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  • The Estoril Declaration 

    Murray, Gordon (European Commission, 2007)
    The present Enterprise Challenge within the European Union is to resolve the still imperfect nature of the local, national and international financial markets available to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) by ...
  • Competition, choice and governance in the UK audit market: interview evidence 

    McMeeking, Kevin P. (Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, 2009)
    The large listed audit market is dominated by the Big 4 accounting firms; this has led to concerns about the lack of competition and choice in the audit market and the establishment by the Financial Reporting Council of ...
  • Corporate social responsibility among low-fares airlines: current practices and future trends 

    Coles, Tim; Dinan, Claire; Fenclova, Emily (Centre for Sport, Leisure and Tourism Research, University of Exeter, 2009-10)
    An in-depth analysis of low-fares airlines’ annual reports, websites and press releases, as well as findings and analysis of interviews with key airline managers.
  • Corporate social responsibility: issues for future development in the low-fares airlines sector 

    Coles, Tim; Dinan, Claire; Fenclova, Emily (Centre for Sport, Leisure and Tourism Research, University of Exeter, 2009-10)
    A practitioner-focused review of the research that emphasises the issues and opportunities managers might face should they decide to develop their CSR further. Main findings from the research are that sustainable development, ...
  • The definition, measurement, and evaluation of tax expenditures and tax reliefs 

    Myles, Gareth D.; Hashimzade, Nigar; Heady, Chris; Oats, Lynne; Scharf, Kimberley; Yousefi, Hana (National Audit Office, 2014-06)
    Tax reliefs and tax expenditures are two closely related and overlapping concepts. The distinction between tax reliefs and tax expenditures is a subtle one and can only be clear after careful description of the two concepts. ...
  • Developing collective leadership in higher education 

    Bolden, Richard; Petrov, Georgy; Gosling, Jonathan (Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, 2008-02)
  • Employer engagement with higher education: a literature review 

    Bolden, Richard; Petrov, Georgy (Centre for Leadership Studies, University of Exeter, 2008)
    This report has been produced as part of the South West Higher Level Skills Project. It summarises recent literature on employer engagement with higher education (HE), with a central focus on HE involvement in work based ...
  • A South West Higher Skills Project Research Report 

    Bolden, Richard; Connor, Helen; Duquemin, Anthea; Hirsh, Wendy; Petrov, Georgy (University of Exeter, 2009-07)
    Produced in collaboration with the Council for Industry and Higher Education, this report summarises the findings from analysis of 27 case studies of HE-employer engagement initiatives, particularly those targeted at ...
  • Ending compulsory annuitisation: what are the consequences? 

    Blake, David; Cannon, Edmund; Tonks, Ian (Pensions Institute, 2010-07)
    The Government intends to end the requirement for defined contribution personal pension scheme members to annuitise their pension fund by the age of 75. This report looks at the likely effects and consequences of this policy.
  • Finnish Industry Investment ltd: an International Evaluation 

    Murray, Gordon; Maula, M. V. J. (Ministry of Trade & Industry, 2003-01)
    The Finnish Industry Investment Ltd. (FII) is a government owned investment company, which started its operations in 1995. Its core purpose is to stimulate the development of the Finnish venture capital industry particularly ...
  • From funding gaps to thin markets: UK Government support for early-stage venture capital 

    Nightingale, Paul; Murray, Gordon; Cowling, Marc; Baden-Fuller, Charles; Mason, Colin; Siepel, Josh; Hopkins, Mike; Dannreuther, Charles (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts, 2009-09)
    'Hybrid' venture capital schemes backed by both private and public sector funding play an increasingly important role in the risk capital funding of early-stage firms with the potential for significant growth. We analysed ...
  • Leadership Development in Context 

    Bolden, Richard (Centre for Leadership Studies, University of Exeter, 2006-08)
    Welcome to the third in a series of research reports from Leadership South West, the regional Centre of Excellence in leadership, based at the Centre for Leadership Studies, University of Exeter. This report builds on from ...
  • Leadership Development in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises: Final Report 

    Bolden, Richard (Centre for Leadership Studies, University of Exeter, 2001-07)
    This report presents the outcomes of a two-phase programme on leadership development in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in South West England. Phase One of the programme was an independent piece of research to ...
  • Leadership Development in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises: Phase 1 Report 

    Bolden, Richard; Terry, Rohini (Centre for Leadership Studies, University of Exeter, 2000-12)
    Discussion with experts and a review of business and leadership literature reveals an urgent need to address leadership development issues in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). This research, based upon interviews ...
  • Money’s worth of pension annuities 

    Cannon, Edmund; Tonks, Ian (Department for Work and Pensions, 2009)
    The report examines a time series of pension annuity rates in the UK for 1994- 2007. It computes the money's worth of annuities, and finds that, on average, the money's worth over the sample period for 65-year old males ...
  • Public Financing of Young Innovative Companies in Finland 

    Maula, Markku; Murray, Gordon; Jääskeläinen, Mikko (Ministry of Trade and Industry, Finland, 2007-01)
    The access of young innovative companies in Finland to professionally delivered sources of start up and early growth finance has improved significantly over the last decade. Despite this long-term positive trend, there are ...
  • A Review of Leadership Theory and Competency Frameworks 

    Bolden, Richard; Gosling, Jonathan; Marturano, A.; Dennison, P. (Centre for Leadership Studies, University of Exeter, 2003-06)
    This report presents a review of leadership theory and competency frameworks that was commissioned to assist the development of the new National Occupational Standards in Management and Leadership. The report begins with ...
  • Service transformation and the new landscape of performance-based contracting: an executive briefing 

    Ng, Irene C. L. (University of Exeter, Centre for Service Research, 2008)
  • Strategies for Effective HE-Employer Engagement 

    Bolden, Richard (University of Exeter Business School, 2010)
    This is the third in a series of reports summarising the outcomes of research to support the South West Higher Level Skills Pathfinder Project. The first of these mapped out the higher skills and employer engagement (EE) ...
  • Strategies for effective HE-employer engagement 

    Bolden, Richard; Hirsh, Wendy; Connor, Helen; Petrov, Georgy; Duquemin, Anthea (University of Exeter Business School, 2010-02)
    This is the third in a series of reports summarising the outcomes of research to support the South West Higher Level Skills Pathfinder Project. The first of these mapped out the higher skills and employer engagement (EE) ...