News from KMU-HSG, University of St.Gallen, Switzerland

Global Family Business Index» has been updatedlobal Family Business Index» has been updated The «Global Family Business Index» has been updated in June 2017. The index has been launched in 2015 and comprises the largest 500 family firms around the globe. The world’s 500 largest family businesses account for a combined $6.8 trillion in annual sales, enough to be the … Read More

News from IKEI, Spain

IKEI Anniversary IKEI was created in 1977, on the initiative of a group of financial institutions, industrial companies and chambers of commerce from the Basque Country and Navarra. So this year IKEI is 40 years old. On its inception, it was conceived by its founders in order to further the economic and social development of the region, by financing, conducting … Read More

News from IKEI, Spain

Employability and access to the labour market of young people in the Basque country, from a European regional comparative perspective (Economic and Social Council of the Basque Country) The aim of this study is to analyse the present and future employability of Basque youth and their access to the labour market from a comparative perspective at European level. This general … Read More

​News from Praxis, Estonia

​OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Estonia 2017 Two experts from Praxis, Katrin Pihor and Mari Rell, contributed to the OECD environmental performance review about Estonia. This report is the first Environmental Performance Review of Estonia. It evaluates progress towards sustainable development and green growth, with a focus on waste and materials management, and mining and the environment. Perfomance review provides targeted … Read More

News from Small Business Research Centre Kingston University, United Kingdom

Study on the Future of Manufacturing: Born Globals and their International Value Chains This project, funded by Eurofound, aims to explore the international activities of ‘born global enterprises’ within their international value chains, and to develop policy pointers on the promotion of SME internationalisation. The project is led by Prof. David Smallbone, Prof. Robert Blackburn and Dr. Hang Do, working … Read More

News from Small Business Research Centre Kingston University, United Kingdom

Institutional Entrepreneurship for Community Energy This project focuses on entrepreneurs in the renewable energy sector and the activities that contribute to the creation of sustainable pathways to low carbon futures/society. The project helps researchers, entrepreneurs and policy makers to understand the growth of low carbon/community renewable energy enterprises in the UK, the challenges they face and how to improve existing … Read More

News from Small Business Research Centre Kingston University, United Kingdom

KEEP (Knowledge Exchange for Entrepreneurship in Permaculture) This project aims to support members of Permaculture Association (PA) who want to set up and grow businesses based on ecological principles. It will also help PA to develop its own capabilities as an enterprise and innovation-supporting organisation. The project team is led by Prof Audley Genus, who has secured a grant from … Read More

News from Small Business Research Centre Kingston University, United Kingdom

ENERGISE (European Network for Research, Good Practice and Innovation for Sustainable Energy) Prof Audley Genus and Dr Marfuga Iskandarova are working on a 3.2 million euro Horizon 2020 project called ‘ENERGISE’, funded by the European Commission. This is a ten-partner, ten country project which brings 430,000 euro to Kingston University over three years, and will run until the end of … Read More

​News from Praxis, Estonia

Consultation service for organising the conferece „Future of work: making it e-easy“ From July to the end of December in 2017 Estonia will be holding the presidency of the European Union Council. More than 30 high-level international conferences and meetings and nearly 200 other related events will be held in Estonia during the period. One of these will be the … Read More

News from Small Business Research Centre Kingston University, United Kingdom

Working with colleagues from the University of the West of England, Tim Harries has been developing a website aimed at engaging small businesses with the issue of flood risk: www.floodresilientbusiness.co.uk. The website was given a Project Excellence Award by the Environment Agency and Tim is currently in talks with insurance companies and other businesses about the use of the site … Read More