We welcome applications for 3 PhD studentships in the general area of SME performance which will be based at both Warwick and Aston Business Schools. Interested applicants are asked to provide a brief (3-4 page) project proposal outlining their proposed PhD research topic. This should include references to key literature and research gaps, an overview of the focus of the thesis and proposed research methods and an indication of potential publication outlets.

We welcome proposals on any area of SME competitiveness but preference will be given to applications which are relevant to UK policy agendas around productivity, innovation and exporting and/or business growth. We particularly welcome applications which have a spatial dimension within the UK or a comparative international perspective.

More information about the ERC, available datasets and existing research are available at www.enterpriseresearch.ac.uk.

Proposals should be sent in the first instance to the ERC centre manager  and will be considered on receipt.