Centre for Applied Business Research - Contribution to the Research Base (REF2014 - Evidence for the Research Environment in Business and Management)

Contribution to internal and external research communities

The researchers within the Centre for Applied Business Research (CABR) contribute to deepening our research culture through both their internal and their external activities. The activities listed are indicative and arise from the researchers responsible for the outputs listed in the Business and Management Studies Unit of Assessment of REF2014 (REF2). To these will be added activities from other researchers within CABR who will contribute to the next REF.

Internally within Staffordshire University

Internally, our established researchers contribute to all or at least most of the following:

  • research seminars for staff and postgraduate students;
  • PhD supervision;
  • mentoring; and
  • writing bids for externally funded research projects.

Externally, nationally and internationally

Externally, the activities of colleagues in Business and Management demonstrate wider influence or contributions to the research base through:

  • journal editorship (most notably, Rune By is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Change Management);
  • membership of editorial boards and or review colleges;
  • presentations, membership of programme committees, track leadership and keynote addresses at international conferences;
  • conference and seminar organisation;
  • research-based CPD;
  • PhD examining (from the perspective of the whole academic community, reciprocating the service rendered by our own external examiners);
  • contribution to professional associations/learned societies;
  • contribution to national/international developmental disciplinary initiatives;
  • contributions to research volumes edited by leading scholars; and
  • research monographs.

In turn, what these colleagues bring back from these activities enriches our research culture (e.g. by attracting eminent PhD examiners and contributors to our research seminars and PhD “Mini-Conferences".

Specific details of the contributions of individual researchers can be found be following these links: