RAKE 2015 Awards

ISBE Research and Knowledge Exchange (RAKE) Fund 2015 Awards

Assessing the value of innovation and invention in small firms

The Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) Research and Knowledge Exchange (RAKE) fund is an initiative kindly supported by; the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC); Lloyds Banking Group, the Federation of Small Business (FSB), British Academy of Management (BAM) administered through ISBE.  This initiative aims to encourage and support research activities from academics, third sector organisations, consultants and practitioners with the ambition of drawing together and generating an entrepreneurial community of practice to facilitate knowledge exchange and transfer. Were were pleased to fund the following three research projects for 2015.

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Dr Oliver Mallett of Durham University Business School with “Anchor Institutions and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises: Understanding Influence, Support and Guidance.”

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Professor Audley Genus and Marfuga Iskandarova of Kingston University and Dr Chris Warburton Brown of the Permaculture Association with “Knowledge Exchange for Entrepreneurship in Permaculture (KEEP).”

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Professor John Shutt and Barbara Colledge of Leeds Beckett University, Gill Bentley of University of Birmingham and Lee Pugalis of Northumbria University with “The Institutional Anchoring of Devolution Deals: Implications for Small Firms and Local Economies.”

We offer our congratulations to the teams involved and wish them every success with these initiatives.