Research Projects

Unlocking the Potential of AI for English Law

2019 - 2021

A project funded by the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund’s (ISCF) Next Generation Services Research Programme and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

This is a collaboration between Oxford Saïd and the faculties of Law, Economics, Computer Science, and Education at the University of Oxford. The proposed research will explore the potential and limitations of using artificial intelligence (AI) in support of legal services. 

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Study of Alternative Legal Service Providers (ALSPs)

2017, 2019, 2021 & 2023

This study involves analysing the size and shape of the Alternative Legal Service Providers market, and the strategies of law firms and corporate legal departments using ALSPs.

The first study took place in 2017, and the biannual update report in 2019 reveals growth in the ALSP industry in terms of overall usage and the breadth and sophistication of services. The study has been carried out by Thomson Reuters, in partnership with the University of Oxford Saïd Business School, Georgetown Law’s Center on Ethics and the Legal Profession, and UK-based legal research firm Acritas.

Download the 2023 ALSP study report.

Download the 2021 ALSP study report.

Download the 2019 ALSP study report.

Download the 2017 ALSP study report.

Understanding institutional change in Asia (INCAS)

01 June 2015 - 31 May 2019

A comparative perspective with Europe.

Funded by the European Union’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE), INCAS aims to create a top-level research and advanced training network on institutional change in Asia, in comparative perspective with Europe. 

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Record of Research Grants Held

Unlocking the Potential of AI for English Law (£1,200,000) 2019-2020 

Understanding Institutional Change in Asia (INCAS) (EUR 778,500) 2015-2019

Comparative Study of Professionals in Market and Hierarchy (£10,000) 2014-2016

Unbundling of Corporate Functions (USD 30,000) 2005-2006

Productivity, Outsourcing, and Offshoring of Business Services (£575,000) 2003-2007

Contingent Labor in the Auto Industry (USD10,000) 2006-2007

Supplier Parks in the Global Auto Industry 2002-2003

Comparison of Employment Adjustment at Deutsche Telekom and NTT 2002-2003

Global Internet Economy 2000-2002

Modularization and Outsourcing in the Car Industry 1998-2002

Benchmarking Supplier Development in the Car Industry 1997-1999

Business and Labour Associational Networks in Britain and Japan 1997-1998

The Role of Trade Union Federation (Roren) in the Car and Electrical Machinery Industries in Japan 1996-1997

Surveys of Auto Components Suppliers in Japan, Europe, and the USA 1992-1997

Vocational Training and Comparative Economic Performance 1993-1997

Coordinated Pay Bargaining in Japan 1994-1996

Technology-based Competitiveness and Strategic Linkage between Large and Small Firms 1992-1994

Training, Productivity and Quality Control in Japanese Multinational Enterprises 1991-1993

Subcontracting Patterns and Economic Performance in the UK and Japan 1986-1988

The Wider Labour Market Effects of the Youth Training Scheme and the Young Workers Scheme 1984-1986