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Considerable emphasis is placed on developing a strong creative and innovative research culture. Research within the Institute complements and reflects government thinking at a regional and national level in terms of supporting an agenda for change within the private and public sector.

Our research centres and groups

These features are carried through into three broad sub-disciplines in Operations Management, Marketing and Corporate Governance.

Operations management

Focuses on implications of the quality management philosophy for a range of organizations across the public and private sectors.


Focuses on marketing in the context of entrepreneurial/SME management and consumer behaviour.

Business student interview

Corporate governance

The BMRI has had major strengths in the areas of Operations Management and Marketing.


Books, journal articles, book chapters and reports.