Henley Business School's research is both academic and applied, often developed in close collaboration with major corporate partners, world governments and organisations such as the United Nations.
Henley has a unique blend of expertise with a faculty of around 150 academics, many of whom are internationally-renowned, widely published experts in their field. The School’s associates and partnerships in more than 20 countries provide a global dimension to its research activities, which include international conferences, research seminars and workshops.
Research at Henley is driven by specialist research centres and is designed to help practising managers, corporate partners, programme members and students manage and lead more effectively so they can impact on the organisations they work in. Research outputs include leading-edge management tools and techniques, and case studies illustrating best practice, as well as a wide range of research papers, publications and reports.
Research at Henley Business School covers six broad areas and includes Business Informatics, Systems and Accounting.
Expertise within this Research Division is helping to sharpen the competitive edge and scrutinise the governance of institutions across a range of business domains.
Our research of informatics – the creation, management and utilisation of information in scientific and economic activities – is focused on identifying changes that businesses can use to maximise their “added value”. Areas of activity include organisational semiotics, systems dynamics, strategic modelling, enterprise information systems, intelligent buildings and IT-supported collaborative work.
In the field of accounting and accountability, the governance of financial institutions is a prime concern for our academics, with work in this important area including the investigation of pension fund governance and accounting, socially responsible investment, and institutional investor engagement and dialogue.
Our researchers are also exploring the governance framework of banks across the European Union.
A key theme running throughout our research is sustainability and its relation to stakeholder engagement, climate change reporting and biodiversity.
Our Information Research Centre and Governance, Accountability and Responsible Investment activity supports a thriving PhD community, with more than 30 doctoral researchers applying their expertise to business critical issues.