Upcoming Events

  • 2017 Think Tank: Strategically Align HR and Finance to Accelerate Business Growth

    July 27, 2017

    New York, NY

    In today’s fast-changing, competitive marketplace, the need for alignment across departments is imperative to encourage organizational efficiencies, and achieve business success. The Finance and HR partnership has never been more essential as organizations look to grow (both organically and through M&A). The two functions must be aligned on goals and objectives, allocating budgets, and managing talent and resources at the right time. 
  • 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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