Are Irish business owners content to stay small?

Aug 09, 2019, 08:50 AM
Dr. Jane Bourke joins Anthony McDonnell on this episode of Insights, to explain why Irish small businesses are content to keep their business to their current scale, with only 1 in 4 looking to grow into a national or international business. 

Jane co-authored the study – Micro-Business Report in Ireland – which surveyed 1,500 Irish micro-businesses to identify their ambition, innovation and adoption of digital technology.

She discusses the study's findings, the importance of micro-businesses in Ireland, why they don't want to scale, and how government policy runs counter to the ambitions of these business owners.

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