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ACRIEB research projects

ACRIEB research projects

The centre has housed several externally funded research projects including two ESRC projects, three European projects, Leverhulme Trust, British Academy funding and visiting fellows: 

  • The Links between Governance, FDI and Firm Performance: an ESRC-funded project being undertaken by Prof Nigel Driffield, Prof Tomasz Mickiewicz, Sarmistha Pal and  Dr Yama Temouri. 
  • 'Maximising the Benefits of Inward Investment' an ESRC funded project undertaken by Jim Love, Nigel Driffield,Jun Du and Sandra Lancheros.  
  • ‘SEFORIS – Social enterprise as a force for more inclusive and innovative societies’ International FP7 project funded by the European Commission, UK team lead by Prof Ute StephanDr Emma FolmerProf Tomasz Mickiewiczstudying in which contexts social enterprises thrive, the inclusiveness of ecosystems for social entrepreneurship, and how social enterprises change their context, as well as the management of social ventures. www.seforis.eu 
  • ‘Welfare, Wealth and Work for Europe’ (WWWforEurope)a major 34 partner FP7 project examining what development strategy Europe should opt for in the face of the financial crisis and the major challenges of globalisation, demographic shifts, climate change and new technologies. Prof David Bailey is Lead for Area 3 (Innovation, Innovation Policy and Industrial Policy) and Steering Committee member, www.foreurope.eu 
  • Marie-Curie Professorial Fellowship for Professor Paul Reynolds, the founder of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor and the Panel Studies of Entrepreneurial Dynamics (PSED) to join the Aston research community. 
  • A Leverhulme Research Fellowship for Professor Stephanie Decker‘New Approaches to Understanding Organizational Change’ 
  • A British Academy Grant to Dr Yama Temouri and Dr Chris Jones ‘Tax Havens and Firm performance’ 
  • Funding from Regional Research Promotion Programme - Western Balkans (RRPP) to Dr Anna Rebmann andProfessor Tomasz Mickiewicz Mentoring for Social capital and migration - evidence from a post conflict environment’ 
  • Short-term visiting fellows:
    • Dr Wim van Lent, Montpellier Business School, France
    • Prof Michael Fritsch, University of Jena, Germany
    • Dr Honza Zouhar, University of Economics Prague, Czech Republic
    • Stefano Menghinello, Italian National Statistical Institute, Italy
    • Dr Mark T. Schenkel, Belmont University & United States Association for Small Business & Entrepreneurship, USA 
    • Dr Giovanni Favero, University of Venice Ca’ Foscari
    • Eva Weinberger, Dresden University of Technology

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