The ENSR is able to carry out research about any issue related to the business sector, for instance:

• Entrepreneurship and enterprise development

• SME policy development

• Family businesses

• Management

• Training and competence development

• Innovation and technology

• Export and internationalisation

• Capital and finance

• Regional aspects

• Sectoral studies

• Labour market

• Evaluation, monitoring, benchmarking, impact assessments

• Regulatory review and administrative burden

• Energy, environment and CSR

Research is carried out on a commercial as well as a non-commercial basis. Most research conducted since the foundation of ENSR has been based on invitations to tender. However, ENSR is also strengthening their academic competence by enhancing the cooperation between members in academic research projects (subsidized or financed on a non-commercial basis, e.g. under national or EU research programmes).