Beacons of research
Three research beacons
Auckland University Business School offers three research beacons: “Future of work & organisations”, “Health and well-being” and “Responsible business”. They provide multifaceted platforms for research-based engagement with stakeholders.
Future of work & organisations: This beacon brings together researchers from a variety of disciplines including organizational behavior, economics, operations and supply chain, technology, education, innovation, finance and law. We pursue research questions that include the psychological, economic, sociological and legal implications of alternative ways of working, inequality in opportunity and its’ implications for organizations, technology-mediated changes in work, and the changing needs and role of skills.
Health and well-being: There is unprecedented demand for multi-disciplinary work in the field of health and well-being, which combines medicine, both physical and mental, as well as health management and psychological aspects of the social sciences. Our work in this domain is inspired by the notion of co-creation of policy frameworks and public-policy debates, on the basis of solid empirical research.
Responsible business: We see the future of business and management as an engagement of scholars around ‘grand societal challenges’ through various analytical lenses. Responsibility conceptualized through the United Nations sustainable development goals offers not only an ambitious to-do list, but also a framework to reconnect the economy with society and the biosphere, and redraft business strategy.