IGL Trials

IGL is undertaking and supporting a number of randomised controlled trials globally.

Is it possible to design and conduct a randomised control trial of one of the business support services delivered by the Greater Manchester Business Growth Hub?

To what extent does commitment and reporting to others affect entrepreneurial outcomes?

Research confirms that business coaching is core to most incubation and acceleration programmes. Business coaching combines aspects of teaching, training, mentoring, and consulting and creates a general support approach for early-stage technology ventures.

In the rapidly growing world of crowdfunding, what factors drive the investment process of early-stage investors? How do investors choose which start-up to fund?

What makes teams effective in early-stage entrepreneurship—their composition, or the topics they explore?

Can subtle non-monetary nudges be used to influence intrapreneurial behaviour in a large corporation?

How can online-based education be best used to influence pupils to consider an entrepreneurial career? Do the short and long-term impacts of different tools vary?

Is collective bootstrapping with peer selection an effective and scalable model to promote grassroots entrepreneurship? How does it compare with traditional low-cost approaches such as self-learning MOOCs, group commitment devices and participation in startup meetups?

Will increased exposure to the principles of effectuation accelerate novice entrepreneurs’ development of entrepreneurial expertise? What kind of pedagogical tools and methods can provide that exposure and opportunities for deliberate practice?


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