Read our research
Read our latest business research papers
in the Essex Research Repository. Explore our publications and see the wide variety of fields we work in, from accounting, finance, management and entrepreneurship to broader societal issues.
We have a thriving research community undertaking both theoretical and
applied work. We investigate important problems faced by commercial
businesses, public sector bodies and not-for-profit organisations. We
explore issues from the local to the international level and strive to be
instrumental in influencing the wider world across both the public and
More than two-third of our research is rated ‘world leading’ or
‘internationally excellent’ and Essex Business School has been
ranked in the top 40 for research quality out of more than 100 business
schools in the national Research Excellence Framework of 2014 (REF 2014).
We have several research centres and groups covering a range of
contemporary business issues:
We offer postgraduate research across all of
these fields and as a PhD student you'll be associated with one of the
centres or groups listed above. You'll be part of an active research circle
of academics and fellow postgraduate researchers.
In this video, our Dean, Professor Geoffrey Wood, shares his research into the
impact of Institutions Buy Outs (IBOs) on employment, remuneration, productivity and profitability.
Our seminars are open to
the public and give you an opportunity to hear more about our latest
You can browse our
Research Repository, a database of research published at Essex Business
School, view our
Working Paper series, or view staff
profiles which contain publication listings.
Proficio is our innovative doctoral training scheme. Our University gives you funding to spend on
a variety of courses, from research skills to personal development and career management.
We offer scholarships and bursaries to talented postgraduates, ranging from
research council studentships and University of Essex scholarships to awards
funded by charities and other external organisations.
We're one of just 21 ESRC Doctoral Training Centres in the UK, reflecting our outstanding reputation for social science. We offer
a number of PhD studentships and outstanding training opportunities.