Annual Research Institutes Reports
2010 - 2011
BMRI Business and Management Research Institute 3
IRAC Institute for Research in Applicable Computing 47
LIRANS Institute of Research in the Applied Natural Sciences 58
IASR Institute of Applied Social Research 70
IHR Institute for Health Research 92
ISPAR Institute of Sports and Physical Activity Research 108
IREd Institute for Research in Education 117
RIMAD Research Institute for Media Arts and Design 125
Business and Management Research Institute
1. Structure and Research Areas
The Business and Management Research Institute (BMRI) sits within the Business School and manages all of the research activity within the School. Within the BMRI there are currently six Research Centres: Business and Information Systems Research Centre, Centre for Research in Marketing, Centre for Leadership Innovation, Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment, Research Centre for Contemporary Accounting and Finance and Centre for Research in Law. Outside the Research Centres, there is considerable research activity by individuals and smaller research clusters in the areas of Finance and Banking, Branding and Marketing, Entrepreneurships and SMEs, International Business, teaching and learning.
Business and Information Systems Research Centre (BISC) - has two research groups: Research in ICT Business Applications (RICTA) and Operations and Knowledge Management (OKM). The research interests of the members cover a broad range of research strands.
Centre for Research in Marketing (CAM) - concentrates on streams of research into branding, cross-cultural marketing and marketing communications.
Centre for Leadership Innovation (CLI) - aims to explore the nature of leadership needed for healthy, effective, high performing and sustainable organisations, stimulate research and research-related activity within the sphere of management, in particular with regard to the strategic direction of organizations and the management and development of human resources
Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment (CRELLA) - focuses on the nature and measurement of English language proficiency.
Research Centre for Contemporary Accounting and Finance (ResCAF) - aims to maintain a continuing enhancement of the research profile of the Division of Accounting and Finance.
Centre for Research in Law (CRiL) – is the focal point for the School of Law rapidly developing research activities.
A current total of 19 research themes associated with disciplinary specialism and research centres have started taking shape under the guidance of departmental research leaders, summarised as follows:
Business and Information Systems Research:
Information Systems and Knowledge Management
Logistics and Supply Chain Management
English Language Learning and Assessment Research:
Assessing Academic Proficiency in English
Defining and Implementing English as a Second Language Proficiency Levels
HR Management and Leadership Research:
Agency, Corporate Governance, Employee Performance and Reward
Innovation in Small Companies
Leadership and Innovation in Enterprise and Organisation
Innovative Learning Practices (Pedagogy research)