Advanced Institute of Management Research


Advanced Institute of Management Research

Mission Statement

The Advanced Institute of Management (AIM) Research is a unique initiative in the field of management research. Funding world-class people to do world-class research, AIM stimulates new thinking which has an immediate and lasting impact on management practice. AIM has four key objectives:

· Conduct research that will identify actions to enhance the UK’s international competitiveness;

· Raise the quality and international standing of UK research on management;

· Expand the size and capacity of the research base for UK research on management;

· Engage with practitioners and other users of research within and beyond the UK as co-producers of knowledge and management.

AIM has over 250 academics please check our [http://www.aimresearch.org/about-aim/aim-fellows AIM Fellows] based in engineering schools in the UK connected with over 70 visitors from overseas, who work collaboratively on projects that supported the AIM themes. AIM has three research themes:

· UK productivity and performance for the 21st century – For management research to have a central role in increasing productivity and performance; it must be guided by the needs of practitioners. The [http://www.aimresearch.org/our-research/aim-research-projects/business-engagement-project 'Business Engagement'] projects engage with the current and future issues faced by UK managers. Interviews with leading practitioners enable AIM to establish industry’s priorities, which can guide and influence future research agendas.

· Sustaining innovation to achieve competitive advantage and high quality services – All managers operate in a competitive environment, and innovations such as new strategies, products, services and organisational processes are key sources of competitive advantage and public value. The UK has outstanding innovative private and public sector organisations and AIM researchers are working with UK managers in order to support future innovative capacity.

· Adapting promising practices to enhance performance across varied organisational contexts – Improved management practices are important for enhancing productivity and performance so it is vital that new and beneficial knowledge is shared across sectors. AIM researchers systemically address the evidence behind good and promising practices, establishing how they can be systematically assessed, creatively adapted and successfully implemented. [cite web
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Events

Throughout the year AIM Research organises and sponsors a wide range of topical events. These events are run on a regional, national and international basis.

History

AIM Research was founded in 2002, by Professor Anne Sigismund Huff. AIM was previously hosted by London Business School, but is currently hosted by Warwick Business School (University of Warwick) at Russell Square, London. AIM was created in order to raise awareness and to increase the amount of research done on management and businesses. AIM brought together leading academics from around the world working in a variety of sectors. The AIM initiative is led by Professor Robin Wensley (AIM Director) of Warwick Business School and Professor Andy Neely of Cranfield School of Management. [cite web
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Funding

AIM Research is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

External links

* [http://www.aimresearch.org/ Advanced Institute of Management Research Website]

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