The Enterprise Research Centre (ERC) is an independent research centre which aims to provide trusted, robust and independent commentary on SME research and policy.

ERC has six core research programmes focusing on entrepreneurial intentions, SME leadership, diversity, finance, innovation and business demographics.

Each research programme aims to contribute to our understanding of SME growth and performance. Research methodologies vary between the different research programmes but draw on approaches from economics and econometrics, management science, sociology, geography and psychology. The work of the ERC has a strong comparative and international element.

The centre is a partnership between Warwick Business School, Aston Business School, Imperial College Business School, Strathclyde Business School, Birmingham Business School and De Montfort University.