Students from Strathclyde University’s Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship used their entrepreneurial skills to create profits of over £4,000 that were donated to various local, UK-wide and international charities. Recipients included Yorkhill Hospital, Macmillan Cancer, Doctors Without Borders and Amnesty International.
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Lessons from the US: could the North Sea oil and gas industry fuel the growth of Scotland’s technology sector?
New research by Professor Colin Mason of Strathclyde Business School’s Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship into the state of Scotland’s technology businesses shows that the Scottish oil and gas sector is a very significant economic driver, both as a source of high growth high tech companies and as a customer for tech firms in other industries. Nearly one-third of all Scottish –owned technology firms are linked either directly or indirectly to the North Sea oil and gas sector.
A leading academic will tell a conference on Welfare To Work in Edinburgh today [Wednesday 25th April] that the jobs for tomorrow will be created by entrepreneurs who build high growth companies. Professor Colin Mason of Strathclyde University’s Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship will criticise policy-makers for looking in the wrong places for such high growth firms, thus missing job creation opportunities
Research from Strathclyde Business School – published in Small Business Economics (Springer) – suggests that policy-makers are looking in the wrong places in their efforts to promote more high growth firms – so-called gazelles. Professor Colin Mason of Strathclyde’s Hunter Centre, who co-authored the paper with Dr Ross Brown, is proposing five ways in which the Government could productively intervene to increase the number of high growth firms.
The popularist view that business failure often provides the basis for subsequent entrepreneurial success has been brought into question with the release of new research led by Prof. Colin Mason of the University of Strathclyde. The full findings of the research will be unveiled at the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (IBSE) Conference in Sheffield on Wednesday 9th November.
Structural reforms are needed to make the IPO market more attractive to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the wake of considerable volatility across European Exchanges since 2000, according to a new report published by the City of London Corporation today.