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5 Oct 2017

CSM member publishes report on strategic groups of UK business schools

Alex Wilson

In March 2017, Alex Wilson (Lecturer in Strategy and CSM member) was appointed the first Research Fellow of the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS). His research into strategic groups of UK business schools was published this month in a report by the CABS. The research reveals a set of distinctive groups of business schools based on how they are positioned, structured and strategically focused, and how they perform in teaching and research.

This project was designed to help Deans and Heads of Schools to develop their strategic ambitions from their own unique starting points. The findings provide a set of relative indicators using data such as school finances, staff-student ratios, REF performances, the NSS, governance structures, resourcing levels, and campus locations. The findings from the report will form the basis for discussion at the Dean’s session at the organisation’s Annual Conference in Birmingham, UK and will be facilitated by Professor Simon Collinson (Chair, Chartered ABS) with a guest contribution from Professor Howard Thomas (Distinguished Professor, Singapore Management University).

This work is part of an established and growing body of research that examines - and challenges - business schools as service organisations.

The full report can be downloaded here.