The management group is an energetic and enterprising research cluster that continuously strives for excellence in both its teaching and its scholarship. The group's research strengths range from entrepreneurship to human resource management, and from marketing to public sector management. Aside from gaining close research advice and direction from their supervisors and other academics in the group, research students benefit from attending courses and tailor-made reading groups to complete their background preparation in business and management sciences.
Queen's Management School prides itself on research-led teaching and offers its research students experience as teaching assistants in a variety of undergraduate courses. Students regularly attend the School's various seminar series, which attract leading academics from around the world. Students also present their work at these events, gaining invaluable advice and preparation for the academic job market.
The group's research theme is studied from different perspectives and disciplines across four substantive fields:
ENTREPRENEURSHIP, INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY
This group is currently focused on the analysis of entrepreneurial finance (venture capital, business angels, private equity), the dynamics of innovation processes in small firms, innovation, organisational change and development, regional migration flows and demographic change, clusters, inter-firm relations, and business development and the relationship between entrepreneurial business development and regional economic development and policy.
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND WORKPLACE CHANGE
This group explores the nature and origins of successful workplace performance. Research covers a range of topics, including social partnership and wage determination, financial systems and workplace innovations, new forms of employment dispute resolution, employee voice and silence in modern workplaces, talent management, information systems for managers, and new models of international human resource management.
MARKETING, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS, SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT AND STRATEGY
This group explores how firms gain and sustain competitive advantage in an increasingly international and network-based economy. Research topics include the management of the multinational firm, managing knowledge in international business networks and managing institutional and cultural differences, strategies in emerging and developing economies, international marketing and R&D strategies, and experimental business model analytics. This group also has research interest in supply chain management, particularly with respect to supply chain risks and sustainable, green supply chains.
PUBLIC SECTOR MANAGEMENT
This group focuses on ongoing changes in the procurement of public sector infrastructure and the delivery of public services in a national and international context. A special area of interest centres on public-private partnerships, joint provision and innovation in areas such as health, public safety and education. Concomitant with the challenges posed by these changes, the group also has a strong interest in public sector risk management.
"'My research looks at cooperation between traditionally rivalrous trade unions in light of contemporary competitive pressures such as firm relocation. The diversity of research interests and academic training offered within Queen's Management School gave me the freedom to study an area that really interests me. My supervisors have been invaluable in shaping the quality of my research and helping me build a solid foundation for my future academic career.'" Ruth Reaney
Second-Year PhD Student in Management
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