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Research and development activities by SMEs: a regional comparison (the West Midlands and the North East of England)

Ivana Adamson (Faculty of Management and Business, University College Northampton)
H.R. Seddighi (Department of Economics, University of Sunderland Business School)

Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development

ISSN: 1462-6004

Article publication date: 1 March 2000

Abstract

This study provides an analysis of two regional samples on R&D activities in manufacturing small and medium‐size firms in the UK. The results show that there are statistically significant regional differences between the North East and the West Midlands (χr2 of 11.8 s.s. at p < .01), where the North East SMEs seem to engage less in R&D activities. The results may be of some interest to the relevant R&D funding bodies.

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Adamson, I. and Seddighi, H.R. (2000), "Research and development activities by SMEs: a regional comparison (the West Midlands and the North East of England)", Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Vol. 7 No. 1, pp. 78-85. https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000006807

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