Welcome to CEMI

Welcome to the Centre for Entrepreneurial Management and Innovation (CEMI). We are a virtual centre dedicated to the promotion of entrepreneurship and innovation within industry and the wider community. Through our website we aim to share ideas, publish research, build networks and educate.

 

CEMI aims to be a community of practice for those within academic and policy development roles who recognise the critical importance of entrepreneurship and innovation to the global economy.

CEMI is also designed to be a community of practice for the entrepreneur and innovator.

CEMI is for the owner-managers of small businesses, the managers of large firms, and those social entrepreneurs seeking to make a difference in their communities.

Research

Co-operative Enterprise Research Unit (CERU)

A research unit dedicated to investigating the sustainability and performance of the co-operative enterprise business model.

Strategic innovation in small firms

A research program investigating the behaviour of strategy and innovation in small to medium enterprises.

Enhancing sustainable energy saving behaviour through communication

A research program investigating the use of online media to encourage self-determined behavoural change in the use of household energy.

CEMI Executive Summaries

The CEMI Executive Summary Series provides short reviews of academic research papers and other publications in order to provide an overview of the key findings and the implications of this research for managers. 

Publications

A collection of publications from CEMI that can be searched via our bibliographic database. Many titles can be downloaded in full from this site.

Useful Stuff

Marketing Metrics Quiz

Marketing Metrics Quiz

Type: 
Diagnostics/Benchmarks
Description of content: 

This "Marketing Metrics Quick Quiz" examines your current business generation management and allows you to think about gaps in your marketing and customer creation process. The template allows you to prepare a preliminary plan of action for the creation of a business generating system.

 

Innovation Research & Policy Network (IRPN)

Innovation Research & Policy Network (IRPN)

Type: 
Links
Description of content: 

The Innovation Research & Policy Network (IRPN) within the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is an access point for the distribution of many research papers that cover topics relating to innovation and technological change. It contains many open access journals. 

Entrepreneurship Research & Policy Network (ERPN)

Entrepreneurship Research & Policy Network (ERPN)

Type: 
Links
Description of content: 

The Entrepreneurship Research & Policy Network (ERPN) within the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) offers a range of publications. Many are open access working papers and offer leading-edge research that is not yet published in major journals. It is sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

Quick Quiz of your Marketing Practice

Quick Quiz of your Marketing Practice

Type: 
Diagnostics/Benchmarks
Description of content: 

This is a Quick Quiz of your current marketing practice. Download the form as an interactive PDF document and complete the questions. You can then make notes as to what your future action should be to improve your marketing practices. When you are done you can print out the document.

 

Business Plan for an Established Business

Business Plan for an Established Business

Type: 
Templates
Description of content: 

This business plan template has been designed for an established business.