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Changing the productivity game in Wales

Earlier this month Stephen Roper contributed to a seminar run by the Institute for Public Policy for Wales at the University of Cardiff. The event focussed on policy initiatives which could be taken to stimulate productivity growth.
Read Stephen’s blog post following the event here: Knowledge diffusion, innovation and productivity – changing the game in Wales.

ERC at ISBE 2016

The sun shone for the Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship conference which was held in Paris this year. ERC was well represented with research papers, organised a conference theme on business growth and helped lead workshops on ISBE’s policy links and the Longitudinal Small Business Survey. Much of the discussion in the plenary sessions was about Brexit. The stand-out statistic was the 80,000 pages of treaty documentation which reportedly needs to be renegotiated.

Congratulations to ERC colleagues Best Paper winners.

Social, Environmental and Ethical Enterprise Winner.
Inconvenient Truth: Do UK Owner-Managers value Social and Environmental Goals?
Jonathan Levie | Mark Hart

Family and Community Business  Winner
Keeping it in the Family: Paradoxes of Leadership in Family Firm Strategy and Survival
Jane Glover | Kiran Trehan

With highly commended awarded to

Business Support, Policy and Practice
Getting transformational advice
Kevin Mole | David North | Robyn Owens

Entrepreneurship in Minority Groups
Migrant Entrepreneurship: Reflections on Research and Practice
Monder Ram | Trevor Jones | Maria Villares-Varela


Out and About with ERC

Go West – Export opportunities for UK firms in the US
Building on ERC research on exporting, Stephen Roper was the lead speaker at a House of Commons breakfast event on US exporting organised by the Inter-Parliamentary Trust. The discussion focussed on US market opportunities and some of the barriers faced by smaller firms in the US. Export support agencies were encouraged to provide more support for SMEs in ‘friendly’ markets such as the US.
Read Stephen’s blog here: 

Promoting womens’ enterprise
ERC partnered with the Pink Shoe Club in an insightful and inspiring afternoon event at the Shard focussed on womens’ enterprise. Discussion focussed on the opportunities for growth and policy and advocacy initiatives which could be taken to promote womens’ enterprise.
Karen Bonner provided an update on recent trends and research.
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Market failures in open innovation: implications and policy responses
Research Paper No49
Nola Hewitt-Dundas /Queen’s University Belfast 
Stephen Roper /Warwick University

Open innovation provides significant advantages for individual firms and may generate wider social benefits. 
Read the full paper here.
Read the Policy briefing document here. 
A seminar showcasing ERC Projects 1-9 will be held on Tuesday December 13 at the Shard.
If you would be interested in attending this event, please email CentreManager
To read more about the ERC 2016 - 2018 projects please visit the
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Professor Mark Hart chaired a session on “New Approach to Inclusive Business Growth” at the 20th Annual Ethnic Minority Business Conference held in Birmingham on 20th October. The session was devoted to Professor Monder Ram’s new project for the GBS LEP and included presentations from Citizen’s UK, the GBS LEP and local entrepreneurs actively involved in the project and representing a range of ethnic minority communities.
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