Director: Professor Yasmin Merali
The Centre for Systems Studies is Hull
University Business School’s nexus for inter-disciplinary and
trans-disciplinary research on complex socio-economic
systems. As an international centre of excellence for ground
breaking research on systems thinking and practice the Centre has
strong links with other research institutes and with practitioners
in public, private and third-sector organisations.
The Centre’s fundamental and applied research
is concerned with advancing the understanding of systems and
systemic phenomena in complex socio-economic systems at
all scales – from the emergence of local community action and
business ecosystems through to the impact of global policy
interventions. This work is critical for addressing complex
problem situations and anticipating the (often unintended)
consequences of interventions, and for designing
structures, actions and strategies for innovation, resilience and
sustainability in dynamic contexts.
The increasingly networked world and the
digital economy present novel challenges and opportunities to
business and society. The Centre hosts research meetings,
seminars and workshops for academics and practitioners to explore
and address these challenges and opportunities.