The Community Organisation Research Group at Lincoln International Business School researches community organisation, self-organisation and development within Third Sector organisations, multi-agency networks, and community groups. The group focuses on community-based research in Active Citizenship, Wellbeing, and Community Development. We have led national and international work on community-based learning, community-university partnerships, and strengthening civil society.
Business Schools, and community-based research more generally, are both increasingly being recognised by Policy-makers and Practitioners as having an important role to play in supporting Third Sector, voluntary, and community organisations. This research is part of the commitment the University, College and Business School makes to be an active part of local, national, and international communities and to create impact within society through research. It is also part of the School’s wider agenda of ‘Responsible Business’ and of engagement with the wider business sector, including Third Sector and non-profit organisations.
We build community partnerships e.g. with community-learning providers, health partners, social enterprises, and community groups to foster community engagement and to co-develop research that incorporates community issues and concerns within wider debates.
Prof Marj Mayo, Goldsmiths University
Martin Hodgkinson, Carlton House Consultancy
Dr Jane Watts, NIACE
Professor Agustin Domingo, University of Valencia
Dr Gabi Recknagel, Take Part Network
Thomasin Nicholds, Childrens Links
Paul Carrick, Lincoln City
Dr Jan Schuurman, Max Planck Institute
Robin Wright, Trustee of Magna Vitae
Fr Jonathan Sibley, Facilitator of the Social Issues in the Fens Network
Kevin Burt, PhD Student
Omar Hajjawi, PhD Student
Terry Miller, PhD Student
Marina Roshchupkina, PhD Student
Yufan Wu, PhD Studen
The group brings together academics, graduate students, and a diverse network of collaborators, with the aim to facilitate the creation and diffusion of rigorous and policy-relevant research, within the University, the local community, and the society at large.
The group has a growing track record of social and economic development research, including locally, nationally, and internationally funded projects aimed at investigating the role of innovation and entrepreneurship in the developments of regions.