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SMEs, banks and the spatial differentiation of access to finance (2017)
Journal Article
Zhao, T., & Jones-Evans, D. (2017). SMEs, banks and the spatial differentiation of access to finance. Journal of Economic Geography, 17(4), 791-824. https://doi.org/10.1093/jeg/lbw029

© The Author (2016). Published by Oxford University Press. By utilizing the SME Finance Monitor and a unique dataset on the geographical location of all bank branches in 11 UK economic regions, this paper examines the relevance of spatial differentia... Read More about SMEs, banks and the spatial differentiation of access to finance.

Leveraging knowledge as a competitive asset? The intensity, performance and structure of universities’ entrepreneurial knowledge exchange activities at a regional level (2016)
Journal Article
MacKenzie, N. G., Zhang, Q., MacKenzie, N., Jones-Evans, D., & Huggins, R. (2016). Leveraging knowledge as a competitive asset? The intensity, performance and structure of universities’ entrepreneurial knowledge exchange activities at a regional level. Small Business Economics, 47(3), 657-675. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11187-016-9759-0

© 2016, The Author(s). Universities are no longer considered to be isolated islands of knowledge, but as institutions increasingly engaged with a range of external partners through entrepreneurial activities. This paper examines the associations betw... Read More about Leveraging knowledge as a competitive asset? The intensity, performance and structure of universities’ entrepreneurial knowledge exchange activities at a regional level.

How to Teach Entrepreneurship to Communication and Creative Industries Students (2016)
Book
Stenvall-Virtanen, S., Grönlund, M., Malinen, P., Foà, C., Crespo, M., Cardoso, G., …Picard, R. (2016). ISCTE (Ed.), How to Teach Entrepreneurship to Communication and Creative Industries Students. CreBiz

This handbook has been written as a result of work undertaken in the "CreBiz - Business Development Laboratory Study Module for Creative Industries" project. The objective of creating the study module is to enhance the business knowledge of undergrad... Read More about How to Teach Entrepreneurship to Communication and Creative Industries Students.

The impact of foresight on entrepreneurship: The Wales 2010 case study (2016)
Journal Article
Rhisiart, M., & Jones-Evans, D. (2016). The impact of foresight on entrepreneurship: The Wales 2010 case study. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 102, 112-119. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2015.03.010

© 2015 Elsevier Inc. This paper addresses the link between foresight and entrepreneurship over the long term. As such, it addresses two distinct gaps in foresight knowledge and literature namely the link between foresight and entrepreneurship; and lo... Read More about The impact of foresight on entrepreneurship: The Wales 2010 case study.

Access to finance to SMEs at a regional level: The case of Finance Wales (2015)
Journal Article
Jones-Evans, D. (2015). Access to finance to SMEs at a regional level: The case of Finance Wales. Venture Capital, 17(1-2), 27-41. https://doi.org/10.1080/13691066.2015.1052624

Since the economic recession of 2008, there is increasing evidence that small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) have found it increasingly difficult to access funding from conventional sources such as banks. As a result, there have been various publ... Read More about Access to finance to SMEs at a regional level: The case of Finance Wales.

A longitudinal study of entrepreneurial activities in the UK higher education sector (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Jones-Evans, D., Zhang, Q., Mackenzie, N., & Huggins, R. (2014, November). A longitudinal study of entrepreneurial activities in the UK higher education sector. Paper presented at ISBE 2014 - The Future of Enterprise: The Innovation Revolution

Whilst the roles of institutional and locational characteristics of a university in determining its entrepreneurial performance level has been examined in prior research studies, they are not fully acknowledged in current UK policies facilitating lin... Read More about A longitudinal study of entrepreneurial activities in the UK higher education sector.

Access to finance for SMEs at a regional level: The case for a development bank for Wales? (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Jones-Evans, D. (2014, November). Access to finance for SMEs at a regional level: The case for a development bank for Wales?. Paper presented at ISBE 2014 - The Future of Enterprise: The Innovation Revolution

In 2013, the Welsh Government announced an independent review into access to finance in Wales. Its aim was to examine how effectively SMEs in Wales are served by existing sources of funding, identify areas of particular challenge and provide recommen... Read More about Access to finance for SMEs at a regional level: The case for a development bank for Wales?.

