Our research has always centred around practical evidence that is relevant to executives and organisations. This focus remains at the core of our mission to provide insight for both academic and practitioner audiences globally, as does the aspiration to catalyse innovation and be a partner in life-long learning.
Hult's research challenges
Our research falls into two themes, which not only reflect our existing research progress but also harness the School’s differentiating advantage as a uniquely international institution, with students and faculty hailing from and teaching in different parts of the globe as a single community.
Creating Disruption highlights the strategies that anticipate, shape, and react to changes in international markets. What local or global events, technology, or scenarios enable or trigger a new strategy? How are strategies constructed, communicated, and implemented? How well do specific strategies perform, especially in multinational environments? How can strategies that are successful in one market be leveraged in another market that might be half way around the globe?
Transforming Behavior relates to the continuous improvement of organizational and personal leadership practices. This involves rigorous data-driven assessment of the interventions and programs that generate the greatest long-term improvement in the behavior of individuals, teams, and organizations in business settings globally.
Research at Hult is more than an academic exercise. Our research into learning and learning transfer feeds directly into programme designs. This helps ensure that participants and organisations get the most from their learning experiences. Ashridge’s coaching and action research allows us to work in partnership with clients, gaining mutual insights that both inform and support organisational development.
Research grounded in the realities of everyday leadership challenges is becoming increasingly important. This is because the business environment is growing ever more complex, and the demands on organisations and their leaders continues to increase. Hult research works hard to ensure our research meets this need.