The direction of Finance carries out research in the following areas: banking and financial institutions, capital market reforms, insurance sector development, corporate finance related issues, IPO-s in infrastructure sectors, IFRS, FDI, etc.
The academic staff participates in various conferences concerning these issues, their papers are published in conference proceedings and journals. They regularly participate in the conference on Business and finance organized by the faculty, IBSU and its partner universities, as well as other domestic and international organizations. Academic staff members publish their research in the Journal of Business. MA and PhD research and students’ involvement in the above mentioned activities also plays a great role in the research priorities.
The direction of management carries out research in the field of business activity concentrating on theoretical and practical issues including cases of business experience: theoretical issues of the general management process, such asthe modern tendencies of management theory and international practice so Georgian-specific characteristics, the challenges of international and local economic processes,as well as innovative practices in management of commercial, non-commercial, state or non-governmental organizations, that makes the foundation for establishing and development in Georgian creative business environment and market economy. Special attention is paid to the research, which is oriented on speedily changing market problems.The academic staff participates in various local and international conferences concerning these issues, their papers are published in conference proceedings and journals. They regularly participate in the Silk Road International Conferences organized by IBSU and the other conferences, publish their research in the Journal of Business. MBA and PhD research also plays a great role in the research priorities.
The direction of Marketing – research is a mainstay of our University and is an important foundation for teaching. It is especially important to us in this regard that the research has a practical application. The focus of our research activities is on the expansion of scientific knowledge. Basic research geared to problem-solving together with our practical orientation is an important basis for the education of our students.
Ambitious faculty members research, support and pass on their knowledge to others. Thus, we continue to provide both young and experienced academics with attractive research conditions. Junior researchers are specifically supported at our university.
Curiosity, active research and the continued learning of our researchers ensure highly relevant insight and knowledge at IBSU. In the interests of our students and faculty members, we believe it is vital to keep up to date in order to play a key role in the well-being of society as a whole.
The direction of Tourism carries out research intourism field, namely:
1. To research and create a database of tourism potential resources in Chokhatauri municipality, Guria region, June-October, 2014
2. To research and create a database of cultural heritage tourism potential in 12 municipalities of Imereti region, March –September, 2014
3. To research and create a database of hotels/guest houses in Tbilisi and publication of a directory (Starts from October, 2014)
(Research techniques: cabinet regime, internet resources/statistics, snow ball principles, surveys, questionnaires)
Results: Investigated resources, ready data base, created websites
Researchers: Tourism Program staff, Junior and Senior students