Our research covers a range of issues relevant to entrepreneurial businesses and SMEs, and our Scale-up, Regional Growth and Entrepreneurship (SURGE) Research Group specialises in a number of topics including:

E-business and SMEs 
Emergent Technologies and Innovation​
Enterprise policy 
Family businesses 
High growth businesses 
Innovation Management 
Management in small firms 
Scenario planning 
The Triple Helix (industry, government and university interactions) 

Please email us if you would like more information, or see some of our most recent work below.

Mallett, O., Wapshott, R. and Vorley, T. (2018). Understanding the firm-level effects of regulation on the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises. Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (UK). ​

McQuaid R & Webb A (2018) Regional Report Of Labour Market’s Characteristics and Summary Of Challenges And Opportunities In Scotland.. European Commission. Replay-VET ERASMUS+ Project. Frankfurt, Germany. http://regionallabourmarketmonitoring.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Scotland-3.pdf

Breheny, M.J. and McQuaid, R. (2018). The Development of High Tech Industries: An International Survey. Oxford: Routledge. 

Thompson, M., Mawson, S. and Martin, F. (2017). Social Entrepreneurs: Can They Change The World? London: Palgrave. 

Wapshott, R. and Mallett, O. (2015). Managing Human Resources in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Entrepreneurship and the Employment Relationship. London: Routledge. 

Journal articles:
Brown, R. and Mawson, S. (2019). Entrepreneurial ecosystems and public policy in action: a critique of the latest industrial policy blockbuster. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society. Online ahead of print. 

Brown, R., Mawson, S. and Mason, C. (2017). Myth-busting and entrepreneurship policy: the case of high growth firms. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, 29(5-6): 414-443. 

Grant, K., Edgar, D., Sukumar, A. and Meyer, M. (2014). ‘Risky business’: Perceptions of e-business risk by UK small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). International Journal of Information Management, 34(2): 99-122. 

Mallett, O., Wapshott, R. and Vorley, T. (2019). How do regulations affect SMEs? A review of the qualitative evidence and a research agenda. International Journal of Management Reviews, 21(3): 294-316. 

Meyer, M., Kuusisto, J., Grant, K., De Silva, M., Flowers, S. and Choksy, U. (2019). Towards new Triple Helix organisations? A comparative study of competence centres as knowledge, consensus and innovation spaces. R and D Management, 49(4): 555-573. 

Park, C., McQuaid, R., Lee, J., Kim, S. and Lee, I. (2019). The Impact of Job Retention on Continuous Growth of Engineering and Informational Technology SMEs in South Korea. Sustainability, 11(18), Art. No.: 5005. 

Purchase, S., Ellis, N., Mallett, O. and Theingi, T. (2018). Religious Social Identities in the Hybrid Self‐presentations of Sikh Businesspeople. British Journal of Management, 29(1): 99-117. 

Seaman, C., McQuaid, R. and Pearson, M. (2017). Social Networking in Family Businesses in a Local Economy. Local Economy, 32(5): 451-466. 

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