We are pleased to announce the five new projects that will be funded under this year’s Longitudinal Small Business Survey (LSBS) secondary analysis small grants call, funded by the Department for Business and Trade.

Investigating Disparities in SMEs Digitalisation through the Analysis of Longitudinal Data, Dr Samia Mahmood, Nadia Asghar , Dr Kayvan Kousha , 

Flexible work and firm productivity/performance: An analysis of working hour arrangements and SME productivity in Scotland, Dr Sara Maioli ,  Dr Pattanapong Tiwasing and Dr Jane Atterton

Impacts of business support on venture performance and practice over time, Stephen Knox, Samuel Mwaura

AI Adoption and use in rural small and medium enterprises; An examination of network effects, Dr David Dowell, Dr. Rob Bowen Dr. Wyn Morris 

Advice and SMEs: Who Takes it and What Happens Thereafter?, Professor Ross Brown, Professor Marc Cowling, Dr Haoran Sun

The projects will be undertaken over the coming months and published by the ERC in the Autumn.