Why leadership matters for micro and small firms in the East Midlands?

Date

2019-11-01

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De Montfort University

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Technical Report

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Yes

Abstract

This report highlights the importance of micro- and small firms in the East Midlands economy and the role of leadership in their development. It explores the adverse and rapidly changing conditions, and explains why business leadership, resilience and competitiveness are vitally important in addressing them. The strengths and vulnerabilities of the micro and small firm sectors in the East Midlands economy are summarised, including concerns over productivity levels and their effects on smaller firm competitiveness. Local Enterprise Partnership strategies for productivity improvement in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire are summarised. It highlights the lack of a single voice for business leadership in the region, and introduces the 'Leading for Growth' pilot programme led by the Small Business Charter with three regional universities.

Description

This report was produced with data and assistance from East Midlands Chamber of Commerce and is being made available to business organisations in the East Midlands.

Keywords

Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Small-medium sized enterprise, Microfirms, East Midlands, Productivity, Economic development

Citation

Rae, D. (2019) Why leadership matters for micro and small firms in the East Midlands? Public report, Centre for Enterprise & Innovation, De Montfort University, Leicester.

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Centre for Enterprise and Innovation (CEI)