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Business and Industry Research Publications

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Date Publication Description
   
30/09/2009 Business and Industry Research Findings No.2/2009 - Evaluation of Smart: Scotland Research findings from the Evaluation of SMART: SCOTLAND Scheme in Scotland between 1999 and 2008. Presents key findings on the impact of the Scheme in Scotland and examines whether it represents value for money.
11/09/2008 Access to Bank Finance for Scottish SMEs Research commissioned to further investigate the difficulties that a significant minority of Scottish SMEs that took part in the 2005 and 2006 Annual Small Business Surveys (ASBS) reported in accessing finance from banks.
27/05/2008 The Annual Survey of Small Businesses' Opinions 2006: Scotland (ASBS 2006) This report sets out the key findings in Scotland from the Annual Small Business Survey 2006. The research involved a large-scale telephone survey between November 2006 and February 2007.
20/03/2008 Evaluation of Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) in Scotland: 2000-2004 Evaluation of the Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) Scheme in Scotland between 2000-2004. The evaluation assesses the impact of the Scheme in Scotland and examines whether it represents value for money.
20/03/2008 Evaluation of Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) in Scotland: 2000-2004 - Research Findings Research findings from the Evaluation of Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) Scheme in Scotland between 2000-2004. Presents key findings on the impact of the Scheme in Scotland and examines whether it represents value for money.
21/01/2008 Evaluation of ERDF Supported Venture Capital and Loan Funds This study provides fund level performance appraisal along with information on the effect on companies in which the fund has invested. It further examines the economic effect of the funds and their consequences on the market for finance in Scotland
25/07/2007 Evaluation of the Scottish University for Industry The aim of the research was to conduct an evaluation of the Scottish University for Industry (SUFI) in order to inform future spending reviews.
25/07/2007 Evaluation of the Scottish University for Industry - Research Findings The aim of the research was to conduct an evaluation of the Scottish University for Industry (SUFI) in order to inform future spending reviews.
20/07/2007 Household Survey of Entrepreneurship in Scotland 2005 The Household Survey of Entrepreneurship explores the main motivations and barriers to starting up a business. This edition of the Household Survey of Entrepreneurship follows up on the survey conducted in 2003.
27/12/2006 Annual Survey of Small Businesses: Scotland 2005 The Annual Survey of Small Businesses is part of a UK-wide survey on the perspectives of SME's. Key issues included business objectives, growth, advice, finance and innovation.