The Centre for Innovative Practice is a faculty-wide research centre that conducts research into innovation in the professions and organisations. Innovation may be related to new products, services, new processes or innovative marketing.
Formerly known as The Finance and Capital Market Research Group, the name of the centre was changed in 2001 to Finance, Economics, Markets and Accounting Research Centre (FEMARC) to better reflect the diverse range of research activities which take place within the School of Accounting, Finance and Economics.
SMERC is based within the School of Management and is recognised nationally and internationally for research in the small and medium enterprise domain that produces outcomes of significant value to academe and practice. SMERC has developed strong links with industry associations, the business community and government through support of, participation in, and facilitation of SME activities.