The Anderson Center’s research goals are two-fold:

1. To help entrepreneurs be more successful
2. To help communities invest more wisely in support services and infrastructure that has the highest ROI

To achieve these goals, the Anderson Center supports UT entrepreneurship researchers through the Anderson Center Research Fund and partnering with academic departments to promote interdisciplinary research.

No. 7 in Entrepreneurship Research Productivity

Thanks to the achievements of our five renowned Department of Management and Entrepreneurship research faculty members, the University of Tennessee proudly ranks No. 7 in the 2022 the TCU Global University Entrepreneurship Research Productivity Rankings.

Universities around the world are continually conducting research that impacts the future of business innovation. Launched in 2009 by the Neeley School of Business, the TCU Global University Entrepreneurship Research Productivity Rankings track research articles in entrepreneurship journals according to authorship and university affiliation. The list is the only research-focused ranking of entrepreneurial programs.

Anderson Center Research Fund

The Anderson Center Research Fund was formed with the objective of advancing the quality and quantity of UT-generated research on entrepreneurship and innovation. The program facilitates annual research awards, an entrepreneurship distinguished speaker series, and attendance at national entrepreneurship conferences. For more information about the Anderson Center Research Fund, contact the center’s Executive Director.

Babson 2023

The Haslam College of Business will host the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference in 2023.  Babson College established the Entrepreneurial Research Conference to provide a dynamic venue where academics and real-world practitioners, through spirited dialogue, could link theory and practice. Each year, the Conference attracts more than 350 entrepreneurial scholars who come to hear the presentation of more than 220 papers.