Centre for Applied Business Research

Centre for Applied Business Research

The Centre for Applied Business Research (CABR) provides a wide range of applied business research expertise and knowledge transfer to private and public sector clients. Our research and projects typically focus on combinations of issues linked with:

  • SME development
  • business development through innovation and diversification
  • traditional manufacturing industries
  • entrepreneurship
  • sustainability in business
  • evaluation of policy and programme effectiveness
  • renewable energy

Of increasing importance to us is funding from European Union funding streams. Currently, we are partners on major EU projects concerning innovation policy and renewable energy. We belong to a number of established European partnerships and we always welcome approaches concerning collaboration for potential projects.

Through the Centre for Research on Emerging Economies (CREE), we undertake research and consultancy as well as a vibrant PhD programme focusing on Central and Eastern Europe and, most recently, Middle Eastern countries. CREE has been involved in educational work in Central and Eastern Europe for the past fifteen years through a range of EU funded programmes such as ACE, TEMPUS and Framework Programmes (5 and 6).

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Centre for Applied Business Research
Business School
Staffordshire University
Brindley Building
Leek Road
t: +44 (0)1782 294902
f: +44 (0)1782 295752
e: cabr@staffs.ac.uk