Research & Commercial Activities
Professor Gary Packham
Deputy Dean - Research and Enterprise
“The Lord Ashcroft International Business School continues to play an important role in developing business and management research, policy and practice within the region and beyond. Our commitment is to work with individuals, local businesses, organisations and government through our research to drive entrepreneurship and economic development and develop people who are creative, innovative, resilient and inspired to make a real difference to business and wider society.
With a reputation for developing research informed management and business practice we have undertaken work for a wide range of local, national and internal businesses, organisations and professional bodies such as the European Commission, UK Government, Romanian Government, OECD, Barclays, UPS, Harrods, ACCA, CIPD, the Federation of Small Businesses and the Health and Safety Executive.
Research undertaken by our staff has been published in internationally recognised peer reviewed journals and many of our research and enterprise activities are supported by EU and UK research funding bodies. Our research agenda also means that everything we do is focused on improving management practice and supporting business development and growth.
If you are looking to engage with or undertake research that is helping to shape the future of business and have a real impact on organisations, then the Lord Ashcroft International Business School is the right choice for you.
Around the globe, during every hour of every day, business decisions are being made that shape our world. At the Lord Ashcroft International Business School (LAIBS) we are convinced that these decisions should be informed by a combination of high calibre applied business research and real world business insight, and this belief underlies all our research and commercial activity. As a leading practice-based business school, LAIBS is building its reputation on improving the relevance of business and management research without sacrificing academic rigour. Our aim is to blend leading academic theory with the most modern business and management practice, framing relevant research questions, adding new knowledge and insight - and most importantly solving real world business problems.