Daniel is a lecturer in Economic Geography at Cardiff University. His research interests are in the area of regional economic development, specifically looking at innovation, networks and entrepreneurship.
University Engagement and Productivity in Innovative SMEs: An Empirical Assessment. Research Paper No 78
Published: 12 September 2019
Current debates around the nature of the innovation process increasingly stress its open character, whereby firms utilise knowledge and expertise from outside organisations. From the perspective of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), open innovation allows the leveraging of additional resources which they would not necessarily be able to develop alone. In the context of open innovation universities are often cited as important sources of external knowledge and key nodes within innovation systems due to their ability to generate and transfer new, cutting edge, knowledge.
Assessing the characteristics, determinants and spatial variations of internationalised new ventures in the UK. Research Paper No 56
Published: 16 February 2017
This study focuses on internationalised new ventures, here defined as firms that have been trading for 5 years or fewer and which have already engaged in selling their goods and/or services abroad. The report presents analysis of data from the Longitudinal Small Business Survey that: 1) examines differences between internationalised and non-internationalised new ventures, 2) assesses the factors which determine whether a new firm is likely to engage in export activity early in its lifetime; and 3) maps the geographic distribution of these internationalised new ventures across the UK.