costs and bureaucracy for the organisations they oversee?
Monday, October 1, 2018
Entrepreneurs who use skilled hand gestures when pitching to investors are more likely to secure funding than those who don’t, according to new research conducted by academics at Alliance Manchester Business School
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Care Quality Commission (CQC)’s “Ofsted-style” inspection and rating regime is a significant improvement on the system it replaced, but it could be made more effective, according to the first major evaluation of the approach introduced in 2013.
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Manchester faces a looming “growing crisis” as its housing and transport infrastructure fails to keep pace with expected job growth because of its “misguided” developer-led regeneration approach, according to an Alliance Manchester Business School report.
Friday, July 6, 2018
Our latest issue features interviews and commentaries from academics across the school on subjects ranging from fintech, automation and Artificial Intelligence (AI), through to corporate governance, PFI and wellbeing.
A video animation highlighting the findings of a paper on Human Resource Management (HRM) by Tony Dundon and Anthony Rafferty has been published.
Friday, May 25, 2018
The paper, The (potential) demise of HRM?, was recently published in the Human Resource Management Journal and discusses how the future of HRM both as a field of study, and as a form of professional practice, is reaching a critical juncture.
Friday, May 4, 2018
The winners of 2018 Venture Further competition have been announced at an awards ceremony at The University of Manchester. Eight teams of entrepreneurs have been awarded a share of a £50,000 cash prize fund to help take their start-ups to the next level.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
By Kieran Walshe, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Alliance Manchester Business School. Reforms to the way doctors are regulated by the General Medical Council have introduced new periodic checks of ‘fitness to practise’ for all doctors in the United Kingdom. Together with colleagues at the Universities of Manchester, York and Plymouth we have been researching how they have worked.
Monday, April 30, 2018
The transport and logistics sector in the UK is experiencing a rise in average workforce age according to research by Alliance Manchester Business School and the Health and Safety Executive