The College of Business strives to meet education needs by being a superior center for research in business. We believe teaching is enhanced by conducting research in our disciplines and by interacting with business and government. These organizations provide a rich source of applications that introduce us to interesting research ideas. Our faculty has the distinctive capability to publish high quality basic and applied research in their respective disciplines and in the management of technology. Faculty Research Interests The Center for Management and Economic Research (CMER) serves business and industry through consultative assistance, training programs and research, and by disseminating economic information. The UAH Small Business Development Center serves the needs of Alabama's small businesses to help them grow and survive. The Integrated Enterprise Lab serves business and industry through consultative assistance, training programs and research, and using systems analysis and redesign and data manipulation.