International Business research at LSBU maintains strong links with the renowned Centre for International Business Studies (CIBS)
This research consolidates work in international business to focus on the two key areas of employment relations and human resource management.
This research group has continued to expand its activity by developing further international collaboration and building capacity in terms of research active staff and postgraduate students. There are two key themes of the work currently undertaken by the group.
The first theme is employment relations research. The group has a long standing interest in this area and the research has a strong comparative element focused on four key contemporary themes within the area: employee voice, conflict management, work life issues, and employment relations in SMEs. More recent work focusing on African employment relations is developing further the comparative element.
The second theme is the exploration of the political and institutional environment of business and there has been a considerable contribution to the institutions of global economic relations and political elites. Other work is focusing on the role of social enterprise and developing synergies in this broad area.
The Centre for International Business Studies (CIBS) was established in 1992 in order to foster excellence in research, teaching and consultancy in the field of International Business and provides a centre of gravity for much of the research work across the School.
Links with Industry,Government, Commerce and Third Sector
- oral evidence to the House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Select Committee
- expert commentary on global governance for leading organisations including the Post Crisis Institute in Moscow
- BBC Brazil
- Global Policy Institute
- role of accountants in HR support to SMEs for ACCA
- Expert Forum on Equal Distribution of Working Hours, Province and Town Hall of Barcelona
Links with Academic Institutions
- Autonomous University of Barcelona (funded by Catalan Ministry)
- European Research Network co-ordinated by University of Pais Vasco-Euskal, Spain
- Accounting and Auditing Research Centre, Brunel University
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
- Tangram Architects
- definition and implementation of strategies to provide business direction, vision and profitability to the organisation
- development of a business case to encourage investment from the public and private sectors in Social Firms or to create Social Firms themselves
- development of a system to provide metrics and KPIs to deliver improvements in social care services provided to sensory-impaired people.
- development of a help desk system to provide client services worldwide
- Dr Dag Bennett
- Grazia Ietto-Gillies (Professor emeritus)
25 April 2018British Society of Bakers 2018 Spring Conference
25 April 2018Undergraduate – How to Apply Evening
26 April 2018Celebrate Enterprise
8 May 2018CIPD courses at LSBU information evening
9 May 2018Professor Robert West: What good is the label 'addiction'?
9 May 2018Postgraduate Open Evening
10 May 2018Before the NHS: Black Nurses in Britain 1881-1948
15 May 2018Alumni seminars: Alternative maternity care
17 May 2018Social Entrepreneurship and Social Inclusion: Between Fact and Fiction’
22 May 2018CIPD courses at LSBU information evening
Parents attend Lambeth Careers Cluster Conference
19 April 2018
Global report ranks LSBU’s Clarence Centre in top 20 for business start-ups
11 April 2018
Local schools visit Southwark Careers Fair 2018
3 April 2018
Lambeth College resolves to join the LSBU Family
21 March 2018
180 young people from Lambeth schools and colleges attend Lambeth Apprenticeship conference 2018
14 March 2018
ERDF grants LSBU £1Million to support 80 food SMEs
13 March 2018
Addiction recovery techniques discussed at SMART Recovery conference, hosted by LSBU
13 March 2018
Annual careers evening with the School of Business
12 March 2018
Digital communications with Andrew Mitchell from Brandmovers
9 March 2018