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The Department offers a diverse range of research experience, expertise and interests spanning the full range of Business and Management functions and activities including strategic thinking, performance management, management accounting, knowledge management and management education. The interaction with other specialist departments at the Cheshire campus, such as sports, exercise, contemporary arts and humanities has developed further expertise in researching the business and management dimensions of these fields. Research in the department is also aligned to the Research Centre for Business and Society of the Faculty of Business and Law.

The overall aim of the Department's research agenda is to provide management knowledge to address issues facing individuals, organisations and society and to improve the transfer of this knowledge with the intention of improving the performance of individuals, organisations and society.Towards this aim, the members of the Department are not only actively involved in research in their own particular subject areas but equally in integrated research projects. Such projects seek to draw on the expertise across a number of disciplines and employ a variety of research methodologies. These research groups are seeking to develop their current work through partnerships with colleagues in other institutions in the UK and overseas.

Please contact our Research Degrees coordinator in the first instance if you are interested in studying a research degree. If you are interested in Business development please contact our Research and Knowledge Exchange Office.

Staff research interests

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  Dr Roger Fullwood

Roger's particular research area is knowledge management. He has conducted research on factors that influence knowledge sharing in the higher education sector and is pursuing this research area within the voluntary sector. He has also published a number of case studies for well-known Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management texts.

Roger currently lectures in Research Methods, Creating and Managing Sustainable Organisations, Strategic Management and HRM in a Global World. He is also supervising dissertations for postgraduate students.

Please contact our Research Degrees coordinator in the first instance if you are interested in studying a research degree.

Visit Roger's profile to find out more about his research interests.
  Dr Kevin Gallimore

Kevin's current research interests include strategic thinking, strategic decision making, strategic management and management education. Previous research has focussed on the strategic impact of quality management. Kevin has supervised research degrees in the following areas:

  • Occupational therapists and their discursive identity work in the face of organisational change, the effect of professional identity in service redesign
  • Effective Leadership in Implementing Change in Arab Culture
  • Destination marketing to the postmodern tourist
  • The effect of the introduction of lean production techniques on performance management systems
  • The relationship between project management thinking and successful entrepreneurship
  • The role of employee engagement in corporate greening

Please contact our Research Degrees coordinator in the first instance if you are interested in studying a research degree.

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  Dr Mostafa Jazayeri-Dezfouli

Mostafa has research interests in the following areas:

  • Performance management system (i.e., Balance Scorecard).
  • Strategizing management accounting (i.e., practice theory).
  • Lean manufacturing and management accounting change.
  • Implementing EPR and management accounting change.
  • Cost management of new product development.

Please contact our Research Degrees coordinator in the first instance if you are interested in studying a research degree.

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  Dr Jie Liu

Jie's research interests are in the area of consumer behaviour, cross-cultural marketing, and marketing education. She has a particular interest in the influence of brand origin effects on consumers' perception of product offerings from emerging market multinational corporations. She also has research interest in the balance of theory and practice in marketing education.

Jie teaches in Global Marketing Strategy and Consumer Behaviour and has extensive experience of supervising postgraduate dissertations in marketing.

Please contact our Research Degrees coordinator in the first instance if you are interested in studying a research degree.

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  Dr Jacqueline McLean

Jacqueline's research interests encompass knowledge management and new product development (NPD). As part of her PhD research, she worked with two global companies and explored how their infrastructures, which incorporate organisational variables such as structure and culture, enable or disable how they manage and utilise knowledge in the NPD process. Jacqueline's interests also include qualitative research methods and strategic and cultural change and she has extensive experience of teaching in these subject areas.

Jacqueline has supervised postgraduate dissertations in employee engagement, the psychological contract, organisational change, performance management, strategic and engaging leadership and research degrees in knowledge sharing.

Please contact our Research Degrees coordinator in the first instance if you are interested in studying a research degree.

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  Dr Susan Scoffield

Susan's research is focused on Marketing education in the field of higher education and the coproduction and reconstruction of knowledge by Marketing students.

Susan lectures in Marketing Communications Strategy and has extensive experience of supervising MSc dissertations in the areas of branding, marketing communications strategy and the role of the postmodern consumer in the development and communication of marketing messages and content.

Please contact our Research Degrees coordinator in the first instance if you are interested in studying a research degree.

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Research Degrees contact


Opportunities are available to study for the research degrees of MPhil and PhD in Business and Management, either full-time or part-time.

If you would like further information about research degrees please contact us .

 

Business Development contact


Please contact the Research and Knowledge Exchange Office if you are interested in our Business Development opportunities.

Email: rkecheshire@mmu.ac.uk
Tel: 0161 247 5655