Menu

Search

Ross Brown

Ross Brown

Reader in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Finance, University of St Andrews
My main thematic areas of research are entrepreneurship, innovation and public policy. My career has included periods in industry, consultancy and over a decade in public policy. During this time I have undertaken and managed a number of major research projects for the Economic and Social Research Council, the Scottish Government, the Anglo-German Foundation, the OECD and the Institute for Chartered Accountants Scotland. I have also acted as an expert adviser to the European Commission, Scottish Enterprise, Action Canada and the LEED programme within the OECD. My current research has been examining high growth entrepreneurship, funding for growth-oriented SMEs, innovation policy, employee ownership, the economic impact of Brexit on SMEs and public policy to support entrepreneurship. This has resulted in an extensive range of publications in journals such as Journal of Economic Geography, Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy & Society, Regional Studies, Small Business Economics and International Small Business Journal.

Scottish National Investment Bank looks hardwired for failure – here's why

Feb 16, 2020 09:00 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

Scotland is a step closer to launching the UKs first national investment bank after the Scottish parliament passed plans to create this new source of funding for Scottish businesses. The bank, due to open in late 2020, is...

More than a million UK small businesses see Brexit as major obstacle to success

Apr 01, 2019 17:04 pm UTC| Insights & Views Business

When it comes to how Brexit will affect business, much of the debate in the UK has focused on large firms, particularly international ones such as Honda and Nissan. The CBI, which mainly represents big business, has been...

1 

Economy

FxWirePro: Spotlight On CBT Amid Sluggish Turkish Growth – Bid 3M USD/TRY Skews Ans Hedge

Turkeys central bank pulled forward a scheduled MPC meeting by two days and implemented a 100bps emergency rate cut yesterday. The CB reduced the 1-week repo rate from 10.75% to 9.75% and lowered RRR on all FX deposits by...

FxWirePro: BoC’s Rate Cuts on Cyclical Effects of Covid-19 - USD/CAD Risk-Off Call Ratio Spread

Over the weekend, the Bank of Canada cut its key interest rate by another 50 bp, after it had lowered its key interest rate from 1.75% to 1.25% at its regular meeting. The BoC also said that it was ready to take further...

Coronavirus and Spanish flu: economic lessons to learn from the last truly global pandemic

As news of the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) emerged, global financial markets reacted pessimistically and behaved in ways not seen since the 2008 financial crisis. But fully understanding the potential...

Cash handout of $750 for 6.5 million pensioners and others receiving government payments

A payment of $750 will be made from the end of this month to about 6.5 million people as part of the governments $17.6 billion stimulus package aimed at keeping Australia out of a recession caused by the impact of the...

Tokyo Olympics: how coronavirus is affecting preparations

The World Health Organizations decision to officially recognise the coronavirus outbreak as a global pandemic means organisers are facing difficult decisions on whether to go ahead with major sporting events. There were...

Politics

Joe Biden explains how he would respond to the coronavirus pandemic in recent town hall

Presidential candidate Joe Biden recently appeared for another interview-slash-town hall on CNN. The former vice president explained how he would approach the pandemic, as well as revealing his routine as of late. In a...

Melania Trump criticized after advising people to go out and have some 'fresh air' amid coronavirus outbreak

First Lady Melania Trump has been making an effort to become more visible in the midst of the coronavirus crisis in the country. As the country continues its social distancing period, Melania gives her own advice that is...

President Donald Trump US is in good shape by coronavirus peak

The cases of coronavirus in the United States continue to skyrocket and unfortunately, it appears that it will only get worse before it gets any better. When President Donald Trump was recently asked regarding the supply...

Barack Obama subtly criticizes Donald Trump’s response to COVID-19 pandemic

Barack Obama rarely comments on actions taken by Donald Trump, and when he does, the former United States president rarely mentions his successor by name. However, there are several telling hints that Obamas tweet on...

Science

Man pronounced clinically dead for three minutes describes what death is like

Death is one of lifes biggest mysteries, and it does not seem like there would be an answer any time soon. One man has shared his experience after being clinically dead for three minutes. There are many assumptions on...

NASA: Hubble Space Telescope snaps image of a one-armed galaxy

The cosmos has provided stunning sights in the forms of galaxies and other celestial objects. Recently, NASAs Hubble Space Telescope captured an image of a spectacular one-armed galaxy. The galaxy, formally known as NGC...

Asteroids: Potentially hazardous asteroid already on 'close approach' trajectory

Space agencies all over the world are keeping tabs on one particular asteroid that is bound for Earth by April. Recent reports reveal that the asteroid in question is already on a close approach trajectory. Express...

Dr. Anthony Fauci predicts over 100,000 coronavirus fatalities in US

As the world is currently struggling to contain the pandemic that is the coronavirus, it appears that the situation would only get worse before it could get better. According to Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony...

Technology

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ wallpaper teases one of V’s dangerous contract jobs

With many fans currently stuck in their homes for quarantine measures amid a global pandemic, it helps to be distracted for a while with a release of new Cyberpunk 2077 wallpaper. The image is filled with many interesting...

Why ‘Warcraft 3: Reforged’ might not get new expansions, DLC at its current state

It can be said that Warcraft 3: Reforged has been one of the most discussed video games released in 2020 so far, and most of the reasons are quite unflattering. However, the game is still part of one of the most popular...

Nintendo Switch games: ‘Tropico 6,’ ‘Super Mario 64,’ ‘Super Mario Sunshine,’ and ‘Super Mario Galaxy’ arriving to the console this year

With its portability, the Nintendo Switch console is one of the most popular consoles around and has been the best-selling hardware for a couple of years now. It looks like Switch console gamers are in for a treat in the...

Will ‘The Sims 5’ have a Nintendo Switch version?

To this day, there has yet to be a definitive indication that The Sims 5, or any The Sims game, would be released on Nintendo Switch. However, the recent success of Animal Crossing: New Horizons might convince EA this...
  • Market Data
Close

Welcome to EconoTimes

Sign up for daily updates for the most important
stories unfolding in the global economy.