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Research at the Business School

We work with partners in the UK, around the world and across industry sectors to push boundaries and inform policy – not just keeping up with the latest developments, but setting the agenda to lead business thinking.

We are internationally recognised for the calibre and impact of our research

Our world-class academics work across all major business-related disciplines, and we actively pursue opportunities to work in partnership with organisations to further research thinking. Our research has contributed to significant advances in social policy, economic growth and international development. 

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Our research is internationally renowned, both for its academic rigour and the benefits it brings to society as a whole.

Professor Olga Epitropaki
Deputy Executive Dean (Research)

Explore Research

Our research covers subject areas across our three departments of Accounting, Economics and Finance, and Management and Marketing.

Our Research Centres

We feed fresh thinking and push the boundaries of how businesses work. Browse our thirteen Research Centres.
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Work With Us

Our research is internationally renowned, both for its academic rigour and the benefits it brings to society as a whole.
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Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021

The REF is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK universities. Read the Business School's impactful REF case studies.

Impact Hub

Find out how we lead, impact and innovate across the business world through our research, business thinking and expert opinion.
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Visiting Academics Programme

Our vibrant Visiting Academics Programme welcomes applications for visits of up to one year from scholars at all stages in their careers.
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Our PhD Programme

Gain a world-class education, our programmes combine academic excellence and outstanding research.
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A Deep Dive into the Future of Work Conference

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Professor Martyna Śliwa

Imagine the Workplace of the Future

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Upcoming events

CSTIO Seminar with Dr Michelle Zhang (Durham University)

Friday 14 June 2024 - Friday 14 June 2024
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Durham University Business School and Online
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3rd Marketing, Innovation and Digital Transformation Global Conference

Monday 17 June 2024 - Tuesday 18 June 2024
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Durham University Business School
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2024 Durham University International Workshop in Experimental and Environmental Economics

Monday 17 June 2024 - Tuesday 18 June 2024
9:15 AM to 5:00 PM
Pemberton Building, Durham University
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CEMAP Macroeconomics Conference

Thursday 20 June 2024 - Friday 21 June 2024
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Durham University Business School
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