Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research (ACE)

Queensland University of Technology

The Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research (ACE) is the leading hub in Australia for research-based knowledge in entrepreneurship, innovation and small business.The centre's two missions are: To be the leader in Australia and highly recognized internationally as a producer of high-quality research on entrepreneurship; and to be a major hub for making research-based knowledge on entrepreneurship – whether produced at ACE or elsewhere—accessible and useful to practice on both policy and business levels.

Organisation type
  • University Research Centre
Number of research staff
Up to 20 research staff
2 George Street, Z Block Level 7, Brisbane QLD 4000

Strengths and capabilities

  • Knowledge about individual drivers and effects of entrepreneurship
  • Knowledge about societal drivers and effects of entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship policy advice social science research design
  • Social science research evaluation data analysis
  • Research dissemination

Lead researcher

Professor Per Davidsson—International top publications on start-up; growth of firms and societal well-being and job creation

Achievements of the centre

  • Established the internationally annual conference, ACERE (Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange)
  • Multiple publications in leading academic journals in entrepreneurship and management
  • Held leadership positions in the largest international association for management researchers, the Academy of Management

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