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Salford Business School Research

Salford Business School Research achieved the biggest growth in research quality among the business schools in the North West  with 140% growth in world leading research and with 40% of its impact judged as  outstanding in REF 2014 assessment. Our  outstanding impact in Sports Business is highlighted through our development of EA SPORTS Player Performance Index, the official ratings system of the Barclays Premier League. Our vision is to develop next-generation business, management and law research that is industry-relevant and digitally-informed.

We leverage the historical reputation of the University in technology-led, applied innovation by organising resources around our multi-disciplinary sector-based centres and our four discipline groups.

We have a compelling record of generating research in partnership with: SMEs—we are a top 5 University for SME engagement (Witty Review); city-regions, regional government, and international organisations; international rail operators; rail trades unions; national and international sports and gaming administration agencies; football governing bodies and professional football leagues; gambling regulatory authorities and policy makers.

Latest news

Tue 10 Apr 2018

As the REF draws ever closer, thoughts are now turning to impact and how to ensure that the University’s research is demonstrating impact beyond academia and making a real difference in the wider world. This raises a number of questions about what constitutes impact and impact evidence, where this should be stored, when it should […]

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Wed 21 Mar 2018

One way of effectively demonstrating the impact that your research has had on your stakeholders is to collect testimonial evidence. This generally takes the form of a letter from a collaborator on headed paper, although e-mails are also acceptable. It can sometimes feel awkward to ask collaborators to write corroborating statements of this kind and […]

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Wed 21 Feb 2018

There is a growing body of opinion that holds that researchers have a responsibility to articulate the impact of their research to non-academic audiences. Indeed, the way in which research funding is allocated now increasingly reflects researchers’ ability to generate, demonstrate and evidence their impact. A renewed emphasis on the importance of both planning and evidencing […]

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Fri 5 Jan 2018

There is a growing body of opinion that holds that researchers have a responsibility to articulate the impact of their research to non-academic audiences. Indeed, the way in which research funding is allocated now increasingly reflects researchers’ ability to generate and demonstrate impact. A renewed emphasis on the importance of both planning and evidencing research […]

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Tue 25 Apr 2017

In December, Prof Mark Reed, Professor of Socio-Technical Innovation at Newcastle University and the man behind Fast Track Impact, tweeted some thoughts on how to write a 4* paper for the REF and wrote a blog about it. This post is published here with the author’s permission. How do you write a 4* paper for […]

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Mon 3 Apr 2017

Building upon the successful collaboration from last year, University of Salford will partner with the Economic and Social Research Council, the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University to deliver the ESRC Manchester Festival of Social Science. The aim of the Festival is to showcase Manchester social science research to a broad non-academic audience. Last […]

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