A paradigm shift in Global society has positioned technology as the main driver for economic growth in industry and government. Yet successful management of today’s fluid, fast-paced innovations poses extraordinary challenges.
Our research centers facilitate innovation through research, forums, and ongoing relationships with businesses around the globe. The dynamic research that happens at each of these centers helps ground the School’s curriculum in reality while keeping students and faculty at the edge of innovation:
Henry J. and Erna D. Leir Research Institute for Business, Technology, and Society
The Henry J. and Erna D. Leir Research Institute for Business, Technology, and Society will have an integrated, dual mission of innovative business/management research and targeted outreach through collaboration with partners across the academic and business communities, as well as regional economic development leaders and government agencies. The primary research objective is to advance core business knowledge and management science theory in corporate sustainability, agility, and resiliency through innovation and application of new cognitive business and machine learning methodologies, data-driven business process constructs, and novel business data science, visualization, and analytic techniques.