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Research & Learning Environment

Southampton Business School has an international reputation for research excellence delivering real-world impact.

Using an interdisciplinary approach, our research is helping to meet the various challenges the world is facing. For instance, our researchers are investigating the impact of climate change on business and society; the impact that individuals, groups, and structures have on behaviours within an organisation; the impact of home working on organisations’ effectiveness and employees’ work-life balance; or the impact of generational change on the survival of family businesses in different cultural settings.

Amongst other issues, our researchers are also exploring the links through which the financial and banking sectors affect economic and social outcomes; how data analytics can help individuals and organisations to make better decisions or tackle some specific management problems such as optimisation and sustainability of value-chains across the globe; how to make societies and organisations more sustainable and inclusive; how creativity can sparkle in organisations or business models can be adapted to respond to change.

Equally our researchers ask critical questions around entrepreneurial opportunities and the management of organisational paradoxes in real contexts, whether these are in small enterprises (i.e. SMEs/family businesses) or large organisations.  In summary our researchers are asking and researching important questions about how business decisions affect our lives.

Research and Learning Environment

Research and Learning Environment

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Watch Southampton Business School's featured research into sustainable hairdressing, as part of 'The Impact Factor'; a new programme by Chartered ABS and produced by ITN Productions.

Read more about our involvement in the new programme here  

Our internationally recognised research capability is embedded within all our disciplines from accounting, to banking and finance, to digital marketing and risk management, to operational management, human resource management, entrepreneurship, innovation and strategy. It informs all our teaching methods (lectures, seminars, classes and interactive workshops). This allows our students to have a rich and varied educational experience delivered by academics who are at the forefront of their field. Our inspired and diverse programmes of study enable our students to become future leaders, who will change the world for the better and have a positive impact on society.

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