About Us

The Clute Institute was founded in 1985 for the purpose of disseminating the latest academic research on various business and economics-related topics. The scope of our mission now includes the dissemination of academic knowledge within a broad range of topics.

To accomplish this mission, The Clute Institute publishes academic journals and sponsors multiple annual academic conferences.

Beginning with the Journal of Applied Business Research in 1985, The Clute Institute has become known for publishing quality academic research, as well as hosting great conferences.

Our Policies

Corporate Social Responsibility
Code of Publication Ethics
Open Access

The Team

Ronald C. Clute, Ph.D., Founding Director

Ron is the current and founding director of The Clute Institute. Professor Clute holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the California State University at Northridge, a master’s degree in economics with a public finance concentration from the California State University at Long Beach, and a doctor of philosophy in economics with a public finance concentration from the University of Notre Dame. He published 33 academic research articles during his 25 years of teaching. He taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Loyola University of Chicago, University of Wyoming, and Metropolitan State College of Denver.

Diane Pielat, Administrative Director

Diane has a Master’s degree in education from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.