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.
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
This group consists 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
Kingston Financial Balances Model (KFBM) of the US economy
This research project is aimed at developing a macroeconometric forecasting model for the US economy. The fundamental characteristic which makes it different from most existing forecasting models is that it relies on a thorough accounting matrix in order to ensure that all major stocks and flows are tracked in a consistent way. This allows us to derive financial balances (net-lending/net-borrowing) for the main economic sectors (private, government, foreign) and thus assess the (financial) sustainability of current economic trends.
Find out more about the Kingston Financial Balances Model (KFBM).
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)
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 about the WWK Research Group.
Word of Mouth (WOM) Research Group
The WOM Research Group draws together academics with interest and expertise in the field of word of mouth communication. We focus on this emergent area of marketing, drawing on the international reputations of its members, who work closely with marketing practitioners and are involved in research that has direct practical applications in the commercial world.
Find out more about the WOM Research Group.