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 2019 funding is NOW CLOSED and the successful applicants were:

Dr Isla Kapasi, University of Leeds and Dr Ainurul Rosli, Brunel University, “Scholars don’t know about entrepreneurship; entrepreneurs do”. Exploring the deeper perceptions, ideologies and resistances to using entrepreneurship scholarship amongst nascent entrepreneurs”

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


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