ABOUT CEL: Academic Research
Stimulating Research Productivity
The CEL benefits from outstanding strategy, entrepreneurship, and innovation research faculty hosted by the Management Department in the College of Business Administration. Our research faculty includes:
- Michael Ciuchta
- Erwin Danneels
- Cameron Ford
- Leon Schjoedt
We work to offer thought leadership in our discipline, as demonstrated by our contributions to visible and influential scholarly journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and Strategic Management Journal.
Research Methods Clinic
The CEL is committed to supporting scholarship related to innovation, entrepreneurship, and regional economic development, and contributing to the University of Central Florida improving reputation as a research institution. The CEL helps enhance the productivity of our scholars by hosting a “Research Methods Clinic” with Dr. Steve Sivo providing research methodology and data analytic coaching to faculty and doctoral students. This initiative currently supports five strategic entrepreneurship doctoral students, as well as many other researchers in other disciplines.
Grants, Resources, & Opportunities
The CEL has also been instrumental in connecting doctoral students to research grants (e.g., $25,000 from the Florida High Tech Corridor Council to Diane Sullivan in 2006), data sources (e.g., National Establishment Time Series, Kauffman Firm Survey), and educational opportunities (e.g., Scott Shane’s intensive summer seminar).
The CEL’s meeting facilities are also well suited to research meetings – our expansive array of whiteboards is usually filled with the musings of our faculty and doctoral students. Overall, the CEL offers facilities, data, and advising resources in hopes of creating and maintaining a collegial “community of practice” including 8-12 active and ambitious scholars.
These efforts to stimulate research productivity are consistent with UCF’s overall improvement as a research institution. The university has tripled its research grant dollars in the past decade to over $120 million in 2009. UCF also is the #3 ranked research university on the IEEE Spectrum Patent Scorecard, trailing only Texas and Cal (ranking ahead of MIT, Cal Tech, Harvard, and Stanford). A new medical school opening in 2010 will likely help UCF research reach even greater heights. The CEL hopes to contribute to UCF’s continued rise toward excellence.