Leading research with a social conscience
Business and Law has a thriving research community spread across the faculty’s two schools, with many staff recognised as international leaders in their fields. In the Research Assessment Exercise 2008, more than 70 per cent of the faculty’s submitted research was recognised internationally in terms of originality, significance and rigour, with 25 per cent of the submission ranked as ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘world-leading’.
Key areas in the Business School include local governance, health policy, comparative housing, human resource management, organisational behaviour, small ethnic-minority business and entrepreneurship. The Leicester De Montfort Law School has strong research in medical law, criminal justice, administrative justice, mental health law, commercial law, international human rights, consumer law and sports law.
Research in Leicester De Montfort Law School has made important contributions in a number of areas including environmental liability, the protection of children and vulnerable groups, links between alcohol and crime. The school is also a founding member of the new Midlands Health Law Consortium.
Business School Occasional Paper Series
The Business School Occasional Papers reflect the scholarship and research of staff, postgraduates and others associated with the school. Many of the papers take the form of preliminary reports of research in progress or explorations of theoretical ideas. Publication of such work in the Occasional Papers series is intended to stimulate discussion and generate constructive criticism. Later versions of the work which respond to such discussion and criticism are likely to be published elsewhere.