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Academic Survey (2016-2017)

Addressing Gender Inequality through Corporate Governance

Agglomerative and Deglomerative Processes and Small Firms Development in Business and Professional Services

Analysis of Middle Market Firms

Analysis of the Relationship between Training and Business Performance

Assessing the Impact of the National Minimum Wage on Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SME Survey)


Bankruptcy Law and Entrepreneurship

Barriers to Innovation and Growth in High Technology SMEs: The Role of Absorptive Capacity

Brexit | Org | Gov – Investigating the Consequences of Brexit for Government and Public Services

Building a Biomedical Enterprise and Commercialising Science: Entrepreneurial UK Genomics Firms in Comparative Perspective

Building Economic Competitiveness: Lessons from Small Peripheral European States

Business Advice, Public Support and the Supply Chain

Business Failure and Macroeconomic Instability


The Capability Approach and the Implementation of EU Social Policy Directives

Capright: Resources, Rights and Capabilities in Europe

China Engineering Scoping Study

CIS4 and Oslo Manual Revision: Early Stage Pilot

Company Law Review

Comparative Study of Knowledge Exchange in the United States and the United Kingdom

Competition and Performance

Competition, Takeovers and Investment

Competitiveness and Productivity of the UK Design Engineering Sector

The Competitiveness of the UK and its Multinational Companies

Concepts of Insolvency

The Connectivity of the Arts and Humanities: New Analysis of Missing Links

Contract, Democracy and Policy: The Case of the New Nuclear Power Contract (ESRC Impact Acceleration Account Pilot Programme)

The Contribution of Services and Other Sectors to Australian Productivity Growth 1995-2005

Cooperation, Stakeholder Representation and Business Performance

Corporate Governance and Innovation

Corporate Governance and Investment: An International Research Network

Corporate Governance, Corporate Finance and Economic Performance in Emerging Markets

Corporate Law and Economic Performance

Corporate Rescue: Impact of the Enterprise Act 2002

Corporate Responses to Macroeconomic Changes and Shocks


Design Study for a Survey of UK Management Practices

Dynamics of Institutions and Markets in Europe (DIME)


The Employment Dosage: How Much Work is Needed for Health and Wellbeing?

Ethics, Regulation and Globalisation

Evaluation of the Effectiveness of HEFCE/OSI Third Stream Funding

Evaluation of the Golden Key Package Component of the Small Business Initiative Funded by the British Bankers Association

Evidence Base for Innovation Policy (UK~IRC)

Evolution of Governance Arrangements in the Family Firm

The Experiences of UK Mid-corporate Companies in Accessing and Working in the Emerging Asian Economies


Finance, Training and SME Performance: An Evaluation Study of the Small Business Initiative

FINNOV – Finance, Innovation and Growth: Changing Patterns and Policy Implications

Flexible Specialisation, Competitive Advantage and Business Structuring in the UK Computer Industry

From Employability to Capability: An Exploratory Approach on the Quality of Employment

Funding Breakthrough Technology

Funding Models, Research Performance and the Effects of the UK National Science System

The Future of Collectivism in the Regulation of Pay and Employment in Britain

The Future of Professional Work


GCRF Research for Health in Conflict (R4HC-MENA)

The Globalising Behaviour of UK Firms in a Comparative Context

The Governance of Mutuality

Government Support for Small Business Innovation and the SBIR


High Tech CEOs and Their Businesses

Hinkley Point C Revisited


IMF Lending and Socio-Economic Development: The Evolution and Consequences of Structural Adjustment, 1985-2014

Impact of the Enterprise Act 2002

The Impact of the National Minimum Wage on Small and Medium Sized Businesses in the Cleaning and Security Sectors

The Impact of the National Minimum Wage on Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

The Implementation of the Working Time Directive in the UK

Informal Finance in China: Risks, Potential and Transformation

Insolvency and Stakeholding

Institutional Investment and Corporate Accountability

The Integrated Knowledge Centre (IKC) Commercialisation Laboratory

International Financial Regulation

International Innovation Benchmarking and the Determinants of Business Success

International Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances for the Development of British Management

International Mergers

The Internet of Things: Shaping Our Futures


Job Insecurity, Polarisation, Social Exclusion and Flexibility


Knowledge Exchange between Arts and Humanities and the Private, Public and Third Sectors

The Knowledge Hub (UK~IRC)


Labour Law and Poverty Alleviation in Low and Middle-Income Countries

Labour Market Reform and Social Inclusion: The Case of New Zealand, Ireland and Denmark

Law and Finance in Emerging Markets

Law, Development and Finance in Rising Powers

Law, Finance and Development

The Learning Factory

The Legal Framework for Data Sharing: Balancing Crime-fighting with Privacy and Data Protection Concerns

The Legal Framework Governing Business Firms and its Implications for Manufacturing Scale and Performance


Manufacturing Strategy and Competitiveness



Maximising Innovation in the Supply Chain beyond Procurement and Contract Execution

Missing Observations in Survey Data: An Experimental Approach

Modelling Business Duration and Business Failure


The National Small and Medium Sized Business Surveys

Networks, Collective Learning and R&D in Regionally Clustered High-technology Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

New Modes of Innovation: Managerial and Strategic Business Practices and Open Innovation (UK~IRC)

New Product Development Performance in the UK and Japanese Automotive Industries

Northern Ireland SME Benchmarking Survey


The Organisation of Entrepreneurial Technology Firms in Several European Countries

Other SME surveys


Pension Fund Governance and Socially Responsible Investment

Post-Brexit Options for the UK: Combining Legal and Policy Analysis


Reflexive Governance in the Public Interest

Reflexive Law and Democratic Governance

Regimes of Austerity: Economic Change and the Politics of Contraction

Research Using UK Innovation Survey 2005 Data

The Role of Banks versus Venture Capital in Financing Small Enterprises in Successful European Regions

The Role of "Soft Companies" and Government R&D Contracts in Development of SMEs

The Role of Management Practices in Closing the Productivity Gap

The Role of Technology Policy in Incubating European New Technology-Based Firms


Services Innovation and Innovative Performance at the Sector Level (UK~IRC)

SME Finance and Innovation in the Current Economic Crisis

SME Growth Trajectories: A Pilot Study for the Small Business Service of UK SME Growth and Survival, Using the CBR Panel Data

SME Performance and Policy

Social Dialogue, Employment and Territories: Towards a European Politics of Capabilities

"Soft Regulation": Conforming with the Principle of "Comply or Explain"

Spatial Variations in Innovations and Absorptive Capacity

Startup Finance: A Study of Micro Finance amongst Soft and Hard Companies

Strategic Advisory Board on Intellectual Property (SABIP) Review

Structural Change, Competitive Advantage and the Regulation of the Media

A Study of the Experiences of UK Mid-corporate Companies in Accessing and Working in the Emerging Asian Economies

Survey of National Health Service Reforms and the Working Lives of Midwives and Physiotherapists


Territorial Clustering and Innovative Milieux: Technology-based Firms in the Cambridge and Oxford Regions


The UK Innovation Research Centre (UK~IRC)

UK Survey of SME Finances 2007

UK~IRC and CIHE Task Force: Enhancing Value: Getting the Most out of UK Research

Universities and Their Role in Systems of Innovation: A Comparative Assessment of UK and US Institutions and Locales

University-Industry Knowledge Exchange: Demand Pull, Supply Push and the Public Space Role of Higher Education Institutions in the UK Regions

Updating Employment Institutions and Governance