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Research Interests

My main research is to understand the driving force of firm innovation and growth, internationalisation strategies and impacts, and the interplay between firm behaviour, industry and institutions.

  • Innovation
  • International Business
  • Economics of Industrial Organisation
  • Institutions
  • Entrepreneurship

Teaching Activity

International Business Economics

Macro Economics


Aston Business School – Lecturer in Entrepreneurship

Cardiff Business School – Research Fellow

Birmingham Business School – Research Fellow

Contact Details

Phone: 01212043844
Email Address: songm6@aston.ac.uk
Room Number: SW 909

Education/Academic qualification

Award Date: 5 Sep 2014

Award Date: 12 Apr 2011

Award Date: 15 Jun 2008

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Research Output

  • 5 Article
  • 2 Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Economic effects in the UK periphery from unconventional gas development: Evidence from Wales

Evans, N., Jones, C., Munday, M. & Song, M., 1 Jan 2019, In : Energy. 166, p. 1037-1046 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • Innovation, Internationalisation and the Performance of Microbusinesses

    Henley, A. & Song, M., 23 Dec 2019, In : International Small Business Journal.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Alternative-substitute business models and the provision of local infrastructure: Alterity as a solution to financialization and public-sector failure

    Bryson, J., Mulhall, R., Song, M., Loo, B., Dawson, R. & Rogers, C., 1 Oct 2018, In : Geoforum. 95, p. 25-34

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Open Access
  • Spillovers from FDI in emerging market economies

    Bhaumik, S., Driffield, N., Song, M. & Vahter, P., Aug 2018, Oxford Handbook of Management in Emerging Markets. Grosse, R. & Meyer, K. E. (eds.). New York: Oxford University Press

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • Thesis

    The relationship between internationalisation and innovation: internationalisation strategies, foreign firms', patenting behaviour and FDI spillovers

    Author: Song, M., 5 Sep 2014

    Supervisor: Driffield, N. L. (Supervisor) & Du, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy