The comparative management strand of the IBCMM research group consists of the following staff: Edwards, T., Fuller, D., Gospel, H., Kwon, H., Schnyder, G. and Vidal, M. The sub-group takes the cross-departmental themes of governance, organisation, and work and studies them in national comparative perspective. A shared feature of their research is an interest in how national institutions shape systems and outcomes. One of the interests of the group is how national patterns of corporate governance are similar or different across borders; a second is how organisations operate in cross-national context; and a third is the nature of work across borders. The six staff form a close-knit and active sub-group. They have strong international links, both through their own networks and through playing an active part in College partnerships in other countries. Group members currently hold three research grants and are applying for more, while they also serve on ESRC panels and act as referees for research council applications. They engage in significant knowledge transfer activities in a range of ways, including active participation in the workshops and seminars run by the department’s Learning Board.