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Centre philosophy

Since its inception, the JMCR has applied psychological principles to understand relationships. The Centre 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 Centre 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.

Please also refer to the links below to understand the impact of the study trip on our MBA programme members:

“A life-affirming experience in South Africa”

“How I benefited from an MBA”

Current research interests and projects

  • Developing best practice in communication and evaluation
    Strategic Partner: UK Government communication service, GCS
    Lead Prof K Money who sits as a full member of the evaluation council of the UK government
  • Developing multi-stakeholder insights and dashboards in relation to mental health
    Strategic partner: South West London and St Georges Health Trust
    Lead Prof K Money, P Molyneux and Dr A Saraeva
  • Developing a model of responsible tax paying
    Strategic partner: Deloitte
    Lead Prof K Money, Prof C Brooks and Prof C Hillenbrand
  • Understanding drivers of youth volunteering
    Strategic partner: “step up to serve” organisation, “” campaign
    Lead Prof K Money, Associate Prof J Bartels and Dr I Garnelo-Gomez
  • Understanding the Decision-Making of Retail Investors: impact of emotions and cognitive biases on financial decision
    ESRC funded project
    Lead Prof C Brooks, Prof C Hillenbrand and Prof K Money
  • Developing functional identities project
    Strategic partner: Forgiveness Project and Perspective Media
    Lead Prof K Money, D Rob, Dr Saraeva, Dr Garnelo-Gomez and Henley Partnership
  • Understanding the impact of organisational purpose on stakeholder relationships
    Strategic partner: Arthur Page Society
    Lead Prof K Money and Bjorn Edlund
  • Role of Messages and Messengers on Company Reputations
    Lead Dr A Saraeva, Prof C Hillenbrand, Prof K Money and T Dyson
  • Understanding the drivers of sustainable living and psychological drivers of sustainability
    Lead Prof K Money, S Pain and Dr I Garnelo-Gomez
  • Internationalisation of RELATE framework as impact tool
    Tier 1 Project for Impact at UoR
    Lead Prof K Money and Prof C Hillenbrand in collaboration with other international partners