Research excellence

University of Exeter Business School research has global impact, with the majority of our research rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Research clusters

Research in the Business School

Reflecting the University and Russell Group’s mission to maintain the very best research and unrivalled links with business and the public sector, we partner with leading global, national and regional organisations to make our research relevant and impactful.

Our research is world leading and underpinned by four pillars:

  1. Publishing world class research outputs
  2. Attracting competitive research income
  3. Conducting research with significant impact on others
  4. Attracting and training outstanding researchers

Working with organisations like: BMW, Lufthansa, South West Water, EDF Energy, JP Morgan, the National Audit Office, the Royal Marines, the Tate Modern, the White Company, and Torbay & South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, our research is recognised as both cutting edge and relevant.

At the Business School, we’ve also cultivated a unique environment where our lectures and tutorials are research-led and our students are fully engaged in designing and running their own projects, as well as in faculty-led research. And, by addressing major global and domestic challenges, we have a well-deserved reputation for global research excellence, and for making a positive difference to society.

Having investigated high profile subjects, from the Transparency of Food Pricing across Europe and Women in Leadership to Sustainable Tourism and European Taxation & Regulation, the impact and results of our research have been both widely acknowledged and heavily utilised. In fact, our results have impacted on global and national institutions, such as the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the European Commission as well the HMRC, DEFRA and the Met Office.

We have attracted widespread international funding and investment for our research from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), EU, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, GW4, HMRC, the Ministry of Defence and the International Auditing Standards Board, to name a few, which enables us to further build the volume, reach and capacity of our outstanding, impactful research.

To this end, with a dedicated commitment to tackling even larger scale research challenges, and to taking a more collaborative approach across all our departments, we’ve invested in excess of £250,000 in our vibrant new multi- disciplinary research centres.