Cranfield School of Management | Communities, Groups & Centres

Cranfield School of Management

Communities, Groups and Centres

Research at Cranfield School of Management is devoted to making contributions to the knowledge and practice of management and leadership, and aims to be both academically rigorous and relevant to practitioners. As a consequence the School conducts a mixture of fundamental, strategic and applied research with funding both from Research Councils and from Industry.

The content of the research is influenced by the preoccupations of managers which in the 1990’s were organizational change and reconfiguration. It is common for research agendas in the School to be developed through research clubs involving multiple partners from industry, which enables access and ensures relevance.


Managerial problems are inevitably complex, requiring a mixture of functional and thematic approaches. This is reflected in the existence of a number of centres at Cranfield School of Management with functional or thematic orientations. Centres are established when areas of work prove durable under the triple test of external topicality and relevance, internal track record and momentum, and funding possibilities in the medium term.

Innovation & Process Management  
  • Centre for Innovative Products and Services at Cranfield
  • Operations Management  
    Programme & Project Management
  • International Centre for Programme Management at Cranfield
  • Information Systems  
    Business Performance
  • Cranfield Centre for Business Performance

  • Strategy, People & Leadership
    Leadership & Organisation Behaviour
  • Cranfield International Centre for Women Leaders
  • People & Human Resource Management  
    Strategic Management  

    Policy, Sustainability & Performance
  • Cranfield Centre for Economic Performance and Policy
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Cranfield Centre for Research in Finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Bettany Centre for Entrepreneurship at Cranfield
  • General Management Development
  • Cranfield Centre for General Management Development
  • Corporate Responsibility
  • Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility

  • Demand Chain Management
    Marketing & Sales
  • Cranfield Centre for Strategic Marketing and Sales
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Management

    Complex Systems Research Centre
  • Cranfield Supply Chain Research Centre
  • Cranfield / CIPS Centre for Strategic Procurement and Supply Management
  • Cranfield Complex Systems Research Centre




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