COPPEAD has fourteen Research Centers headed by faculty members.
Their teams include students of the Full-Time MBA and Doctoral programs, undergraduate students, School's professors and outside researchers, all of which working together in the COPPEAD's Research Space.
These centers are backed by external funding, which includes supporting government agencies and private companies, through the Research Chairs. More than resources for research, COPPEAD sees the Chairs as an initiative for dialogue with the corporate reality - something essential in the Administration field. All research production in the Centers are released to the public, being published in articles, conference proceedings and books.