'My research focuses on small and medium enterprises in developing countries that have limited or no access to capital, consultancy services or any other form of professional support. The central question is how networks can be established that link these firms with each other, but also with investors, banks, government institutions and other actors – both within their own countries and abroad. Ultimately, the aim is to reduce information asymmetries and to reduce existing market segmentations. I plan to further develop my research together with colleagues from other disciplines, which may allow for expansion towards entirely new research areas.'
Professor Grimm is an internationally renowned expert in development economics, who has conducted various field studies on the effects of technological change in developing countries.