The Centre for Enterprise and Innovation areas of expertise

Our research addresses three key themes, detailed below. Our research is published in leading peer-reviewed academic journals as well as books and official reports. Wherever possible these are available through Open Access.

Looking to the future, CEI is making valuable contributions to the DMU strategies for Enterprise, Research, Local and global development, including the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Inclusive entrepreneurship in context

  • Immigrant and ethnic minority entrepreneurship
  • Gender and entrepreneurship
  • Social enterprise and innovation
  • Organisational resilience and business continuity
  • Strategic entrepreneurship: entrepreneurial orientation and dynamic capabilities
  • Context: place, institutional environment, intersectionality, base of pyramid markets
  • Entrepreneurship in fast-developing world economies: China, India, Africa
  • Intercultural entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurial means and resources

  • Entrepreneurial learning and education
  • Open entrepreneurship
  • Access to entrepreneurial finance and resources
  • Access to market opportunities: supply diversity, procurement, supply chains
  • Logistics and supply chain management
  • ICT in mobility and project-based entrepreneurship
  • Social media and entrepreneurship

Innovation in context

  • Open innovation, open data and smart cities
  • Innovation policy and strategies
  • Innovation ecosystems
  • Institutional complexity in scientific knowledge production