Engage with our academics

Engage with our academics

‌‌University of Glasgow

‌‌Adam Smith Business School academics are highly regarded in their fields, with many contributing to public discussions through articles, conferences and media commentary.  Our academics advise Governments, regulatory bodies, businesses and organisations through collaborations, engagement and consultancy work.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) is a part government funded project between an academic expert, a graduate and a company with the aim of transferring knowledge and stimulate and engage business relevant research to drive business growth.

The Adam Smith Business School has a successful portfolio of KTP projects and is keen to work further with businesses in order to deliver further impacts.

Benefits include:

  • Increase profits, knowledge and capabilities.
  • Gain a competitive edge and become more efficient.
  • Improve innovations, competitiveness and productivity.
  • Business development.
  • Businesses achieve an average increase in annual profits and also create, on average, two new jobs within the organisation.
  • The academic partners produce three new research projects and two research papers on average for each project.
  • It is estimated that 60% of graduates are offered a permanent job within the organisation when the project ends.
  • Access to academic expertise otherwise not available in-house.
  • Businesses become more competitive, productive and performs better.
  • Allows businesses to solve long-term, strategic issues.

At the Adam Smith Business School, we know the value of working together to break down barriers and collaborate across disciplines, cultures and countries to solve global problems to make a positive change around the world.

The Adam Smith Business School currently has KTPs with Scottish Water and CCRS Brokers.

If you would like to discuss this further please email the External Engagement team at business-engage@glasgow.ac.uk


Academic consultancy

The Adam Smith Business School are keen to develop links between industry and academia and our academics are available to work with businesses on a consultancy or research basis. Academics engage in a wide range of external consultancy work.  Businesses and non-commercial organisations have enlisted the help of our academics in tackling various research and consultancy projects.  These include the Scottish Government, Scottish Fiscal Commission, HM Treasury, International Monetary Fund, European Commission, European Central Bank and Central Bank of Greece.

The Adam Smith Business School undertakes a wide range of external consultancy work and we continue to use the expertise of our academia to explore additional ways of engaging with businesses and organisations.

Businesses and organisations of all categories can engage with our consultancy services.

For more information, please visit: International Corporate Links

If you would like to discuss this further please contact the External Engagement team at business-engage@glasgow.ac.uk


Research expertise

Academics at the Adam Smith Business School have a strong track record of addressing real-world, industry challenges for businesses, charities, authorities and other organisations, both to encourage collaborative research and to advise and influence best practice.  Our academics are leaders within their fields giving you access to the latest unbiased research and knowledge for solutions that are innovative and practical. 

The University of Glasgow and the Adam Smith Business School are recognised worldwide for their breadth and depth of research and have a strong reputation for innovation.  

The Adam Smith Business School is made up of three subject areas: Accounting and Finance, Economics, and Management. In addition, there are a number research clusters that provide a focal point for research activity.

If you would like to discuss this further please contact the External Engagement team at business-engage@glasgow.ac.uk