When it comes to research, the School of Business draws its inspiration from the problem-solving legacy in Stevens' DNA.

Throughout the university's history, its faculty have uncovered breakthroughs that have benefited society and business by focusing on areas of real need in the world. The School of Business is no different.

Faculty at the School of Business work collaboratively to seek answers to some of the most challenging questions facing businesses today.
Stevens researchers emphasize a collaborative approach that brings varied management perspectives to modern business problems.

The pursuit of knowledge at the School of Business is driven by a desire to solve real-world problems faced by executives in a variety of industries who grapple with questions about how technology can actually create opportunities, streamline processes and create greater efficiencies for their enterprises. This is evidenced by the many companies that seek out Stevens faculty for consulting work. School of Business faculty also publish their research in some of the most influential journals in academia, and the school's research is well recognized on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN), which tracks downloads of faculty by institution. The School of Business has a strong and growing presence on SSRN.

Among the research questions being explored by School of Business faculty:

  • What types of leadership is most effective in a technical environment?
  • How is innovation created and nurtured?
  • What are the characteristics of a successful project manager?
  • How can uncertainty be accounted for in a major project?
  • How can A.I. augment — not replace — humans at work?

Research Specialties

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Creativity, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Focuses on identifying programs, platforms and protocols that empower organizations to leverage the changing nature of teams, organizational hierarchy, crowds and markets. The agile engagement of large crowds enables organizations to address large-scale problems and move rapidly from idea to implementation.

Creativity, Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Stevens
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Collaboration, Networks and Markets

Explores how creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship spur the generation of ideas, products and processes. Since businesses create value through new products and services, research areas like digital innovation are applicable to a range of industries.

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Decision Analytics and Big Data

Today's natural and social ecosystems provide data that enables companies to customize products and services in financial analytics, digital marketing, risk management, decision support and other areas. Companies that leverage their online data and sensor information create countless opportunities to better predict customer behavior.

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