RAKE 2016 Awards

ISBE Research and Knowledge Exchange (RAKE) Fund 2016 Awards

Addressing Sustainability in Entrepreneurship

The Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) Research and Knowledge Exchange (RAKE) fund is an initiative kindly supported by; the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the University of Hertfordshire administered through ISBE.  This initiative aims to encourage and support research activities from academics, third sector organisations, consultants and practitioners with the ambition of drawing together and generating an entrepreneurial community of practice to facilitate knowledge exchange and transfer. Were were pleased to fund the following four research projects for 2016.

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Dr Louise Scholes, Loughborough University London, Dr You Yi, Hubei University of Technology, Dr Raymond Hu, University of Portsmouth, Dr Mat Hughes and Dr Paul Hughes, Durham University, with “The Influence of Family Firms on the Sustainability of Start-up/Nascent Enterprises”

Dr Vivek Soundararajan and Professor Kiran Trehan, University of Birmingham, with “Spaces of Impact: Understanding Impact-Oriented Knowledge Hubs and their Role in the Creation and Development of Sustainable Entrepreneurship”

Professor Oswald Jones, University of Liverpool Management School, Fernando Lourenco, Institute for Tourism Studies and Dr Ranis Cheng, Sheffield University Management School, with “Individual Motivation and Sustainable Business Opportunity Identification: Young Entrepreneurs in London and Macau”

Dr Allan Discua Cruz, Lancaster University Management School, Dr Elias Hadjielias, University of Central Lancashire and Professor Carole Howorth, University of Bradford, with “Competition, Cooperation and Sustainable Entrepreneurship: A Study of Rural Family Business Cooperatives”

We offer our congratulations to the teams involved and wish them every success with these initiatives.