Applied research with scientific quality
With its main subjects - business administration, economics and law - four departments and eleven research centras, the School of Business, Economics and Law offers unique breadth.
Research is characterized by cooperation over geographic, institutional and discipline boundaries. The School has internationally recognized research within management and organizational development, accounting, environmental and development economics, innovation and intellectual property. Logistics and transportation constitute yet another field of research in which the School invests a great deal.
For decades, the School of Business, Economics and Law has performed research into what is now known as CSR and sustainable development. Its international and broad tradition of research has also reaped benefit in terms of understanding the complex and global links between the environment, business, politics and poverty/prosperity.
The School's affiliation with the University of Gothenburg and its close proximity to Chalmers University of Technology benefits research. Collaboration with colleagues working within e.g. natural science, medicine, technology and the social sciences increases possibilities for the School's researchers to contribute to the solution of current and complex problems.
Research has been primarily focused on applicability, relevance and problem solving since the School's initiation in 1923. This is related to the School's tradition of working in close cooperation with the business world and society. From an international perspective, the School's researchers have unique access to the operations and archives of companies and organizations. Relevance and applicability do not, however, contradict theory and scientific quality. Researchers at the School of Business, Economics and Law also publish their work in highly-ranked international scientific journals.