Academic research within Brunel Business School has grown both in significance as well as volume in recent years.
In the most recent RAE, 80% of the School’s research output was rated as of international standard (4*-2*); 10% of the output was oficially ranked as world-class and the School achieved a four-fold increase in the number of staff submitted compared with RAE2001, with a significant increase in those rated as world-class (4*).
The School boasts six well-focused research groups,all with international profiles, which address six main themes:
• Organisation and employment studies;
• Entrepreneurship, international business and innovation in emerging markets;
• Management information systems;
• Accounting and auditing;
• Operations and supply chain management.
Recent research includes:
• EU-funded projects on a ubiquitous participation platform for policy-making processes; citizen-orientated evaluation of eGovernment services and the changing nature of internationalisation of innovation in Europe;
• ESRC-funded research on emotional entrepreneurs,statistical modelling of interdependence in economics;
• ESRC/TSB-funded knowledge transfer partnership (KTP) on business innovation through inclusivity of elderly people;
• Intellectual Property Office (IPO)-funded project on the value of patent protection for UK innovators; and
• Qatar National Research-funded project on integrated models for evaluating eGovernment services transformation.