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Our research

Interdisciplinary research with real-world applications

At the York Management School, we place a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary research that engages with current key debates in policy, business and society.

We have an active, vibrant and collegiate postgraduate research community, and welcome enquiries from people interested in starting a PhD.

Our faculty's research papers appear regularly in internationally leading academic journals in business and management and related disciplines.

RRBM: Responsible Research in Business and Management

The York Management School is an institutional partner of Responsible Research in Business and Management (RRBM), to advance and promote responsible research in business and management for a better world.

Over 70 per cent of our research is world leading or internationally excellent in its impact

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Research strengths

Four research themes cut across our discipline groups, fostering collaborative projects which benefit from many different skillsets and perspectives.

Impact and engagement

We place significant emphasis on the real-world application of our research.

Our staff work with major organisations, including HM Treasury, the Office for National Statistics, the European Commission and North Yorkshire Police.

From public health to food resilience, our research is informing leaders and consumers, and transforming policy and practice.



We work with partners – academic and non-academic – throughout the University and worldwide. Our interdisciplinary research centres provide a platform for collaboration around research themes and large research programmes:

University research themes

Our research intersects with the University's research themes  areas of research excellence that cross departmental boundaries. Interdisciplinary research is one of our strengths, and we have particularly close partnerships within three themes:


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