Theresia Harrer

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Theresia Harrer is an aspiring researcher in the field of entrepreneurial finance and a PhD Candidate at the Leibniz University Hanover with an academic background in Finance. In her research she specifically looks at novel instruments for the funding of innovative and social ventures and applies critical societal lenses.

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Biography

Theresia Harrer is an aspiring researcher in the field of entrepreneurial finance and a PhD Candidate at the Leibniz University Hanover with an academic background in Finance. In her research she specifically looks at novel instruments for the funding of innovative and social ventures and applies critical societal lenses. In doing so, she embraces feminist and socio-cultural perspectives in her empirical work. Her PhD looks at how trust emerges throughout various stages and levels by applying it to the context of crowdfunding. The aim is to gain a deeper understanding of trust as a multi-level and cross-discipline concept. Theresia lives in London and works with the Centre of Enterprise and Economic Development Research (CEEDR) on projects addressing funding barriers for SMEs in the UK and Green Finance.

Research Paper

An Investigation of UK SME Access to Finance, Growth and Productivity, 2015-2017. Research Paper No 79

This paper summarises findings from a pilot study exploring UK SME access to external finance, growth and productivity, addressing three key research questions:

• What are the characteristics of SMEs that determine their funding and discouragement?
• What are the impacts of external finance on SME performance and productivity?
• What are the implications for policy?

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