1. The Pareto Principle: The Importance of the Vital Few in Business Support Programmes
    Nov 2013

    The 80-20 Pareto rule has been applied widely to highlight the importance of the 'vital few', for example in quality control. In this think-piece, we test the rule in the benefits from business and innovation support programmes.
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  2. Retail Futures and the Role of Town Centres
    Oct 2013

    The retailing sector is undergoing profound change, with implications for the future of the centres of our towns and cities. As with all such shifts, there will be winners and losers as we discuss in this original SQW article.
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  3. SME Finance in London
    Nov 2013

    A Final Report on research for the Greater London Authority into SME finance in London. The aim of the study was to review current supply and demand for different types of finance and then identify the size, scale and type of funding gaps.
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  4. Oxfordshire Innovation Engine
    Nov 2013

    A major report on behalf of the University of Oxford and Science Oxford, which assesses the impact of the Oxfordshire high technology business cluster.
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  5. South West Wales Convergence Review
    Apr 2013

    Final Report of a review of the scale and interim effects of the ERDF and ESF Convergence Programme in South West Wales. The review also considered the added value of the four Specialist European Teams (SETs) in the region.
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