The numbers of Scottish businesses and economic policy

Alexander Dow, Catherine Kirk, Brian Ashcroft (Editor)

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Recent constitutional changes in Scotland have not altered the emphasis on economic development, which is central to public policy. In common with the rest of the UK and the USA there has been an emphasis on small business policy for this purpose. In particular, there has been an attempt to improve the rate of business formation sponsored by Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise. As this policy has been in place now for seven years it is possible to look critically at the outcomes over five years of data to assess what progress, if any, is being made.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-34
Number of pages7
JournalQuarterly Economic Commentary
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2000


  • Scottish business
  • Scottish economic conditions
  • Scottish Highlands
  • small business policy


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