Person

Stephen Roper

Person's affiliation:
Report

Understanding micro-businesses in Northern Ireland

Drawing on new survey data this report provides a profile of micro-businesses with 1-9 employees in Northern Ireland in comparison to UK regional, Irish and US benchmarks. The report provides the first evidence on levels of business ambition, resilience and digital adoption for this group...
Report

Industry 4.0 is coming: is digital adoption a new mechanism linking entrepreneurial ambition to business performance?

The advent of Industry 4.0 emphasises the potential importance of digital adoption for sustained competitiveness. Here, based on new survey data for over 9,000 firms in the UK, Ireland and USA we consider whether digital adoption provides a new mechanism through which firms’ growth ambition...
Report

What can we learn about the innovation performance of the creative industries from the UK Innovation Survey?

The UK’s creative industries are a national strength. They account for £91.8 billion of Gross Value Added (GVA) or 5.3 per cent of the whole economy. A high-growth sector, the creative industries grew by 45 per cent between 2010 and 2016, almost twice as fast...