Doctoral Research

Several doctoral research students are supervised by the Centre’s staff. Profiles of the doctoral students and their studies are presented below. Doctoral studies can be undertaken through PhD (Full-time/part-time) or the DBA programme.

We welcome PhD and DBA applications in key areas of interests for the Centre. For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Rami Djebarni.

Doctoral Researchers

1. Ms Liwei Xiao:
The aim of Liwei research is to investigate the differential impact of success factors on innovation at various stages and of different types. The research is based on mixed methodology combining in-depth interviews with a large-scale survey in China.

2. Maher Alfadel:
Maher’s research aims to find out the mechanisms through which quality management programmes affect innovation.

3. Lilong Zhang:
Lilong is looking at the role of innovation in enhancing exporting performance in Chinese SMEs.

4. Tim Scheuerer:
Business Modelling based on the future need for funding in the German SME Market.

5. Robert Baustel:
Business Model and Disruptive Innovation in the Medical Devices Sector.