Scotland's companies of scale programme

Ross Brown, Suzanne Mawson

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


First paragraph: Scotland's business base, like those of many other European countries, is dominated by micro businesses. Only a small proportion of Scotland's businesses employ more than ten employees and there are few indigenously-owned, larger-scale companies. Indeed, Scotland, in common with the rest of the UK economy, has struggled to grow small businesses into larger businesses of "scale" that can be major contributors to economic growth through their role as large scale employers, large scale exporters, generators of supply chains for other local companies and incubators for new spin-offs (CBI, 2011).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAn International Benchmarking Analysis of Public Programmes for High-Growth Firms
Place of PublicationParis
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2013


  • entrepreneurship
  • high growth firms
  • scale ups
  • business growth
  • enterprise policy


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