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
Mr Alex Alterskye, Lecturer
Dr Andrea Caputo, Reader
Dr David Twigg, Director of Innovation and Impact
Dr Dragana Radicic, Senior Lecturer in Economics
Dr Eric Ruto, Senior Lecturer
Dr Giacomo Marzi, Lecturer
Dr Ilenia Bregoli, Senior Lecturer
Dr Jun Hou, Senior Lecturer
Mr Kevin Blanchard, Senior Lecturer
Mrs Mahdieh Zeinali, Lecturer
Prof Matthijs Bal, Professor of Responsible Management
Dr Paul Igwe, Senior Lecturer
Dr Shrabani Saha, Senior Lecturer
Prof Steve Armstrong, Professor in Organisational Behaviour
Prof Ted Fuller, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategic Foresight
Mrs Victoria Ellis-Vowles, Senior Lecturer
Prof Charbel Jose Chiappetta Jabbour, Global Professor in Sustainable Operations & Supply Chain Mgt
Dr Ana Beatriz Lopes de Sousa Jabbour, Professor of Supply Chain Management for Sustainable Development
Dr David Gray, Associate Professor
Dr Rebecca Herron, Associate Professor
Prof Martin Hingley, Professor of Strategic Marketing
Dr Arman Mazhikeyev, Lecturer in Economics
Dr Mahfuzur Rahman, Senior Lecturer
Prof Marian Rizov, Professor of Economics
Aekachai Khuenmanee, PhD Student
Dannuo Zhu, PhD Student
Mahdieh Zeinali, 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.