Centre for Citizenship Enterprise and Governance (CCEG)
The Centre for Citizenship Enterprise and Governance (CCEG) has over 20 research active staff and generates very considerable income through the work of the Funded Project Unit, whose activities are aligned with the centre. CCEG projects have a high impact on both policy and practice in the UK and abroad.
CCEG projects have a high impact on both policy and practice in the UK and abroad. The work of Prof Nada Kakabadse, in addition to being extensively published, has directly influenced government policy on corporate governance in the UK, India, and Russia. The work of Prof Richard Sanders has influenced Chinese government policy towards the management and funding of rural business development. The award winning work of Prof Simon Denny has significantly influenced regional and sub-regional support for new entrepreneurs and has a national impact on the development of the social enterprise movement.
The centre's research students benefit from being part of a vibrant, well funded, and high impact research culture and are able to work closely with academic staff on a wide range of developmental activities, as well as on their PhD projects. All CCEG research students are expected to present at conferences and submit articles for publication in peer reviewed journals during their studies. Recent development opportunities also include being part of an editorial board for an electronic journal and writing 'debate' pieces for the Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship. CCEG research students also benefit from discipline based training designed to enable them to be competent in the business and management arena.
CCEG holds a formal research day three times a year, and organises at least one conference a year. Research students present their work at these events, including transfer presentations, thus enabling them to present to a large, informed and supportively critical audience.
CCEG has international partners in China (Shaoguan and Beijing), Sweden, Australia, and the USA. Academic staff from our overseas partners both present at our conferences and support some of our research students.
CCEG's Professor Richard Sanders leads a team undertaking research on the contemporary Chinese political economy, with specialisms in the Chinese environment, Chinese organic agriculture, Chinese regional economies and Chinese FDI overseas. There are currently four students studying for PhDs on China related topics. All enquiries should be made to Professor Richard Sanders.
The centre also has extensive UK contacts and networks. We work with members of the UK Advisory group on corporate governance, and the EU, delivering very large scale research and knowledge transfer projects. We also work with the European Academy of Business and Society (EABIS), the IEASA Business Ethics network, the British Academy of Management, and the Academy of International Business as well as with Institutes of Directors in the UK, India, Australia, Russia and South Africa.
We are delighted with our new partnership with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, set up in 2010. The centre now includes the China, Transitional and Developing Economies Group.