Thinking ahead

Our strength lies in translating ground-breaking thinking into the practices that underpin our programs, to help organizations perform at the highest level and stay ahead of the game.

Relevant to business

We work closely with our clients and partners to conduct research that informs and improves the practice of management. 

By grounding our research in the everyday practices of leaders, we ensure that our research has relevance and value both for organizations and for leaders.

EMBA students in a meeting room
EMBA students in a meeting room

Thought-leadership and expertise

The focus of our research is on the existing issues facing individual leaders and organisations and, more crucially, future global trends. 

Our research covers a wide range of topics that are critical to personal and organizational success in today’s competitive, fast-moving climate. These include long-term research interests in sustainability and changing demographics.
Recent ground-breaking research has investigated the impact of lack of sleep on the physical health, business, and personal lives of managers, and the growing importance of mindfulness amongst leaders.

Six specialist research centers

Each of our six research centers focuses on a specialist area of research or practice: sustainability, leadership, strategic management, executive development, coaching, and action research.

​Learn more about our research centers

Over 3000 authored publications

All our latest research reports, articles, and over 3000 of our authored publications are accessible through our Research Publications Database.

In addition to reports and articles, we also publish a quarterly journal and newsletter featuring our research.

Research Publications

Future of Business Education

Much of our research is focused on delivering thought leadership on the future of business education to inform the development of our programs.

We conducted interviews with a globally diverse group of 90 business leaders to understand their views on business education. We asked them what skills they want in their employees and how MBA programs can improve to help develop those skills. Both the The Future of Business Education & the Needs of Employers' executive summary and full report can be downloaded below.

Download the executive summary
Download the full report

360 - The Ashridge Journal

Download the Spring 2016 Edition