Scale-up Regional Growth and Entrepreneurship Research Group

The Scale-up, Regional Growth and Entrepreneurship Research Group (SURGE) has wide-ranging expertise in business and management.

We have world-renowned expertise on the management of small firms, policy support for SMEs, SME financing and growth for new ventures and those that are already scaling. We are an anchor in the Stirling entrepreneurial ecosystem, connecting local SMEs with the University, local institutions and each other. 

We’ve helped businesses around the world to achieve their goals by sharing our research-based expertise. Researchers from the University can bring the latest findings from their field directly into your enterprise, acting as impartial advisers on your ventures or taking on fully-fledged project team roles.


We can help your business

We offer consultancy services and are keen to work with businesses to solve problems and develop innovative solutions.

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Our research

Our research covers a range of issues relevant to entrepreneurial businesses and SMEs, and our Scale-up, Regional Growth and Entrepreneurship (SURGE) Research Group specialises in a number of topics including:

  • digital business
  • ebusiness and SMEs
  • emergent technologies and innovation​
  • enterprise policy
  • family businesses
  • high growth businesses
  • innovation management
  • management in small firms
  • scenario planning
  • The Triple Helix (industry, government and university interactions)