Research and Knowledge Exchange (RAKE) Fund

The ISBE Research and Knowledge Exchange (RAKE) Fund provides financial support to new research activities from academics, third sector organisations, businesses, consultants and practitioners. The fund was created with the aim of assisting the exploration of issues, challenges and opportunities surrounding entrepreneurial activities and small firm performance and to encourage and promote cutting-edge research which is relevant to both the development of policy and practice.

Sponsored by the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) and launched in 2009.

The call for applications for the 2018 funding is NOW CLOSED and the successful applicants were:

Dr Jane Glover, Birmingham Business School and Dr Anne Touboulic, Nottingham University Business School with “Using and evaluating different forms of engaged scholarship to explore emotional sense-making in small firms”

Dr Nicola Patterson, Newcastle University Business School, Dinah Bennett, International Consultants for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise and Colin Bell, North East Local Enterprise Partnership with “Developing a collaborative space to challenge gendered structural issues in entrepreneuring in the North East of England”.

Click the links below to learn about RAKE successes to date:



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