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 and influences public policy.
DCU’s vision to be Ireland’s ‘University of Enterprise’ is a guiding principle for research in our Business School.
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
Research Expertise Groups
Our academic groups have an unparalleled combination of deep industry engagement and innovative research models.
The Accounting Group explores issues ranging from accounting education and CPD training approaches to the complexities of the auditing and taxation environment, and the evolving role of management accountants in business.
Economics, Finance and Entrepreneurship
The Economics, Finance and Entrepreneurship Group tackles pressing, real-world issues impacting business and industrial policy, including sustainable energy, life sciences, software sectors, and new firms and family business activity.
Human Resource & Organisational Behaviour
Research in the Human Resource & Organisational Behaviour Group ranges from the impact of leadership styles to the management of talent, the role of trust and the significance of networks, the group’s research has found application in multinationals firms and SMEs, knowledge-intensive companies and the public sector. It regularly hosts influential industry roundtables and an advisory to Enterprise Ireland and Invest Northern Ireland’ s management programmes.
The Management Group undertakes key problem-solving research for organisations, from data privacy to cyberbullying in the workplace, hospital process analysis to improve client waiting times, to procurement and supply chain improvement in large and small enterprises via ubiquitous computing.
The Marketing Group’s research impacts on a wide range of businesses including projects with SMEs on marketing metrics, digital marketing and marketing technologies, end user and online service/app specification, usability testing and UX.