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.
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
Friday, April 6, 2018
KTP with local law firm DWF set to enhance service delivery for legal tech, machine learning and AI
Demands for increased accountability for NGOs could be a consequence of the recent scandals in the sector
Monday, March 26, 2018
The recent scandals engulfing the charity/NGO sector could lead to demands for increased and more sophisticated accountability for non-governmental organisations (NGOs), says a leading academic in the field.
Monday, February 12, 2018
As the Government launches a new drive to raise awareness about Shared Parental Leave, Dr Emma Banister looks at the issues dogging this flagship gender equality initiative.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Alliance MBS has commissioned three animated infographics to showcase how our research is having an impact on the wider world. Each animation looks at how the research is shaping debate, changing practices and policies, and informing new ways of thinking and working.
Mind Matters and Alliance Manchester Business School publish guide to enhancing wellbeing in the veterinary workplace
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ (RCVS) Mind Matters Initiative (MMI) has developed a guide on wellbeing in the veterinary workplace in association with Dr Elinor O’Connor, Senior Lecturer in Occupational Psychology at Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester.