The ERC is leading a 2-year European study on SME resilience, supported by the JPMorgan Chase Foundation. This is a landmark project that is focusing on the resilience of new and small firms and early-stage entrepreneurs in underrepresented communities.
The study involves research in five EU economies (UK, Germany, France, Spain and Italy), with research being undertaken in key cities in each of these countries (London, Paris, Frankfurt, Milan and Madrid). The study is exploring the specific challenges (and potential opportunities) facing business leaders from underrepresented groups.
The aim of the research is to provide a detailed understanding of these challenges and how they vary across different groups of business owners, and to identify tailored tools and interventions that can help to build more resilient businesses.
Publications & Reports
- Building resilience in under-represented entrepreneurs: A European comparative study. Full report
- Building resilience in under-represented entrepreneurs: A European comparative study. Summary report
- Building Business Resilience- Madrid Report 2019
- Under-represented entrepreneurs: A literature review
- Business resilience in an SME context: A literature review
- Business resilience infographic
- Understanding business resilience among under-represented groups in London
- European firms shun crisis planning ahead of Brexit, study shows
- Europe-wide study on ‘shock-proof’ firms ahead of Brexit
- Minority-led firms more likely to face “survival threats”