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Center for Organizational Research & Design (CORD)

Department Keywords

STEM, social enterprise, Scientific, Technical, Human Capital

Department Description

Human capital is a core facet of STEM development and progress. CORD examines key dynamics necessary for building and developing a productive, diverse and stable STEM workforce. Moreover, we examine how public policy can influence the institutions and processes responsible for shaping such dynamics.

Technology transfer acts as a key mechanism for connecting various sectors with interests in STEM innovation and entrepreneurship.  CORD conducts research on the organizational, policy and individual barriers and facilitators of technology transfer, particularly in the context of commercializing knowledge and products created by STEM academics.

Higher education is a critical social enterprise that is slow to adapt to change. CORD performs interdisciplinary research on the design of higher education actors and institutions. Our research highlights how the design of higher education institutions shape the public value of performance outcomes.