Michael Anyadike-Danes

Senior Research Fellow

Dr Michael Anyadike-Danes joined Aston Business School in December 2011, having spent the previous four years as Head of Research at the Economic Research Institute of Northern Ireland. Michael pioneered the use of the ONS Business Structures Database to study firm-level performance in the UK in a collaboration between the Economic Research Institute of Northern Ireland and Aston University.

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Research Themes

  • Business Growth

Biography

Dr Michael Anyadike-Danes joined Aston Business School in December 2011, having spent the previous four years as Head of Research at the Economic Research Institute of Northern Ireland. Michael has pioneered the use of the ONS Business Structures Database to study firm-level performance in the UK in a collaboration between the Economic Research Institute of Northern Ireland and Aston University. A widely cited report for NESTA in 2009 investigated the importance of high growth firms (HGFs) in the UK and their impact on job creation, and the report was used by NESTA to draw attention to the role of HGFs (christened by them the “vital 6%”). The longitudinal firm-level database compiled by Michael for this study formed the basis of the UK’s contribution to the international comparative study of HGFs coordinated by FORA (the Danish small firm development agency) and subsequently used to produce tables for the OECD/EUROSTAT publication “Entrepreneurship at a Glance”. Together with Dan Johansson (of the Swedish HUI research institute) Michael organised an international collaboration to compare across countries the evolution of the cohort of firms born in 1998, currently there  are seven countries involved (Austria, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the UK). More recently the data work has been updated, extended with reports being produced for a number of public sector business support agencies, amongst them: Department for Business Innovation and Skills, Invest Northern Ireland, Scottish Enterprise and Leeds City Region.

Research Report

State of Small Business Britain Report 2018

ERC Research Report

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Research Paper
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Spatial Incidence of High Growth Firms.

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UK’s Hidden Growth Champions

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Moving on from the ‘Vital 6%’

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