April 22, 2021 10:00 - April 22, 2021 11:30

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The ERC and Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Business Prosperity will be holding a Research Showcase  on Thursday 22nd April, 10 am – 11.30

Come and join us for our research showcase on SME business futures, where we will present new research findings on UK SMEs and their approaches to digitalisation and net zero, and the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.

The event will be held via Microsoft Teams and places are limited.

Read the full write up from this event below.

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Stephen Roper

Director - ERC

Stephen Roper is Professor of Enterprise at Warwick Business School, Director of the Enterprise Research Centre - ERC (www.enterpriseresearch.ac.uk) and Co-Director of the National Innovation Centre for Rural Enterprise (NICRE)

Anastasia Ri

Research Fellow

Having joined ERC in 2018 and more recently a member of the GEM UK national team, Anastasia’s current focus is entrepreneurship and small business economics investigating small firms’ financial constraints, performances and entrepreneurial attitudes and aspirations. She is passionate about giving policymakers the tools to understand the entrepreneurial experience including barriers to entrepreneurship, motivations of aspiring entrepreneurs as well as digital and innovative entrepreneurship.

Effie Kesidou

Professor of Economics of Innovation & Sustainability

Effie Kesidou has a Chair in Economics of Innovation and Sustainability at Leeds University Business School, is the Head of the Graduate School in the Business Faculty, University of Leeds and a CORD Fellow at the Center for Organization Research & Design, Arizona State University. Her research is interdisciplinary and uses applied economic methods to understand how businesses and cities can become more sustainable via innovation.

Maria Wishart

Research Fellow

Maria Wishart joined the Enterprise Research Centre in 2018 after completing her PhD in Ethics. She worked for seventeen years in SMEs before coming to academia. Since joining the ERC, she has contributed to a multi-country study into SME resilience and to a major longitudinal UK study into mental health in the workplace. Her work has addressed the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on small businesses, and she has led research projects focusing on rural enterprise and on workplace wellbeing. She is experienced at teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students and her research interests include SME resilience, workplace mental health and business ethics.

Jun Du

Professor of Economics

Jun Du holds the position of Professor of Economics at Aston University and serves as the leader of work package 4 within the ERC project "Internationalisation and Productivity." Additionally, Jun is the head of the Centre for Business Prosperity (CBP). Her current research focus revolves around formulating global business strategies encompassing international trade, investment, and technological advancements.