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Research is at the heart of The Open University Business School, underpinning all our activities from teaching to consultancy, advisory and policy work.

Our mission is to undertake high quality research in the fields of business, management, accounting and finance that is intellectually leading, meets international standards of excellence and provides a strong evidence base to inform practice. 


Our research has real-world impacts. Find out how our projects and activity make a difference.


We group our research into knowledge clusters and centres of excellence. Explore our areas of expertise.


The Business School work on a range of projects that relate to all business areas. Read more about our current and recently completed projects.


Our academics publish work on a wide variety of subjects. Discover our latest papers, articles and conference items.