BITE research objective is to better understand the counter intuitive nature of info-bio-nano in technology and management with the aim of informing new paradigms and practices suitable for the transition of economies following the global financial meltdowns.  Such an approach will undertake research and inform thinking and practice in areas that have arisen from poor risk management and associated decision making around corporate governance and business ethics.

We seek to break the mould of conventional thinking and associated approaches to research underpinning classical management sciences.  In doing so it will seek to inspire clusters of researchers to establish new ground rules and guidelines for business practices.

Structure

We will take a holistic approach to creating a coherent research strategy that will define BITE’s profile in the marketplace and within the research community.

We will endeavour to:

•    embrace researchers at all levels of experience

•    nurture new researchers and PhD students;

•    support research that aims to generate income as well as for the benefit of society in general;

•    foster research scholarships and fellowships

•    support the application of research through consultancy activities;

•    support applications for research grant awards particularly aimed at transition economies or transition management practices;

•    host at least one academic and peer reviewed journal and  seek to support staff to publish widely; BITE will have 5 research clusters:

1.    sustainable regional economic development in a knowledge economy;
a.    transition economies

b.    sustainable development

c.    fractured markets

2.    corporate governance and ethics;
a.    ethical practice and corporate law
b.    due diligence and stakeholder value
c.    Islamic finance

3.    transformative management and change;
a.    brand management

b.    creativity and knowledge management

c.    changing worlds

4.    risk and business strategy
a.    litigation risk

b.    reputation risk

5.    digital image
a.    IT security and hacking

b.    Online marketing and distribution

The sub-points are for information only to guide the reader through the types of areas that may be considered for cluster development. On the establishment of each cluster it is proposed that depending on their performance and impact, each cluster may well evolve through into a Research Unit that has its own research funding streams and eventually onto a self standing centre in its own right. At each transition point a proposal and business plan will be required to ensure that once BITE invests in the development of the clusters that they are sustainable.

A New Way to Enhance Business and A study of the underlying technologies and design principles of mobile commerce
International Development Legal Regime, and Developing Countries and A new paradigm in management training
Identifying the equilibrium in Production, Consumption and Waste and Chemoinformatics in Drug Discovery and Development
Raising Aspiration, Bridging the Global Higher Education Quality Gap and Bridge To Employment Through Higher Education
Approach of the west to developing countries, Investment and Investment Opportunities on the Continent of Africa
Islamic Finance, Mitigation of Risk in Commercial Banks: Derivatives and Hedges Paradigms, International Trade Finance