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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.

Future Talent in the Creative Industries 2016

19 February 2016

Hosted by the Creative Industries Knowledge Cluster in association with the Manchester Publicity Association (MPA), this event brings together creative industry experts, postgraduates and academics for a day of talks, networking, skills workshops and competitions, featuring a keynote speech by John Kampfner, Chief Executive of the Creative Industries Federation.

Voices From The Margins (Safety4Sisters)

2 March 2016

This event aims to introduce and engage participants, notably policy makers and practitioners, to the experiences of women surviving on the margins of both state and public life and the extraordinary difficulties they face when dealing with gender based violence and increasingly harsh immigration policies in the age of austerity.

Knowledge Cluster Research Showcase Events

Various dates throughout 2016

A number of cross-faculty research events are being held to showcase the work of our Knowledge Clusters. The next one takes place on 20 April 2016 showcasing Work Psychology. This follows on from Gender and Creative Industries showcases in 2015.

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

Welsh Government

MMU Business School research informs Welsh Government consultation on domiciliary care workforce

Research by Manchester Metropolitan University’s Business School led by Associate Dean for Research, Professor Carol Atkinson, has shown a clear relationship between homecare workers’ terms and conditions and the quality of care provided. The research has informed a consultation launched by the Welsh Government regarding the domiciliary care workforce.

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Business in Sport Knowledge Cluster welcomes visitors from Helibronn University

The Business in Sport Knowledge Cluster welcomed 16 students and two members of staff from Heilbronn University, Germany. Among the activities was a guest talk from Graham Herstell about working in sport in the UK and the challenges the industry faces.

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Call for Papers: 28th Annual EAEPE Conference 2016

The conference theme is inspired by the historical legacy of the Industrial Revolution that has made Manchester a pre-eminent industrial metropolis of the world. The theme invites contributors to consider social and economic implications of industrialisation, de-industrialisation and transformation with particular attention to those institutions that flourish and decline around industries and manufacturing.

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Professor Julia Rouse

December update from the Knowledge Hub Director

Knowledge Hub director Professor Julia Rouse provides a number of updates on her research and the activities she has taken part in recently.

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Dr Kevin Albertson

‘Cuts could increase the deficit,’ says Dr Kevin Albertson

In response to the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Autumn Statement, Dr Kevin Albertson, member of the Pluralist Political Economy Knowledge Cluster and Reader in Economics at MMU Business School, criticises budget cuts in an opinion piece for City AM.

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Call for papers – ICCI 2016: 18th International Conference on Creative Industry

The ICCI 2016: 18th International Conference on Creative Industry aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Creative Industry.

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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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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
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Events at a glance