Supporting SME growth

Audio webcast

High-growth businesses – international perspectives

With the developed world still struggling for sustainable economic growth, there is a renewed interest in how SMEs can contribute further to economic recovery in the developed economies, as well as underpin sustainable growth in developing and frontier economies. What are the critical success factors in the support system that underpin fast-growth businesses? The panel will look at internationalisation,finance and people management strategies as well as an analysis of supply chain management and utilisation of networks. What can be learned from international examples and cases from the developed and emerging world?

Chair: Francis Chittenden, professor of small business finance, Manchester Business School

Speakers: Dr. Rebecca Harding, Delta Economics; Professor Rob Blackburn, Kingston Business School; Tatjana De Kerros, enterprise advisor Middle East and founder of

High growth businesses - international perspectives