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Last modified: February 11, 2015 11:30:15.

Academic and applied research needs a cooperation and collaboration of various parties and groups with a range of expertise and wide variety of resources. In particular, entrepreneurship research is largely about involving university and industry to study different facets of business and commercial activities. Hence, research will be one of the pillars of the Center for Entrepreneurship (CFE) which should lead to the creation of its competitive advantage. Research will shape the Center's identity, will stimulate classroom instruction and will serve as a springboard for public engagement activities throughout the region to begin with.

Because of the specific nature of entrepreneurship research as a multidisciplinary research area, the Center focuses on utilizing the expertise of various faculty members within the College of Business and Economics (CBE). Furthermore, the Center gives the CBE students either undergraduate or graduate students the opportunity to carry out research topics in entrepreneurship under the supervision of the faculty members. The Center is also focusing on both internal and external sources of grants for conducting small and large-scale research projects.

Research Areas

The center focuses on a number of research areas including:

  • The role of entrepreneurial activities in Economic Development
  • Promoting innovation and entrepreneurial activities, and overcoming their barriers and limitations
  • The role of public policies to stimulate entrepreneurs
  • Entrepreneurial financing limitations and issues
  • Developing entrepreneurship cultures and skills
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Developing Entrepreneurial activities to diversify exporting efforts
  • Entrepreneurial activities and Job creation in the Arab world
  • Entrepreneurial culture in the Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC).
  • Small business development
  • Women and entrepreneurship