Aiming high on R&D – Is the UK’s 2.4 % target achievable?

ONS figures published this week suggest that the UK spent 1.67 per cent of GDP on R&D in 2016 ranking the UK 11th in the EU. These latest figures put the UK well adrift of the ambitious target of 2.4 per cent R&D spending spelt out in the Industrial Strategy. So, is the 2.4 per… Read more

Publication news

All grown up? The fate after 15 years of a quarter of a million UK firms born in 1998.  Authored by Michael Anyadike–Danes , Mark Hart and published in the Journal of Evolutionary Economics.  All grown up? The fate after 15 years of a quarter of a million UK firms born in 1998 is the latest paper from the ERC helping… Read more

ERC Engagement

Mark Hart and Stephen Roper participated in a BEIS-ESRC invited workshop on ‘Business Support and SME Productivity’ in BEIS on Friday 16th February which was the first in a series of events in the review signalled in the Industrial Strategy.

Thought Experiment seminar

ERC Directors Mark Hart and Stephen Roper were guest speakers of the Open Innovation Team in the Cabinet Office on Thursday 15th February to kick off their Spring ‘Thought Experiment’ seminar series.  They discussed SME growth and productivity and presented new data and ideas on business support and innovation to officials from Cabinet Office, HMT… Read more

New Opportunities with the ERC

ERC currently have an opportunity for a Post-doctoral Research Fellow: Innovation and Productivity to work within the Enterprise Research Centre (ERC). The person appointed will work with Professor Stephen Roper on projects related to business innovation, diffusion and productivity.This position focuses on SMEs, innovation, productivity and business eco-systems.The post requires strong econometric skills, an interest in… Read more

The Future of the ERC

ERC are delighted to announce that the ESRC, along with funding partners BEIS, Innovate UK, the British Business Bank and the Intellectual Property Office will be funding an exciting programme of research and engagement at the Centre for the next three years. We will continue to cement the reputation of the ERC as the ‘go… Read more

Latest ERC Research paper published

Team size, diversity and performance of new ventures and SMEs : a meta-analysis. Research Paper No 64  New ERC research paper out today which describes what we know about the effect of top managerial teams (TMT) size and diversity on the performance of new ventures and SMEs.    

Latest ERC Publication

Organisational capital, exploration and exploitation: Econometric evidence for UK services firms. Research Paper No 65 New ERC research paper out today looking at practices in service sector firms.