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At the Lincoln International Business School, our aim is to deliver excellent research which benefits businesses and policy-makers while at the same time deepening understanding and contributing to our teaching. To do so we engage actively with a wide array of collaborative partners drawn from other universities, business, non-profit, government and non-government organisations across the world.

Our research engagement and collaboration is both local and global. Locally we work with partners here in Lincolnshire including Lincolnshire County Council, local businesses and community organisations. However, we are also conducting research in other countries or with international partners, from Columbia to China, Australia to Canada. We are strongly committed to collaboration within the EU and are currently a partner in an EU-funded Marie Curie Innovative Training Network with partners in Norway, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Portugal and Spain.

In the most recent Research Excellence Framework Lincoln International Business School was one of the most improved business schools relative to the previous RAE in 2008. With a 55% improvement in the overall score, moving up to 56th in the country, Lincoln was the 7th best modern university for business and management research. 52% of our submitted publications were rated as either internationally excellent or world leading. We were particularly proud of our record on research impact. The impact case studies submitted to the REF were scored as being 70% internationally excellent and 30% world leading.

Our research is organised primarily around six research groups which draw together staff from across disciplinary boundaries within the school, plus associate members from other parts of the University and beyond. All of our research active staff are attached to at least one of the research groups. 

Community Organisation Group THUMBCommunity Organisation Research Group

Researching community organisation, self-organisation and development within Third Sector organisations, multi-agency networks and community groups.  Research... 

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MaSC THUMBMarketing and Supply Chain Research Group

The Marketing and Supply Chain Research Group (MaSC) exists to develop knowledge which supports sustainable value for market, chain and network stakeholders, with ...

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Rural and Regional Research GroupRegional and Rural Enterprise

The Rural and Regional Research Group has a growing track record of social and economic development research.  This includes locally funded projects to inform economic policies in Lincolnshire as well as national and international collaborations...

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Responsible Management THUMBResponsible Management Research Group

Undertaking research which contributes new knowledge such that business, as a primary driver of globalization, can help ensure that management, businesses, markets, commerce, technology and finance ...

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Visitor Economy Research Group THUMBVisitor Economy Research Group 

The Visitor Economy Research Group (VERG) was launched in March 2015. It aims to harness the research energies of a number of colleagues, both early career and well established, who are working in the areas of tourism, events and leisure...

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Leaf ThumbLincoln Economics and Finance Group

The LEAF research group brings together economics and finance academics from University of Lincoln’s International Business School and School of Social and Political Sciences, graduate students and a diverse network of collaborators...

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