Our team produce world-leading research in collaboration with business, government, and academic institutions in a cross-disciplinary partnership to deliver insights into a range of research themes.

Research themes

Our key research clusters span a diverse range of subject matters. 

Digital platforms and new business ecosystems

  • Business strategy in the age of digital competition
  • Digital platform innovation
  • Digital platforms and international development
  • Digital platforms, ecosystems performance and governance
  • Digital value creation and capture and digital business models
  • Ecosystems emergence and evolution

Digital transformation of government

  • Digital government
  • Open data and digital transformation in the public sector
  • Open data, digital transformation and innovation in the public sector

Entrepreneurship and innovation

  • Emerging working practices in the digital age
  • Entrepreneurial finance, venture capital and business angel
  • Failure and legitimacy in entrepreneurship
  • Gender and entrepreneurship
  • Scale-ups in the digital economy

Ethics and privacy of big data

  • Artificial intelligence and business decision making
  • Ethics and AI
  • Governance and business responsibilities of digitalisation
  • Responsible innovation in the digital economy

Social innovation and sustainability

  • Cultural entrepreneurship in global challenges
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Social impact investing and responsible management
  • Sustainable innovation for social inclusion
  • Unintended consequences of innovation and entrepreneurship

Social media

  • Automation and the digital advertising ecosystem
  • Emotions, communication and interactions in social media platforms
  • Evolution of social media platforms

Research projects