Our research working group includes people from academia and the workplace who are interested in furthering knowledge into ethical business and its relationship to Quakerism.


Nicholas Burton - Senior Lecturer, Strategic Management and International Business, Northumbria University 
Nicholas is an experienced strategist and ethicist with an interest in the role of Quakers in business

Published projects

Factors which first enabled, and then drove Quaker commercial successes, and the relationship between these factors and Quaker beliefs.
Researcher: Andrew Fincham
Institution: Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre and University of Birmingham, 2021.

Current projects 

Quaker business history in the 20th Century, so as to seek lessons from it to apply in the 21st Century business world.
Researcher:  Nicola Sleap - Q&B sponsored PhD student 
Institution: Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre and University of Birmingham 

Proposed projects

  • Quaker spirituality in a secular world of work.
  • The Quaker Business Method: lessons for contemporary decision-making.
  • Contemporary Quaker businesses – ethics of the past or the future?

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