Professor Neil Anderson and Dr Ana-Cristina Costa from Brunel Business School have been awarded approx. £90,000 by the Leverhulme Trust to establish and run an International Collaborative Research Network (ICRN) as part of the Trusts competitive tendering process for international research centres.
The International Collaborative Research Network will initially run for a 24-month period and will investigate creativity and innovation in the workplace and their effects upon performance, human resource management policies, and psychological well-being across three countries in the EU – the UK, the Netherlands, and Spain. Collaborating groups will be based at Maastricht University and the University of Valencia.
This Centre has been fully-funded by the Leverhulme Trust and will examine both the positive and negative causes, effects, and outcomes of workplace innovation attempts. A particular emphasis of the International Collaborative Research Network will be to further our understanding of the relations between creativity and innovation in job roles and different aspects of psychological well-being for employees, and the way in which these processes can best be managed in order to improve workgroup and organizational performance outcomes.
The Brunel Business School currently hosts six world-renowned centres of research:
- Accounting and Auditing Research Centre (AARC)
- Centre for Research into Entrepreneurship, International Business and Innovation in Emerging Markets (CEIBIEM)
- Centre for Research in Marketing (CREAM)
- Information Systems Evaluation and Integration (ISEing)
- Operations and Supply Chain Systems Group (OASIS)
- Work and Organisation Research Centre (WORC)