Cardiff Business School Research


Research is at the centre of Cardiff Business School's activities. Cardiff Business School is ranked 6th in the UK for the quality of its research in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) and one of only two business schools in the UK to be ranked in the top ten in each of the Government’s five assessment exercises since 1992.

Research is conducted both within the Schools' sub-disciplinary groups as well as via specialist and multidisciplinary research centres.

Cardiff Business School has an international faculty of world-leading scholars and its research reputation has helped it become an attractive centre of scholarship for colleagues from the UK and beyond. The School also has a strong and active PhD programme, with 150 PhD students studying at the School at any one time. A substantial proportion of these students are funded by scholarships obtained from funding bodies including the ESRC, EPSRC and a number of private sector organisations.

REF 2014

REF 2014

Find out more about our submissions and view the results from 18 December.

Research Highlights

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G(u)ilt edged trading: SME CSR in the jewellery industry

Professor Marylyn Carrigan, from the Centre for Business in Society (CBiS), Coventry University, gave a guest lecture on corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the jewellery industry as part of the Logistics and Operations Management Seminar Series. The discussion centred on the challenges faced by SMEs in this industry to address challenges related to ethical sourcing.

Digital Manufacturing and Design Science – Research Seminar

Professor Jan Holmström from Aalto University, Finland gave a Research Seminar to the Logistics and Operations Management section on February 24th 2015.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences hosts inaugural alumni dinner in Nairobi

On Saturday 31 January, four alumni from the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences came together in Nairobi, Kenya to talk about their experiences after they graduated from University.

Winter Seminar series – Analytics vs. Judgment

Cardiff Business School’s Logistics and Operations Management Section was pleased to welcome Paul Goodwin, Emeritus Professor of Management Science at the University of Bath, to give a guest presentation as part of its continuing seminar series.

Zero hours contracts make working people a ‘dispensable commodity’

Dr Jean Jenkins, from the Management, Employment and Organisation section, has co-written an article for the TUC Debating Industrial Policy in Wales report looking at no guaranteed minimum hours contracts and their impact.

Winter Seminar series - Generating electricity from coal in 2015

On the 21st January 2015, the Logistics and Operations Management section welcomed John Burnett, Operations Section Head Aberthaw Power Station (part of RWE Group), to the School. He gave an informative and entertaining talk about the operational and logistical challenges of generating electricity from coal.