As members of the University of Oxford, our faculty produce world-class research, both individually and as part of collaborative interdisciplinary groups, working across traditional boundaries to stimulate innovative thinking.
The diverse strands of research undertaken at the School fit into three broad themes:
- Defining the written and unwritten rules of business today
- Mapping the landscape of opportunity
- Changing the game to shape the future
We lead the field in understanding the management of large-scale infrastructure programmes, acting as a key advisor to governments and consortia. We also have outstanding research strengths in finance, strategy, leadership, corporate reputation and social entrepreneurship.
An international faculty body with diverse perspectives
Our faculty is an international group comprising more than 60 renowned business thinkers with a wide range of research interests, disciplines and methodologies. They bring diverse cultural understanding as well as extensive experience as industry practitioners in emerging and developed economies across the globe.
Our faculty and researchers are active externally, immersing themselves in the cut-and-thrust of organisational life, discussing their research with the wider world, exploring new ideas and obtaining critical feedback from senior business leaders.
Fellowships and lectureships
We also benefit from an extended family of experienced business practitioners and sector consultants who work alongside faculty as an integral part of Oxford’s academic community, undertaking teaching and research.
In 2013, we launched the Kim B Clark Visiting Fellowship in Responsible Leadership. The Fellowship recognises global leaders from industry, government, academia and the non-profit sector who have redefined and deepened the understanding of responsible leadership through their professions.
This initiative welcomes one distinguished individual per year to the School for up to three months. Fellows deliver a distinguished lecture to a public audience, a private discussion with senior Oxford faculty and a master class to students in the MBA and EMBA courses.
Influencing organisational thinking around the globe
Members of the University help to inform global business practice in numerous ways. The School’s teaching, whether through degree programmes or Executive Education, is fully integrated into Oxford’s research, allowing faculty members to extend impactful ideas to an influential group of global business leaders. Faculty members also transmit their research findings through publications, consultation with government and industry, engagement with think tanks, interaction with the media and membership of influential committees and boards.