Time Limits Full-time Earliest date for submission
: After 2 years Maximum time allowed
: 3 years
Aston Business School’s close links with industry, commerce and public sector in the UK and abroad, produces a real awareness of the relationship between academic and practical approaches to management. They also ensure that the rapidly changing requirements of modern management are immediately integrated into our research. Research initiatives are co-ordinated through Research Groups within the Business School. These are:
The overall objective of Aston Business School’s research is to generate new knowledge and understanding which contributes to enhancing the practices and policies of modern management.
The School’s strengths include applied research, theory generation, and international and comparative research. Its research funding comes from a range of sources including the Research Councils, industry, government and charitable foundations. As a research student you will be part of a vibrant living research culture at Aston. Research students are encouraged to take an active part in the academic and research life of the School through involvement in the research groups and participation in research seminars. International peer reviewed journals are also edited at Aston (e.g. ‘Knowledge Management Research & Practice’, ‘ Journal of Productivity Analysis’, ‘Critical Surveys Sections of Regional Studies’ ) and major research conferences and workshops are often held here (e.g. ‘European Conference on Management of Technology (2006)’, 'International Workshop on Teamworking (2008)', and ‘International Human Resource Management Conference' (2010)).