Research staff Liverpool Business School

Our research

Liverpool Business School

Research within Liverpool Business School

The School is addressing some of the key economic, business and management issues of the 21st century, from banking debt to co-operation as a business model.

Although the research our scholars undertake is diverse, we always strive to deliver high-impact research and, when possible, we work across disciplines. Our research strategy also has a strong focus on working with external partners. The School has members that work with the University’s Centre for Entrepreneurship, the School of Education, Geography and Health in cross-Faculty disciplines, such as the Medical Humanities and Management Learning. In terms of academic external relations, the School has undergraduate, postgraduate and research links with universities in the Czech Republic, Germany, Malaysia, Thailand and the USA.

A key element of the Liverpool Business School is its historical activity undertaking research for Public Services Management, which enables us to focus a research expertise in public management. Part of our current work is with public bodies, such as Merseycare, Age Concern, Liverpool and Knowsley Councils, Merseyside housing associations, the UK Department of Health, and with international groups such as public sector change projects in Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi and Pakistan.

This work builds upon both our research base and putting theory into practice. This work is now expanding to include private sector developments encompassing areas such as insider research, knowledge management, banking and finance, as well as managing technology businesses.

As a School, we are very proud of our research students, both PhD and DBA. Our thriving postgraduate programmes attract scholars from all over the world – from China, Jordan, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Thailand to Norway – and our state-of-the art postgraduate suite, along with our supportive staff, enables each student to fulfil their scholarly potential.

Our School has an exciting future. We are currently developing research projects within social and economic engagement; medical humanities (on managing people living with dementia in society); business education research; digital and technology economies and effectiveness of community schemes.


Our multidiscipline, collaborative and international approach to research has helped us build a solid reputation for producing world-class research within:

  • Entrepreneurship and small business
  • Public management
  • Public and private sector evaluation research
  • Research with practitioners
  • Project management (find out about the Being Lean and Seen project)