Ema Talam

Lecturer

School of Justice, Security and Sustainability

I joined Staffordshire University as Lecturer in Innovation and Entrepreneurship in June 2021. I completed my Bachelor’s degree at the School of Economics and Business of the University of Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and was awarded the Golden Badge of the University of Sarajevo for my academic achievements. During my undergraduate degree, I worked as Student Teaching Assistant at the School of Economics and Business of the University of Sarajevo and taught on the modules: Business Statistics and Quantitative Methods in Economics and Management.

I completed my Master's degree in Economics at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia). I received the Preseren Award of the Faculty of Economics of the University of Ljubljana for my Master's thesis titled: “The link between ethnic tensions and unemployment in multiethnic countries: The case of Bosnia and Herzegovina”, and the Award for academic achievement for outstanding academic achievement during my Master's degree.

Prior to starting my PhD studies, I worked in management consultancies, on projects in public- and private-sector. I have started my PhD studies (ongoing) at Staffordshire University in March 2018. The title of my PhD research project is "Evaluating the potential of public policy to jointly promote firms' exporting and innovation" (you can learn more about my PhD research on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEz2ZGq88og). Previously, I was part-time lecturer at the Staffordshire University. From November 2020, I am also an Expert Volunteer at the Royal Economic Society’s Women’s Committee (https://www.res.org.uk/committees/women-s-committee.html).

Professional memberships and activities

Royal Economic Society – Member and Expert Volunteer at the Royal Economic Society’s Women’s Committee

Beta Gamma Sigma Honorary Society – Member

Academic qualifications

  • PhD Economics, Staffordshire University (2018 – ongoing)
    Title of the PhD thesis: “Evaluating the potential of public policy to jointly promote firms' exporting and innovation”
  • MSc Economics, University of Ljubljana (2014 – 2017)
    MSc thesis title: “The link between ethnic tensions and unemployment in multiethnic countries: The case of Bosnia and Herzegovina”
  • Bachelor’s degree, University of Sarajevo (2011 – 2014)
    Bachelor’s thesis title: “Changes in the external sector of Bosnia and Herzegovina after Croatian accession to the European Union”

Expertise

  • Economics
  • Firm-level innovation
  • Firm-level productivity
  • Public policy evaluation
  • International trade
  • Data analysis
  • Econometrics

Research interests

My research interests are primarily centred around exploration of firm-level innovation, productivity and exporting. Additionally, I am interested in impact of public policies, and in particular, innovation policies.

Teaching

Economics for Managers (ACCT40302)

Big Data (BUSM50003)

Understanding the Business Environment (ECON40221)

Business Ethics (ORGB60390)

Global Business (STRA50142)

Balance of Power (BUSS40004)

Economic Analysis of a Firm (ECON70104)

Postgraduate supervision

For the most up-to-date list of my work-in-progress, visit my personal website: https://sites.google.com/view/ematalam/about

 

Publications:
Talam, E. (2017) 'Socialism and Marxian Economics: An overview', Review of Economics and Economic Methodology, 2(1), pp. 84-101. Available at: https://reemslovenia.weebly.com/uploads/2/6/4/1/26412253/talam.pdf

 

Guest blogs:

Socially distanced networks - 5 Reasons PhD students should engage with social media now (co-authored with Professor Jon Fairburn), LSE Impact Blog, March 2021.

Does innovation determine how happy we are?, Staffordshire Business School Blog, June 2021.

Firm-level innovation and COVID-19 crisis - The effects and going forward, Staffordshire Business School Blog, October 2020.

On changing the world (one step at the time): An economist's story, Staffordshire University Public Engagement and Research Impact Blog, September 2019.

Attending 25th SPRU PhD Forum: "Global challenges, local contexts: Reconciling theory and practice in Science, Technology and Innovation", Staffordshire Business School Blog, May 2019.

The past, the present and the future, Staffordshire Business School Blog, November 2018.

The age of innovation: Has the time come for the paradigm shift in innovation policy?, Staffordshire Business School Blog, September 2018.

Is there a panacea for low productivity?, Staffordshire Business School Blog, August 2018.

Untangling the link between productivity, exporting and innovation of a firm through Brexit, Staffordshire Business School Blog, June 2018.

Evaluating the potential of public policy to jointly promote firms' exporting and innovation - new PhD for Ema Talam, Staffordshire Business School Blog, March 2018.

Top 15 for Teaching Quality

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6th for Social Inclusion

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Midlands University of the Year

Midlands Business Awards 2020