Entrepreneurship and new creative ways to generate value for business and society are central to the national economic policy agenda.
Taking part in national and international research groups help to ensure that our research is evidence-based, useful, and impactful for business leaders and policy makers. The Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship based at the University has long provided national and international leadership in these research and practice fields.
The Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship’s strategic investment in new staff has resulted in a comprehensive portfolio of experts in high-growth, international, family, social and diversity entrepreneurship, as well as entrepreneurial management, leadership and networking. The team are increasingly gaining recognition as a leading international centre for entrepreneurship research, with a special commitment to policy-related analysis.
Our areas of research
Enterprise policy, education & economic development
The wider policy and development implications of entrepreneurship research is a key focus of the Hunter Centre. Policy and development initiatives for encouraging female entrepreneurship is an area of particular expertise.
Growing innovative enterprises
Understanding how and why some entrepreneurs manage to create innovation, and venture growth, is a key priority for policy makers and academics alike.
Global & international entrepreneurship
Building on longer-term experience the Hunter Centre is now engaged internationally in GUESSS, the Global University Entrepreneurial Spirit Students‘ Survey.
Entrepreneurial management & leadership
Successful entrepreneurs need a range of management and leadership skills, including marketing, financial management and fund raising, strategic planning, and leading entrepreneurial teams.
Enterprise & diversity
Enterprise and diversity research focuses on those who experience entrepreneurship differently due to some form of socio-economic difference.
Social enterprise, CSR & philanthropy
Entrepreneurial philanthropy is an area of special interest to us, and Eleanor Shaw is currently Principal Investigator of an ESRC-funded project exploring entrepreneurial philanthropy.
Family business & enterprising households
The family and the home play a crucial role in influencing entrepreneurial processes and aspirations, and are, in turn, affected by the entrepreneurship of family members.
Entrepreneurial networking, social capital & society
Entrepreneurship is a relational process. It takes place largely through the interactions between people, and is embedded within networks of ties that are as much social as economic.
The Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship
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