Research and innovation

Discover how we are sharing and shaping the newest ideas to help tackle some of the world’s biggest problems.

Whether it’s rethinking supply chains or coming up with more responsible finance systems – we need to embrace new ways of thinking and working if we really want to move business and society forward.

That’s what the research we do here at Loughborough Business School is all about.

By transforming theory into practice, and forging deep partnerships with purpose-driven organisations, our academics are pushing forward innovations that are changing business – and the world – for the better.

Together, we’re moving beyond consumption-driven models towards more collaborative, equitable and sustainable ways of doing business.

We attract talented academics from all over the world to do research with us

particularly those interested in going beyond established ways of working

Partnerships feature strongly in many of our projects

thanks to our meaningful collaborations with industry partners, social enterprises and academic institutions

We weave our research into our programmes

giving our students the chance to get involved in some of the most promising ideas that are helping to reshape the future of business and society


of our Business and Management research is rated 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021

Researchers come here because they want to push the boundaries of what's possible in organisations and in the wider professional ecosystem. We give them the chance to follow their passions and combine expertise across multiple disciplines, so they can challenge conventions and play their part in developing the solutions businesses, our planet and society need most.