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Increasing 'the Vital 6 Percent' : Designing effective public policy to support high growth firms
(National Endowment for Science Technology and Arts, 2014-01-13) - Working or discussion paper,
This paper examines the nature of high growth firms (HGFs) and how they are supported by public policy. HGFs have become a key focus for public policy within the UK and across many OECD economies in recent years. In parallel ...
Employee owned businesses - access to funding
(Scottish Enterprise, 2014-11-01) - Report,
This report presents findings from a research project concerning access to funding for employee-owned businesses (EOBs) in Scotland. The two main objectives were: first, to examine the role of funding for firms moving into ...
Targeted support for high growth firms : theoretical constraints, unintended consequences and future policy challenges
(2016-08-15) - Journal article,
High growth firms are now a major focus within enterprise policy. This paper provides a theoretically informed analysis of the rationale and effectiveness of targeted public sector support designed to support these firms. ...
A post-mortem of regional innovation policy failure : Scotland's Intermediate Technology Initiative (ITI)
(2016) - Journal article,
Brown R., Gregson G. and Mason C. A post-mortem of regional innovation policy failure: Scotland's Intermediate Technology Initiative (ITI), Regional Studies. The Intermediate Technology Initiative (ITI) was one of the most ...
Entrepreneurial acquisitions, open innovation and UK high growth SMEs
(2017) - Journal article,
This paper examines the dynamics of entrepreneurial acquisitions undertaken by UK high growth small and medium enterprises (SMEs). While entrepreneurial acquisitions are increasingly deployed by SMEs, little is known about ...
The geography of job creation in high-growth firms : the implications of ‘growing abroad’
(2016-03) - Journal article,
In recent years there has been an upsurge of interest by policy makers in high growth firms (HGFs). Interest in these dynamic firms has primarily been driven by their prodigious ability to create new employment. Despite ...
Reluctant borrowers? Examining the demand and supply of finance for high growth SMEs in the UK
(Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, 2017-07-19) - Report,
Employee voice through open-book accounting : the benefits of informational transparency
(2015) - Journal article,
This paper explores the concept of open-book accounting. It illustrates the benefits of open-book reporting policies in terms of their potential ability to correct informational asymmetries, and it sets out some ideas for ...
Working the crowd : improvisational entrepreneurship and equity crowdfunding in nascent entrepreneurial ventures
(2018-03) - Journal article,
Equity crowdfunding has rapidly established itself as an important part of the funding landscape for nascent entrepreneurial ventures. To date, however, little is known about the nature of the demand for equity crowdfunding ...
Innovation, SMEs and the liability of distance : the demand and supply of bank funding in UK peripheral regions
(2017-01) - Journal article,
This paper considers geographical variations in the demand and supply of bank finance for innovative firms in the UK. It uses a detailed survey on the finances of almost 40,000 UK Small and Medium Sized Enterprises for ...