Our research

Our leading academics are actively influencing policy and practice in a broad range of areas, critically addressing the significant challenges that face individuals, communities and organisations and economies.

The research we do aims to tackle the big global issues impacting the economy and society, ranging from environmental and economic sustainability, globalisation, social justice and equality.
We have developed research and impact partnerships, advisory roles to international and national government, non-government organisations (NGOs), professional bodies and regulators, and private and social enterprise. The geographical spread of our academic collaborations and contributions to our disciplinary and interdisciplinary research base is truly global, stretching from North America to Southeast Asia and China, and encompassing the global South. 
The School promotes a research environment of diversity and inclusivity, where different academic traditions and co-learning are championed and celebrated. 
Learn more about the University of Bristol Business School's challenge-led interdisciplinary research themes:

Research Excellence Framework (REF)

The 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) rated 88 per cent of the research in Business and Management as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' (3*/4*)

The exterior of an historic building with a University of Bristol sign on the facade Interdisciplinary research institutes

Find out how we collaborate with colleagues across the University through six interdisciplinary research institutes.

The outline of two people standing in front of green florescent lights while someone in a mask and protective clothing demonstrates something ESRC Centre for Sociodigital Futures

Find out more about our work with the ESRC Centre for Sociodigital Futures

Visiting scholars

Find out more about the University of Bristol Business School visiting scholar scheme.

Visiting postgraduate research students

Find out more about the University of Bristol Business School visiting postgraduate research student scheme.

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