LEP framework dataset

The full dataset for the Smart Specialisation Hub LEP Framework.

Method for evaluating indicator strength:
Using the cross-LEP average:

Where cross-LEP averages are calculated for benchmarking purposes, indicator performance is assessed according to a low – moderate – high scale. ‘Moderate’ indicator performance or strength is attributed to data values falling on or near to the cross-LEP average for England.

The cross-LEP (or normalised) average is a benchmarking method where the average value for each sector is attributed a value of 1, and deviations away from this cross-LEP average calculated and observed, allowing for standardised comparisons across LEPs. This implies a scale from 0 up to the maximum value per sector, with 1 as the cross-LEP average.

Data values falling at or near to the midpoint between 0 and 1 (the cross-LEP average) are evaluated as having ‘low to moderate’ strength. Data values at or near to 0 are evaluated as having ‘low’ strength or performance.

Data values falling at or near to the midpoint between the cross-LEP average and a value of 2 are attributed with a ‘moderate to high’ level of strength. Data values falling at, near to, or above a value of 2 are attributed with a ‘high’ degree of innovation/indicator strength.

This system for evaluating indicator performance is summarised below and includes a code of acronyms that are built into the summary tables at the end of sections A, B, and C.

High strength (H): Data values falling at, near to, or above the value of 2 on the cross-LEP average scale

Moderate to High (M-H): Data values falling between the cross-LEP average (1) and the value of 2 Moderate (M) Data values falling at or near to the cross-LEP average of 1

Low to Moderate (L-M): Data values falling at or near to the midpoint between 0 and cross-LEP average Low (L) Data values falling at or near to the value of 0

Using top performing sector:

There are three indicators in the pilot analytical framework that are not benchmarked to the cross-LEP average. Instead, these indicators are benchmarked to the top performing LEP per sector and are measured on, and not exceeding, a scale of 0 to 1. These indicators are:

  1. Publication Output to the priorities of Innovate UK, 2012-14;
  2. Publication Output to the 8 Great Technologies, 2012-14;
  3. Inventors on patents by technology sector, 2011-14.

This system for evaluating indicator performance is summarised below and includes a code of acronyms that are built into the summary tables at the end of sections A and B for the respective indicators.

High strength (H): Data values falling at or near to 1.

Moderate to High (M-H): Data values falling between 0.6 and 0.8. Moderate (M) Data values falling between 0.4 and 0.6.

Low to Moderate (L-M): Data values falling between 0.2 and 0.4 Low (L) Data values falling at or near to the value of 0.

TitleLEP framework dataset
Publication DateOctober 2016
Published BySmart Specialisation Hub
Author(s)Dr Etienne Bailey
Format | SizeSpreadsheet | 99KB