High growth firms in Wales: Effectiveness and importance of innovation to business growth and profitability (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Gkikas, A., Jones-Evans, D., & Mackenzie, N. (2014, June). High growth firms in Wales: Effectiveness and importance of innovation to business growth and profitability. Paper presented at 59th ICSB World Conference

The aim of this research is to provide case study evidence on the innovation performance of high-growth SMEs in an uncompetitive regional economy. Drawing on four in-depth case studies and using a comprehensive list of innovation typology we measured... Read More about High growth firms in Wales: Effectiveness and importance of innovation to business growth and profitability.

Open learning within growing businesses (2013)
Journal Article
Klofsten, M., & Jones-Evans, D. (2013). Open learning within growing businesses. European Journal of Training and Development, 37(3), 298-312. https://doi.org/10.1108/03090591311312750

Purpose: Understanding the factors behind successful enterprise policy interventions are critical in ensuring effective programme development. The aim of this paper is to analyse an academic-industry initiative in Sweden developed to support knowledg... Read More about Open learning within growing businesses.

Entrepreneurship in deprived urban communities: The case of Wales (2012)
Journal Article
Thompson, P., Jones-Evans, D., & Kwong, C. C. Y. (2012). Entrepreneurship in deprived urban communities: The case of Wales. Entrepreneurship Research Journal, 2(1), https://doi.org/10.2202/2157-5665.1033

The potential of entrepreneurial activity for rejuvenating deprived communities has been recognised by policymakers, especially with regard to reducing unemployment. Utilising data from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) in conjunction with th... Read More about Entrepreneurship in deprived urban communities: The case of Wales.

Entrepreneurship amongst minority language speakers: The case of Wales (2011)
Journal Article
Jones-Evans, D., Thompson, P., & Kwong, C. (2011). Entrepreneurship amongst minority language speakers: The case of Wales. Regional Studies, 45(2), 219-238. https://doi.org/10.1080/00343400903241493

JONES-EVANS D., THOMPSON P. and KWONG C. Entrepreneurship amongst minority language speakers: the case of Wales, Regional Studies. Using data from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) survey, this study explores the entrepreneurial characteristi... Read More about Entrepreneurship amongst minority language speakers: The case of Wales.

Transferring good practice beyond organizational borders: Lessons from transferring an entrepreneurship programme (2010)
Journal Article
Klofsten, M., Heydebreck, P., & Jones-Evans, D. (2010). Transferring good practice beyond organizational borders: Lessons from transferring an entrepreneurship programme. Regional Studies, 44(6), 791-799. https://doi.org/10.1080/00343400903095238

Klofsten M., Heydebreck P. and Jones-Evans D. Transferring good practice beyond organizational borders: lessons from transferring an entrepreneurship programme, Regional Studies. This paper examines the transfer of a 'good practice' entrepreneurship... Read More about Transferring good practice beyond organizational borders: Lessons from transferring an entrepreneurship programme.

Education and entrepreneurial activity: A comparison of white and South Asian Men (2010)
Journal Article
Kwong, C. C., Thompson, P., Jones-Evans, D., & Kwong, C. C. Y. (2010). Education and entrepreneurial activity: A comparison of white and South Asian Men. International Small Business Journal, 28(2), 147-162. https://doi.org/10.1177/0266242609355858

Although a large body of literature exists on ethnic entrepreneurship and the relationship between education and entrepreneurial activity, comparatively little work has been undertaken to study the impact that university-level education has upon entr... Read More about Education and entrepreneurial activity: A comparison of white and South Asian Men.

Women and home-based entrepreneurship: Evidence from the United Kingdom (2009)
Journal Article
Kwong, C., Thompson, P., Jones-Evans, D., & Kwong, C. C. Y. (2009). Women and home-based entrepreneurship: Evidence from the United Kingdom. International Small Business Journal, 27(2), 227-239. https://doi.org/10.1177/0266242608100492

For women, owning and managing a home-based business can provide the flexibility to meet family responsibilities and undertake employment, although potentially at the cost of business performance and growth. Using data from the Global Entrepreneurshi... Read More about Women and home-based entrepreneurship: Evidence from the United Kingdom.


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