ERC News for July 2016
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Read the latest ERC Blog "Rewriting the Innovation Rule Book " 
to our ERC Research Fellows,
Karen Bonner and Enrico Vanino on successful completion of their PhDs. 
Ambitious Entrepreneurship and Migration
A Multi-Level Study across the Local Authorities in England and Wales

Research Paper No 47
Mark Hart, Aston University
Tomasz Mickiewicz, Aston University
We consider why both immigrants and regional migrants may embark on different types of entrepreneurial projects: high versus low aspiration; opportunity driven versus necessity driven. Next, using Global Entrepreneurship Monitor data, we construct a multiple-years sample of UK working age population with wide spatial coverage, and apply a multi-level multinomial logit model to test and compare propensities of migrants to enter into different forms of entrepreneurship. 
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Decomposing UK aggregate labour productivity and growth: 1998-2013 using the ONS business structure database data
Research Paper No. 48
Jun Du, Aston University
Karen Bonner , Aston University

This study provides a comprehensive analysis of UK labour productivity patterns and contributing factors over the 1997-2013 period. Based on the ONS Business Structure Database (BSD), we present a full picture of the UK firms’ productivity patterns in the whole economy over the examined period and in particular during the “Great Recession”, at aggregate level, sector level, and among heterogeneous groups. 
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Understanding self-employment

Insight Paper 
Enrico Vanino, ERC, AstonUniversity.
This Insight Paper presents the key findings of studies presented at the "Understanding Self-Employment” workshop organised by the Microbusiness Research Portal with the support of the Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (CEEDR) at Middlesex University Business School on the 7th June 2016. The seminar explored the recent increase in self-employment in the UK, discussed the problems related to the definition of self-employment and presented the implications for policy development.

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ERC@Venturefest West Midlands
Karen Bonner and Stephen Roper presented some of the most recent results from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor at West Midlands Venturefest on 23rd June.
Levels of entrepreneurial activity in the UK remain high relative to the pre-2008 period with a notable increase in start-up activity among older individuals. Levels of opportunity based start-up activity among migrants are significantly higher than those of long-term UK residents.
View the full presentation here
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Karen Bonner and Jun Du were invited to present their productivity report 
"Can firm-level data help solve the productivity puzzle? findings from new research” at the HMT roundtable workshop on June 10th 2016.
Further details of this report will be announced shortly on the ERC website.

Sara Carter presented three co-authored papers at the Babson Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Conference in Bodo, Norway June 2016.
Pret,T. Shaw,E. Carter,S. (2016) Entrepreneurial Ideation: Exploring The Role Of Creativity. 
Kuhl, A.Carter, S. (2016) How Entrepreneurship Affects Families: Financial Management Practices Of Entrepreneurial Households.
Esidou,E. Carter,S. (2016) Entrepreneurial Leadership - An Exploration of Critical Incidents, Outcomes And Life Cycle Effects To Business Development And Growth.

Sara Carter contributed to an article for the FT on female entrepreneurship.
Read the full article here 

Congratulations to Stephen Roper and Nola Hewitt-Dundas who won best scientific paper at the UIIN conference in Amsterdam, June 16th 2016. 
The marketization of higher education: A causal analysis of innovation in UK universities.ERC Research Paper No 39

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