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The growth indicators 2,3,5-triphenyltetrazolium chloride (TTC), 2-[4-iodophenyl]-3-[4-dinitrophenyl]-5-phenyltetrazolium chloride (INT), 2,3-bis[2-methoxy-4-nitro-5-sulfophenyl]-2H-tetrazolium-5-carboxanilide inner salt (XTT), 3-[4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl]-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT), and resazurin were tested for their ability to indicate(More)
The early 1990s saw concerns about entrepreneurship and the publication of spatially disaggregated VAT data generate a burst of studies of UK firm formation, and ultimately Scotland's "business birth rate strategy". We use twenty years of county VAT data to revisit the evidence on entrepreneurship and assess its policy implications. By investigating the(More)
In England, publicly supported advisory services for small firms are organised primarily through the Business Link (BL) network. Based on the programme theory underlying this business support services we develop four propositions and test these empirically using data from a new survey of over 3,000 English small firms. Our empirical results provide a broad(More)
In the UK as in most other advanced economies significant advisory support is offered for start-up firms and SMEs. UK services for SMEs are provided by Business Links which structures its support into non-intensive – one off contacts providing information or advice – and more intensive support involving a diagnostic process and repeated interaction with(More)
A nine-week nutrition education program for kindergarten through sixth grade was implemented and its influence on children's food behavior assessed using a pretest/post-test design involving children who were and were not exposed to the program. The food behavior response was mixed. Consumption of some food items, at post-test time, was higher among pupils(More)
  • Jonathan Levie, Mark Hart, Michael Anyadike-Danes
  • 2013
This paper attempts to overcome methodological challenges in demonstrating the effect of enterprise training on opportunity perception and entrepreneurial skills perception of trainees. A large scale sample of individuals in the UK, part of the 2007 GEMUK database, is utilised. Logistic regression shows that controlling for demographic effects, experience(More)
This paper is an introduction to the special issue from the 4th Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Research Conference held at Imperial College Business School, London, in 2010. The paper has two objectives. The first is to summarize the history of the GEM consortium, some of the contributions that it has delivered, and some challenges and opportunities ahead.(More)
The purpose of this paper is to assess the extent to which the presence of positive externalities associated with public sector financial assistance to individual firms distorts standard methodologies designed to estimate the level of additionality. These positive externalities may include collaboration and international networking opportunities,(More)
For a number of decades, a significant amount of resources have been devoted to supporting Irish industrial policy interventions. There has, however, been a distinct lack of evaluation of such interventions. Evaluation should consider what would have happened in the absence of assistance. To produce an assessment of this counterfactual involves considering(More)
BACKGROUND Twitter is the most popular form of microblogging that is being utilized in public health to engage audiences and to communicate health-related information. Although there is some research showing the various forms of Twitter use in public health, little is known about how individual public health professionals are using their personal Twitter(More)