Do manufacturing entrepreneurs in Australia have (or develop) a productivity advantage?
This staff research paper investigates whether young manufacturing entrepreneurs have, or develop, a productivity advantage. It finds that a small number of businesses grow very fast and have a productivity advantage.
Business performance of Enterprise Connect participants
This research paper assesses the impact of participation in the Enterprise Connect (EC) program on business performance. The Enterprise Connect program provided advisory services and grants to Australian small and medium sized enterprises between 2009 and 2014.
Impact of Commercialisation Australia on business performance
This staff research is a study of the Commercialisation Australia (CA) programme, which ran from 2009 to 2014. Firms that participated in the program had higher increases in turnover growth, research and development (R&D) and capital expenditure than similar businesses.
Government financial assistance as catalyst for private financing
This staff research paper investigates whether government financial assistance from Australian state and federal governments facilitates business’ access to external financing. It finds that firms which receive government assistance are more likely to apply for and receive debt or equity financing.
The Program Analytics Tools (PAT) is an interactive dashboard that provides insights into businesses participating in our programs. It allow users to see patterns of government assistance and informs program design and delivery.