Ten applications were received in response to this call. An evaluation committee of Stephen Roper, ERC/ WBS , Ian Drummond, BIS and James Phipps, BIS considered the proposals using the agreed protocol (60 per cent for programme quality, 20 per cent for project team and cost) and agreed that five proposals should be funded as follows:
|An exploration of the successes and barriers relating to accessing external finance, and its potential role in helping SMEs to achieve their growth ambitions
|Jeremy Phillipson (Lead)
|Urban-rural analysis of LSBS|
|Andrew Johnston (Lead)
|Assessing the Characteristics, Determinants and Spatial Variations of Early Internationalising New Firms in the UK|
|George Saradakis (Lead)
Anne-Marie Mohammed Rebeca Munoz-Torres
|The Growth Behavior and Strategies of Family-Owned and non-Family-Owned SMES: Are They Different?|
|Nida Broughton (Lead)
|The contribution of alternative finance to business growth|
We would like to thank every participant for their interest and proposal. We look forward to having similar engagements next year and to receiving more proposals.
Anyone who was not funded is strongly encouraged to apply again next year.
We wish you well in your research.