Coronavirus information and guidance

Recovery for Scottish SMEs

25 June 2020

Professor Ross Brown from the School of Management was commissioned by the Fraser of Allander Institute at the University of Strathclyde to write a paper on how the Covid-19 crisis has impacted small and medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Scotland.

The paper is published today and was informed by three research papers by Brown and St Andrews colleague Augusto Rocha on how SMEs in different parts of the world have been adversely impact by the pandemic.

In this article, Brown examines the main expected impacts for Scottish SMEs and how policy responses can help to alleviate the negative effects of the crisis.

The findings are also featured in The Courier, at Warning 10,000 Scottish SMEs under 'immediate threat' of closure.

The work will help inform the Scottish Government's responses to the Higgins inquiry into the process of economic recovery post-crisis.

Read The Impact of Covid-19 on Scottish Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs): Prognosis and Policy Prescription.

covid-19 virus - from CDC on Unsplash

Photo by CDC on Unsplash