Most recent grants
Professor Heather Gage | 31 March 2014
Research to assess policies and strategies for dementia in the young (rhapsody) aims primarily to analyse the health and social care systems and infrastructures available to the severely burdened yet underserved group of people with young onset demen ...
Dr Mirca Madianou | 19 March 2014
This project aims to assess the uses and consequences of communication technologies in the disaster recovery from typhoon haiyan, one of the strongest storms ever recorded with over 6000 casualties and more than 12 million people affected. The resear ...
Professor Gillian Livingston | 01 March 2014
The marque programme “managing agitation and raising quality of life” aims to reduce agitation and increase quality of life in people with dementia. Our group has completed a funded systematic literature review on interventions to reduce ...
Professor Harold Collins | Science and Technology Studies | 01 March 2014
This project aims to examine the nature of scientific consensus by looking closely at how boundaries are established, enacted, reinforced and experienced within physics. To know what mainstream scientific consensus means, we need to know more about t ...
Dr DENISE HEWLETT | 17 February 2014
‘tranquillity' is commonly experienced in areas of outstanding natural beauty where it is a key motive for visitors. This popularity means that managing organisations must ensure that development is sensitive to ecological, social and economic ...
Professor Peter Edwards | Sociology | 14 February 2014
There is now a broad consensus that new forms of social data emerging from people’s day-to-day activities on the web have the potential to transform the social sciences. However, there is also agreement that current analytical techniques fall s ...
Professor Piyushimita (Vonu) Thakuriah | Urban Geography | 30 January 2014
The urban big data research centre (ubdrc) will provide a unique facility for researching complex and cross-cutting urban issues such as transport, employment, migration, housing, education and social exclusion. The centre will bring together an inte ...
Dr David Evans | 31 December 2013
This research and knowledge exchange project will generate new perspectives on the causes and management of food waste. In order to explore the ways in which the challenge of food waste reduction is being framed, interpreted and responded to, 20 in-d ...
Dr Markus Eberhardt | International economics | 31 December 2013
Innovation is an important driver of long-run economic growth, with innovations such as the pc or the toyota manufacturing system offering clear evidence for a close link between innovation effort (investment in research and development , r&d) an ...
Professor Mark Harvey | Economic Sociology | 31 December 2013
The world is facing three unprecedented challenges:
anthropogenic climate change
the depletion of finite energy and material resources
a growing population with increasing and changing demand for food. These three problems are deeply interconnected ...
Most recent outputs
Kenneth Coutts | 23 April 2014 | Management & Business Studies | Other publication/report
The share of manufacturing in uk employment and value-added at current prices (“value-added” for short) has fallen dramatically in recent years. This commentary investigates the feasibility of reversing this decline. The main focus will be on the val ...
Simon Deakin | 23 April 2014 | Management & Business Studies | Other publication/report
In the course of the past decade, there has been a considerable increase in the scale and sophistication of empirical studies examining the economic effects of laws governing the formation, financing and organisation of business firms. Much of this e ...
Elif Bascavusoglu Moreau | 23 April 2014 | Management & Business Studies | Other publication/report
This report was commissioned by the government office for science to conduct a review
of knowledge spillovers and sources of knowledge in the manufacturing sector.
Ha-Joon Chang | 23 April 2014 | Management & Business Studies | Other publication/report
The present study reviews a diverse set of countries with the most successful industrial policy experiences since the second world war – namely, the us, germany, japan, italy, finland, (south) korea, singapore, china, and brazil – with a view to deri ...
Alan Hughes | 23 April 2014 | Management & Business Studies | Other publication/report
This report has two objectives. First, it seeks to analyse the links between financial
market structures, governance systems and investment behaviour in the uk focusing in
particular on investment in r&d. Second, it is designed to assess the extent ...
Isabelle Perrigne | 23 April 2014 | Social Stats., Comp. & Methods | Organised event
Richard Spady | 23 April 2014 | Social Stats., Comp. & Methods | Seminar/workshop
Workshop on semi-parametric econometrics
Ammon Salter | 23 April 2014 | Management & Business Studies | Other publication/report
To innovate, firms often need to draw from, and collaborate with, a large number of actors from outside their organization. At the same time, firms need also to be focused on capturing the returns from their innovative ideas. This gives rise to a par ...
Paola Criscuolo | 23 April 2014 | Management & Business Studies | Other publication/report
To develop innovations in large, mature organizations, individuals often have to resort to underground, “bootleg” research and development (r&d) activities that have no formal organizational support. In doing so, these individuals attempt to achieve ...
Alan Hughes | 23 April 2014 | Management & Business Studies | Other publication/report
The concept of open innovation captures the increasing propensity of firms to work across their traditional boundaries of operation. This phenomenon has largely been studied from the viewpoint of manufacturing businesses while services have received ...
Most recent case studies
Case Study | 19 March 2014 | Academic, Business, General public, Press/media
Lancaster university management school has increased the productivity and sales of 250 local companies through its innovative leading enterprise and development programme.
Case Study | 15 April 2013 | General public, International, Policymakers, Press/media
Recommendations by professor rita de la feria led to reforms implemented in the portugalâ€™s 2012 state budget which boosted the efficiency of tax and generated savings of 1. 2 per cent gdp.
Case Study | 21 December 2012 | Academic, Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Voluntary sector
An academic survey of the carrier bag levy in wales has caused the welsh government to redraft its advice for businesses.
Case Study | 29 November 2012 | Academic, Policymakers, Press/media, Public sector
New tools developed by social scientists enable findings from different countries to be compared more reliably.
Case Study | 24 September 2012 | Academic, Policymakers, Press/media, Public sector
Government used esrc-funded research to inform its policies when increasing competition in the nhs.
