JMCR Research

Research in the Centre

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 behavior (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 at large to build lasting relationships and positive identities and 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 encouraged.

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, “iwill.org.uk” 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 decisions
    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 organizational 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
  • Internationalization 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

Past and Ongoing Research Interests and Projects

Current PhD and DBA Research

Recent PhD and DBA Research

  • Anastasiya Saraeva: Reputation Outcomes, Messages & Communication Channels (2017)
  • Irene Garnelo Gomez: Identity Expression & Motivational Drives in Sustainable Living (2017)
  • James Robey: The Business Case for Sustainability (2016)
  • Simona Cantarella: Decision-making Under Low & High Financial Uncertainty (2016)
  • Nuno DaCamara: The Developmemt & Impact of Organisational Reputation with Employees: Investigating Internal Attitudes & Intentions with an Emotional Lens (2013)
  • Nicola Swan: Giving Community Stakeholders a Voice in Stakeholder Theory (2012)
  • Roger Hayes: Public Diplomacy: At the Intersection of Government, Business & Public Opinion in a Transparent World (2012)
  • Bettina West: Exploring Customer Relationships: The Impact of Social Axioms on Perceptions and Outcomes of Corporate Reputation (2011)