Overview of research in the Faculty of Business and Law

The Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) comprises Bristol Business School (one of the leading post-1992 university centres for research in the fields of business, management and employment) and Bristol Law School. Both schools emphasise research as a core activity.

We support a thriving and vibrant research community with over 100 academic and research staff, renowned experts within their respective fields and nearly 100 PhD students.

Our research values are to promote innovative and collaborative research activity with a high level of commitment to theoretical development and empirical research that has practical relevance to the needs of business and the wider community.

Research and knowledge exchange

The Faculty's Centres of Excellence and research groups provide a strong focus for research and links to KE and teaching/learning. Accordingly, the faculty is well placed to develop greater strength in terms of business interaction and applied research, integrated with KE activity. This is very much in line with the increasing emphasis on business performance and engagement linked to government funding streams. 

We have a strong track record of securing prestigious research grants from research councils such as EPSRC and the ESRC, as well as research and consultancy from the UK Government Departments, the EU and a wide range of private, public and voluntary sector stakeholders.

Faculty of Business and Law staff have wide and varied experience. For full details of engagement activities please see the FBL directory of expertise.

Research strategy

Our strategy for 2013-2020 is to continue to enhance our reputation for conducting research which is of direct relevance to industry, society and the environment and which combines academic excellence and policy relevance.

If you would like to know more, or would like to discuss your research ideas and how we could help you, please contact us.

Professor Nicholas O'Regan
Associate Dean, Research and Innovation

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