Simon Raby

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Simon Raby is a Professor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Mount Royal University’s Bissett School of Business, in Calgary, Canada. Prior to joining MRU, he was the Deputy Director of the Centre for Employment, Competitiveness and Growth at the University of Kent’s Business School, UK.

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Biography

Simon Raby is a Professor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Mount Royal University’s Bissett School of Business, in Calgary, Canada. Prior to joining MRU, he was the Deputy Director of the Centre for Employment, Competitiveness and Growth at the University of Kent’s Business School, UK. His areas of research cover SME growth strategies, human resource management, leadership transitions, business model innovation and business support policy. Simon has led projects funded by the Leverhulme Trust, Economic Social Research Council (ESRC), European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Technology Strategy Board, Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS), Alberta Economic Development and Trade, and work commissioned by industry.

Research Paper

Business support and SME performance: exploratory analysis of the Longitudinal Small Business Survey 2015 and 2016 Research Paper No 70

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).

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