MSM conducts applied research and policy advocacy in order to promote sustainable development and business in three research focus areas:
- Entrepreneurship, society and innovation
- Globalization, finance and trade
- Risk, business and sustainable development
These focus areas are supported by the Research Methods, Skills and Supervisory Support Cluster (co-ordinator: Ms. Jakomijn van Wijk, PhD) and guides the topics studied by DBA students in our DBA-school.
To increase the uptake of our research by decision-makers various dissemination and policy advocacy initiatives are undertaken including annual conferences and workshop events, publication of journal articles, books, working papers, occasional papers and business briefs. Various research fellows write their own blogs.
Entrepreneurship, society and innovation
Our research focus area on Entrepreneurship, Society and Innovation is concerned with sustainable entrepreneurship and inclusive innovation.
Globalization, finance and trade
Our research area on Globalization, Finance and Trade is concerned with global value chains and the position of small businesses in these, and how finance, investment, aid and the global economic institutions facilitate or impede shared prosperity.
Risk, business and sustainable development
Our research focus area on Risk, Business and Sustainable Development is concerned with businesses and entrepreneurs that pro-actively promote peace, safety, good governance and the promotion of the sustainable development goals.