The Enterprise Research Centre works to discover what drives the growth of SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises). What makes them successful, who are today's entrepreneurs and what can government and providers of finance do to make more SMEs more successful?
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Most business innovation in clusters from Cambridge to Oxfordshire and South West England - but London not as innovative as thought, according to ERC report.
A report published today by the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies argues that the 'Barnett formula' is flawed - protecting Scotland and Northern Ireland from hundreds of millions of cuts.
Legislation to promote flexible working arrangements may be benefitting family relationships. A survey shows that flexible working has improved work-life balance for many people.
The majority of young people live in the underdeveloped countries of the Global South, where increased access to schooling has led to the phenomenon of the 'educated unemployed' - frustrated by the lack of social and economic opportunities.
Increased public funding of research is followed by increased research engagement from the private sector, new report shows.
By far the most important reason that housing is so expensive is our planning policy, shows research from the Spatial Economics Research Centre.
The methods for forecasting energy costs are improving, but with the complexities involved the key challenge is to communicate how uncertain the estimates are, concludes a new report from the UK Energy Research Centre.
"Despite the recession there are signs that working life has improved in a number of respects for those who have been lucky enough to stay in work," says Professor Stephen Wood, following first findings from the 2011 Workplace Employee Relations Survey.
Following the success and public interest around the inaugural event last year, the 2013 Festival of Economics, co-sponsored by the ESRC, is about to be launched in Bristol.