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

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Research Highlights

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BSc Accounting and Finance alumna has work recognised at 2014 Undergraduate Awards

Charlotte Mendoza, a BSc Accounting and Finance alumna, recently attended the 2014 Undergraduate Awards where she received a Highly Commended certificate for her final year essay entitled "The Balanced Scorecard".

Autumn Seminar series – Supply chain expert asks ‘Is Global Supply Chain Automation Possible Today?’

As part of the Autumn Seminar series Logistics & Operations Management students heard from Phil Lambert on whether global supply chain automation is possible. Phil has many years’ experience in the supply chain field and is the former head of Oracle's Transport Management consulting group (EMEA) and founder of the original G-Log consulting group where he was VP International Operations.

Second year student receives Vauxhall Finance Award of Excellence

Tamara Beach, a second year undergraduate Accounting and Finance student, is the proud recipient of the first ever Vauxhall Finance Award of Excellence, from automotive finance company GMAC UK plc.

Autumn seminar series – Students hear from Intertanko representative on regulation and shipping

Cardiff Business School’s Logistics and Operations Management Section was pleased to welcome Ian Harrison, Senior Technical Manager at Intertanko, to give a guest presentation as part of its autumn seminar series.

Students gain valuable insight at annual LOM/CIPS Graduate Careers and Networking Event

The Logistics and Operations Management (LOM) section recently held its annual careers and networking event promoting graduate opportunities in the operations, supply chain, procurement and logistics fields.

LOM provides strategy for operational improvement at Aberthaw Power Station

Professor Stephen Disney, Professor of Operations Management and Head of Logistics and Operations Management Section, recently completed a highly successful Strategic Impact Programme (SIP), awarded by the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales. The SIP project allowed Professor Disney to work with Aberthaw Power Station (APS), part of RWE Generation, the parent company of th