Wisdom has it that employee-owned firms are small, undercapitalised and less efficient than conventional firms. The success of the John Lewis Partnership, the story goes, must be the exception.

Private equity-backed buyouts are less likely to fail than non private equity-backed buyouts, according to a report published today by a team of academics.

The University is taking part in an event bringing together 100 of the region's business leaders to meet 100 business-focused academics from all the regional universities.

Blue skies research produces the biggest economic pay-offs in the long run, says a report published by the Russell Group of 20 leading research universities.

A trusted system used to measure the quality of academic research produced at many of the world's leading universities is highly problematic, a study has found.