ESRC Centre for Organisation and Innovation

The ESRC Centre for Organisation and Innovation (COI) was a designated research body of the UKís Economic and Social Research Council, from 1996 to 2006.

The focus of COIís research was on how work organisation affects employee well-being and performance, and how new technologies, techniques and management practices can be effectively applied.

COI was part of Sheffield Universityís Institute of Work Psychology (IWP), which continues to research many of the issues explored within COI, and others besides. For further information on the Institute, including current work of Centre members, see the IWP web site

The final report of the Centre is now available.

To keep in touch with our work please register your interest via the IWP web site.

The following reports are currently available, in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format unless otherwise stated. If you use Internet Explorer it may be necessary to first save the file (right click on the file and select "Save Target As...") in order to open it.

Final Report

Annual Report 2005

Annual Report 2004

Annual Report 2002

Annual Report 2001

Mid-Term Report (1996-2000)

Mid-Term Report Appendices, including details of publications

E-Business prospects - findings from an expert panel

Human Resources Management in Call Centres Report

Innovation Report (Word document)

Review of research into the impact of employment relations legislation - report to the DTI

For information on the ESRC see:

ESRC Centre for Organisation and Innovation, Institute of Work Psychology,
University of Sheffield, Mushroom Lane, Sheffield, S10 2LT
Administrator : Mark Steele 0114 255 3271