Hani Elzoumor

Doctoral Student

Unit for Innovation and
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Viktoriagatan 13
41125 Göteborg
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Box 625
40530 Göteborg

About Hani Elzoumor

I am a third-year PhD student in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management of Intellectual Assets at the Unit for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IE). My research interests are generally: innovation processes and strategies of startups and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), disruptive technologies, innovation systems, collaboration arenas and projects, collaboration dynamics, and entrepreneurial processes, mainly from an economics perspective. I have a track record in academia since 2011 as a teaching and research assistant of economics at Cairo University, Egypt. As well as in Sweden, I have been involved into collaborative research and applied activities with some research arenas and NGOs in Gothenburg focusing on innovation and sustainability transformation issues in the geographical location of western Sweden. My PhD research is part of a large research program at IE that investigates knowledge intensive entrepreneurial ecosystems within Västra Götaland County in a selected number of industries, with direct implications in terms of policy recommendation for public and private organizational entities.

PhD project: Collaboration in Knowledge-intensive Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: An analysis of KIE firms in land-based and sea-based transportation in West Sweden

My PhD dissertation explores how and why knowledge-intensive entrepreneurial (KIE) firms can significantly contribute to their ecosystem for the ultimate goal of addressing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), using the case of transportation sector in the West Sweden region. KIE firms represent a distinct type of entrepreneurship, highly dependent upon various forms of advanced knowledge and on collaboration in their ecosystems. Empirical analysis focuses on the land-based and sea-based mobility-transportation within the regional context of Västra Götaland county/western Sweden. In particular, I am investigating entrepreneurs in relation to these two types of mobility as well as collaboration in their knowledge-intensive entrepreneurial ecosystems. Moreover, a comparison of land-based and sea-based mobility, as well as between KIE firms and general SMEs in these sectors, is undertaken in order to understand issues related to: collaboration dynamics, collaboration platforms, and the role of knowledge in creating niche technologies and products within such sectors.

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Research areas

  • Innovation processes and strategies
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Collaboration platforms
  • Innovation systems
  • Startups and SMEs