Birmingham Business School is renowned for its research. With over 130 lecturing and research staff, many internationally recognised authorities in their fields, our research contributes to academic debates worldwide. We undertake projects funded by the Research Councils, major trusts, professional institutions, government departments and the EU.
Doctoral Research (MPhil / PhD / MSc)
The School is home to four departments, each designed to deliver authoritative research and specialist teaching:
Latest Research Projects
December 2012 - FP7 Regions of Knowledge Project: SmartCulture
Lisa De Propris
The SmartCulture project aims to provide a sustainable access to cultural heritage to a wider range of users by the use of digital technologies. Digital technologies will help to transform passive audiences into active practitioners of culture. The consortium will promote the creation of engaging digital experiences for access to cultural resources by the cross fertilization between ICT enterprises, Creative and Cultural Industries (especially SMEs) and research stakeholders across Europe. This cross fertilization will lead to new opportunities and good practices for innovative digital access to cultural resources and digital cultural mediation.
ESRC Enterprise Research Centre
Kiran Trehan is to be one of the experts who will contribute to a new £2.9m Enterprise Research Centre, funded by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the British Bankers Association (BBA), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Technology Strategy Board (TSB). This research is designed to boost the performance of the UK’s small and medium-sized companies and inform the Government’s business policy. Warwick and Aston Universities host the Research Centre, working with a wider consortium of universities including ourselves, Strathclyde, De Montfort and Imperial College London. The University of Birmingham will lead research into diversity and ethnic minority businesses in the UK, building on the work of Enterprise Diversity Alliance. This is a new-generation response to transforming communities and corporations through mutually beneficial enterprise activities, led by Kiran and Professor Monder Ram of De Montfort University.