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Ashridge Research Centres

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Research Centres

Ashridge has six research centres. Each centre carries out research and provides consultancy services and specialist programmes.

The Ashridge Centre for Business and Sustainability is an authority on changing relations between business, government and civil society. We are world leaders in providing executive education on Corporate Responsibility and have a long track record of conducting research and consultancy for public, private and voluntary sector organisations.

The Ashridge Centre for Coaching is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in the field of executive coaching. We aim to publish at least ten articles a year in recognised journals and a book every two years. We work in partnership with leading academics and practitioners, and offer research fellowships to visiting researchers.

The Leadership Centre networks with international academics and practitioners in the field of leadership. We conduct research that adds value to the discipline and enhances the leadership capability of our organisational partners in the private and public sectors.

The Ashridge Strategic Management Centre is a widely recognised authority on strategic management issues within large companies. Directors of the Centre were all previously senior consultants from top strategy consultancies, such as McKinsey or the Boston Consulting Group.

Centre for Research in Executive Development

The Centre for Research in Executive Development (CRED) aims to enhance the impact of executive development through our research on a range of topics relating to executive learning.

The Ashridge Centre for Action Research aims to establish Ashridge as a focus for practitioner-centered Action Research activities in the UK and beyond. The Centre applies systematic Action Research approaches to support current research and instigate new projects which seek to develop innovative organisational practice by staff, students and associates.