The Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies supports research into enterprise education, entrepreneurship and enterprise development. Not surprisingly, this field covers a wide spectrum of interests. Including: Academic entrepreneurship; Enterprise education; Entrepreneurship education; Entrepreneurial leadership; Entrepreneurial learning; Entrepreneurial sensemaking and behaviour; Entrepreneurship theory; E-Business technologies in SMEs; Gender and entrepreneurship; International entrepreneurship; New venture creation; Private equity and IPOs; business finance, Small business finance; Small business development; SME strategy; Social enterprise; Social entrepreneurs; Technology entrepreneurship. For more information see faculty and researchers interests.

With over 14 academics across Leeds University Business School (LUBS), the University of Leeds has one of the largest groups of entrepreneurship and enterprise faculty and researchers in the UK. The Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies hosts the Research in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies (REES) group, which supports a community of researchers interested in diverse forms of entrepreneurship and enterprise development as an important focus of practice, policy and research.

If you are interested in postgraduate research training working towards a PhD in any area of enterprise and entrepreneurship please contact Prof. Nigel Lockett. You will be part of an energetic research environment with opportunities for dynamic interaction with students and faculty members from across the globe. The LUBS research community offers a challenging and vibrant atmosphere that will stimulate your thoughts, focus your work and prepare you for the future. Other relevant LUBS research centres include:

The Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies is an Academic Sponsor for the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE), which is the UK’s largest and most well established network for individuals and organisations involved in small business and entrepreneurship research, enterprise support and advice, entrepreneurship education and for those who formulate, deliver and evaluate policy in this area. All Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies staff are members of ISBE with Dr. Richard Tunstall and Dr. Sally Jones recently serving as Trustees and with Prof. Nigel Lockett is a Fellow and Past President of IBSE. Additionally, Dr. Sally Jones is an Organising Committee member of the ISBE Gender and Enterprise Network (GEN) special interest group and Dr. Richard Tunstall is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research (IJEBR) the Official Journal of ISBE.

The Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies faculty present their work in leading research conferences around the world and publish in top-ranked research journals. As part of growing international collaborations, we has actively engaged in a number research exchange visits with iCARE at Aarhus University in Denmark and University of Malaga in Spain to develop new collaborative research projects. We are also fortunate to have the support of a number of visiting faculty.