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What we do

Our research addresses three key themes; inclusive entrepreneurship and context, entrepreneurial means and resources, and innovation in context. Within the key themes, members of the centre have developed a number of specialisms (ranging from ethnic entrepreneurship to ICT & entrepreneurship and innovation in context. Our research has been published in the leading peer reviewed journals in management, small business and entrepreneurship, and we continue to engage with stakeholders (including policy makers and professional associations) to explore contemporary challenges that affect entrepreneurship and innovation across a wide variety of organizations.

Inclusive entrepreneurship and context

  • Immigrant and ethnic minority entrepreneurship

  • Gender and entrepreneurship

  • Social enterprises 

  • Organisational resilience and business continuity

  • Strategic entrepreneurship: entrepreneurial orientation and dynamic capabilities; entrepreneurial decision making

  • Context: place, mixed embeddedness, institutional environment, intersectionality, Base of pyramid (BoP) markets, sectoral

Entrepreneurial means and resources

  • Access to finance and entrepreneurial finance

  • Access to market: supply diversity, procurement, supply chains

  • Logistics and supply chain management

  • ICT & entrepreneurship

  • The role of ICT in mobility, project-based work and innovation

Innovation in context

  • Innovation (open)

  • Innovation policy/strategies

  • Innovation ecosystems

  • Institutional complexity in scientific knowledge production 
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