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 International Business and Strategy.
For more than 40 years we have stood at the forefront of research in international business and we continue to help define the research agenda in international business and international business history.
We are home to the John H. Dunning Centre for International Business and the Centre for International Business History (CIBH), two of the world’s premier research centres in the field.
Research conducted at the John H. Dunning Centre for International Business straddles the fields of international business and strategic management and focuses on critical issues relating to strategies of multinational enterprises, globalisation and international business regulation, and foreign direct investment.
CIBH strives to promote the study of the past development and future evolution of business strategy in an international and comparative content. Business History Review, the Harvard Business School’s journal, lists the centre as one of the most important in the world for business history.
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Henley Business School has a vibrant group of about 260 PhD and DBA researchers. Doctoral students are an integral part of our research community and participate in the research activities of the school. Doctoral students have dedicated computer labs, access to funding for conference presentations, career support and a series of school-wide events with opportunities for cross-discipline discussion and networking. Doctoral research topics are aligned with the research interests of the supervisors. Henley Business School offers up to 28 full scholarships per year representing an overall investment of £840,000 in postgraduate research education.
Thanks to our outstanding reputation in international business, we are a key commentator for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development on policy relating to multinational organisations.
Our history group is involved in the preservation, dissemination and utilisation of key records in retail history, including those of Woolworths. The archives of WHSmith form the basis of an impact study carried out by Professors Peter Scott and James Walker.