Meng Song

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Meng Song is a quantitative researcher specialising in large datasets management and statistical analysis. Her main research is to understand the driving force of firm innovation and growth, internationalisation strategies and impacts, and the interplay between firm behaviour, industry and institutions.

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Biography

Meng Song is a quantitative researcher specialising in large datasets management and statistical analysis. Her main research is to understand the driving force of firm innovation and growth, internationalisation strategies and impacts, and the interplay between firm behaviour, industry and institutions. She is working as a research associate at the Welsh Economy Research Unit, Cardiff Business School, UK. Before joining Cardiff, she was working on a project called iBuild at Birmingham Business School about innovative business models in infrastructure industries.

Research Paper

Management capability, business support and the performance of micro-businesses in the UK. Research Paper 68

This report documents analysis from Waves 1 and 2 of the UK Longitudinal Small Business Survey, focused on the subsample of sole-proprietorships and micro-businesses (less than 10 employees), comprising 3,882 businesses. The report is specifically concerned with the impact of business planning, support and advice on performance outcomes. Performance is captured by indicators of innovation propensity, exporting propensity and intensity and turnover per employee (productivity) and in turn innovation and exporting are conceptualised as feeding into productivity performance.

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