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Research Groups

Running alongside our Research Centres we also have a variety of Research Groups. These include many academics from within the Business School, and external partners who focus on specialist areas of research. Many undertake projects for companies outside on the university, as well as continuing work within the various fields.

Behaviour and Practice Group

The group has two key objectives: to develop interdisciplinary insights which emphasise the social dimensions of the shaping of behaviour and practice, and to develop, implement and evaluate new interventions which employ these insights.

Find out more about the Behaviour and Practice Group

Business Modelling and Analysis Group

Research within the Business Modelling and Analysis Group develops analytical and computer-based models to solve a range of complex industrial, financial, and business management problems

Find out more about the Business Modelling and Analysis Group

Consumer Research Group

The aim of the Consumer Research Group is to conduct research on consumer behaviour which both extends theoretical knowledge and has commercial relevance.

Find out more about the Consumer Research Group

Decision, Attitude, Risk and Thinking Research Group (DART)

The goal of this group is to develop a strong research profile and to promote evidence-based best practice.

Find out more about the DART Group

Diversity and Inclusion Research Unit(DIRU)

This group consisits of  researchers who look at a range of potential issues related to diversity in organisations such as career development and attainment, low pay issues, and indicators of well-being.

Find out more about the Diversity and Inclusion Research Unit

Knowledge, Process and Project Management Group

The research unit is investigating the management of knowledge and business processes by carrying out studies to evaluate the impact of information systems and technology on people and society.

Find out more about the Knowledge, Process and Project Management Group

Operations Research and Management Science Group

The aim of the Group is to develop and the research and application of operations concepts and principles within both the private and public sectors, and to draw upon the expanding interest in issues relating to operations management within Kingston Business School.

Find out more about the Operations Research and Management Science Group

Responsible Innovation Sustainability Entrepreneurship Collaboratory (RISE)

The RISE Collaboratory comprises researchers who share similar aims and interests in connection with the transformation of society through the promotion and diffusion of sustainable technologies.

Find out more about the Responsible Innovation Sustainability Entrepreneurship Collaboratory(RISE)

Smart Communities Project

Smart Communities was a three and a half year – largely demand-side or ‘behaviour change’ – community energy project (January 2011 to June 2014). The project drew on the principles of action research, and took place in Kingston upon Thames.

Find out more about the project and read the final report here

Well-being at work(WWK)

The WWK Research Group aligns its research activities with a focus on psychological well-being for individuals at work.

Find out more here

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