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Doctoral Programme

The Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (CEEDR) is a leading academic research centre based within Middlesex University's Business School. We welcome PhD applications in relation to the following core research areas:

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) growth, innovation and finance

  • Home based business
  • Financing SME growth
  • Migrant and ethnic minority businesses
  • Technology foresight/scenario planning
  • Measuring firm performance

Local/regional economic development and regeneration

  • Clusters in developed and developing economies
  • Informal economic activities
  • Diversity and urban economic development
  • Sustainability and the green economy

Social enterprise, innovation and entrepreneurship

  • Measuring social value
  • Innovation and public services
  • Social investment

Employment, skills and the quality of work.

  • Maternity protection in SMEs
  • SME regulation and employee relations
  • Labour market and skills policy and analysis

For further discussion of PhD possibilities, please contact the Centre's Director, Professor Stephen Syrett: s.syrett@mdx.ac.uk.

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