publication . Book . 2002

Measuring enterprise impacts upon deprived areas.

Lyon, Fergus; Evans, Melvyn; Bertotti, Marcello; Smallbone, David; Potts, Gareth; Ramsden, Peter; CEEDR (Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research); New Economics Foundation;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2002
  • Publisher: Small Business Service.
  • Country: Mauritius
Abstract
There has been a growing interest amongst policy makers concerning the role of enterprise development in deprived areas. At present there is a lack of robust empirical evidence to demonstrate the actual contribution of enterprises to the alleviation of deprivation. While many existing studies rely on measuring the number of jobs created, this report presents a new methodology for measuring the contribution of different types of enterprises to disadvantaged areas using a wide range of economic and social indicators. The report begins by offering a conceptual overview of the types of impacts. The framework recognises the range of impacts received by a wide range o...
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