The Centre for Networks and Enterprise (CNE)

The CNE was set-up in March 2017 following the appointment of a new Executive Dean to Edinburgh Business School.

Its stated aim is to facilitate research in network science for the business community. 

The Executive Dean, Professor Heather McGregor, is assisted by the Director of the Centre, Dr Dimitris Christopoulos, a team of post-doctoral researchers and research assistants.

Scholars and faculty members at Heriot-Watt University (within Edinburgh Business School and across disciplines) are actively engaging in our research and workshops.

Active Projects

The Centre is currently supporting research on gender and boardroom interlocks, finance syndication, social entrepreneurship, and career progression.  Our projects aim to optimise network interventions and offer policy advice where appropriate. 

Our research aims to support people to achieve their potential and facilitate business to optimize operations.

Social Enterprise Research Project

Investigating the impact of social enterprise and the motivations of social entrepreneurs in Scotland.

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Social Networks for Graduate PR Students

EBS is currently working in partnership with the Taylor Bennett Foundation...

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FTSE 100 Project

We have created an original dataset that includes quantitative data drawn from official records of UK FTSE100 companies...

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PhD Studentship Project

Finance syndication in the venture capital industry... 

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News & Events

Utilizing Social Network Research within Organizations

Wednesday 18th April, EBS North Pod - Dr Andrew Parker, University of Exeter Business School. (Time TBC)

We are delighted to welcome a guest speaker, Dr Andrew Parker, at EBS Edinburgh Campus on Wednesday 18th April.


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