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 Research at DCU Business School 


Research at DCU Business School advances knowledge and professional practice. We focus on strategic and operational challenges facing modern organisations. Building on the deep academic expertise of our people, strong national and international research partnerships, and active industry engagement, our research:

  • Contributes to changes in management practice.
  • Helps leaders transform performance.
  • Influences public policy.

DCU's vision to be Ireland's 'University of Enterprise' is a guiding principle for research in our Business School. It has also been critical in assuring our position in the world's Top 50 young universities, for the third year in a row.

With creativity, innovation and sustainability the cornerstones of our research community, we are a national leader in translating research knowledge into tangible benefits for Ireland and Ireland's Eastern Corridor. We are actively engaged in developing Ireland's island economy and Eastern Corridor, strengthening our teaching and research capability to meet urgent national challenges, like the development of entrepreneurs, managers and leaders..

DCU Business School has a high-quality scholarly research profile. Each year, our researchers publish, on average, over 70 peer-reviewed journal articles, 23 book chapters and six books/monographs. We research:

  • leadership and management
  • Finance and accounting
  • business processes and cloud computing
  • entrepreneurship, innovation and marketing
  • human resources and organisational behaviour 

With specialists in accounting, economics, finance and entrepreneurship, human resource management and organisational behaviour, management and marketing, DCU is a wellspring of current thinking and practical solutions. Increasingly, research in the DCU Business School is supported by partners such as:

  • IDA Ireland
  • Enterprise Ireland
  • European Union (e.g. FP7 and INTERREG)
  • Science Foundation Ireland
  • Irish Research Council
  • Multinationals and SMEs
  • Professional Services Firms

Each of our Research Centres and Clusters is a leader in its field; Their insights on leadership and innovation, cloud computing and commerce, family business and modelling and simulation are directly relevant to the leaders and managers of today and tomorrow.