Research / Scholarship

The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development takes a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to research. We actively seek out faculty members at Rutgers and other institutions whose research complements our research focus. We bring leading scholars to campus for dialogue and collaboration. We develop Rutgers-based research projects and collaborate with other universities to extend knowledge, influence public policy, and impact practice.

The Center’s research focuses on five areas:

  • Urban Entrepreneurship — job creation, business development, business clusters, community entrepreneurship
  • Technology Entrepreneurship — technology transfer, incubators, technology clusters, leveraging university patents, green business
  • Social Entrepreneurship — social problem-solving, social-purpose business, social investments
  • International Entrepreneurship — institutions and entrepreneurial activity, SME’s and developing nations, entrepreneurship towards economic development, entrepreneurship as an international bridging process
  • Socioeconomic Development – urban institutions and development, economic development and emerging economies, grassroots economic development movements