Centre for Networks and Enterprise Excellence (CNEE)
Led by Director Prof. Dimitris Christopoulos & Deputy Director Prof. Laura Galloway, CNEE operates four research labs: the Network Science Lab, the Entrepreneurship Lab, the Intelligent Automated Systems Lab and the Business Performance & Capabilities Lab.
CNEE is led by some of the world's leading experts in AI, leadership, entrepreneurship, networks, operations, and business performance.
Our CNEE researchers connect across disciplines to perform excellent and impactful research that transforms practice and shapes the future.
We strive to connect with stakeholders in the private, public, and third sectors, acting as a resource for practitioners, a source of trusted information for the public, and a catalyst for change in organisations, governments, and other policy-making bodies.
"Intellectually rigorous, evidence-based research of the business experience is both the purpose and the responsibility of the business academic. We add value where we deepen knowledge and understanding that informs those who create and develop businesses, those who work in the commercial world, and those who support it."
Professor Laura Galloway
Deputy Director of CNEE
Our research labs
Intelligent Automation Systems (IAS) Lab
The IAS lab brings together a multidisciplinary team with expertise in areas that help organizations understand, manage, and utilize IAS technology at an individual and systematic level.
Business Performance & Capabilities Lab (BPCL)
BPCL engages and collaborates with businesses from the private and public sectors in collaborative research to investigate and develop solutions to their challenges in measuring and managing business performance and capabilities.
Network science lab
In the Network Science Lab, we consider how systems of relations impact socio-economic outcomes. We have active projects on corporate governance, knowledge networks, finance syndication, venture capital networks, and risk in decarbonization finance.
The Entrepreneurship Lab focuses on all aspects of entrepreneurship and enterprise. Topics of study include those relating to SMEs, start-ups, family firms, self-employment. There is equally strong focus on innovation and on entrepreneurship as strategy.
At CNEE, we follow an inclusive approach to research. We strive to foster a dynamic research culture, provide a supportive environment for junior researchers, establish a platform for developing new ideas and celebrate achievements of all shapes and sizes.