Policy Briefing

Management capability, business support and the performance of micro-businesses in the UK.

ERC Policy Briefing

Associated Themes
  • Management and Leadership

This report documents analysis from Waves 1 and 2 of the UK Longitudinal Small Business Survey, focused on the subsample of sole-proprietorships and micro-businesses (less than 10 employees), comprising 3,882 businesses. The report is specifically concerned with the impact of business planning, support and advice on performance outcomes. Performance is captured by indicators of innovation propensity, exporting propensity and intensity and turnover per employee (productivity) and in turn innovation and exporting are conceptualised as feeding into productivity performance.