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Policy evaluation

The CBR carries out policy relevant research under a number of research themes. In addition, the Policy Evaluation Unit at the CBR conducts short-term and long-term contract research in both the public and private sectors. The kinds of projects the Unit undertakes are: a range of evaluations and impact assessments of government initiatives in the areas of innovation, growth and finance; and analysis of the barriers and drivers of firm performance. These evaluations depend on using appropriate databases to develop and test models of company performance, often the result of complex survey design and execution for which the CBR has an international reputation.

Associated research projects

Agglomerative & Deglomerative Processes & Small Firms Development in Business & Professional Services

Analysis of Middle Market Firms

Analysis of the Relationship between Training & Business Performance

Assessing the Impact of the National Minimum Wage on Small & Medium Sized Enterprises (SME Survey)

Bankruptcy Law & Entrepreneurship

Barriers to Innovation & Growth in High Technology SMEs: The Role of Absorptive Capacity

Building a Biomedical Enterprise & Commercialising Science: Entrepreneurial UK Genomics Firms in Comparative Perspective

Building Economic Competitiveness: Lessons from Small Peripheral European States

China Engineering Scoping Study

CIS4 & Oslo Manual Revision: Early Stage Pilot

Comparative Study of Knowledge Exchange in the United States & the United Kingdom

Competition & Performance

Competition, Takeovers & Investment

Competitiveness & Productivity of the UK Design Engineering Sector

Competitiveness of the UK & its Multinational Companies

Connectivity of the Arts & Humanities: New Analysis of Missing Links

Contribution of Services & Other Sectors to Australian Productivity Growth 1995-2005

Corporate Law & Economic Performance

Corporate Rescue: Impact of the Enterprise Act 2002

Corporate Responses to Macroeconomic Changes & Shocks

Dynamics of Institutions & Markets in Europe (DIME)

Evaluation of the Effectiveness of HEFCE/OSI Third Stream Funding

Evaluation of the Golden Key Package Component of the Small Business Initiative Funded by the British Bankers Association

Evidence Base for Innovation Policy (UK~IRC)

Evolution of Governance Arrangements in the Family Firm

Finance, Training & SME Performance: An Evaluation Study of the Small Business Initiative

FINNOV - Finance, Innovation & Growth: Changing Patterns & Policy Implications

Flexible Specialisation, Competitive Advantage & Business Structuring in the UK Computer Industry

Funding Breakthrough Technology

Funding Models, Research Performance & the Effects of the UK National Science System

Globalising Behaviour of UK Firms in a Comparative Context

Government Support for Small Business Innovation and the SBIR

High Tech CEOs & Their Businesses

Impact of the Enterprise Act 2002

Impact of the National Minimum Wage on Small & Medium Sized Enterprises

Integrated Knowledge Centre (IKC) Commercialisation Laboratory

International Innovation Benchmarking & the Determinants of Business Success

Knowledge Exchange between Arts & Humanities and the Private, Public & Third Sectors

Knowledge Hub (UK~IRC)

Manufacturing Strategy & Competitiveness

MAPSME

MAPSME II

National Small & Medium Sized Business Surveys

Networks, Collective Learning and R&D in Regionally Clustered High-technology Small & Medium-sized Enterprises

New Modes of Innovation: Managerial & Strategic Business Practices & Open Innovation (UK~IRC)

Northern Ireland SME Benchmarking Survey

Organisation of Entrepreneurial Technology Firms in Several European Countries

Research Using UK Innovation Survey 2005 Data

Role of Banks versus Venture Capital in Financing Small Enterprises in Successful European Regions

Role of "Soft Companies" & Government R&D Contracts in Development of SMEs

Role of Technology Policy in Incubating European New Technology-Based Firms

Services Innovation & Innovative Performance at the Sector Level (UK~IRC)

SME Finance & Innovation in the Current Economic Crisis

SME Performance & Policy

Spatial Variations in Innovations & Absorptive Capacity

Start-up Finance: A Study of Micro Finance amongst Soft & Hard Companies

Strategic Advisory Board on Intellectual Property (SABIP) Review

Territorial Clustering & Innovative Milieux: Technology-based Firms in the Cambridge & Oxford Regions

UK Innovation Research Centre (UK~IRC)

UK~IRC & CIHE Task Force: Enhancing Value: Getting the Most out of UK Research

Universities & Their Role in Systems of Innovation: A Comparative Assessment of UK & US Institutions & Locales

University-Industry Knowledge Exchange: Demand Pull, Supply Push & the Public Space Role of Higher Education Institutions in the UK Regions