Research and analysis

Business growth ambitions among small and medium sized enterprises (2012)

Reports on research that assessed the strength and scale of ambition for growth among UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).


Business growth ambitions amongst small and medium sized enterprises

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It aims to provide a better understanding of the relationship between ambition and growth performance. It looks at why so few firms that say they want to grow actually translate that into growth, and how important is ambition to the degree of success in achieving actual growth. It also considers the rationale for policy development in this area and identifies policy implications of the research.

Read the follow-up report published in 2016.

Published 1 October 2012