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 and Governance Research Theme
  • Innovation and Exporting

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.

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.

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