Business and Management Research Institute (BMRI)
The research strength of the Institute focuses on three key areas: Operations Management, Marketing and Corporate Governance with a strong cross-cutting theme supporting the SME regional economy.
Operations Management: Concentrates on research related to performance and productivity improvements in terms of knowledge, quality and supply management, the management of innovation processes and the development of networks with an emphasis on inter-organisational relationships.
Marketing: Focuses on internationalization, innovation and entrepreneurial strategies for SMEs, consumer behaviour issues and their effect on service delivery and the impact of e-commerce on performance improvement. Researchers in this theme have a strong distinctive competence in qualitative methodologies.
Corporate Governance: Research is clustered around a number of distinct themes - efficiency measurement issues and policy evaluation in the public sector, financial cooperatives, and accounting/finance governance issues.