Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, the ERC is the UK’s leading centre of excellence for research into the growth, innovation and productivity of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Our research helps shape better policies and practices that enable SMEs to thrive.
Exploring the productivity gap
The second Savvitas Business and Parliament Forum on women’s entrepreneurship took place on March 22nd and was again skilfully chaired by Mark Hart, ERC, Aston Business School with Helene Martin Gee and Sue Lawton MBE. The topic this time was Productivity, exploring the UK’s productivity gap, whether this is wider for women entrepreneurs, and if so,… Read more
ERC/IFB Research Foundation : New Frontiers in Family Business Research Conference
On 2nd March, the ERC team were back at The Shard for the New Frontiers in Family Business Research Conference, our first event held in partnership with the Institute for Family Business Research Foundation. The conference aimed to bring together researchers, policy makers, and family business practitioners to discuss current themes and challenges in the… Read more
Adapting to a “New Normal”
Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2022/2023 Global Report The 2022/2023 Global Report launched today at the Annual conference presents the results of GEM’s 24th research cycle. This adds another round of extensive national surveys to an already substantial GEM database of entrepreneurial results. In 2022, over 170,000 individuals were interviewed across 49 different economies, adding their views… Read more
ERC Steering Group changes
We are pleased to announce the appointment of eight new members to the ERC’s Steering Group. The new members to join the group are: Liz Barclay, the UK’s Small Business Commissioner; Verity Davidge, Make UK; Delma Dwight, Midlands Engine; Nola Hewitt-Dundas, Queens University Belfast; Lee Hopley, UK Finance; Dinah Jackson, NICRE/Rural Design Centre; Richard Jeffery,… Read more
When it comes to innovation ecosystems, is bigger better?
Innovation Centres (ICs) are an under-reported and under-defined institution within the innovation ecosystem. Research by the Enterprise Research Centre and Cork University Business School for the Institute of Physics (IOP) aimed to understand the role played by physics-related ICs in supporting physics-based innovation across the UK and Ireland. The IOP’s reach across both countries provides… Read more
The State of Small Business Britain 2022: From Crisis to Crisis
The latest ERC State of Small Business Britain report has been published today. The report is the centre’s annual review of trends affecting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK and discusses the findings from research and analysis carried out and/or published by the ERC in 2022 including the results from our second ‘Business… Read more
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