Research in Norwich Business School Research in Norwich Business School

The Norwich Business School (NBS) is home to a vibrant and engaged research community. This was illustrated in the latest HEFCE assessment of research excellence which put Norwich Business School 17th overall in the UK out of 101 business schools and in 9th place for the quality of its research publications (Times Higher Education).   

The results also show that our research has been designated as world leading or internationally excellent in terms of the impact it has on business, society, the economy, culture, public policy and services in The Research Excellence Framework (REF2014)

Our academic researchers and postgraduate research students' work is structured around the Faculty-wide Research Centre in Competition Policy (CCP) and six broad Subject Area Groups:

Responsible Business is defining aspect of the School's strategy, and a common thread throughout our research activities. This involves a long-term, sustainable approach to business practices that make a positive contribution to the ‘triple bottom-line': economic, social and environmental performance.

The School's flat, non-departmental structure and unifying research theme are strategically designed to foster an open and dynamic culture of interdisciplinary academic excellence. The School's research activities are coordinated by the Director of Research Prof. Raphael Markellos.

In a research-intensive environment, NBS has established a reputation for academic excellence. The Leiden Scientific Ranking in 2013 found that out of 500 major university, UEA ranks 14th in the UK, 27th in Europe and 90th in the world in terms of impact. On the basis of citations normalised by subject, Social Sciences and Humanities, UEA ranks 1st in the UK and 2nd in Europe.

NBS works closely with the Faculty of Social Sciences and the University as a whole to converge and align on research strategy, implementation and assessment.

Our staff benefit from the interaction with researchers from other schools and faculties in UEA, the Norwich Research Park (one of Europe's largest single-site concentrations of research in agri-food, health and environmental sciences with a combined research budget of £100M), the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research (headquartered within UEA) and the recently funded ARC - Eastern Academic Research Consortium (partnering with University of Essex and the University of Kent).