Research and Impact

    For more than 60 years, we have conducted pioneering research into contemporary business and management issues, making us one of the most firmly established research based Business Schools in the UK.

    We are committed to generating research that makes a sustainable difference to people, organisations and economies; central to our mission is the determination to deliver impact. We work in collaboration with industry, the public sector and the academic community to develop new research initiatives, with a particular focus on applied research that contributes to business excellence, policy and sustainable economic growth and development.

    Our researchers work with businesses to develop tools and interventions that deliver tangible commercial benefits and make a lasting contribution to their success. Aston is the second largest provider of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) in the West Midlands, and 12th largest in the UK.

    In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework Aston Business School received a maximum 100 per cent for Research Impact – the real world effect our 4* and 3* academic research has upon society, communities and businesses. 

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