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Developing Your ‘North Star’ to Clarify Purpose (2018)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Weaver, M., Crossan, K., & Tan, H. (2018, September). Developing Your ‘North Star’ to Clarify Purpose. Presented at OR60: Annual Conference of the Operational Research Society, Lancaster University

There is widespread acceptance that business “can do well, by doing good” leading to the rise in organisations defining themselves as ‘purpose-driven’. In the context of Scotland, there appears to be a fertile environment for growth in this area, wit... Read More about Developing Your ‘North Star’ to Clarify Purpose.

Community OR: Creating a ‘Shared Space’ to build value between business and communities (2017)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Weaver, M., Crossan, K., Tan, H., Paxton, S., & McCallum, L. (2017, September). Community OR: Creating a ‘Shared Space’ to build value between business and communities. Paper presented at OR59 - The Annual Operational Research Society Conference

The presentation provides examples on how systems approaches have helped identify better ways for communities and socially responsible businesses to build value. The examples are the outcome of a two-year Knowledge Transfer Partnership with a Scottis... Read More about Community OR: Creating a ‘Shared Space’ to build value between business and communities.

Taking Action to Unlock Business Resources Into Communities using SSM (2016)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Weaver, M., Tan, H., Crossan, K., & Paxton, S. (2016). Taking Action to Unlock Business Resources Into Communities using SSM. In Proceedings of OR58, Annual Operations Research Conference

This session presents three system conceptual models that have been brought to action as a result of an SSM study with the Voluntary Action Fund (a Scottish grant-maker). VAF aim is to unlock and bring about more business resources into communities i... Read More about Taking Action to Unlock Business Resources Into Communities using SSM.

Entrepreneurship and the spatial context: A panel data study into regional determinants of small growing firms in Scotland (2015)
Journal Article
Ross, A. G., Adams, J., & Crossan, K. (2015). Entrepreneurship and the spatial context: A panel data study into regional determinants of small growing firms in Scotland. Local Economy, 30(6), 672-688. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269094215600135

Entrepreneurship is widely recognised as a key determinant of economic growth, regional prosperity and sustainable development. Using a panel model with data from the value added tax register, this paper estimates spatial variation in small growing f... Read More about Entrepreneurship and the spatial context: A panel data study into regional determinants of small growing firms in Scotland.