Work Package 3.1
Start date: October 2014
End date: September 2016
This project will utilise a range of econometric approaches to analyse entrepreneurial activity, the growth in Social enterprise and the changing role of the third sector. Research will focus on the early stages of entrepreneurial activity and also on the survival and performance of small businesses in Wales (and beyond) as a means to contribute to economic growth and more widely, wellbeing.
The methodological framework will draw from a suite of econometric approaches, dependent on data availability and suitability. It is anticipated that these will include production function estimators, hazard models of survival and probit modelling techniques. Where possible, a longitudinal perspective will be taken, but comparability of data over time may mean that cross sectional analysis will be used.
The broad framework of analysis:
As part of the WISERD Centre for Welsh Politics and Society Seminar Series, Dr Taulant Guma from the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at Aberystwyth University presents emerging findings from the WISERD/Civil Society project on ‘Migrants, Minorities and Engagement in Local Civil Society’.