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Considerable emphasis is placed on developing a strong creative and innovative research culture. Research within the Institute complements and reflects government thinking at a regional and national level in terms of supporting an agenda for change within the private and public sector.

Our research centres and groups

These features are carried through into three broad sub-disciplines in Operations Management, Marketing and Corporate Governance.

In this section

Agri Food

Evidence informed research to help improve the competitive position of the Northern Ireland agri-food industry.

Operations management

Focusing on implications of the quality management philosophy for a range of organisations across the public and private sectors.


Focusing on marketing in the context of entrepreneurial and SME management and consumer behaviour.

Corporate governance

We have major strengths in the areas of Operations Management and Marketing.

The Food & Drink Development Centre

An interdisciplinary research community advancing the industry’s understanding of how to innovate, understand consumer behaviour and inform policy.

Centre for Sustainable Family Enterprise

Providing enterprising families with the knowledge, tools and resources they need to build thriving, sustainable businesses that last for generations.

Centre for Financial and Regulatory Technology

The Centre for Financial and Regulatory Technology is a centre of excellence dedicated to fostering innovation through research and academic collaboration with the financial sector, promoting open financial systems and technologies.