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Research centres

Kingston Business School has a number of research centres and groups. Ninety per cent of research at Kingston Business School is classed as ‘internationally recognised’ or higher by the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008).

Asia Business Research Centre

The Centre has a strong focus on the emergence of China and the continuing role of South East Asia in global economic development. Its aims are to develop advance professional knowledge and standards in international business strategy in South and South-East Asia and China and to offer training and consultancy services to businesses and other parties who are interested in or are already doing business in those areas of Asia.

Find out more about the Asia Business Research Centre.

Business-to-Business Marketing Research Centre

The main areas of research at the Business-to-Business Marketing Research Centre are channel design and management; business segmentation and positioning; relationship marketing (emphasising development of trust, commitment and exchange of information); and value creation. The Centre has a number of doctoral students and we have carried out consultancy projects in the UK and internationally.

Find out more about the Business-to-Business Marketing Research Centre.

Centre for Research in Employment, Skills and Society (CRESS)

The Centre researches employment and the organisation of work, focussing on the themes of wellbeing and happiness; skills and careers; and industrial and employment relations. There is a multi-disciplinary team of researchers with backgrounds in economics, psychology, human resource management, organisational behaviour, and industrial relations.

It is also home to the Kingston Employee Engagement Consortium (KEEC), the consultancy branch of CRESS, which aims to communicate our research findings to stakeholders in the business community, academics and policy makers.

Find out more about CRESS (opens in new window).

Institute of Leadership and Management in Health (ILMH)

The Institute carries out research into health practice management, in particular, leadership; technology management; outsourcing; management of remote staff; self-care; clinical networks; decentralisation and performance; and medical regulation.

Find out more about the ILMH.

Small Business Research Centre (SBRC)

As one of the leading research groups in the UK in the field of small business and entrepreneurship, the Small Business Research Centre has a growing international reputation in both research and consultancy with overseas academics coming to work at the centre for up to a year. Current research projects include: restructuring in small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs); a study of the challenges and opportunities facing small firms as the economy moves out of recession; identifying the innovative characteristics of young people and developing a measure of them.

It is also home to the International Small Business Journal, one of the most reputable academic journals on small business and entrepreneurship.

Find out more about the SBRC.

See also:

Independent departmental and cross-departmental research groups.

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