Research in Management

Explore the findings of academics in the Department of Management, based within the Business School.

Our focus

We focus on providing rigorous, relevant and evidence-based insights to today’s most pressing management questions and aim to be at the forefront of these debates.

Our research focuses on the behaviour of individuals, groups and teams, organisations as well as inter-organisational topics.

Research in our department explores a diverse range of topics and questions, including:

  • How do we tackle gender and race discrimination?
  • How can we motivate individuals and nurturing leaders?
  • What could be done to promote environmental sustainability across supply chains networks?
  • Why do gaps in employee engagement, voice and skills prove to be detrimental for organisational performance?
  • How does technology interplay with knowledge and what are the implications for organisational change?

We have academics in several research groups, which cut across the traditional subjects and involve staff beyond the department:


We prides ourselves on our world-class academics whose research furthers the understanding of management theory and practice.

We produce theoretical and empirical research that is disseminated in leading academic journals, at conferences, and in other publication outlets.

Funding for our research

We have attracted research grants from well-known UK and international funders such as:

  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
  • Wellcome Trust
  • National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
  • organisations in industry.


We disseminate our findings beyond academia to wider audiences including practitioners and professionals in industry, associations, chartered institutes, decision-making bodies and public policy organisations.

Latest publications

These are the five most recent publications added to Sussex Research Online (SRO).

See the full list for the current calendar year.

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