Research themes and projects in the School of Business
Our Research, Knowledge Exchange, and Impact (RKEI) ambitions are grounded in existing interdisciplinary collaborations across the School and University. We are closely aligned with the University’s commitment to transforming lives, locally, and globally, as reflected in Dundee’s ranking in the world top 20 for delivering the UN’s SDGs (THE Impact Rankings 2019) and the University’s interdisciplinary themes.
Focusing on interests in healthcare management, well-being and education, and in working with practitioners and policy makers.
Focusing on entrepreneurship and innovation in start-ups, scale-ups and large-scale organisations.
Focusing on the pursuit of knowledge and impact on how firms operate in markets, their governance arrangements, and effectiveness.
Vision and strategic objectives
We seek to build on these three themes to create a vibrant RKEI community aligned with the University’s RKEI vision and strategic objectives, which is reflected in a combination of existing activities, new actions, and future commitments.
By building on these themes, we need to be inclusive, and this requires a consultation to understand what ‘themes’ would be a better fit for our colleagues. For example, Markets and Governance may need to be revised and further themes broadened and/or added to reflect the expertise, critical mass, and alignment with the University Strategy. One of the ‘new’ themes which could be considered is ‘social responsibility’. However, we must ensure we do not create too many themes which may lead to dilution.
School of Business academics Carlo Morelli and Ruth Bickerton are investigating the impact of funeral costs, while a new charity (Funeral Link) has been set up in the city to help families cope in the aftermath of a bereavement
Accountancy academics at the University of Dundee School of Business are crafting the future of crowdfunding for renewable energy generation through their involvement in a multi-million pound collaboration
Examining the relationship between the time devoted to housework by parents and that by their children, and the link between the housework time of those children when they are adolescents and the housework time of the same individuals in early adulthood, for a sample of couples with children from the United Kingdom
School of Business colleagues Dr Omar Ferboli and Dr Carlo Morelli ran a project looking at the state of academic teaching and research in economics
Figures show that of the six million businesses in Britain, only one-fifth are run by women, and there are twice as many male entrepreneurs as females despite there being more women in the UK. Furthermore, it has been estimated that increasing female entrepreneurship could result in a boost of £60 billion for the UK economy.