Upcoming Events

  • Winning the Talent War

    July 18, 2017

    The Fawcett Center, Columbus, OH

    The U.S. work force is at a turning point, with change swirling everywhere: Millennials are now the largest generation in the workplace. Baby boomers – and their decades of institutional knowledge – are nearing retirement after putting it off during last decade’s recession. Constant technological leaps are rewriting the rules for the skill sets that matter. What does this mean for organizations trying to attract and hire today’s talent? How does this change the game for their ongoing efforts to build an innovation culture and develop their existing employees?
  • Data & Digital Transformation

    August 16, 2017

    The Fawcett Center - Details Coming Soon

    An explosion of data and new digital technology are opening up exciting new paths for innovation at companies. But do we understand the opportunities and risks?
  • 2017 Global Summit: Developing the Workforce of Tomorrow

    October 27, 2017

    The Blackwell Inn and Converence Center

    The National Center for The Middle Market and The Ohio State University Center for International Business Education are hosting the 2nd Annual Global Summit. This year's focus is workforce development from a global perspective.

Join Top Academics to Lead Journal Quality Middle Market Research

Collaborate with top-tier academics to lead journal quality research addressing important business and policy challenges to the middle market.

Despite the middle market’s position as a leading indicator of the overall health of the U.S. economy, the market has been largely understudied. The National Center for the Middle Market aspires to partner with top researchers from around the world who share our passion and appreciation for the middle market. With your help, we can achieve our goal of thoroughly exploring and understanding the middle market.

Ultimately, the Center seeks to broaden the knowledge base for middle market researchers, companies, policy makers, and business students by serving as the leading source of reliable, and thought-provoking content, critical analysis, and actionable insights pertaining to the middle market. To that end, we fund ongoing proprietary and commissioned research. We widely distribute the resulting reports, presentations, and journal articles for consumption, comment, and dialogue.

We encourage you to get involved by submitting a grant proposal to get your research funded. You can also explore research currently being conducted by our Fellows in your area of study. Together, we can continue providing the thought leadership that influences the success of the vital middle market.

Research Grant Proposal

Do you have an idea for research that addresses important business challenges or policy issues facing middle market companies? Submit a proposal for grant funding!
Application Due Date: November 28, 2017

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Research Projects and Fellows

The National Center for the Middle Market approves and funds several research projects each year. The projects fall into the following major categories: sourcing capital, talent management, operational efficiency/supply chain management, innovation, organizational issues...

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