About the Project
With the use of firm-level secondary data from leading sources such as World Bank Enterprise Survey, UK Innovation Survey, Mannheim Innovation Panel and Orbis - Bureau van Dijk, the project aims to contribute empirical evidence partitioning the SME innovation performance into effects of micro-meso-macro level factors for different type of innovation success (e.g. product innovation and process innovation, green innovation) and consequently generate interesting theoretical insights and policy implications.
The potential candidate will need to demonstrate familiarity with existing research literature on firm innovation and performance, entrepreneurship and innovation, SME exporting and internationalisation. The candidate should be inclined towards advanced quantitative research approach to gather and analyse data. Knowledge of statistical techniques such as linear and non-linear regression, structural equation modelling and panel data analysis could prove to be an additional advantage.
As the project is intersectional and multi-disciplinary in nature, the candidate is expected to come up with well thought out research proposal. The supervisory team welcomes informal inquiries from potential candidates to discuss the research project.
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