About our Faculty
What makes a good business school? First and foremost, the calibre of our faculty and a culture that values, rewards and resources excellent research. Our faculty are hand-picked leaders who have highly-regarded international research reputations and portfolios.
They are involved in ground-breaking research, which has global implications and is keenly sought after by media and world-class academic journals for its relevance and insightful impact on today’s business environment.
Our school thrives on the intellectual contribution of our faculty. And our culture encourages collaboration and strong networks - across disciplines, institutions and countries.
How fatal is your organisation's error culture?
The official inquiry into the Fukushima nuclear disaster concluded it was an inherently Japanese tragedy... a controversial finding that raised questions about the industry's willingess to tackle the root causes. Research by Professor Karen A Jehn suggests firms are better off examining a different sort of culture: error culture, or the ways in which they handle mistakes. Read more.
That's not what I signed up for
Pull the long hours and your job's safe with me: these pacts between managers and employees are rarely verbalised, yet they have a critical impact on morale and talent retention in firms. Associate Professor Isabel Metz looks at how psychological contracts fare when global economic conditions take a nosedive. Read more
Mining the data mountain: modelling relationships using copulas
Every day, firms and governments collect reams of data on everything from online consumer behaviour to road traffic patterns. Organisations that know how to exploit this data - like Google and Goldman Sachs - enjoy an enviable competitive edge. And organisations that don't, says MBS Professor Michael Smith, are passing up an opportunity. Read more