Grant funding for Communities of Interest ~ Call for proposals

The Enterprise Research Centre invites applications for funding for Communities of Interest around specific research topics which can contribute to the evidence base on SME growth and development. Two grants of up to £4,000 each are available to fund research networking activity, workshops or seminars.                    … Read more

Community of Interest on Open Innovation in SMEs ~ Conference.

Community of Interest on Open Innovation in SMEs: Advancing Research with Policy and Practice Impact A one day conference will be held on Friday, 28 November, 2014, 9.30-17.30 Venue: Newcastle University Business School The conference will act as the impetus for the launch of the ‘Community of Interest (COI) on Open innovation in SMEs’, sponsored by the ERC,… Read more

“Communities of Interest” – Inaugural Meeting

Formation of  the Communities of Interest  The Inaugural Meeting for the Communities of Interest ( COI )  took place on Tuesday 26th August 2014 at UCL, London, UK Dr Mark Gilman, Director of the Centre for Employment, Competitiveness and Growth, Kent Business School, University of Kent  welcomed participants to the inaugural meeting of the COI. He will… Read more

Annual Academy of Management Conference 2014

Professor Tomasz Mickiewicz presented a paper to the Annual Academy of Management Conference – Philadelphia – August 2014
The Paper entitled ” Reversal of Fortune – Opportunity Cost and Endowment Effects Along the Stages of Entrepreneurship” was co-authored by , Mark Hart, Frederick Nyakudya & Nicholas Theodorakopoulos.

FSB Policy Conference

Professor Stephen Roper has been invited to talk to the Northern Ireland FSB Policy Conference at the Mac Centre, Belfast on the 16th September.
His topic is ‘The Small Business Administration:Something to Copy’ and reviews the evidence on the value of the SBA and the implications if a similar policy framework is introduced in the UK.

Research shows strong growth orientation of mid-market firms in the UK

A new research report The UK Mid Market: Pivoting to Growth’ (2014) by Professor Stephen Roper with GE Capital emphasises the strong growth orientation of UK mid-market firms and their optimism for growth over the next year. UK mid-market firms anticipate output growth of 6 per cent over the next year with exports growing 8 per cent.