Our Research Projects
SME Leaders and Sustainability: Deliberative Engagement (SME-DE)
The project aim was to develop an ongoing, demand-driven executive programme and supporting materials that will equip business intermediaries with a new set of capabilities and business tools. This was to enable them to engage with SME’s in powerful ways so that those SMEs can collaborate effectively in solving their common and complex long-term business sustainability problems.
The insights and new knowledge acquired from this project will help HEIs across Europe develop effective and innovative collaborative and co-creational pedagogies; new knowledge about working with intermediaries and SMEs and the issues facing them will be published, with a rich source of research outputs generated.
The project is funded by the European Union’s Erasmus programme and in addition to the UK, the project involves partners from Italy, Denmark, Bulgaria, Switzerland and Croatia.
Contributors: Paul Willis, Professor Ralph Tench
Project Completed: 2016