productivity, competitiveness

Evaluation Methodology: Measurement of Drivers of Business Success and Failure

1. This report seeks to identify the key drivers of business success and failure through a review of existing literature. The review is intended to inform future work undertaken by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) to evaluate the impact of government interventions on the business community. Such evaluations rely on the analysts' ability to take adequate account of any differences between participants and non-participants which may explain any observed variation in their performance (other than the fact of being treated).