Creating innovation in small and medium-sized enterprises:evaluating the short-term effects of the creative credits pilot

Abstract

This working paper looks at the short-term impact of the Creative Credits pilot scheme which operated in the Manchester City Region in the North West of England from September 2009 to September 2010, and was funded by NESTA, Manchester City Council, the North West Development Agency, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Creative Credits is a business-to-business (B2B) voucher mechanism designed to encourage small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to work innovatively with creative companies. Businesses receive credits worth £4,000, which they must match with at least £1,000, to spend with creative firms on a variety of creative services.

Divisions: Aston Business School > Operations & Information Management
Aston Business School > Economics, Finance & Entrepreneurship
Aston Business School > Work & Organisational Psychology
Aston Business School
PURE Output Type: Working paper
Published Date: 2011-05
Authors: Bakhshi, Hasan
Edwards, John ( 0000-0003-3979-017X)
Roper, Stephen
Scully, Judith ( 0000-0002-0968-0941)
Shaw, Duncan

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