The Centre for Business Research (CBR) is an independent research institution within the University of Cambridge. The CBR conducts interdisciplinary research on enterprise, innovation and governance in contemporary market economies. Established in 1994, it is now one of the leading centres for social science research on economics, law and business in the UK, and has a growing European and global reputation. The Centre's current areas of specialisation include the construction and analysis of large and complex datasets on SMs and innovation, longitudinal analysis of regulatory change affecting business firms, and fieldwork-based studies of corporate governance and organisational practice. The Centre has made a significant contribution to the development of research methods and theory in the analysis of law and finance. The Centre's research is disseminated to and used by managers, policy-makers and regulators in numerous countries.
The CBR is a multi-disciplinary centre. Our research is uniquely well informed as it draws on expertise in Cambridge University departments ranging from the Faculties of Economics and Politics, Law, and Social and Political Sciences, the Departments of Geography and Land Economy, the Manufacturing Engineering Group within the Centre of Engineering, to the Judge Business School.
The research of the CBR has had a substantial policy and practitioners' impact (see for example ).
Sponsors of our research include which, for 10 years, supported the Centre with a core grant. We are grateful to the ESRC for
continuing sponsorship for a number of our projects. Other current sponsors include
the , the
, and the
Physical Sciences Research Council.