Research in Finance, Accounting and Enterprise in the Enterprise Research Cluster provides insight into the economic impact of changes in business and financial markets, in financial reporting, and in society as a whole. It also focuses on growth strategies through knowledge creation, transfer and business networks. Research themes are as follows:
Corporate Social Responsibility research explores social and environmental accounting which includes environmental audits and compliance with regulatory bodies and various aspects of business law and governance including stakeholder theory.
Financial markets and banking research focuses on the study of international financial markets, fixed income markets, exploring economic problems such as economic growth, consumption and investment, risk management and banking policies and regulations. This is a developing area of expertise for the faculty and more capacity would help to underpin programme developments and grow research in this area.
Entrepreneurial learning research explores enterprise activities and business strategies focusing on growth, knowledge creation and learning in areas such as research and development activities, business networks and clustering of businesses; knowledge transfer between HE and industry. Research is carried out in the manufacturing and service sectors focusing on a range of areas such as mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investment, the role of social enterprises and export strategies.