Training and small companies: some Scottish evidence

J Hyman, Brian Ashcroft (Editor)

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Written off by the Bolton Report in 1971 as being in "terminal decline" small companies have subsequently enjoyed considerable changes in fortune. The valuable patronage of a Conservative Government has been extended to a small firm sector which represents to the Government a means of industrial regeneration, employment growth and a vehicle for promoting independence, individualism and dynamism. In short, the very essence of the "enterprise culture" would be found and reproduced in a thriving small firm sector. This paper discusses the Scottish situation regarding small companies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-65
Number of pages5
JournalQuarterly Economic Commentary
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 1990


  • small companies
  • Scottish economics
  • Bolton Report


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