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

Local social capital, necessity entrepreneurship and levelling up

‘You can’t do business without them’, says an owner of a food shop serving a local migrant community, talking about his social ties with customers who he consults for advice. ‘The competition is tough… It depends if customers trust in you. We have maintained trust in what we do and that’s why customers keep coming’… Read more