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Professor Elaine Harris edited the Routledge Companion to Performance Management and Control, which was comprised of research undertaken by over 50 experts, and was published in 2017.

The book, designed for scholars, students and researchers with an interest in business, management and accounting, addresses areas such as strategic management, human behaviour and performance management.

Professor Ellis L.C. Osabutey conducted a study to analyse the perceptions of Ghanaian fans of four English Premier League (EPL) teams.

The study found the strength of professional football brand equity is jointly determined by the level of brand awareness, brand loyalty, and perceived quality. However, increasing competition in international markets require professional football clubs to clearly define their marketing strategies in order to improve upon how fans perceive them. The findings suggested that global marketers have the opportunity to capitalise on market expansion opportunities in developing economies.

This research project, funded by the British Academy of Management, explores new forms of organising (and organisation-creation) in relation to entrepreneurship and social transformation. In particular, it studies the ways through which social transformation is or can be related to community action and public/social entrepreneurship. By focusing on contemporary socio-economic environments in flux, the research explores different alternative initiatives not as oppositional resistance forces, but new organising assemblages that co-constitute new socialities that urgently need to be actualised. We aim to propose a framework, which can pave the way towards embedded and socially transformative organising.  The project includes the following strands: a) Unemployment and identities; b) Unemployment and careers transformation; c) Public entrepreneurship and organisation-creation; d) Solidarity Spaces and Structures of Autonomy and e) Organizing, Values Practices and Solidarity Economy. The findings are published in various academic journals, such as Organization Studies and Human Relations, and presented also in a Vodcast for Human Relations.


Professor Molly Scott Cato is a Member of the European Parliament, responsible for developing economic policy for the Green Party. She has co-authored a ground-breaking textbook that challenges conventional approaches to the teaching of economics.

Introducing a New Economics provides a new, progressive approach to economics teaching that highlights sustainability and justice and covers issues such as work, employment, power, capital, markets, money, and debt. In 2018, it was published in the United States by University of Chicago Press.