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Research and Learning Centers

Office of Accounting Research
Office for Banking Research
Bureau of Economic & Business Research
Center for Information Technology and E-Business Management
Office of Organizational Research
Office of Real Estate Research

Research and Learning Centers at the University of Illinois are designed to address the needs of students, faculty, and practicing professionals by providing teaching, research, and service programs in a variety of fields. These programs are designed to afford learning opportunities for students, advance faculty research, and offer practical solutions to the problems of business and industry. The College of Business Office of Research currently operates twelve such centers.

Office of Accounting Research (OAR)

The office was founded in 1983 to coordinate, facilitate, and disseminate the results of research endeavors in the field of accounting. Its activities include two major symposia, a research forum and professional speaker series, and a lecture series.

Office for Banking Research (OBR)
George Pennacchi, Director

The purpose of OBR is to raise awareness of research issues related to banking and financial institutions among academic researchers and professionals and to serve their needs through conferences, seminars, and publications.

Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR)
Mark Peecher, Director

BEBR is a research and service unit that serves the college, the university, and the citizens of the state through research, publications, and outreach.

Center for Information Technology and E-Business Management
Mike J. Shaw, Director

Established in 1997, the Center for Information Technology and E-Business Management is an interdisciplinary unit that fosters research and instruction on the use of information technology for effective electronic business. The Center draws upon faculty expertise from the College of Business, the College of Engineering, and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.

Office of Organizational Research (OOR)
Mark Peecher, Director

The purpose of this office is to facilitate and coordinate research on organizational practice by College faculty and doctoral students, as well as within a network of organizational scholars on campus. OOR's activities include an electronic bulletin board and email network, a speaker series, graduate student research support, and annual conferences and workshops.

Office of Real Estate Research (ORER)
Alexei Tchistyi, Director

ORER has four primary goals: 1) the sponsorship of high quality research on all aspects of real estate, 2) the dissemination of the information generated by the sponsored research to real estate professionals and the general public, 3) the contribution of useful information to public policy debates regarding real estate issues, and 4) support for the real estate education program at the University of Illinois.

For more information about the Research and Learning Centers, contact the individual directors or the Office of Research at the address and telephone number listed below.

Dean Office of Research
College of Business
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
430 Wohlers Hall
1206 S. Sixth Street
Champaign, Illinois 61820
Phone: (217) 333-2330
Fax: (217) 333-7410



Questions? Contact Linda Kelley
College of Business, Office of Research
430 Wohlers Hall
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1206 South Sixth Street
Champaign, IL 61820