Economic Impact Case Studies

An archive of case studies from UK business schools demonstrating how they contribute to local and regional economies.

Developing a more enterprising and innovative economy through the Edinburgh Napier and Fife Economy partnership

Edinburgh Napier University has developed an innovative growth accelerator programme in response to the Fife Economic Strategy 2013-2023 which aspires to ‘develop a more enterprising and innovative economy’.

Enterprise and Diversity Alliance at CREME (Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship )

The EDA is a unique grouping of public and private sector organisations dedicated to promoting diversity and enterprise.

Business, Improvement and Growth (BIG): Applying research to support SMEs

Learn more about the Business, Improvement and Growth (BIG) programme, designed to identify the drivers of growth and performance for SMEs in their local context and to help translate this new knowledge into practice for business owners, leaders and entrepreneurs.

Active engagement with the regional economy and practitioners

Find out how Strathclyde Business School put their belief, in knowledge co-production and research excellence, into practice through active engagement with practitioners.

Providing growth equity to early stage companies through the Cass Entrepreneurship Fund

Find out more about the Cass Entrepreneurship Fund which is a £10 million venture capital fund, providing growth equity to early stage companies.

Supporting food suppliers to shape how businesses meet customer needs and achieve growth

This three-year initiative, led by CIBEP researcher, Dr Geoff Simmons and Professor Andrew Fearne (University of East Anglia) is focused on supporting Northern Ireland food suppliers make better use of market developments and consumer behaviour insights to shape how businesses meet customer needs…