The centre houses a blend of academic and practical research, with engagement with policy makers at local, national and international levels.
ACRIEB’s objective is to better understand the impacts of the increasing scale and scope of global integration on the creation of new firms and on existing firms, as well as their home and host nations.
Research at ACRIEB studies: the nature and outcomes of international capital flows; strategic choices of multinational enterprises; and investigates the processes leading to viable entrepreneurial sectors recognizing new and growth-oriented entrepreneurial firms as a significant source of economic expansion and social inclusion.
Key research themes include:
ACRIEB brings together a range of business and management disciplines including international business management, entrepreneurship, international economics, finance, international strategy, regional studies, management science, industrial and labour economics, business history, and cross-cultural psychology. This multi-disciplinary approach enables the Centre to address international business issues as a coherent whole. Centre members have published widely in business, management, economics, entrepreneurship, regional studies, innovation, econometrics and statistics journals. (Recent publications)
Three BSc and three MSc programmes directly draw on ACRIEB’s research. (Learn more here)
Research findings have been used by policy makers including UK Trade and Investment, the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts, the European Commission, the OECD, the World Bank and the Foreign Investment Advisory Service. (Learn more here)
Several members of the Centre are also actively involved in the Enterprise Research Centre and the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor UK.
The Centre is hosted within the Economics, Finance and Entrepreneurship Group at Aston Business School.