Centres & Groups

College of Business Research Centres and Groups


The Business Society Sustainability Research Centre is a designated DIT research centre committed to critical and creative analysis and reflection on the impacts of business on the wider society and the impact of the wider society on business. Central to these impacts is the theme of sustainability understood not only in its ecological sense but also in the sense of the ability of business to maintain ethical and political legitimacy through creating value in the long-term. The centre engages in a diversity of analytical perspectives and encourages an iterative dialogue between academics, practitioners and policy-makers. Further information: Dr Brendan O’Rourke at (e) brendan.orourke@dit.ie.



The Arthur Ryan Retail Centre, established in September 2012 in DIT, is an innovative centre for Retail Excellence. The centre is located in the School of Retail and Services Management within the DIT College of Business. The Centre acts as an interface between academia and the retail sector and aims to contribute towards the development of sustainable retail policy, effective retail education and supportive retail services for the retail and services sector. Further information: John Jameson at (e) john.jameson@dit.ie.



The 3S Group (Smart Sustainable Solutions for complex business processes) is a multi-disciplinary group specialised in business process optimisation. It applies state-of-the-art management science expertise (including Operations Research, Business Process analysis, and Operations Management) to address complex business process issues and develop innovative solutions for a number of applied activity areas including healthcare systems, industrial supply chains and knowledge assessment.  Further information: Dr Amr Arisha at (e) amr.arisha@dit.ie.



The Institute for Minority Entrepreneurship was established to offer minority groups in Ireland equal opportunity through entrepreneurship education and training. This engagement programme is underpinned by studies of entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurship opportunity in a range of minority contexts. Further information: Professor Thomas Cooney at (e) thomas.cooney@dit.ie.



TOPIK brings together an international multidisciplinary group of researchers who are pioneering research on the challenges that scientists face as principal investigators in leading and managing large scale funded research projects. Key activities include (i) advancing knowledge of principal investigators through further empirical studies and gathering comparative cross country data; and (ii) Creating professional development principal investigator self- evaluation tools, gaming and frameworks to support the development of principal investigators based on insights from our research findings. Further information: Paul O’Reilly at (e) paul.oreilly@dit.ie



The consumption & leisure studies group (cls) aims to bring together academics researching in the areas of consumption, consumer society, media studies, and sport and leisure studies Further information: Dr. Paddy Dolan at (e ) paddy.dolan@dit.ie and Dr. Olivia Freeman at olivia.freeman@dit.ie.



TU Dublin's Digital Marketing Research Group is dedicated to the advancement of academic knowledge and industry application of the wider topic areas of digital marketing strategy, analytics, and technology. The DMRG aims to facilitate national and international leading scholarly and industry research in the field of digital marketing, addressing the needs of business and society in the thematic areas of digital advertising and social media, mobile marketing, platform and cloud services, web data management, and innovative digital technologies. The group provides an inclusive and outward looking environment for research development, fostering interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research to achieve maximum impact in real-world applications. The DMRG is committed to understanding the risks, challenges, and opportunities associated with new disruptive and transformative ways of doing business today, by exploring and operationalising collaborative problem solving research in the digital age. The key principles of the DMRG is to contribute through rigorous and meaningful research, academic and industry collaboration and impact reflected in our commitment to increase quality, quantity, and output of our research endeavour. https://www.dit.ie/business/schools/marketing/digitalmarketingresearchgroup/