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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

Apr

When to Switch? Index Policies to Resource Scheduling in Emergency Response

  • with Dr Dong Li; Loughborough University
  • Calendar Friday
  • Clock 14:00–15:30
  • Navigate LT2

MSBE Group presents a research seminar from Dr Dong Li.

Management Science and Business Economics Seminar

1

May

Accounting and Finance Seminar Series

  • with Professor Xuan Tian; JD Capital Chair Professor of Finance and Associate Dean (PBC School of Finance); Tsinghua University
  • Calendar Wednesday
  • Clock 15:00–16:30
  • Navigate LT3

Accounting and Finance Seminar Series

8

May

Why do gender inequalities persist in organisations? Symbolic violence as a new lens

  • with Professor Ahu Tatli; Professor of International Human Resource Management; Queen Mary University of London
  • Calendar Wednesday
  • Clock 11:00–12:30
  • Navigate LT4

This presentation explores the role of symbolic violence in the persistence of gender unequal relations at work based on an empirical study of organisations in China.

Organisation Studies Seminar

10

May

Efficiency with Political Power Dynamics and Costly Policy Change

  • with Professor Hülya Eraslan; the Ralph O’Connor Professor of Economics; Rice University
  • Calendar Friday
  • Clock 14:00–15:30
  • Navigate LT2

MSBE Group presents a research seminar from Professor Hülya Eraslan on “Efficiency with Political Power Dynamics and Costly Policy Change” (with Adriana Piazza)

Management Science and Business Economics Seminar

16

May

Designing excellent public services in Scotland - Lessons from research and practice

    • Calendar Thursday
    • Clock 09:15–17:15
    • Navigate LT1A

    The use of service design approaches to the reform and delivery of public services

    Seminar/Workshop