The main aim of CEPMMA is to bring together researchers within Aston Business School into a community of researchers with overlapping research interests in the field of performance measurement and management.
The research of CEPMMA members is primarily focused on efficiency and productivity analysis, with a particular emphasis on the application of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), and Stochastic Frontier Analysis (SFA). Several CEPMMA members also employ accounting-based performance measurement methods. Research projects in the Centre have been funded by a variety of organisations including, the DfES, OFWAT, HEFCE, and the ESRC.
CEPMMA also runs the EPSRC funded Performance Management Training Package which provides 5 modules covering DEA and Econometric performance measurement methods. These modules can be taken not only by students on the MSc in Operational Research and Performance Management, but also by students in employment (notably at the DfES and OFWAT).