- listed separately.
of numerous research and consultancy studies (listed below).
Since inauguration in 1972 the Centre has attracted research
and development funds from a wide range of organsiations
including the UK Research Councils; Manpower Services
Commission; Department of Industry; Department of Education
and Employment, the European Community; Iron and Steel
Industry Training Board; Foundation for Management Education;
Nuffield Foundation; Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust;
Natwest Bank, Barclays Bank; International Organisations
and many large companies.
and Director of first UK National Small Firms Research
Conference and Publications Series (1978). Now held annually
and a major vehicle for UK academic and policy maker interaction.
editor to International Journal of Small Business (launched
in 1982). This is the first English language refereed
journal in this field in the UK.
the Editorial Board of several entrepreneurial and small
to UK, Canadian, Russian, Ukrainian and Malaysian governments,
to the EC and to several international organisations.
collaborative International Research Projects (ILO, ITC,
UNIDO, CIPE) see publications.
International Management, Policy and Research Conference
keynote speeches and presentations (see publications).
and Directed first European Small Business Doctoral Programme
with Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain on behalf
of the European Council for Small Business.
and studies in Nepal, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia,
Bangladesh, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Canada, USA,
Cyprus, Jamaica, Chile, Brazil, Colombia, Russia and most
of the Central and Eastern European Countries.
to the EC Commission Sr. Matutes in preparation of the
EC SME Task Force brief for the establishment of the Small
Firms Directorate of the EU (DGXXIII)