The ERC held a Research Showcase on June 20th 2017 at RSA House in London.
The agenda of the day reflected the range of research we are currently undertaking at the Centre. The aim was to share our research insights and ideas with our key stakeholders, and to engage in dialogue with them about these.
The ERC endeavours to provide timely and policy-relevant research on SME growth, innovation and productivity, and events such as this one play an essential part in us achieving this. During the morning session we presented findings from our closing research projects whilst in the afternoon session we launched four new projects, with stakeholders feeding their ideas to help us shape future research questions and approaches.The showcase generated lively discussion and we are very grateful for the excellent engagement from our stakeholders, whose insights will shape and strengthen the final project outputs.


Productivity and internationalisation in SMEs -Jim Love and Areti Gkypali.

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Finance barriers to growth and productivity -Stuart Fraser and Bo Grace Peng

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An exploratory study linking SME data to the science base – Bettina Becker, Enrico Vanino and Stephen Roper

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An Integrated Treatment of Firm Age, Firm Growth and Job Creation -Mark Hart, Michael Anyadike-Danes and Karen Bonner

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In the afternoon session we launched four new projects, with stakeholders feeding their ideas to help us shape future research questions and approaches:


Accessing and using alternative finance -Enrico Vanino and Mike Wright

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Leadership and management: an activity-based perspective – Kevin Mole

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Measuring the spillovers from publicly funded R&D activity – Nola Hewitt-Dundas and Stephen Roper

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Micro-businesses, SMEs, business support and UK productivity – Stephen Roper and Michael Anyadike-Danes

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