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Business and Industry Research Publications

 

Date Publication Description
   
27/12/2006 Statistical Appendices to the 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.
06/10/2006 Annual Survey of Small Businesses: Scotland 2004/05 A survey of small and medium sized enterprises in Scotland to identify their behaviour, needs and barriers, and their relationship with government bodies, as part of a larger UK-wide survey.
06/10/2006 Evaluation of Business Learning Account (BLA) Pilots An evaluation of 4 BLA pilots, which assesses the extent to which the BLA pilot programme has increased demand for training in small businesses that have traditionally not trained their staff.
06/10/2006 Evaluation of Business Learning Account (BLA) Pilots - Research Findings An evaluation of 4 BLA pilots, which assesses the extent to which the BLA pilot programme has increased demand for training in small businesses that have traditionally not trained their staff.
12/09/2006 Potential Economic Impact of a Regional Casino in Scotland: Overview/Summary This study was carried out by Scottish Executive economists and outlines the potential economic impact of a regional type casino being located in Scotland. The main conclusions draw on the available research evidence at the time and relate to the perceived economic impact of such a resort, rather than any specific proposal.
12/09/2006 Research on the Social Impacts of Gambling - Research Findings This study was undertaken through a review of the British and international research evidence on the social impacts of gambling and casinos. It also analysed fresh data from the 1999 Prevalence Survey of gambling in Great Britain to investigate patterns of gambling behaviour in Scotland.
12/09/2006 Research on the Social Impacts of Gambling: Final Report This study was undertaken through a review of the British and international research evidence on the social impacts of gambling and casinos. It also analysed fresh data from the 1999 Prevalence Survey of gambling in Great Britain to investigate patterns of gambling behaviour in Scotland.
13/07/2006 Review of the Skills for Business Network in Scotland The report presents the findings of a review into the operation of the Skills for Business Network (SfBN) in Scotland.
19/06/2006 Evaluation of the Scottish Community and Householder Renewables Initiative Presents the findings from an interim evaluation of the Scottish Community and Householder Renewables Initiative (SCHRI). The main focus of the evaluatuion was on the performance of the initiative in Value for Money (VfM) terms.
19/06/2006 Evaluation of the Scottish Community and Householder Renewables Initiative - Research Findings Presents the findings from an interim evaluation of the Scottish Community and Householder Renewables Initiative (SCHRI). The main focus of the evaluatuion was on the performance of the initiative in Value for Money (VfM) terms.