China Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Center (CIERC)

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China Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Center (CIERC)

Chengdu, China 

Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE
Western Business School of China (WBS)

Organizational Structure

The Center consists of a director, an administrative assistant and affiliated faculty from different research fields at SWUFE. The affiliated faculty can come from university or any other institution, depending on the research needs.

Mission

The CIERC seeks to act as a principal catalyst for linking innovation and entrepreneurship within, and between, global and China companies and institutions. It will also provide a platform to bring together leading scholars around the world to further develop WBS’s research capabilities in innovation and entrepreneurship, and business sustainability.

Main Activities 

1. Training of faculty, students, professionals in non-degree programs focused on development of capabilities to lead, manage and innovate in social projects and management.

2. Connection to the Graduate Programs of Business Administration and Applied Social Sciences at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics by offering an applied context to enhance studies in Master and Doctor degree level, aligning with the themes of entrepreneurship, innovation and social management.

3. Consultancy to projects related to social entrepreneurship and innovation with a special focus on strategies to overcome poverty in China.

Contact

Dr Jason Chih-Chieh CHEN
Associate Dean

cchen@swufe.edu.cn