Researcher Development Initiative (RDI), 2005 - 2010

Building and Strengthening Management Research Capacity in the North: The Northern Way Initiative

01/07/07 - 30/06/10


This project builds on a strategic decision by a consortium of business schools in the North of England to collaborate on advanced research training and capacity building. Its purpose is to build and sustain capacity for research in management and related disciplines in the region, addressing the most pressing needs.


The project supports a broad package of training and development activities across the life-course of a research career in the field of business and management field. It aims to: encourage good research students to stay in academia; encourage networking and mutual support for the sustainable enhancement of management research capacity; and develop an increased number of researchers with skills relating to designing, carrying out, writing up, and publishing of quality research.


The portfolio of annually provided training opportunities comprises: a doctoral symposium for research students; a series of workshops on advances in disciplinary areas, targeted principally at research students and early-career researchers; and a set of workshops on advanced methodological training (both qualitative and quantitative), open to academics at different career points (see the project website


Principal Investigator: Professor Timothy Clark, Durham University
Co-Investigator: Professor Michael Pidd, Lancaster University

Contact Details

Dr Tom Burgess,
University of Leeds

Tel: 0113 343 2615