Research at Cranfield School of Management is dedicated to making valuable contributions to the knowledge and practice of management and leadership, and aims to be both academically rigorous and relevant to practitioners.

With this in mind the School conducts a mixture of fundamental, strategic and applied research, with funding both from Research Councils and from industry. The development of the School’s research agenda is informed by research clubs, involving a wide range of partners from industry, enabling access and ensuring relevance.

Communities and Groups

These include:

Innovation & Process Management

  • Innovation
  • Operations Management
  • Programme and Project Management
  • Information Systems
  • Business Performance.

Strategy, People & Leadership

  • Leadership and Organisation Behaviour
  • Praxis 
  • Strategic Management.

Policy, Sustainability & Performance

  • Economics
  • Finance and Accounting
  • General Management Development.

Demand Chain Management

  • Marketing and Sales
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management. 
  • Complex Systems Research Centre