Current research

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.

About current research


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.

Current research projects

Current research projects

Current  research projects include projects conducted in collaboration with other organisations. We also work on internally commissioned work relevant to Ashridge’s ongoing mission to improve the practice of management.

We work on a range of projects, some of which are individually commissioned and others which build upon previous Ashridge research to increase our knowledge in specific subject areas or professional practice. 

Some of our research projects, such as the Ashridge Management Index (AMI) and Generation Y, have been running for a number of years and we are recognised as world-leaders in those areas.

To find out more about our areas of research, or to look for specific research projects, please use our projects database

research publications

Ashridge and Hult research publications

Ashridge’s research is published in management reports and peer reviewed articles. It is frequently featured in the media and informs the design and content of Ashridge’s education, qualification and consulting work.

You can access our latest research reports and over 3,000 other authored publications via our Research Publications Database. The database includes a range of full text articles and reports, as well as references for many other Ashridge publications.

Ashridge also publishes a range of regular news updates featuring research, including: Ashridge Insight and 360°, The Ashridge Journal.

research centre

Ashridge research centres

Ashridge research centres work with clients, practitioners and professionals to develop expertise that underpins our programmes and is disseminated through our publications.

Ashridge has six research centres, each of which focuses on a specialist area of research or practice and is led by faculty recognised as expert in their field.

Ashridge research centres publish widely and their work informs a range of Ashridge activities including executive education, qualification programmes, coaching and consulting interventions, and organisational development.

For more information about the individual research centres, view our areas of expertise.


Ashridge offers a range of conferences, learning events, business briefings and other research based activities that are open to both general and invited audiences. Please visit our events page for details of forthcoming opportunities.

If you’d like to find out more about our research projects, are interested in partnering with Ashridge on a research project, or would like to take part in future Ashridge research, please get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you!