The ERC are delighted to be involved in leading elements of the ‘Productivity from below: addressing the productivity challenges of microbusinesses‘ project, working with Monder Ram at CREME.

Bringing together three leading research centres: the Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME), the Enterprise Research Centre (ERC) and City-REDI (Regional Economic Development Institute) CREME has been awarded an ESRC grant to undertake a 3 year project titled Productivity from Below: Addressing the Productivity Challenges of Microbusinesses’.

The main objective of the research is to use scientifically rigorous academic research, co-produced in collaboration with practitioners, to design and implement scalable policies to boost productivity by strengthening management practices in micro-businesses. The project will produce important practical outcomes through the provision of evidence-based interventions in the form of customised programmes. These programmes will be designed to upgrade leadership and management skills that lead to a boost in productivity for the businesses. It will also actively support the development of a more responsive and inclusive business support eco-system in the West-Midlands.
Details of the project can be found here