Research and Impact

    Delivering tangible, lasting contributions to business success

    Aston Business School has been conducting pioneering research into modern business and management issues for more than 60 years.

    This makes us one of the longest established, research-based business schools in the UK.

    We’re committed to generating research that makes a sustainable difference to people, organisations and economies.

    This means we’re determined to deliver impact, so that our research results in beneficial, measurable changes.

    To deliver this mission, our researchers work in close partnership with:

    • industry

    • the public sector, and
    • the academic community.

    Business excellence

    This collaborative approach makes sure that we focus on applied research that contributes to business excellence, successful policies and sustainable economic growth and development.

    And our researchers develop tools and interventions that deliver tangible commercial benefits, making a lasting contribution to business and management success.

    Aston Business School is the second largest provider of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) in the West Midlands, and the 12th largest in the UK.

    In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, we received a maximum 100% for Research Impact.

    This reflects the ‘real world’ effect that our 4* and 3* academic research has upon society, communities and businesses.

    Our researchers’ contact details are here and they’d be delighted to hear from you if you’ve got any ideas or interest in our work.

    Excellent Different Distinctive