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University entrepreneurship education experiences: Enhancing the entrepreneurial ecosystems in a UK city-region (2015)
Journal Article
Kitagawa, F., Webber, D. J., Plumridge, A., & Robertson, S. (2015). University entrepreneurship education experiences: Enhancing the entrepreneurial ecosystems in a UK city-region

The recognition of a strong association between education and economic prosperity has enthused higher education institutions (HEIs) to amplify their initiatives to stimulate entrepreneurship within their local economies and beyond. However, the actua... Read More about University entrepreneurship education experiences: Enhancing the entrepreneurial ecosystems in a UK city-region.

The impact of new sustainable technologies in the rural areas in the UK: Performance, policy and governance (2010)
Journal Article
Plumridge, A. (2010). The impact of new sustainable technologies in the rural areas in the UK: Performance, policy and governance

The rural economies in many areas of the UK have undergone deep structural changes in recent years which have resulted in the disappearance of many traditional agriculture supply chain business and the arrival or emergence of an eclectic range of new... Read More about The impact of new sustainable technologies in the rural areas in the UK: Performance, policy and governance.

Regional productivity differentials in England: Explaining the gap (2009)
Journal Article
Webber, D. J., Hudson, J., Boddy, M., & Plumridge, A. (2009). Regional productivity differentials in England: Explaining the gap. Papers in Regional Science, 88(3), 609-621. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1435-5957.2008.00209.x

Significant and persistent differences in regional productivity exist across most countries and are the subject of academic and policy concern. We use plant-level data to examine the determinants of regional productivity differentials across regions... Read More about Regional productivity differentials in England: Explaining the gap.

Business productivity and area productivity in rural England (2009)
Journal Article
Webber, D., Curry, N., & Plumridge, A. (2009). Business productivity and area productivity in rural England. Regional Studies, 43(5), 661-675. https://doi.org/10.1080/00343400701874156

Rural area productivity and rural business productivity measure different things. This paper presents an empirical analysis of labour productivity differentials across the new Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) definition of '... Read More about Business productivity and area productivity in rural England.

Country-level business performance and policy asymmetries in the UK (2008)
Journal Article
Plumridge, A., Webber, D. J., Boddy, M., & Hudson, J. (2008). Country-level business performance and policy asymmetries in the UK. International Journal of Business Performance Management, 10(4), 305-317. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJBPM.2008.019989

The HM Treasury identifies the key 'drivers' of business performance and productivity differentials, which include skills, investment and competition. This paper presents an empirical investigation into the effects of these drivers on business-level... Read More about Country-level business performance and policy asymmetries in the UK.

Regional productivity differentials in the UK (2006)
Presentation / Conference
Boddy, M., Webber, D. J., Hudson, J., & Plumridge, A. (2006, March). Regional productivity differentials in the UK. Paper presented at Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting