Research at Stirling Management School is known for being creative, bold and distinctive in its challenge to current orthodoxies and in finding new ways to address a range of organisational and societal dilemmas. 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 business, society and lives. The research carried out in the School creates lasting impact through its contribution to academic debates, public policy and management practice. 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.
Research activity covers a range of important contemporary issues which include 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.
Areas of critical mass are highlighted in research centres where highly collaborative, cross-disciplinary research focuses on: Behavioural Science; Consumers, Cultures and Society; Information Surveillance and Privacy; and Tobacco Control.
A vital part of our research collective is a vibrant doctoral community with almost 80 research students attached to the School, many of whom are from overseas. They are supported by, and work closely with, our leading academic researchers.
Our aim is to continually seek effective ways of managing the world’s resources so as to improve business, society and lives through academic excellence. Join us in this endeavour …