Boosting UK productivity with SME growth
- Document type
- Corporate author(s)
- Economic and Social Research Council
- Date of publication
- 1 May 2016
- Evidence Briefings
- Small business & enterprise: the practicalities of running a small business and the theory of entrepreneurship, Management & leadership: including strategy, public sector management, operations and production
- Business and management
- Material type
This evidence briefing is based on a report published jointly by the Enterprise Research Centre (ERC), Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, and the British Business Bank.
The report shows that SMEs are a key underused resource for increasing productivity. With the UK lagging behind many G8 competitors in the share of high-growth SMEs explored the structural barriers limiting SME growth.
Innovation and international expansion (internationalisation) were identified as key factors to stimulate growth.
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