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I obtained my PhD from Brunel University, England, where I worked on empirical modelling of risks of financial distress and failure for listed firms in the UK and Russia. My research work that was conducted at the Centre for Business Research at the University of Cambridge focused on a related theme of firm survival and exit in a context of small and medium-sized enterprises, with a special emphasis on Bayesian analysis of survey data.
Since I joined Kingston University in 2002, I have established and maintained an active empirical research programme in the fields of entrepreneurship finance in transition economies of Europe and Central Asia; role and effects of managerial human capital on small firm performance, innovation, and survival; and informal labour markets. My scholarly work articles have appeared in Journal of Finance & Accounting, International Labour Review, Economics of Transition, Emerging Markets Finance & Trade, and Journal of Policy Modelling,