Case Study | 08 May 2012 | Academic, Business, Policymakers
Research on nanotechnology regulation has been highlighted in key government reports and the government's nanotechnology strategy, and led to the development of the industry standard pas 137.
Case Study | 15 December 2011 | Academic, Further education, Policymakers, Public sector
A new tool assessing the quality of team-related behaviours of the core members of an operating theatre team has been mandated for national use by the national patient safety agency and implemented in several other countries.
Case Study | 04 October 2011 | General public, Press/media, Schools
A new tooth drilling simulator improves teaching for dentist students, by making it possible to practise on the same 'virtual tooth' multiple times.
Case Study | 11 April 2011 | General public, International, Press/media
The creative toolkit ketso, a spin-off from research under an esrc-funded case studentship and esrc postdoctoral fellowship, has been used since its launch in 2009 in a wide range of countries.
Case Study | 15 October 2010 | Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
Missionmaker, a software tool enabling teenagers to create their own computer games, is now used in over 200 schools and is part of the institute of education's masters programmes.
Most recent features
Feature | 05 August 2013 | Academic, Business, General public, Press/media, Schools
The world's first lab-grown burger was unveiled and eaten today - but are we ready for bio-engineered meat? dr neil stephens from cesagen has been researching the ethical and social aspects.
Feature | 24 June 2013 | Business, General public, Press/media
A technology strategy board research initiative part-funded by the esrc has developed a 3d-printed foot support, drastically cutting manufacturing cost and time - and delivering bespoke support to patients within 48 hours.
Feature | 18 April 2013 | Business, General public, Partnerships, Press/media
The acs global summit, supported by the esrc, has provided the opportunity to encourage debate and knowledge exchange between leading practitioners and social scientists within the retail sector.
Feature | 12 April 2013 | Academic, Business, General public, Press/media
The google data analytics social science research initiative will explore how publicly accessible online data, analytical and presentational tools can answer pressing social science questions.
Feature | 07 March 2013 | Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media
Professor david newberry argues that public investment in the right areas will fuel uk economic growth - with the short-term impact of giving work to domestic private companies who will create jobs.
Feature | 01 February 2013 | Academic, Business, General public, Press/media, Schools
The new centre for creativity, regulation, enterprise and technology (create), part-funded by the esrc, has been launched to examine the need for new business models and the changing nature of copyright in a web-based business environment.
Feature | 31 January 2013 | Academic, Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
Investing in human capital, improving the national infrastructure, improving finance provision for private investment and innovation, and the creation of an independent national growth council are key recommendations in the final report from the lse ...
Feature | 17 December 2012 | Academic, Business, General public, Press/media
Additive manufacturing, or '3d printing', is set to change the face of manufacturing. The technology strategy board is launching a new £7 million research competition in partnership with the esrc, the engineering and physical sciences research counci ...
Feature | 22 November 2012 | Business, General public, Partnerships, Press/media, Schools
Esrc's winning ktp partnership, with ktp associate harriet knowles, was among the eight finalist best partnership teams at today's ktp awards 2012 event. Ktp associates kate jones and katie flaherty both received a business leader of tomorrow award.
Feature | 31 October 2012 | Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
The heseltine review which is published today looks at ways of making the uk economy more competitive, including how research can boost business. Esrc-funded research has explored to what degree companies collaborate with university departments.
Most recent press releases
Press Release | 12 November 2012 | Academic, Business, Policymakers, Press/media
Warwick and aston universities have been chosen to host a new enterprise research centre that will help develop understanding of the factors affecting business investment, performance and growth.
Press Release | 08 August 2012 | Academic, Business, General public, International, Postgraduate, Press/media
Large hotel chains are quick to adopt and adapt innovations developed in other industries, while smaller hotels make almost continual incremental changes in response to customers' needs. The uk hotel industry is alive with innovation and new ways of ...
Press Release | 07 December 2011 | Academic, Higher education, Postgraduate, Press/media, Public sector
New research suggests that far from disengaging young people from real life, virtual worlds can provide unique environments that can help them learn and negotiate new situations.
Press Release | 21 October 2011 | Academic, Higher education, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools, Voluntary sector
The benefits of virtual worlds can be used to help autistic children develop social skills beyond their anticipatedlevels, suggest early findings from new research funded by the economic and social research council (esrc).
Press Release | 30 September 2011 | Academic, Further education, Higher education, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
Researchers funded by the economic and social research council (esrc) and the engineering and physical sciences research council (epsrc) have developed a software toolkit that shows how such an approach sparks and sustains students’ interest in scien ...
Press Release | 20 September 2011 | Academic, Business, Postgraduate, Press/media
The esrc is pleased to announce that it is supporting 15 new projects in partnership with civil society and public sector organisations, with the aim of applying academic knowledge and thinking to organisational challenges.
Press Release | 20 September 2011 | Academic, Business, Higher education, Postgraduate, Press/media, Public sector
The esrc is pleased to announce that it is supporting five new projects in partnership with business which will continue to apply academic knowledge and thinking to business problems.
Press Release | 10 September 2010 | General public, Press/media
The renewable energy sector needs to use a wider range of business models in order to ensure a fairer distribution of power plants across the uk, according to research funded by the economic and social research council (esrc).
Press Release | 14 July 2010 | General public, Press/media, Public sector
Data visualisation techniques that generate sophisticated graphics could bring a fresh dimension to communications and decision-making by public bodies like local councils, according to research completed for the economic and social research council ...
Press Release | 16 March 2010 | Press/media, Schools
Staged on the hebridean isle of lewis an event will see two school teams lock horns on the question 'are people living in rural areas innovative?' in the strathclyde university innovation debate. The event is part of the economics and social research ...