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The Annual report is a comprehensive report of the Small Business Research Centre's (SBRC) activities over the year.
The SBRC Annual Reports are available to download as Portable Document Format (PDF). You can download Adobe Reader free of charge from the Adobe website.
2017 has been a year of significant changes and developments for small businesses and entrepreneurship with new opportunities and challenges.
As you take a look at our report, you will find the SBRC has matched this dynamism. Read our full report for details.
Our research in 2016 was defined by themes of contemporary social, economic and environmental relevance, including sustainable consumption, quality of self-employment, inclusive entrepreneurship, empowerment of disadvantaged groups, entrepreneurial potential, and SME internationalisation.
In 2015, our work sought to tackle some of the defining issues affecting businesses and individuals around the world, including renewable energy and the impact of floods. Download the report to learn more about our achievements this year.
In 2014, the SBRC engaged in several high-profile national and international research projects and knowledge exchange activities. Team members presented their work at conferences across the world and made global impact on the research and business community. To read about our achievements and highlights, download the full report.
2013 has been another busy year for the Small Business Research Centre (SBRC). We have undertaken a number of exciting partnership projects across the world. This publication provides a snapshot of our work over the past year, and includes our research, development and highlights.
SBRC Annual Report 2012 (PDF)
2012, the year London hosted the Olympic Games, has also been an exciting year for the Small Business Research Centre. We have undertaken a number of high-profile projects and expanded our staff and research student numbers. The move to the new Business School has provided excellent facilities for growth and hosting open research events.
2011 has been a busy year in the SBRC. Six externally-funded projects were started in 2011 and others also continued. Over 30 research outputs of various types were published by our nine research staff. These publications included seven peer-reviewed journal articles, eight book chapters, one book, 11 conference papers, and three research reports.
SBRC Annual Report 2010 (PDF)
Eight externally-funded projects either started or continued in 2010, and 40 research outputs were published by the nine staff members. These publications included nine peer-reviewed journal articles, three books, seven book chapters, 14 conference papers, and seven research reports.
A total of 12 externally funded projects either started or continued into 2009 and 54 outputs of various types were published during the year.
SBRC Annual Report 2008 (PDF)
2008 marked the Small Business Research Centre's (SBRC) 21st year, making it one of the longest established research centres in the UK, dedicated to research in the field of small business and entrepreneurship. The results of RAE 2008 identified the activities of the SBRC
SBRC Annual Report 2006 - 2007 (PDF)
2006-07 was a very busy period for SBRC staff, with a number of large scale projects coming on stream, publications output intensifying and doctorate student activity increasing.
Prof Robert Blackburn
Associate Dean for Research
Kingston Business School