Research with Lincoln International Business School

Developing Knowledge for Business Success

At 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.

LIBS 2022 Research Showcase

2022 Research Showcase

We are delighted to present the Lincoln International Business School 2022 Research Showcase, with an engaging schedule of invited key notes.

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PhD Study at LIBS

Lincoln Business School is committed to research that has practical value and actively engages with a range of organisations. We welcome applications from those wishing to pursue research study at the Lincoln International Business School.

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Lincoln International Business School Research Groups
Community Organisation Group Header Community Organisation Research Group

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

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A busy street with billboards and advertisements Marketing Research Group

The Marketing Research Group (MaRG) collates and develops the research calibre of a group of colleagues, both early career and well established, who are contributing to a wide range of marketing-related studies. These include marketing strategies, consumption, consumer culture, consumer behaviour, communications, advertising, digital and social media, brand management, entrepreneurial marketing and consumer technology.

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Regional Innovation and Enterprise Research Group

The Regional Innovation and Enterprise Research Group has a growing track record of social and economic development research.

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Responsible Management Research Group Responsible Management Research Group

Undertaking research which contributes new knowledge in order to help business benefit economies and societies everywhere.

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A busy crowd at the Lincoln Christmas Market Visitor Economy Research Group

The Visitor Economy Research Group (VERG) concentrates on projects in the areas of tourism, events and leisure.

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Lincoln Economic and Finance Group Lincoln Economics, Accountancy, and Finance Research Group

LEAF facilitate the creation and diffusion of rigorous and policy relevant research as well as research skills within the university, the local community, and the society at large.

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