Centre for Enterprise, Innovation and Growth

The Centre for Enterprise, Innovation and Growth (CEIG) is a research centre dedicated to developing a stronger understanding of the foundations and process of growth and development in small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs).

CEIG works closely and collaboratively with SMEs to both enhance academic understanding of how firms grow, and provide guidance and analysis on their potential and capacity for development.

It serves as a hub for the wealth of expertise within the Birmingham City Business School, with academics specialising in:

  • Business start-up and entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Management and governance
  • Business strategy 
  • Innovation

Alongside delivering key academic outputs, publishing papers, winning research grants, and developing courses, CEIG also undertake applied practice and policy work. This involves working directly with firms, as key partners in the research process, and with varying state or lobbying organisations, including local authorities, Local Enterprise Partnership, and Chambers of Commerce.

Research projects

Here you'll find the full list of our research projects across all of our research areas.

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Research clusters

Our research clusters represent a range of key focusses across the centre.

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Our objectives

Our philosophy at CEIG considers growth and development in SMEs as a highly individual phenomenon.

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Business Growth Diagnostic

Find out more about our diagnostic tools designed to help SMEs grow.

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A full list of the centre's publications and details of active events.

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Members and partners

Learn more about the academic team working in the centre.

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