Mark Hart

Deputy Director - ERC

Mark is Deputy Director of the ERC and Professor of Small Business and Entrepreneurship at Aston Business School. At the Centre Mark leads on business growth and productivity research to understand the dynamics of the private sector over time and the role of SMEs as well as contributing to the work on growth ambition and access to finance.

Contact Details

Email:[email protected]
Telephone:0121 204 3048
Twitter: twitter.com/@markhart84
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Research Themes

  • Business Growth
  • Entrepreneurship

Biography

Professor Mark Hart is Professor of Small Business and Entrepreneurship at Aston Business School, Associate Director of the Aston Centre for Growth, and is one of the Programme Directors and Academic Lead of the national Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme. A 2014 recipient of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion, he has played a national role in promoting enterprise skills and supporting entrepreneurs as well as advising government on small business and entrepreneurship matters. He is Deputy Director of the national Enterprise Research Centre (www.enterpriseresearch.ac.uk) which is jointly hosted by Aston University and the University of Warwick and has as its mission to understand the drivers of small business growth.  Mark leads on business growth and productivity research to understand the dynamics of the private sector over time and the role of SMEs as well as contributing to the work on growth ambition and access to finance. He also manages the GEM UK national team for GEM Global which is the only international source of annual evidence on entrepreneurial attitudes, activity and aspiration (www.gemconsortium.org).

 

Research Report

State of Small Business Britain 2020

ERC Research Report . SSBB 2020

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Northern Powerhouse Local Growth Dashboard

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UK Local Growth Dashboard 2019

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State of Small Business Britain 2019

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Insight

Job Creation and Destruction in the UK 1998-2018

ERC Insight Paper

SOTA Review
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Understanding business resilience among under-represented groups in London

ERC Research Report

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Wishart, Maria, Roper, Stephen, Hart, Mark

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NI Local Growth Dashboard

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University, Queen's, ERC,

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UK Local Growth Dashboard 2018

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State of Small Business Britain Report 2018

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UK Local Growth Dashboard 2017

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Spatial Incidence of High Growth Firms.

ERC Insight Paper

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Unlocking UK Productivity

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ERC,, Sachs, Goldman, Bank, British Business

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ERC Annual Reports

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UK Growth Dasboard 2015

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A Nation of Angels. Assessing the impact of angel investment across the UK

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LEP Growth Dashboard

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ERC,, Accelerator, Growth

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UK’s Hidden Growth Champions

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Moving on from the ‘Vital 6%’

ERC Insight Paper

White Paper

Supporting Sustained Growth Among SMEs.

Among SMEs high growth is often episodic and not sustained. This paper reviews a number of international support measures designed to give SMEs the capabilities and resources to sustain fast growth.

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Burden or Benefit? Regulation as a dynamic influence on SME performance.

This paper contributes to contemporary debates concerning the impact of regulation on small business performance in the UK.

White Paper