Centre for Systems Studies
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
Director: Professor Yasmin Merali