About The CBR
The Center for Business
Research (CBR) is a not-for-profit educational organization and was
developed to provide applied educational experiences to undergraduate and
graduate students in a wide variety of research areas related to business.
It was approved by the Board of Trustees for the Connecticut State
University on December 13, 1996. It is governed by a Board composed of the
Dean of the Ancell School of Business, representatives from each of the
Ancell Departments (and Division), two members from outside the Ancell
School, and two student volunteers selected by the members of the Board.
The CBR interacts with the
university and outside community through a number of channels. In addition
to the CBR Board, an Advisory Board exists composed of selected research
practitioners and other community members.
Funding for the CBR comes by
way of grants, contracts, donations and endowments in accordance with CSU
policies and procedures. As such, the CBR is empowered to pay students as
employees and others who are involved with delivering services to the
Center or its clients.
The research reports produced
by the CBR are primarily student products. Advisement and guidance is
provided by faculty participants. Faculty members volunteer and act as
advisers on CBR projects. Faculty advisement may include; assistance in
developing research plans, directing students sources of information, and
guidance in statistical analyses and report presentation.
The CBR concept is consistent
with the missions of WCSU and CSU. Emphasis is on student achievement,
encourage multidisciplinary perspectives, concentrate on applied research,
and utilize current technologies.