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Research & Academic Centers

Faculty at IIT Stuart School of Business in Chicago engage in dynamic, collaborative research across disciplines. Focus areas include high frequency finance, sustainable enterprise, management science, and marketing analytics. View the Fall 2014 and Spring 2014 IIT Stuart Faculty Research Digests, highlighting a sample of recent Stuart faculty publications and research.  

IIT Stuart's research centers engage with industry partners on research projects and programming to meet the needs of the next economy. For more information about research at IIT Stuart School of Business, contact Siva Balasubramanian at sivakbalas@stuart.iit.edu.

The Center for Strategic Competitiveness

The Center for Strategic Competitiveness develops global partnerships to enhance innovation and creativity, and is the foundation for IIT Stuart’s strategically competitive curriculum. The Center’s mission is to develop Strategic Competitiveness into an approach to business that will enhance the ability of individuals, organizations, and governmental units to be proactive and innovative in addressing global market challenges in the next economy. In 2014, the Center for Sustainable Enterprise became part of the Center for Strategic Competitiveness, creating opportunities to implement practical and equitable business strategies that advance ecological sustainability, while fostering our current and future economic viability.

The Center for Financial Innovation

Financial innovation has been vigorously debated since the financial crisis of 2008. The Center for Financial Innovation (CFI) takes a comprehensive and objective look at the history of financial innovation, providing a central location for scholars, practitioners, media, and the general public to explore the many innovations that serve as the foundation for our global financial system. The Center will provide data, video interviews, and an Encyclopedia of Financial Innovation through the Center's website, which is currently in development.

Formerly named the Center for Financial Markets, and established in 1998 as the Center for Law and Financial Markets, the CFI has evolved from the vision of John A. (Jack) Wing, a financial and educational innovator in his own right. Jack Wing served as Chairman of Chicago Corp, of ABN AMRO Inc., Trustee of IIT, and the first Director of the Center for Law and Financial Markets.

The Center for Applied Public Management

The Center for Applied Public Management promotes best practices in government public management, drawing upon IIT Stuart's research expertise in areas including public administration, business administration, and environmental management and sustainability. The Center conducts problem-focused research on the governance and economic development issues faced by state and local governments, and evaluates existing government programs to provide research and training that will improve management practices. Campus research partners include IIT faculty specializing in law; civil, architectural and environmental engineering; design; and food safety and health.

IIT Entrepreneurship Academy

The IIT Entrepreneurship Academy (EA) provides distinctive and relevant education that emphasizes entrepreneurial thinking among students, alumni, and university stakeholders who interact with developing and existing businesses.