Initiative for Qualitative Research in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Qualitative research, training, and teaching activities

The mission of the Initiative for Qualitative Research in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (INQUIRE) is to support qualitative research on innovation and entrepreneurship, train faculty and students in qualitative methods, disseminate findings from qualitative research to business and society, and develop course materials featuring diverse protagonists.

While qualitative research is relatively rare within business schools, it has a storied history at the University of Illinois and Gies College of Business. INQUIRE builds upon and strengthens this tradition by providing a unique vehicle for top qualitative scholars to share ideas. Equally important, it creates an opportunity for students, the Gies community, and the world to learn more about qualitative research. INQUIRE supports qualitative researchers from across Gies Business, with a special emphasis on studies of innovation and entrepreneurship.


We invite you to join us.

INQUIRE brings together researchers and resources that expands the field of qualitative research and delivers opportunities to strengthen a well-rounded business education. Contact us (LINK) to learn more about joining our collaborative community in this effort.

INQUIRE is generously supported by Gies College of Business and the University of Illinois President’s Distinguished Faculty Recruitment Program, a fund that provides resources to enhance the international reputation of the University of Illinois system.

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