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September News from the Enterprise Research Centre 
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Three times as many immigrants involved in business start-up than life long UK residents.
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ERC Director Mark Hart contributed to a special feature of the ESRC Society Now magazine on Brexit.


An Entrepreneurial Perspective: What will be the effect of Brexit on small-to-medium sized UK businesses?

Read the full article here 

Projects
“Cambridge Milton Keynes Northampton Oxford Growth Corridor – Economic Assessment for National Infrastructure Commission (NIC)

Professor Mark Hart and Dr Karen Bonner, ERC, Aston Business School will be part of the research team for a new project alongside colleagues from Cambridge Econometrics providing quantitative analysis using ERC firm level data to give a detailed description of the structure of the local economic geography of the Growth Corridor and how that has changed. Final report of key outputs is due to be published late October 2016.
Events 
"Why Small Businesses Matter:
Amplifying and Scaling Small Businesses"

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK (GS10KSB), together with the ScaleUp Institute and Aston Centre for Growth, are hosting an exciting discussion on "Why Small Businesses Matter: Amplifying and Scaling Small Businesses" in central Birmingham on Wednesday 5th October, from 08.30am-10.30am.

Prof. Mark Hart (Deputy Director, ERC) will be presenting evidence on the first 5 years of 10,000 Small Businesses UK.
Panellists Charlotte Keenan (Executive Director, Goldman Sachs), Dr. Adam Marshall, (Acting Director General, British Chambers of Commerce), Mike Cherry (National Chairman, Federation of Small Businesses) and Dr. Sarah Underwood (Director, Leeds University Centre for Enterprise) will explore the importance of small businesses for the economy and how we can amplify their impact.
 
Leading UK small businesses, including newly AIM-listed Autins Group, will present their breakthrough moments and reveal how their businesses have successfully managed to scale.

For more information, please contact the event team by email at 10ksb@aston.ac.uk.
ERC NEWS
Introducing
Dr Vicki Belt 
who joins the ERC as 
Deputy Director - Impact and Engagement 
responsible for communicating and maximising the value of ERC research to stakeholders. 
Professor Mike Wright has been elected a Fellow of the British Academyin recognition of his research on entrepreneurial ownership mobility and finance. 
Mike joins only a handful of Fellows of the British Academy in the business and management field.
Ongoing work on SME exporters.
ERC Colleagues Jun Du & Jim Love co-authored a paper published in the Journal of International Business Studies. 
 

Abstract:
Intermittent exporting is something of a puzzle.. Our analysis helps explain the opportunistic and intermittent exporting of (mainly) small firms, the demand conditions under which intermittent exporting is most likely to occur, and the firm attributes most likely to give rise to such behavior.
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