Hossein Mahdavi holds a PhD in strategy and innovation, an MBA, and a Bachelor degree in electronics engineering. Hossein has worked in the Oil and Gas and IT industries as an Entrepreneur and Consultant. He has expertise in market research and market intelligence and has worked as an advisor to various startups and established organizations. The focus of Hossein’s research is innovation strategies, innovation policies, and dynamics of innovation in firms. He has worked on the antecedents and processes for different forms of organizational innovation (R&D and patenting, process, product, marketing, organizational) in various industries including high tech and natural resource industries. Hossein is the recipient of a number of awards and grants for his research activities in area of sustainability, including, the ConocoPhillips Corporate Sustainability award in 2013 and 2016.
Business support and SME performance: exploratory analysis of the Longitudinal Small Business Survey 2015 and 2016 Research Paper No 70
Published: 16 May 2018
This report presents findings from a study of the relationship between business support and Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) performance. The analysis draws on two waves of data (2015, 2016) from the Longitudinal Small Business Survey (LSBS), a large-scale telephone survey of 15,502 SME employers (e.g. owners and managers).
The survey defines SMEs as businesses with between one and 249 employees, with further sub-group analysis based upon employment size: micro businesses (1-9 employees); small businesses (10-49 employees); and medium-sized businesses (50-249 employees). This report is delivered by the Enterprise Research Centre (ERC).