Research and Grants
Raising the Bar on Entrepreneurship Research
Entrepreneurship is an emerging field with countless avenues for academic exploration. The McGuire Center is raising the bar on entrepreneurship research with a robust agenda directed at increasing academic understanding of the field and building crossroads among faculty across departments and colleges at The University of Arizona.
The James and Pamela Muzzy Chair in Entrepreneurship oversees the Center’s interdisciplinary approach to topics such as the valuation and enforcement of intellectual property, the sociology of networks, venture capital finance, contract design, the formation of social networks, governance and succession in entrepreneurial firms, and the effect of incentives on innovation.
Faculty members from around the University — and invited faculty from other institutions — interact at regular forums in which they share current research papers and explore possible avenues for collaborative, entrepreneurship-related research. This approach fosters an intellectual network that pays dividends for students who take classes from research-focused faculty and then apply the research shared in class to their venture concepts, and eventually, in the marketplace. The McGuire Center is also home to the Thomas R. Brown Chair in Technology Management and the Anheuser-Busch Chair in Entrepreneurship Studies, whose holders work to strengthen the Center’s ties to science and technology-focused initiatives and research and scholarship, respectively.
McGuire Entrepreneurship Scholars Program
Currently, a handful of courses emphasizing entrepreneurship exist outside the McGuire Center, which houses The University of Arizona’s formal entrepreneurship education program. The goal of the McGuire Entrepreneurship Scholars Program is to grow that number and the scope of disciplines in which entrepreneurship education courses are offered. The McGuire Center will award three selected faculty from academic departments across campus with $3,500 awards, based on their interest in developing discipline-specific or multidisciplinary entrepreneurship curriculum related to their field of study.
More information: McGuire Entrepreneurship Scholars Program
Commercialization Research on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Commercialization Research on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CRIE) organizes data for academics to do better research. CRIE seeks to make data available in both contiguous and relational form. The primary data asset of CRIE is the U.S. Patent Data. CRIE is a partnership between the Eller College of Management and the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship.
More information: Commercialization Research on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Arizona Innovation Research
The vision of the Arizona Innovation Research (AIR) Collaboratory is to be the premier university-based research group studying the role of innovation in organizations and society.
More information: Arizona Innovation Research
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