The Centre for Business Research conducts interdisciplinary research on enterprise, innovation and governance in contemporary market economies. The CBR's current areas of specialisation include the construction and analysis of large and complex datasets on SMEs 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 Director of the CBR is Alan Hughes. Simon Deakin has overall responsibility for work in the area of governance and Andy Cosh is responsible for enterprise and innovation research.
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