Research at the Institute
Entrepreneurship is an emerging, active and multidisciplinary research specialism. Staff have complementary academic backgrounds embracing management, business history, economics, sociology and technology. Regular engagement with business through outreach activity informs and enriches their research and facilitates knowledge exchange. Overlapping research themes include entrepreneurship, innovation and networks. Entrepreneurial processes and performance are explored in regional, international, sectoral or organisational contexts. These include microbusinesses and SMEs, family firms, social enterprises and large organisations. This approach provides a strong foundation for comparisons across space and time.
In many cases, research activity is closely linked to a number of projects which are being conducted collaboratively with various industrial and business partners. Examples of current projects are given under advice and support for business.
Research Themes within IEED
Research by staff members within the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development is organised into the following three themes: