Stephen Roper

Director - ERC

Stephen Roper is Professor of Enterprise at Warwick Business School, Director of the Enterprise Research Centre - ERC (www.enterpriseresearch.ac.uk) and Co-Director of the National Innovation Centre for Rural Enterprise (NICRE)

Contact Details

Email:[email protected]
Telephone:024 765 22501
Twitter: twitter.com/@SteveRop

Biography

Stephen Roper is Professor of Enterprise at Warwick Business School, Director of the Enterprise Research Centre – ERC (www.enterpriseresearch.ac.uk) and Co-Director of the National Innovation Centre for Rural Enterprise (NICRE). He is an economist with degrees from the University of Durham, Oxford University and LSE. Stephen joined Warwick in 2008. Prior to this Stephen was Professor of Business Innovation at Aston Business School and before that he was Assistant Director of the Northern Ireland Economic Research Centre, Belfast.

Stephen has over 30 years’ experience of researching issues related to small and medium enterprises, innovation and innovation policy in the UK and internationally and has published widely in both areas. He has led over 70 externally funded projects, has been a member of a number of government advisory boards, and regularly acts as a consultant for OECD and the World Bank on issues related to small business development and innovation policy including projects in Austria, Abu Dhabi, Mexico, Israel, Columbia and Poland, Austria and Canada over the last four years. Stephen is an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences and a Fellow of the RSA.

Research Report

Assessing the impact of Covid-19 on Innovate UK award holders, Wave 3. February 2021

ERC / Innovation Caucus Research Report

Author

InnovationCaucus, ERC

Research Report

Assessing the impact of Covid-19 on Innovate UK award holders Survey and case-study evidence Wave 2 –October/November 2020

ERC / Innovation Caucus Research Report

Author

InnovationCaucus, ERC

Research Report

State of Small Business Britain 2020

ERC Research Report . SSBB 2020

Author

ERC,

Research Report

Evaluation of the Cavendish Enterprise ‘Business Boost’ project

ERC Research Report

Author

ERC,, Roper, Stephen, Drummond, Halima Jibril,Ian, Scott, Doug

Research Report

Assessing the impact of Covid-19 on Innovate UK award holders Survey and case-study evidence Wave 1 – June/July 2020

ERC / Innovation Caucus Research Report

Author

ERC,InnovationCaucus,

Research Report
Policy Briefing

Small firms and patenting revisited

ERC Policy Briefing

Research Paper
Research Report

Understanding value added per employee in six UK sectors: The insiders’ view

ERC Research Report

Author

ERC,

Research Report

State of Small Business Britain 2019

ERC Research Report

Author

ERC,

Research Report

Benchmarking local innovation – the innovation geography of England: 2019

ERC Research Report


Author

Roper, Stephen, Bonner, Karen

Policy Briefing
Research Paper
Policy Briefing
Research Paper
Research Report

Micro-Businesses in Ireland: From Ambition to Innovation

ERC Research Report

Author

School, Cork Univeristy Business

Research Report

Understanding business resilience among under-represented groups in London

ERC Research Report

Author

Wishart, Maria, Roper, Stephen, Hart, Mark

Research Report

Understanding micro-businesses in Northern Ireland

ERC Research Report

Author

Dundas, Nola Hewitt-, QUB,, Roper,WBS, ERC and Stephen, ERC,

SOTA Review
Research Report

State of Small Business Britain Report 2018

ERC Research Report

Author

ERC,

Research Paper
Policy Briefing
Research Report

Exporting, ambition, finance and SME performance: Exploratory analysis of the Longitudinal Small Business Survey 2015 and 2016

ERC Research Report

Author

Gkypali, Areti, Roper, Stephen, Peng, Bo Grace

Research Report

Benchmarking Local Innovation

ERC Research Report

Author

ERC,

Research Paper
Policy Briefing
Research Report

Innovation and HR practices in five professional service sectors A report for the UK Commission for Employment and Skills

ERC Research Report

Author

Roper, Stephen, Love, James, Bourke, Jane

Research Report

ERC Annual Reports

ERC Research Report


Author

ERC,

Research Paper
Research Paper
Insight

LEP Innovation Benchmarks 2002. 2010

ERC Insight Paper

White Paper
Insight
Research Paper

Unpacking open innovation.

ERC Research Paper No 19

Insight
Research Paper

Innovation, Innovation Strategy and Survival.

ERC Research Paper No 17

Research Paper

Openness and Innovation Performance: Are Small Firms Different? Research Paper No 12.

Traditionally, literature on open innovation ( the number of links a firm has to customers, suppliers and other firms) has concentrated on analysis of larger firms. This paper explores if and how the benefits of openness in innovation are different for small firms compared to medium and large ones. It suggests that small firms can benefit disproportionately from adopting open innovation approaches but that they reach the benefits of this approach at lower levels than medium and larger firms making the choice of innovation partner critical.

Insight

UK Mid-Market – ‘Overlooked Middle’ or Lair of the Hidden Champions?

This paper highlights two alternative views of the UK mid-market. The ‘overlooked middle’ perspective emphasises that UK economic policy in relation to Medium Sized Businesses (MSBs) has been symbolic rather than substantive, lacking scale and consistency. The 'Hidden Champions' perspective recognises the rapid growth of leading MSBs and the lack of acknowledgement they receive in the UK.

Authors
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.

Insight

Gearing up for Growth Vouchers

ERC Insight Paper

Authors
Research Report

Benchmarking local innovation – the innovation geography of the UK

ERC Research Report

Author

ERC,

Research Paper

Paradigm Shift or Business as Usual?

ERC Research Paper No 6

Research Paper
White Paper

SME Innovation, Exporting and Growth.

ERC White Paper No 5