The School of Management is proudly committed to its responsible enterprise ethos, and aims to achieve the highest level of demonstrable benefit to society through its research. Much of the School's research funding comes directly or indirectly from public and charitable sources, and the research itself has a deep and wide-ranging impact on many non-academic beneficiaries including:
- policymakers (Houses of Parliament, European Commission)
- international organisations (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, World Bank)
- regulatory bodies (Financial Conduct Authority)
- public sector bodies (universities, National Health Service)
- commercial businesses and start-ups.
The School was placed fourth for social and environmental impact in the UK in REF 2014, and this outstanding result had a substantial and positive effect on the agenda for REF 2020. Details can be found in the REF 2014 impact case studies submission.
Building on this success, the School continues to grow its existing responsible enterprise activities in the following ways:
- Engagement. Researchers maintain close and sustained engagement with potential beneficiaries and external end users.
- Involvement. Research leads to significant involvement with practitioners, regulators and other government agencies.
- Funding sources. Staff seek and secure both external and internal funding to promote their current work's socially beneficial impact and to pursue new opportunities.
Channels for impact
Researchers at the School of Management use several channels to gain and maximise research impact.