Producing high quality research is one of the main aims of ACF. This does not just include high-quality fundamental research, but just as importantly applied research. In the latter capacity, outputs of the department were for example used by the Commision Buysse when revising the Belgian Corporate Governance Code for Private Enterprises. ACF research also impacts business directly. Studies regarding the issues of SMEs in obtaining bank or other types financing were used by the Belgian Government to take legal action to improve the debt financing situation of small enterprises. The department also advises firms and other organizations directly via research based executive teaching programs and presentations aimed at professionals. Studies by ACF are typically multidisciplinary and multimethodological, meaning that they are extremely relevant to a wide variety of societal actors.
Members of the department are active in the following fields: