December News from the ERC
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Season's Greetings

2015 has been a busy and productive time for the ERC.
In this newsletter we highlight some of our key publications this year. 
We look forward to continuing our research in 2016 and wish all our colleagues and associates Season's Greetings and a Happy New Year.

Key Publications of  2015

The Sociology of Enterprise  
Innovation in Legal Services
Unlocking the UK Productivity Puzzle

ERC Data Resources

Robust analysis requires high quality data and one of the Enterprise Research Centre’s goals is to enable better exploitation of existing data on SMEs and support the development of new data sources.
Much ERC analysis is based on firm-level micro-data accessed via a team project on the UK Data Service’s Secure Lab. This project area includes integrated data from the Business Structure Database (BSD), the Community Innovation Survey (CIS), and the Annual Business Survey (ABS) as well as cross-sectional datasets such as the Employer Skills Survey 2011. By linking these datasets together and cross tabulating them for the first time, we can explore a wider variety of indices on firm characteristics and undertake longitudinal analyses to produce a more composite view of SME growth.
You can read more about all the data sources we routinely use. Click here to download our ERC Data Resource guide here.
Our longer term aim is to widen the number of data sources available to the Centre’s researchers and we are actively working with third parties to do so.
Click here to visit the ERC Datasets webpage.
We are keen to encourage research use of these datasets. If you are interested in having access to the ERC’s data project please contact either Mark Hart ( or Stephen Roper (
Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship.
Fixed-term, full-time contract until
31 January 2018. 

Applications are invited for a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship based in the Enterprise Research Centre at Warwick Business School.
The person appointed will work with Professor Stephen Roper, Professor Jim Love and Professor Nola Hewitt-Dundas (Queens, Belfast).
This position is part of the Enterprise Research Centre’s programme focussing on SMEs, innovation, productivity and business eco-systems. The post requires strong analytical and econometric skills and ideally experience of working with innovation survey data. 

The Research Fellow will be involved actively in all aspects of the project including dataset maintenance and development, econometric estimation, and co-authoring and presenting conference and academic papers. The Research Fellow will also be expected to contribute actively to the impact strategy and wider dissemination of research results to stakeholders and policymakers. 

The Enterprise Research Centre is a collaborative research centre led by Warwick and Aston Business Schools with Imperial, Strathclyde, Birmingham and Queen’s University School of Management as partner institutions. The Enterprise Research Centre is co-funded by the ESRC, BIS, Innovate UK and, from January 2016, by the British Business Bank.
More details can be found at 

Interview date: Week commencing 18 January 2016
The closing date is 10 January 2016.

Advert Link: Research Fellow (77042-125)

A Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship based in the Enterprise Research Centre at Aston Business School will also be available and this vacancy will be advertised within the next few days .
For more information regarding this role, please contact Wendy Ferris, ERC Manager, Aston University.
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ERC’s Michael Anyadike-Danes has accepted an appointment onto the Microbusiness Research Portal Advisory Board comprising a range of experts from across government, academia and private sector.
The Microbusiness Research Portal is being launched as part of a partnership between the ONS (Office for National Statistics), the University of St Andrews and Middlesex University, with the active support of BIS to provide a powerful source of research evidence for policy-makers and practitioners as well a unique academic research resource for those interested in the characteristics, drivers, growth and development of microbusiness.

Private sector creates record number of new jobs

Click here for the full ERC press release.

The effect of accelerators on the European startup ecosystem

(Hype or Hope?)”

 In partnership with ERC, Imperial College Business School is launching a seminar in London on January 28th, 2016 to explore the effect of accelerators. The seminar is intended for academics, policy makers, research practitioners from across Europe with the goal to expose the participants to different international perspectives, evidence on accelerators and its effect on regional entrepreneurial ecosystems.This is also an opportunity to form a network of relationships with key players from the European startup ecosystem. 
For more details please contact:
Jonas van Hove  




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