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Policy instruments for public procurement of innovation: Choice, design and assessment
Public procurement is increasingly seen as an important potential instrument of innovation policy. However, policy design has been underpinned largely by anecdotal evidence and without a clear theoretical or empirical basis ...
Pushed to the Edge: Investigation into Ukrainian Construction Workers Operating in London
(Work, Employment and Society Conference, Migration Track, 2013-09-03)
In this article the nature of self-employment of illegal and legal Ukrainian migrants operating in the construction sector in UK is examined. The key aim of this article is to contribute to the discussion on the unexpected ...
Russian Entrepreneurs in London : Are they Flying Business Class?
(British Academy of Management Conference, 2013-09-10)
This paper’s objective is to examine transnational nature of new entrepreneurial community through the “forms of capital” framework (Ram et al, 2008, Vershinina, et.al. 2011). This study examines the stories of fourteen ...
SME financing and credibility: does entrepreneur’s gender matter?
(Institute for Small Business & Entrepreneurship, 2013-11-11)
Objectives: The aim of this paper is to explore the notion of entrepreneur credibility, a sense of belief or trust in the individual’s ability to fulfill the entrepreneurial role and create and sustain a viable venture, ...
Improving the computational complexity and weights dispersion in fuzzy DEA
(World Scientific Publishing Co, 2013)
One of the prominent features of standard and fuzzy data envelopment analysis (DEA) is the representation of each of the participating decision making units (DMUs) in the best possible light. This causes two problems; ...
Allocating fixed resources and setting targets using a common-weights DEA approach
Data envelopment analysis (DEA) is a data-driven non-parametric approach for measuring the efficiency of a set of decision making units (DMUs) using multiple inputs to generate multiple outputs. Conventionally, DEA is used ...