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Economics and Strategy

The Economics & Strategy Group carries out a wide range of research and teaching activities in the general fields of strategic management, economics, innovation and entrepreneurship and international business.

Research within the Group is generally of an applied nature, often cutting across research areas, and is designed to be directly relevant to business.

Group members have high visibility within the academic community, and  publish in leading academic journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Economic Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Science, Organization Studies, Oxford Economic Papers, Research Policy and Strategic Management Journal.

Group members have also been successful in attracting nearly £2 million research funding over the past two years. This includes small and large research council grants, first grants for junior researchers, as well as placement fellowships and CASE studentships offered by ESRC. It co-hosts a ESRC-funded Enterprise Research Centre with the University of Warwick http://enterpriseresearch.ac.uk/ .

It also includes significant funding for practical policy oriented projects, from local and central government, as well as agencies such as NESTA as well as government departments such as UK Trade And Development (UKTI), UK Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS), Manchester and Birmingham city councils Members of our group work as consultants for a wide range of organisations, including national governments, both in the UK and abroad, as well as for international bodies such as the International Labour Office (ILO), the United Nations Council for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

The group runs a number of successful undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The Financial Times ranks the MSc programme in International Business 5th in the United Kingdom.

Employable Graduates; Exploitable Research