Alireza Ansari Vaghef

PhD Topic

Analysis of Local Intermediary Services in Supporting Technology Absorption of SMEs - Case Study Iran

  • Absorptive capacity (ACAP) enables a firm to understand and apply the knowledge or technology that it acquires from other actors of the innovation system and conduct innovation efforts. Therefore, ACAP is a key factor on transferring foreign innovation efforts to internal innovation efforts. The research investigates the functions that intermediaries play in development of ACAP of Iranian SMEs.

 

Biography

  • 2004 - 2009 Bachelor of Science in Mine Engineering, Islamic Azad University South Tehran Branch, Iran
  • 2011 - 2013 MBA in Small and Medium- sized Enterprises Promotion and Training, Leipzig University, Germany
  • 2014 - to date PhD candidate at International Small Enterprise Promotion and Training Program (SEPT), Leipzig University, Germany

 

Professional Experience

  • 2008 Intern in Oil Ring Management at Exploration Management Of Iran National Oil Company, Tehran, Iran
  • 2008-2011 Supervisor of Marketing Sector at Emkangostar Gmbh, Tehran, Iran
  • 2011 Trainer at Iran Technical and Vocational Training Organization, Tehran, Iran
  • Since 2014 in4in Coordinator for Iran Network at the International SEPT Program, Leipzig University, Germany

 

Scholarships and Awards

  • 2013 DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Scholarship for MBA in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Promotion and Training, Leipzig University
  • 2013 Best Conference Paper in 1st International Conference on IT Industry & Export, Tehran, Iran
  • 2014-2015 DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Scholarship for PHD in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Promotion and Training, Leipzig University

 

Key Qualifications

  • Business Development
  • Entrepreneurship Promotion
  • SMEs Export Promotion
  • SMEs Internationalization
  • International Market Research

 

Conference and Workshop Paper

  • Ansari Vaghef, A., An Analysis of the Legal Framework and Governmental Supports in Enhancing International Performance of Iranian IT SMEs. 1st International Conference on IT Industry & Export, June 2013, Tehran, Iran.
  • Ansari Vaghef. A., Dornberger U., The Role of Intermediary Services in Enhancing Technology Absorption Capacity of SMEs, 22nd Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and SMEs, October 2018, Stuttgart, Germany

Contact

Alireza Ansari Vaghef

International SEPT Program
Leipzig University
Ritterstr. 9-13
04109 Leipzig
Germany

Tel:   +49-(0)341-9739764
Fax:  +49-(0)341-9739279
alireza.ansari(at)uni-leipzig.de