“Communities of Interest” – Inaugural Meeting

Formation of  the Communities of Interest  The Inaugural Meeting for the Communities of Interest ( COI )  took place on Tuesday 26th August 2014 at UCL, London, UK Dr Mark Gilman, Director of the Centre for Employment, Competitiveness and Growth, Kent Business School, University of Kent  welcomed participants to the inaugural meeting of the COI. He will… Read more

Annual Academy of Management Conference 2014

Professor Tomasz Mickiewicz presented a paper to the Annual Academy of Management Conference – Philadelphia – August 2014
The Paper entitled ” Reversal of Fortune – Opportunity Cost and Endowment Effects Along the Stages of Entrepreneurship” was co-authored by , Mark Hart, Frederick Nyakudya & Nicholas Theodorakopoulos.

FSB Policy Conference

Professor Stephen Roper has been invited to talk to the Northern Ireland FSB Policy Conference at the Mac Centre, Belfast on the 16th September.
His topic is ‘The Small Business Administration:Something to Copy’ and reviews the evidence on the value of the SBA and the implications if a similar policy framework is introduced in the UK.

ERC Press coverage 2014

realbusiness   27/07/2014 Startup survival rates are best outside of big cities Huffington Post 10/06/2014 Coalition Overlooking ‘Worrying’ Rise Of Self-Employed Brits, Says Vicky Pryce The Telegraph Online  11/06/2014 Start-ups’ survival rate lowest in Liverpool Huffington Post 11/06/2014 Ukip’s ‘Ridiculous Nonsense’ About Migrants Slammed by Lord Bilimoria Business Reporter   11.06.2014 47 per cent of Liverpool start-ups… Read more

Research shows strong growth orientation of mid-market firms in the UK

A new research report The UK Mid Market: Pivoting to Growth’ (2014) by Professor Stephen Roper with GE Capital emphasises the strong growth orientation of UK mid-market firms and their optimism for growth over the next year. UK mid-market firms anticipate output growth of 6 per cent over the next year with exports growing 8 per cent.

State of Small Business Britain Conference

On June 10th the Centre hosted its inaugural ‘State of Small Business Britain’ Conference at the ACC Liverpool as part of the International Festival for Business 2014.