Enterprise policy and regional development

This area of the Department's research is concerned with examining the discourses of government policy-making in enterprise and regional development.

Within this group there is a focus on policy directed at regional development and enterprise education, including study on higher and further education. For example, decisions to invest in education and training are the outcome of social relations and structures, which are influenced by regional identity.

Studies in this group explore the role of personal business advisors in regional business support, the concept of regionalism, and leadership development in the public sector.