China’s economic growth might be slowing, but the number of private businesses starting up is only just beginning. After decades of the fastest economic growth in the world, China’s economy has started to slow down. This is perhaps inevitable, given an average annual growth rate of around 10% was sustained for almost 30 years following the economic reforms introduced by Deng Xiaoping in... Continue Reading
Andrew Atherton is Professor of Enterprise and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Lancaster University. He is an expert in SME policy and China. Atherton joined Lancaster University in January 2013 from Lincoln University, where he was Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and led on major university initiatives on employer engagement and enterprise. He worked at Durham University from 1995 to 2002 — latterly as Head of Department and before that as Director of the Policy Research Unit within the Small Business Centre, Durham University Business School. He has advised national and regional government, as well as major bilateral and multilateral agencies, on policy development and implementation.