ISBE 2019: SME Growth and Performance: Quantitative Perspectives


Prof Stephen Roper, Enterprise Research Centre and Warwick Business School

Dr Kevin Mole, Enterprise Research Centre and Warwick Business School

Prof Helena Lenihan, University of Limerick


Kindly sponsored by NorthEast Growth Hub

This track focuses on quantitative/econometric analysis of SME growth. We particularly welcome submissions which adopt rigorous quantitative methodologies and/or comparative empirical approaches. Primary or secondary analyses are both welcome. Issues of particular interest are:
• Explorations of the enablers of or barriers to SME growth and performance
• What explains high growth?
• Explorations of specific drivers of SME growth, e.g. skills, innovation, exports or policy interventions
• Growth, collaboration and networks – how do networks and collaboration contribute to business growth?