The RAKE fund was launched in 2009 and the five winning bids were formally announced at the prestigious ISBE 2009 Conference awards ceremony held November 09 at St George’s Hall in Liverpool. Their projects are underway and the results were presented at a number of regional workshops throughout 2010 and 2011. Reports of completed projects can be read by clicking on the links below.
The five award holders from the 2009 RAKE Fund are:
Professor Neil Kay of Strathclyde University with the project The effect of EC Market Integration and Community Funding on Small Firm Cross-frontier technological collaboration
Professor Marcela Miozzo of Manchester Business School with Do cross-border acquisitions affect local and regional knowledge creation, exchange and spillovers?: an analysis of knowledge intensive firms in the UK
Arnaud Drapier of UK Business Incubation with Designing and developing an electronic tool for the effective Accreditation and Measurement of the Performance and Added Value of Business Incubation Environments in Supporting the Commercialisation and Growth of Business Ventures
Professor Keith Dickson of Brunel University with Emotional Entrepreneurs: An exploratory study of small-scale UK theatre co-founders
Dr Farid Ullah of Robert Gordon University with The Impact of the Financial Crisis on the Financing and Growth of Technology-Based Small Firms in the United Kingdom
ISBE is proud to have supported these exciting new research projects which were selected as being of the highest calibre with demonstrable impact.