We are home to two of the world's premier research centres in knowledge management and entrepreneurship and for over 10 years have stood at the forefront of teaching and research in leadership, organisations and behaviour. We continue to help define the research agenda in the fields of leadership, organisations and behaviour. Our staff come from diverse backgrounds in sociology, psychology, philosophy, management and economics, with our faculty regularly interviewed in the media and consulting for international bodies, governments and large and small firms.
Henley Business School is committed to interdisciplinary research which seeks to understand leadership, organisations and behaviour within the following research centres and communities:
The Centre for Business Ethics and Sustainability (CBES) was created in 2010 to bring together a wide stream of researchers whose work strives to advance knowledge and practice for ethical management, business and wider institutions, with the purpose of informing business and society. The CBES aims to promote research and ideas which support a respect of human beings involved with business practice(s), a care for the impact of management in their lives and an active investment in the mutual growth within human relations, linking professional values and practices involved in business-government and business-society.
The Henley Centre for Leadership (HCL) was founded in 2013, advancing Henley Business School's strong heritage and reputation for its outstanding academic and practical contribution in the field of leadership and developing leadership. Our leadership philosophy is based both on academic research and work with our corporate partners. We bring together a vibrant, international team of experienced academics and practitioners, working to broaden Henley Business School's leadership research and practice in this area, bring consensus to our approaches and act as a catalyst for fresh thinking and debate between academics, alumni and leaders themselves.
Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship (HCfE) provides a lively hub for teaching and research in the subject, inspiring students from across the University of Reading to embrace, develop and apply their entrepreneurial abilities through our taught modules. HCfE welcomes successful entrepreneurs and professionals to share their wide-ranging experiences and expertise through guest lectures, case studies, and consultancy sessions. HCfE also works with local enterprises to provide placements for students and a valuable resource for employers.
Established in 2000, the Henley Forum (previously known as Henley KM Forum) brings together business practitioners, industry thought-leaders and experts/academics to help organisations tackle the new challenges presented by the knowledge economy. The ongoing programme of workshops, seminars, discussion groups and highly focused research projects spans key issues affecting most organisations today.
The Centre for Euro Asian Studies was created to develop a greater understanding of the reality in countries within the Commonwealth of Independent States and the wider region of Central and Eastern Europe. Faculty actively engage in research, conferences and consultancy in the Euro-Asian region with governments, academic institutions and businesses.
The Centre for China Management and Global Business (CMGB) produces and shares knowledge to advance understanding of China management, connecting cutting-edge research with public policy and practice through evidence-based management research to foster intellectual debates, knowledge exchange and mutual learning between the West and the East in today's uncertain world.
In addition to our research centres, we also host a research seminar series during term-time, with presentations by both internal and external speakers. These research seminars cover a range of different research areas, including entrepreneurship, strategic management, general management, innovation management, marketing management, leadership, organisations and coaching.
Our research seminars take place on Thursdays, either at Henley Business School (Whiteknights Campus) or online, between 1:00pm and 2:00pm. Seminars are open to all members of faculty, PhD students and other students on certain degree programmes.
Seminars are co-ordinated by Professor Marcello Mariani, Research Division Lead for Entrepreneurship and Organisation Studies.