Chad Saunders is an Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary. Chad holds adjunct appointments with the Department of Community Health Sciences and the Department of Medicine at the Cumming School of Medicine, where he is the eHealth Services and Strategy Lead with the healthcare innovation incubator the Ward of the 21st Century (w21c.org). His research interests include the support that entrepreneurs draw upon with a particular interest in the role of academic-industry collaborations and academics engaged in entrepreneurial activities. His work is published in leading journals, including Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of Business Venturing, and Research Policy.
Business support and SME performance: exploratory analysis of the Longitudinal Small Business Survey 2015 and 2016 Research Paper No 70
Published: 16 May 2018
This report presents findings from a study of the relationship between business support and Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) performance. The analysis draws on two waves of data (2015, 2016) from the Longitudinal Small Business Survey (LSBS), a large-scale telephone survey of 15,502 SME employers (e.g. owners and managers).
The survey defines SMEs as businesses with between one and 249 employees, with further sub-group analysis based upon employment size: micro businesses (1-9 employees); small businesses (10-49 employees); and medium-sized businesses (50-249 employees). This report is delivered by the Enterprise Research Centre (ERC).