Tag Archives: innovation

“March of the makers” – why UK business need funds to grow and global talent to capture new markets

“March of the makers” – why UK business need funds to grow and global talent to capture new markets

by Michael Kitson, Assistant Director of the Centre for Business Research How can we turn George Osborne’s much used phrase “march of the makers” into reality? We need to rebalance the UK economy: rebalance our industrial sectors; rebalance our regions; and rebalance our balance of payments. But two years on from when he first promised… Read more

The proof of the pudding – why the £200 million a year Small Business Research Initiative needs transparent implementation

The proof of the pudding – why the £200 million a year Small Business Research Initiative needs transparent implementation

by David Connell, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Business Research If you run a small business and need that all important first customer to help you develop and trial your innovative new product, then the Chancellor George Osborne’s Budget has some good news for you. The Small Business Research Initiative which uses government… Read more

Shares for workers’ rights: why entrepreneurial firms need employment law too

Shares for workers’ rights: why entrepreneurial firms need employment law too

by Professor Simon Deakin, Assistant Director of the Centre for Business Research Under the government’s current proposals for employment law reform, employees will be able to give up rights concerning unfair dismissal, redundancy pay, flexible working and time off for training in return for receiving shares in the company that employs them, gains on which… Read more

New governance research – your questions answered

New governance research – your questions answered

by Professor Simon Deakin, Assistant Director of the Centre for Business Research Part 1 1. Why is governance research of interest at the moment? There is a growing realisation that markets need governance and they need regulation in order to work. There is not a straightforward conflict between markets and governance; markets need governance and… Read more