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Our Research

Following the 2014 REF (Research Excellence Framework), 79 per cent of research submitted by staff across Durham University Business School was assessed as ‘internationally excellent quality’ or ‘world leading’, that is 3* or 4*. This result reflects the international breadth and quality of our research.

As part of our vibrant and welcoming research-led community, you’ll work alongside a diverse faculty of research students and distinguished international academics to develop an independent, critical and high-level command of your subject area. You’ll be directly involved in the research activities and culture of the School and get support with funding to participate in conferences both at home and abroad.

Our reputation is founded on our research. At the heart of this research is a collaborative approach, with academics working with many disciplines to shape and share the latest thinking. We’re also committed to connecting you with a network of high-profile guest speakers through our active research seminar programme.

Our research spans disciplines, geographies and industries. We feed fresh thinking and push the boundaries of how businesses work. From social policy and economic growth to international development, our research is renowned and relevant around the world.

Within the general subject areas of Accounting and Finance; Economics, Management, and Marketing, we have a number of specialist centres:

We’re happy to help if you have any questions about finding a potential supervisor. Please get in touch with our Research Admissions Team.

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Recent Publications

Guan, Y. et al. Modeling dynamics in career construction. Journal of Vocational Behavior

Recent Publications

Braun, S. & Nieberle, K.W.A.M. Authentic Leadership Extends beyond Work. The Leadership Quarterly

Recent Publications

Eckersley, P., England, K. & Ferry, L. Sustainable development in citiesPublic Money & Management