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An introduction to the Business School's Management Science and Business Economics research group, including its list of academic staff members, teaching and group research.

Research in the Management Science and Business Economics (MSBE) group focuses on the development of innovative methodologies and frameworks to analyse issues of importance to business and policy decision-making, with a particular focus on the management and understanding of risk. International, inter-disciplinary, and industrial collaborations are central to the group's approach.

Research Centres and Networks

The group is directly responsible for the Credit Research Centre. In addition, many of the group's members are involved in the OR Group of Scotland.

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Credit Research Centre (CRC)

CRC is an impartial research group devoted to the study of credit. It engages in both theoretical and highly applied research of interest to all stakeholders in the industry.

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Operational Research Group of Scotland

This is the official regional body of the OR Society; the world's first catering for the operational research profession. The MSBE group are heavily involved in shaping the activities of this group.

More About the OR Society

Conferences

Credit Scoring and Credit Control

The Credit Scoring and Credit Control conference, held biannually, covers all aspects of credit scoring and credit control including fraud scoring, debit scoring, reject inference, charges, data protection and neural networks. It is organised by the Credit Research Centre (CRC) and is Europe's premier conference for credit scoring and related topics.

Upcoming and Past Conferences


Research Projects

Details of past and present research projects involving Management Science and Business Economics are detailed on the Edinburgh Research Explorer.

View Projects on Edinburgh Research Explorer


Seminar Series

Management Science and Business Economics seminars focus on interdisciplinary contemporary research issues. Speakers include renowned scholars from top UK and international institutions as well as industry practitioners from multinational firms.


Upcoming Seminars

26

Feb

Exchange Traded Funds: A free lunch for active fund managers?

    • Calendar Tuesday
    • Clock 13:30–15:30
    • Navigate LT1A

    Talis Putnins joined the Business School as a Professorial Fellow in Finance in 2019.

    Seminar/Workshop

    1

    Mar

    Shareholder Risk-Taking Incentives in the Presence of Contingent Capital

    • with Dr Mahmoud Fatouh; Bank of England
    • Calendar Friday
    • Clock 14:00–15:30
    • Navigate Conference Room

    MSBE Group presents a research seminar from Dr Mahmoud Fatouh on Shareholder Risk-Taking Incentives in the Presence of Contingent Capital.

    Seminar/Workshop

    15

    Mar

    Crushing myths, sharing truths: Social media marketing and its relevance for business-to-business relationships

      • Calendar Friday
      • Clock 09:00–13:00
      • Navigate Conference Room

      This is a highly interactive half-day workshop that explores social media and marketing and its relevance to B2B brands.

      Seminar/Workshop

      22

      Mar

      Bank lending technologies and credit availability in Europe: What can we learn from the crisis?

      • with Dr Pierluigi Murro; Department of Business and Management at LUISS-Guido Carli University
      • Calendar Friday
      • Clock 14:00–15:30
      • Navigate LT2

      MSBE Group presents a research seminar from Dr Pierluigi Murro on “Bank lending technologies and credit availability in Europe.”

      Seminar/Workshop

      5

      Apr

      The Myopic Stable Set for Social Environments

      • with Jean-Jacques Herings; Professor of Economics; Universiteit Maastricht
      • Calendar Friday
      • Clock 14:00–15:30
      • Navigate Conference Room

      MSBE Group presents a research seminar from Professor Jean-Jacques Herings on “The Myopic Stable Set for Social Environments.”

      Seminar/Workshop