Research groups

Pensions Research Network (PRN)

PRN draws together research within the field of pensions, retirement behavior, savings and ageing from across the various academic disciplines, providing a cross-disciplinary network and forum for exchange of information, discussion and debate.

The aims and objectives of this Pensions Research Network are to primarily create a network for sharing information and presenting new research or work in progress relating to pensions. By drawing together academics and their research, it seeks to widen the field of knowledge within the areas of retirement, savings, pensions and ageing.

Research topics

  • inequality among the elderly
  • pension reforms and their impact on macroeconomy
  • performance of pension funds
  • pensions and ethnic minorities
  • welfare implications and pension systems
  • corporate implications for defined benefit and defined contribution schemes

Current and recently completed PhD titles

  • Retirement Planning among the Black and Minority Ethnic Group in the UK

Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship and Strategy Research Group (IDEaS)

IDEaS focuses on business strategy and growth, as well as the management of the creative and innovative processes in organisations. It aims to encourage and facilitate research in these areas across Westminster Business School and to help achieve individuals publish in top journals with high impact.

Research topics

  • small and medium enterprises (SMEs)
  • women in business, Ethnic minority entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship
  • SMEs and raising finance and performance of listed SMEs

Special Interest Group: Entrepreneurship (SIG)

SIG is a recently establish group that aims to provide a focus for Westminster Business School entrepreneurial activities. It aims to conduct high quality research in the field and to engage externally with the local business community and public organisations.

It builds on the expertise of the Faculty in the area of entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship, ethnic minority businesses and women in business.

Research topics

  • small and medium enterprises
  • women in business, ethnic minority entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship
  • SMEs and raising finance and performance of listed SMEs