Publication - Research and analysis

Behaviour and motivation of businesses: qualitative insights

Published: 1 Nov 2019
Part of:
Business, industry and innovation
ISBN:
9781839603105

Report on research to understand attitudes and behaviour of SME owners in Scotland in relation to business growth.

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Contents
Behaviour and motivation of businesses: qualitative insights
Footnotes

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Footnotes

1. A number of the recommendations identified by stakeholders involved measures which are outwith the remit of the devolved Scottish Government. Where the Scottish Government cannot enact a particular change, the recommendation is, instead, for the Scottish Government to encourage change at the EU/UK level. 

2. Scottish Government Enterprise and Skills Review Phase 2 Report Available from: http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0052/00521428.pdf

3. http://www.cando.scot/about/ 

4. Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship (2018) Entrepreneurial Ecosystem – Benchmark Research Final Report

5. Community Innovation Survey http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0052/00521465.pdf

6. Hamilton, N. and Richmond, K. Performance of Scotland’s small and medium sized businesses: insights from the Small Business Survey 2016. Scottish Enterprise 2016. Available at: https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/62015/  

7. Susan Michie, Maartje M van Stralen and Robert West The behaviour change wheel: A new method for characterising and designing behaviour change interventions (2011) https://implementationscience.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/1748-5908-6-42 

8. A number of young business owners at early stages in their journeys took part in the research. These were recruited via support agencies and thus by definition were very engaged with those services. Their views and experiences may therefore not be reflective of those of young business owners more widely.

9. Professional, scientific and technical services

10. Scottish Government Enterprise and Skills Review Phase 2 Report Available from: http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0052/00521428.pdf 

11. Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship (2018) Entrepreneurial Ecosystem – Benchmark Research Final Report

12. It should be borne in mind that young participants were recruited via support services and therefore may be more engaged with services than the young entrepreneur population as a whole.

13. Application of the COM-B Model is also illustrated in Table A.1 (Appendix A), which summarises the key insights emerging from the research, the associated behaviour, and the intervention functions that might be used in response to these types of behaviour.

14. A number of the recommendations identified by stakeholders involved measures which are outwith the remit of the devolved Scottish Government. Where the Scottish Government cannot enact a particular change, the recommendation is, instead, for the Scottish Government to encourage change at the EU/UK level.


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