The Regional Innovation and Enterprise Research Group has a growing track record of social and economic development research. This includes locally, nationally, and internationally funded projects aimed at investigating the role of innovation and entrepreneurship in the developments of regions. The group includes national and international collaborations to advise on future approaches to delivering local, regional, and international policies.
We are researching businesses and wider economic development in different spatial contexts. This extends from policy evaluations and regional economic analysis through to individual and organisational dynamics that foster entrepreneurship and innovation.
Supporting the economic development of regions can provide better opportunities for the businesses and communities living there. Understanding more about the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship for the growth can inform new approaches to supporting their development trajectories.
We rely and build up from our diversity and multidisciplinarity to foster integration among research methods and background to create impact in the society. With a representation from all departments of the Business School, our research group includes expertise coming from the fields of economics, management, regional development and geography, marketing, organisational psychology, sociology, finance, and many others. This wide spectrum of expertise allows us to tackle several issues related to the different aspects of regional innovation and enterprise.
Dr Agnieszka Rydzik, Senior Lecturer
Alex Alterskye, Lecturer
Dr Andrea Caputo, Reader
Dr David Twigg, Head of Department Strategy & Enterprise
Dr Dragana Radicic, Senior Lecturer
Dr Eric Ruto, Senior Lecturer
Dr Gary Bosworth, Deputy Head of School of Geography
Dr Giacomo Marzi, Lecturer
Dr Igor Menezes, Senior Lecturer
Dr Ilenia Bregoli, Senior Lecturer
Dr Jun Hou, Senior Lecturer
Kevin Blanchard, Senior Lecturer
Dr Lee Matthews, Senior Lecturer
Mahdieh Zeinali, Lecturer
Prof Matthijs Bal, Professor of Responsible Management
Dr Paul Igwe, Senior Lecturer
Dr Shrabani Saha, Senior Lecturer
Prof Steve Armstrong, Professor of Organisational Behaviour
Prof Ted Fuller, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategic Foresight
Victoria Ellis, Senior Lecturer
Prof David Charles, Visiting Professor
Liz Price, Senior Research Fellow
Fiona Ashmore, Research Assistant
Aekachai Khuenmanee, PhD Student
Alex Alterskye, PhD Student
Dannuo Zhu, PhD Student
Kenny Odunukan, PhD Student
Mahdieh Zeinali, PhD Student
Maria Salomaa, PhD Student
Rhoda Ahoba-Sam, PhD Student
Tim Whilde, PhD Student
William Hamilton, PhD Student
The group researches community organisation, self-organisation and development within Third Sector organisations, multi-agency networks and community groups, focusing on community-based research in Active Citizenship, Wellbeing and Community Development.
The group brings together academics, graduate students, and a diverse network of collaborators, with the aim to facilitate the creation and diffusion of rigorous and policy-relevant research, within the University, the local community, and the society at large.