Strategy, Enterprise and Innovation

Our PhD students

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David Boye

  • Role Title: PhD student
  • Address: Richmond Building Portland Street Portsmouth PO1 3DE
  • Telephone: tbc
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  • Department: Strategy, Enterprise and Innovation
  • Faculty: Portsmouth Business School


Nationality:            First Supervisor: Dr Sercan Ozcan, Second Supervisor: Professor Paul Trott           Year of graduation:

I am a PhD student in the Strategy, Enterprise and Innovation research group. I specialise and teach on a range of topics such as
innovation management, new product development, innovation process and crowdsourcing.

My research focus is on the application of crowdsourcing within innovation and research processes. A further breakdown of my interest are crowdscience, crowdfunding, financing innovations and the concept of block-chain technology.


My research focuses on the financing of innovation within the United Kingdom. It looks into the complementary nature of crowdfunding and the early stage financing that SME’S require for startup, survival, success and growth. I also look into other forms of funding/financing available for companies and integrate crowdfunding in this process of financing.

My research interest include innovation, financial technology (FinTech), Blockchain and Digital wealth management.