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As a result of its 1996/97 research centres competition, the UK's Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) established a new research centre, based jointly at the Universities of Oxford and Warwick. In September 2006, the Warwick centre moved to the Cardiff School of Social Sciences. SKOPE’s aim is to examine the links between the acquisition and use of skills and knowledge, product market strategies and performance (measured in a variety of ways). The centre builds on existing strengths at both institutions and attempts to extend them into areas that are of major theoretical and policy concern. SKOPE commenced its third five-year research programme in October 2008.