Research

Our research and knowledge exchange activities create significant and lasting impact through our involvement with, and influence on, large and small businesses, public policy, and local and global communities. We are positioned as one of the UK's leading Management Schools for research impact – 14th from 101 in the UK.
Prof. Sharon Bolton, Dean of Faculty, Stirling Management School

Research with Impact

 Ref2014 banner

Stirling Management School's exceptional performance in REF2014 has resulted in a coveted place among the UK's top 25 institutions for Business and Management, out of 101 business schools.


Seed Funding

The School recently developed a research seed funding scheme, which reflects the vital importance of research to the School. The aim of this scheme is to support early-stage projects with potential for larger-scale funding to develop through initiatives such as pilot studies, proofs-of-concept, partner workshops and other activities.  

The third round for applications has now closed and the next round will be announced here soon.

For more information on the scheme and the application process, please contact Lisa Reid


Our environment 

Stirling Management School is recognised as a centre of academic excellence that offers innovative scholarship and widespread engagement with a variety of stakeholders to improve and transform business, society and lives. The School’s research is increasingly recognised by industry and government decision-makers for its important contributions to solving real-world problems.

The rigour and relevance of research at Stirling Management School is represented in the way our projects are sponsored and funded by leading organisations; including ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council);  NHS Health Scotland; the Carnegie Trust, the Medical Research Council; the European Commission; the Northern Ireland Environment Agency; the Nuffield Foundation; Cancer Research UK; Alcohol Research UK and the Leverhulme Trust.

Our research focuses on all aspects of contemporary management, aiming to enhance quality of life and find new and creative ways of managing across all sectors of the economy  including corporate reporting; auditing; corporate governance, history and finance as well as energy and environmental economics; economics of banking and finance; labour economics; regional and urban economics; and behavioural economics.

We are also leaders in retail planning policy, town centre and place regeneration, branding, strategy and internationalisation, and community retail enterprises. We have significant strengths in social marketing research, specifically tobacco control, alcohol policy, health marketing, branding and packaging of harmful products, social campaign effectiveness.

We lead strong research networks in privacy and surveillance; social identity and professions; gender, work and management; skills, labour markets and work organisation, healthcare management - as well as adding expertise in new subject areas - notably in business ethics; behavioural economics, socio-economic development; social enterprise; creativity and wellbeing; and the creative industries.


Award winning

Queens-prizeAs testimony to our success in advancing knowledge, Stirling Management School research led to the award of the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education for the University of Stirling in November 2013. 

The Queen's Anniversary recognises and celebrates outstanding work within UK higher and further education institutions and the impact that they have. They are the UK’s highest form of national recognition open to academic and vocational institutions.


A successful postgraduate community

A vital part of our research collective is a vibrant doctoral community with 60 research students attached to the School, some of whom are from overseas. They are supported by, and work closely with, our leading academic researchers.

© University of Stirling FK9 4LA Scotland UK • Telephone +44 1786 473171 • Scottish Charity No SC011159
Portal Logon