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Zimu Xu

Research Assistant

International Centre for transformational Entrepreneurship 
Faculty of Business and Law

Biography

Current professional activity:

  • Research Assistant at ICTE (Coventry University)
  • PhD candidate (Coventry University)

I joined the International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship in May, 2016 as a full time research assistant. After graduating from the BSc MORSE (Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics) degree at University of Warwick, I stayed at Warwick University and obtained a master degree in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. While working collaboratively with senior research fellow and lecturers on several research projects, I am also studying towards a PhD degree in the field of policy implication on innovation and firm growth with a particular focus on entrepreneurship ecosystem and LEPs.

Before joining Coventry University, I have taken part in various enterprise-oriented exercises including business consulting and start-up formulation activities. In conjunction with an academic background in science and some experiences in art and banking industry, I have developed a broad range of academic and business interests: innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem, policy implication in business, art market, quantitative and qualitative research methods etc.

Qualifications

  • MSc Innovation and Entrepreneurship (University of Warwick - 2015)
  • BSc Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics (University of Warwick- 2014)

Research

Current research interests include:

  • Innovation, entrepreneurship and their associated ecosystems
  • Role of policy in innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Art markets and business

Areas of expertise: 

  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Business consultancy
  • Art markets and business
  • Quantitative methods