SME Resilience

ERC researchers  were in London on 29-30 November kicking off a 2-year European study on SME resilience funded by the JP Morgan Chase Foundation. This is a landmark project profiling the resilience of new and small firms and early-stage entrepreneurs (i.e., nascent entrepreneurs) to external shocks. The focus will be on 5 EU economies (U.K,… Read more

GEM UK: Northern Ireland Report 2016

Authored by ERCs Mark Hart , Karen Bonner and Jonathan Levie the Northern Ireland element of the annual report, sponsored by Invest Northern Ireland was launched at an event hosted by Mid Ulster District Council in Cookstown today, Friday November 24th. Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) research consortium has been measuring the entrepreneurship activity of working-age adults… Read more

Unlocking UK Productivity

Press Coverage ERC Published on November 16th 2015, the report was co-authored by Enterprise Research Centre, Goldman Sachs and British Business Bank. Economic Voice 16/11/2015 New report finds smaller businesses are key to solving UK’s ‘productivity gap’ Economic Voice 16/11/2015 SME growth ambition key to UK productivity puzzle Economic Voice 16/11/2015 Small businesses might be… Read more

Opportunities at the ERC

ERC currently have opportunities for three post-doctoral researchers to work within the Enterprise Research Center (ERC).  For more information on these opportunities and details on how to apply please click here . Innovation Research Fellow: Productivity in UK Engineering -Fixed-term,full-time contract until 31.01.2021 Research Fellow: Innovation Studies – Fixed-term, full-time contract until 31.01.2021 Research Fellow: Business… Read more

Does the gender pay gap exist in the world of entrepreneurship?

Latest research from the ERC using data from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) shows that the number of new female entrepreneurs in the UK is on the rise. So, it is good news if you are a female entrepreneur? No, unfortunately. The research also reveals that there are large disparities between different parts of the country when… Read more

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ERC staff and associates presented a number of papers at the Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) conference in Belfast on November 8/9th. Four papers were among the best paper nominees in their respective conference tracks. ERC staff also led sessions on impact (at the PhD colloquium), policy and practice and contributed to a… Read more