The centre aims to foster a better understanding of the evolution of business and institutions drawing on an eclectic approach, both in terms of research topics and methodologies used. Researchers with diverse theoretical backgrounds, from different fields of management work together to research a group of topics on the evolution of global business and institutions.
The CEGBI aims to widen the research agenda in the field of business and management studies in both the United Kingdom and globally, and also support business and policy making to improve performance. It is involved in a wide range of activities, attracting leading scholars from different parts of the world, creating networks for collaboration, disseminating knowledge through conferences, workshops, seminars, and publications, and also through teaching outstanding students in both undergraduate, postgraduate programmes.
CEGBI combines the following key characteristics:
The CEGBI combines interests of a group of people: staff at York Management School; staff from other departments from the University of York with related research interests to those of the centre; and external visiting fellows. All the members have in common an historical and scholarly approach to the study of the evolution of global business and institutions; there is wide interest on topics such as public vs. private interface; and there is the belief that business research can inform policy and decision taking by illuminating the past, and helping to test models. The centre is also keen to explore the potential that exists for creating departmental, interdepartmental and global research networks.
Two areas of research are of particular interest to the Centre:
Visiting Scholars - the Centre welcomes applications for visiting scholars with an interest in issues related to the evolution of global business and institutions.
For more information please contact Professor Teresa da Silva Lopes.
The centre teaches a range of topics related to the evolution of business and business institutions including corporate governance, accounting and international business, global branding, changing nature of value, marketing ethics, ethical consumerism, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, social entrepreneurship, social enterprise, social innovation and services marketing.