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    The shaky start of the UK Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) in comparison to the US Small Business Innovation Research Programme (SBIR)

    Coad, A. and Tredgett, Emma (2015) The shaky start of the UK Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) in comparison to the US Small Business Innovation Research Programme (SBIR). Working Paper. Birkbeck College, University of London, London, UK.

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    Abstract

    In this paper a comparison is made between data on the US S mall B usiness I nnovation R esearch programme (SBIR) and UK Small Business Research Initiative ( SBRI ) (Tredgett & Coad 2013). Quantitative data on the first three y ears of the UK SBRI (2009 – 2013 ) was compared to data on the first three y ears of the US SBIR (1983 – 1987 ) from the US Small Business Administration. The data includes numbers of competitions, applicants and mo ney spent on research contracts . Some key differences in implementation of the two initiatives are identified and discussed in relation to the quantitative data. Quantitative data shows that while the US SBIR had steady growth, the UK SBRI has had a shaky start. Possible explanations for these results are suggested. Further work to stren gthen the data and improve the validity of the evaluation is then outlined.

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    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Additional Information: BWPMA 1502, ISSN: 2052-0581
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Small Business Research Initiative, Small Business Innovation Research Program, SMEs, innovation policy
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
    Research Centre: Corporate Governance and Ethics, London Centre for, Innovation Management Research, Birkbeck Centre for
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2018 08:44
    Last Modified: 24 Sep 2018 08:44
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/24001

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