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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Local Government in Wales – where next?

Dr James Downe, Reader in Public Management, Director of the Centre for Local & Regional Government Research, Cardiff Business School, reflects on the process of local government reform in Wales at a fringe event organised by Cardiff University in partnership with the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA).   

New book sees contributions from several academics

Several academics from Cardiff Business School’s Management, Employment and Organisation section have contributed to the forthcoming Routledge Companion to Philosophy in Organization Studies.

KTP funding success – School to work with Panalpina World Transport Ltd on 3D Printing

A grant of £285,000 has been awarded to an academic team from Cardiff University following a successful Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) application.

KTP funding success – Cardiff Business School to work with Qioptiq Ltd on Reverse Logistics

Members of Cardiff Business School’s Logistics and Operations Management Section (Professor Aris Syntetos and Dr Fotios Petropoulos) have been awarded a grant of £150,000 following a successful Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) application.

Involving citizens in policy-making – does it vary across countries and why?

The importance accorded to citizen participation in public policy-making has grown over the last decade and there has been increasing interest in the methods used to engage with citizens at a local level.

Reality check: Entrepreneurship reflections and inspiration

Anthony Dunne, founder of Little Stars Rugby, gave the MSc Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship and MSc Marketing students an insight in to the realities of starting your own business and the challenges to make it a success on Wednesday 26 August 2015.