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Knowledge Hub


The Knowledge Hub is a key focus for innovation in the Faculty of Business and Law.

Through our wide range of Knowledge Clusters we bring together academic staff, students and ‘real world’ partners to make sense of the key challenges facing contemporary business and society.

Our Knowledge Clusters reflect the passion and expertise of our academic staff. Of equal importance, though, are the research needs of our business community. By bringing together a treasure trove of resource in a creative environment we seek to spark innovation in teaching, research and knowledge exchange that can really make a difference.

Our clusters are action-orientated and entrepreneurial as well as scholarly. They are passionate about working with a wide range of stakeholders to build a useful evidence base and facilitating practitioners to use that evidence to build a sustainable future.

Knowledge Hub Director, Professor Julia Rouse.

Knowledge Cluster Research Showcase Events

Various dates at MMU Business School

A number of cross-faculty research events are being held to showcase the work of our Knowledge Clusters, the first of which will take place on October 7th (Gender) and 14th (Creative Industries).

Showcase Your Creative and Digital Skills

, MMU Business School (Postgraduate Suite, 7th Floor)

Honed to address the employability needs of MMU’s 3rd year undergraduates and postgraduate students seeking employment within the digital industries, this event will be extensively supported by the MPA (Manchester Publicity Association – the Voice of Manchester’s Communications Community).

Wellbeing Beyond GDP

, MMU Business School

As part of the Manchester Metropolitan University Festival of Knowledge, this free one-day symposium will examine the role and contribution of the humanities, arts and social sciences in awakening the imaginative and moral sense amongst participants.

ESRC Festival of Social Science 2015

, MMU Business School & Geoffrey Manton Building

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Festival of Social Science 2014 was a huge success with over 200 events across the UK. This year, the Festival will be take place from 7–14 November 2015 and once again MMU host a number of talks and activities.

A full list of our upcoming events features on the events calendar. Here, you will also find details of our past events.

Latest News and Opportunities

Portrait of Professor Jean-Noel Ezingeard and Jeff McCarthy with his award

Knowledge Cluster members’ success at MMU Knowledge Exchange Project Awards

Congratulations to Jeff McCarthy and Dr Kate Cook whose work was nominated for the Faculty of Business and Law Award in the 2015 MMU Knowledge Exchange Project Awards.

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Welcome to Business in Sport Knowledge Cluster co-leader Dr Daniel Parnell

Dan Parnell joins MMU Business School and the Business in Sport Knowledge Cluster as co-leader, arriving with details about an event he will be organising next year and four newly published journal articles.

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Portrait of John Kampfner

John Kampfner to speak at Creative Industries cluster event

John Kampfner, Director of Creative Industries Federation, will speak at one of our Creative Industries Knowledge Cluster events in February 2016. Formed in 2014, the Creative Industries Federation is both a significant and independent voice for the creative industries in the UK.

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Call for Papers – 3rd World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities

This symposium will focus on the following topic: ‘Designing Tomorrow‘s Campus: Resiliency, Vulnerability, and Adaptation’, with a view to contributing to the further development of this fast-growing field.

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Portrait of Dr Amna Khan

Consumer Behaviour cluster reveals findings of gift-giving project at Manchester Mega Mela

A team comprising the Consumer Behaviour Knowledge Cluster, MMU Business School interns and volunteers led by Dr Amna Khan, will present the findings of Gift of Togetherness – a Heritage Lottery funded oral history project on Muslim gift-gifting cultures – at Manchester Mega Mela this weekend.

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CADE 2015

Jeff McCarthy’s notes from CADE Summer School 2015

The 2nd Competitive Advantage in the Digital Economy (CADE) summer school took place in Venice on 28–30 May. Sponsored by CAGE and NEMODE, this was a genuinely informative and extremely well organised event. Jeff McCarthy (Creative Industries and Business in Sport clusters) was fortunate to be awarded a place. Here are his notes taken from the first two days.

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For more content from the Knowledge Hub, please visit the News and opportunities archive.

For more information

  • Director:
    Prof Julia Rouse
  • Address:
    Knowledge Hub,
    Manchester Metropolitan University
    Business School,
    All Saints Campus,
    Oxford Road,
    Manchester, M15 6BH,
    United Kingdom
For general enquiries, contact
  • Katherine Roycroft
    Research Project and Development Manager (Mon–Wed)
  • Telephone:
    0161 247 6067
  • Email:

  • Jane Walkington-Ellis
    Research Project and Development Manager (Wed–Fri)
  • Telephone:
    0161 247 3654
  • Email:

  • Gary Lindsay
    Research Administrator
  • Telephone:
    0161 247 2706
  • Email:

Events at a glance