Dr Vanessa Beck awarded £975k ESRC Grant

Two people passing a CV over on a clipboardDr Vanessa Beck of the University of Bristol Business School has been awarded a grant of £975k from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to study underemployment and the lived experience of underemployed workers. The project is a collaboration with Prof Tracey Warren and Dr Luis Torres-Retamal from the University of Nottingham, Dr Daiga Kamērade, University of Salford, and Dr Vanesa Fuertes, University of the West of Scotland and will start in January 2023.

The team will be working with Bristol One City, Citizens UK in Nottingham, The Poverty Alliance in Glasgow, and Salford City Council. The research aims to build positive relationships with these organisations and the wider community.


2022-2023 Finance seminar series

After two years of online events, this year we are excited to resume face-to-face sessions, with most of the speakers coming to Bristol, spending a day visiting the Business School and meeting our faculty. Our Seminar Series is the result of excellent speaker suggestions from our faculty members and a shortlisting based on both academic and diversity criteria. (more…)

BAFA SWAG 2022 Doctoral Colloquium and Annual Conference

A person with glasses stood in front of a projector screen On 8th and 9th September, the University of Bristol Business School hosted two in-person academic events in partnership with the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) and its South-Western Area Group (SWAG). The 9th was the SWAG Annual Conference, preceded by a Doctoral Colloquium on the 8th.


Research funding secured by Giovanna Michelon and her team on the impact and financial materiality assessments in corporate sustainability

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Members of the Accountability Sustainability and Governance (ASG) Research Group were successful in responding to a call for research promoted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) on “Materiality – Financial Statements and Beyond”. Xi Chen, Stuart Cooper, Ziyi Guo, Tim Kasim and Giovanna Michelon were able to secure funding to work on a project on “Impact and financial materiality assessments in corporate sustainability and financial reporting: interconnections, practices, processes, and challenges”.


Leading in Crisis | Discovery Series

MSc Strategy, Change and Leadership graduatesHear from our alumni and academic community

‘A crisis is an event which has low predictability and high uncertainty. It is a poorly defined problem and has a lack of clarity about impact and options. Therefore as leaders it is only natural when faced with this situation that we fall back onto the domain we are most competent at- be that in strategy, operations, or interpersonal skills.’