The Enterprise Research Centre (ERC) was established in February 2013 to answer one central question ‘What drives SME Growth?’

Our mission is to become a focal point internationally for research, knowledge and expertise on SME growth and entrepreneurship. ERC brings the evidence base on SMEs and enterprise together, drives out new research insights and works with policy makers and practitioners to ensure research shapes better policies and practices to help SMEs to grow.

Watch the video to find out more about the work of the Centre by the Director, Prof Stephen Roper.

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Tomasz Mickiewicz

Annual Academy of Management Conference 2014

Professor Tomasz Mickiewicz presented a paper to the Annual Academy of Management Conference – Philadelphia – August 2014
The Paper entitled ” Reversal of Fortune – Opportunity Cost and Endowment Effects Along the Stages of Entrepreneurship” was co-authored by , Mark Hart, Frederick Nyakudya & Nicholas Theodorakopoulos.

Mac - Belfast

FSB Policy Conference

Professor Stephen Roper has been invited to talk to the Northern Ireland FSB Policy Conference at the Mac Centre, Belfast on the 16th September.
His topic is ‘The Small Business Administration:Something to Copy’ and reviews the evidence on the value of the SBA and the implications if a similar policy framework is introduced in the UK.