Since its inception, the JMCR has applied psychological principles to understanding relationships. The JMCR focuses its research activities specifically on creating and evaluating pro-social impact, building trust between stakeholders and positive relationships between business and society.
Research streams actively pursued within JMCR include:
- Pro-social behaviour (humanizing instead of demonizing others)
- Engaged relationships (positive reputations and identities, trust/distrust, supportive behaviours)
- Responsible leadership (decision-making, emotions, empathy, corporate responsibility, balancing the needs of stakeholders)
- Better communication (by organizations, governments, stakeholders and society)
- Succeeding through adversity (resilience, well-being, social and environmental innovation, reputation-recovery)
We maintain an orientation towards independently conducted rigorous research, which can attract external funding and publication in high-impact academic outlets. Our research also intends to help individuals, organisations, and society as a whole, to build lasting relationships and positive identities, and to beneficially inform policy and practice.
The JMCR welcomes visiting scholars with research interests in related areas.
PhD applications from students with interest in our core themes are also highly encouraged.
Reputation and Responsibility: South Africa study trip
As part of our MBA module in Reputation &Responsibility, some MBA cohorts travel to Cape Town (South Africa) and spend a week working on consulting projects with local NGOs, trying to understand and improve their key stakeholder relationships.
In the video below, Mdu Dube, Director at Autism Western Cape (an organisation one of our MBA teams worked with in November 2018) explains how the project has impacted the organisation.
The stories below provide even more insight into the impact of the study trip on our MBA programme members:
Henley Blog: A life-affirming experience in South Africa
Graham Hutchings (EM17)
“It was a truly life-affirming experience, and now I see why it was billed so highly!”
Henley Blog: How I benefited from an MBA
Alexandra Bamburova (EM15)
“Social action gives students the mentality, ‘Oh, I can do something for someone else and I am doing it. This makes me feel really good.'”