ERC's research activity is divided into six research themes:
Theme 1: Entrepreneurial Ambition and Growth
Theme 2: Entrepreneurial Leadership, Capabilities and Growth
Theme 3: Diversity and SMEs in the Emerging Economy
Theme 4: Finance and Growth
Theme 5: SME Innovation, exporting and growth – An Embedded Perspective
Theme 6: Firm Dynamics, Job Creation and Productivity Growth
ERC is supported by a Funders' Group and an independent Advisory Group. The Funders Group comprises (from right to left): Mark Hart, Deputy Director, ERC; Nigel Walker, (TSB); Carol Murray, (BIS); Martin Cooke (Chair, ESRC); Irene Graham (BBA); David Ridley (ESRC); Stephen Roper, Director ERC.
The ERC Advisory Group is chaired by Sir Richard Lambert. The role of the advisory group is to advise on the strategic direction of the Centre, monitor the progress of programmes and projects against the agreed objectives, and contribute to effective communication.
The Advisory Group comprises members of the Funders’ Group and the following members: Adam Marshall, British Chambers of Commerce; Professor Mike Power, LSE; John Anderson, the Entrepreneurial Exchange; Iqbal Wahhab, Cinnamon Club/Roast restaurant; Professor Friederike Welter; Lucy Armstrong, CBI; Jenny Tooth, UK Business Angels Association; Emmanouil Schizas, ACCA; Andrew Johnson, EEF; David Frost, LEP Network.