My name is Evans Adjei, and I am a researcher at the Center for Regional Sciences (CERUM). I defended my dissertation in 2018 on the thesis “Relatedness through kinship: the importance of family co-occurrence for firm performance”.
Given my interest in data analysis and regional development, my research concerns understanding varied regional development questions using advanced econometric models. Through this, I have written theoretically motivated empirical papers on the importance of familial entrepreneurship (and familial relationships) for firm performance. I believe my research has contributed to bridging the gap between family business studies and regional science in diverse ways.
Currently, my research focuses on large scale industrial investments (and industrial expansions) and different dimensions of regional development (e.g., public sector employment, etc.).
2017. Best paper award for articles published in the Journal of Regional Studies, Regional Science in 2016 (with Rikard Eriksson and Urban Lindgren). See paper here