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.

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