Research in Aston Business School is concerned with the strategy, performance and effectiveness of organisations and the regions and economies they are based in.
Fundamental issues include:
How can businesses, organisations, systems (such as national healthcare), markets and economies be successfully managed both locally and globally?
What are the factors that affect innovation, knowledge transfer and organisational performance? How can strategy influence these inter-relationships?
How should issues such as ‘accountability’ and ‘responsibility’ be reconciled with efficiency and effectiveness within organisations?
Strategy, practices and organisation
We’re examining the role of new strategies, knowledge and practices in organisations’ design and functioning, such as project management, networks, partnerships and strategy implementation.
Performance measurement and management
We’re conducting research into methods for measuring and managing the performance of organizations and other entities such as financial markets and products. We’re comparing the efficiency of similar organisational units, such as schools, hospitals or sales outlets, and their scope for efficiency savings.
Diversity, knowledge and innovation
We take a cross-disciplinary approach to studying the economic, social, psychological and technological factors which influence innovation and organisational performance.
We’re investigating the emergence and adoption of ethical and socially responsible practices in varied contexts, including law making, legal processes and public organizations. Another strand of research examines a variety of factors that help to improve employee well-being and performance, with a particular emphasis on leadership.
For enquiries related to Aston’s organisational research, contact Professor Pawan Budhwar , Associate Dean (Research), Aston Business School.