An introduction to the Business School's Entrepreneurship and Innovation research group, including its list of academic staff members, group research and research centres.
Research within the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group focuses on innovative, growth orientated entrepreneurship and the study of innovation surrounding new information and communication technologies. The Group collaborates extensively with various international scholars and centres of excellence and has an active visiting professor program and PhD program.
Research within the Group advances interdisciplinary understanding of innovation and entrepreneurship that occurs around products, processes and services and involves individuals, groups, organisations, sectors and regions.
Entrepreneurship research within the Group can be generally distinguished by its specialisation in innovative, growth orientated entrepreneurship. However, the breadth of research covers a number of distinctive contexts such as entrepreneurial finance, sustainable entrepreneurship in developing countries, and entrepreneurial education.
Innovation studies include the study of innovation surrounding new information and communication technologies (ICTs). Scholars in the Group have addressed topics such as the emergence of new generations of ICTs, new ICT enabled business models, and the uneven and problematic access of certain groups or constituencies to the digital economy.
The Group is directly responsible for two research centres: the Centre for Entrepreneurship Research and the Centre for Public Services Research. In addition, many of the Group's members are involved in the Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation.
Centre for Entrepreneurship Research
The Centre for Entrepreneurship Research (CER) promotes research across a number of distinctive domains and contexts, including micro, small and large businesses, corporate and family businesses and the public sector.
Centre for Public Services Research
The Centre for Public Services Research (CPSR) promotes evidence-influenced public policy and service management in order to make an impact upon the quality of public services in Scotland and across the world.
Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation
The Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation (ISSTI) is a multi-disciplinary network which focuses on four areas:
- Life Science Innovation;
- Information and Communication Technologies;
- Energy Technologies & Environmental Innovation; and
- the Historical Sociology of Science, Technology and Medicine.
Updated December 2012