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Our research

Our research

Our aim is to create, disseminate and apply knowledge that contributes to business and society. We have an international reputation for world-leading research in Business & Management and Tourism, which we have earned by being a vibrant knowledge exchange community of students, staff and businesses.

We work closely with industry partners and the business community, something that’s reflected in the impact our research has as well as the success of engagement events such as BU’s Festival of Learning and the ESRC-funded Festival of Social Science.

Research opportunities

We want to recruit high-quality PhD students through match-funded, faculty-funded and part-funded scholarships to contribute to our stimulating and exciting research environment. You can find out more on our dedicated research site.

Our research centres

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Influences on Consumer Behaviour

Read about our wide-ranging research into the influences on consumer behaviour, covering areas such as marketing, psychology, economics and the media.
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eTourism Lab

Discover how our eTourism Lab is pushing the boundaries of information and communication technologies to help the tourism sector develop and grow.
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Disaster Management Centre

Discover how we work with governments, international aid agencies and multi-national businesses to better prepare them to deal with disaster situations.
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Market Research Group

Learn more about this established market and social research company based at BU, and the services it provides to public and private sector clients.