Bo (Grace ) Peng

Research Fellow

Bo’s main research interests are in the areas of entrepreneurial finance. Her current research focuses on exploring how the entrepreneurial identity influence entrepreneurial external research acquisition via IPO as well as their exit strategies after IPO.

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Research Themes

  • Finance

Biography

Bo’s main research interests are in the areas of entrepreneurial finance.  Her current research focuses on exploring how the entrepreneurial identity influence entrepreneurial external research acquisition via IPO as well as their exit strategies after IPO.

Policy Briefing

Skills, management practices and productivity in SMEs.

Public policy related to the performance and growth of existing small firms has focused on improving access to finance and more recently on reducing regulatory burdens. However, there has also been an increasing recognition of the importance of management knowledge, skills and the adoption of best management practices. In this paper we match survey data on management skills and practices in a large group of SMEs with longitudinal data on productivity to examine the causal links between skills and management practices in 2014 and productivity performance in 2017. Our focus is on a group of firms led by a single entrepreneur or owner-manager.

Associated Themes
  • Management and Leadership
  • Productivity and performance
Research Paper

Skills, management practices and productivity in SMEs. Research Paper No 75

Public policy related to the performance and growth of existing small firms has focused on improving access to finance and more recently on reducing regulatory burdens. However, there has also been an increasing recognition of the importance of management knowledge, skills and the adoption of best management practices. In this paper we match survey data on management skills and practices in a large group of SMEs with longitudinal data on productivity to examine the causal links between skills and management practices in 2014 and productivity performance in 2017. Our focus is on a group of firms led by a single entrepreneur or owner-manager.

Associated Themes
  • Management and Leadership
  • Productivity and performance
Research Report

Exporting, ambition, finance and SME performance: Exploratory analysis of the Longitudinal Small Business Survey 2015 and 2016

In this report we outline three exploratory analyses of the Longitudinal Small Business Survey (LSBS) for 2015 and 2016, with a focus on the drivers of business performance. The three analyses focus on: the impact of exporting; ambition; and the availability of external finance. In each case the aim is to exploit the longitudinal aspect of the LSBS, relating firms’ performance in 2016 to firms’ strategy, choices and activities in 2015.

Author

Gkypali, Areti, Roper, Stephen, Peng, Bo Grace

Associated Themes
  • Finance
  • Management and Leadership
  • Productivity and performance