We are home to some of the world's premier research centres 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:
Centre for Business Ethics and Sustainability: Since its formation in 2010, the Centre for Business Ethics and Sustainability (CBES) has focused on promoting 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 by exploring the link between professional values and practices.
Henley Centre for Leadership: Founded in 2013, Henley Centre for Leadership (HCL) advances Henley Business School's academic and practical contribution in the field of leadership and developing leadership, based both on academic research and work with corporate partners.
Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship: Working with successful entrepreneurs and professionals, 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 taught modules, placements and an extra-curricular programme.
Centre for Euro Asian Studies: 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, the Centre for Euro Asian Studies engages in research, conferences and consultancy in the Euro-Asian region with governments, academic institutions and businesses.
Centre for China Management and Global Business: Producing and sharing knowledge to advance the understanding of China management, the Centre for China Management and Global Business (CMGB) connects 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 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.