A workshop or conference I attended.
Under the headline of Two Sides of Brain-Circulation the role of researcher intersectoral and international mobility is discussed today in a conference organized by the EC and by the Austrian BMWFW. The literature has shown that labor mobility is a determinant of firm performance (Boschma, Eriksson, & Lindgren, 2009; Balsvik 2012) and of innovation in particular [...]
Currently I am attending the 15th conference of the International Joseph Alois Schumpeter Society. It is a marvelous event with a line up of speakers that is really breath-taking for all of the participants. Brian Arthur, David Audretsch, Giulio Bottazzi, Guido Buenstorf, Wesley Cohen, Herbert Dawid, Giovanni Dosi, Magda Fontana, Dominique Foray, Koen Frenken, DAniella Laureiro-Martinez, [...]
Today I give a presentation at the Public Policy and Global Affairs Programme Seminar at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. I present a joint paper with Sverre Herstad and Tore Sandven titled "Recruitment, knowledge integration and modes of innovation". Commodity trade, innovation collaboration and labor mobility are considered the primary channels through which knowledge diffuse between firms, industries [...]
Currently I am participating in a highly interesting and inspiring workshop in Prague "Innovation, institutions and geography: What can we learn from microdata?" organized by CERG-EI. The format of the workshop is great. For each presentation the organizer Martin Srholec has set aside a time slot of an hour. This allows for extensive presentations and discussions. Excellent. [...]
I am currently attending the Vienna meeting of the honorable Brisbane Club. The Brisbane Club is an informal series of meetings of scholars of neo-Schumpeterian and evolutionary economics. The meeting is organized by Kurt Dopfer. The line-up of scholars to give presentations at this three day meeting is amazing and promises interesting discussions: J. Stanley Metcalfe, “Restless [...]
International and national collaboration for innovation – Does the composition of the regional knowledge base matter?
Together with Christina Koller I have recently finalized the draft for a research note about international and national collaboration for innovation. The paper titled "International and national collaboration for innovation – Does the composition of the regional knowledge base matter?" will be presented at the research conference of the Austrian Universities of Applied Sciences. In the [...]
Today representatives of all academic institutions in the Austrian state of Tyrol convened for an extended set of presentations on the research, science and technology in Tyrol. The presentations were supplemented with a poster hall,where my colleagues Florian Becke, Christine Pirhofer and I had the honor to contribute our most recent poster about the "Technological competitiveness [...]
This year's PRO INNO Europe Partnering Event (April 5 - April 7) in Munich focussed on a broad understanding for knowledge transfer to support broad based innovation. It also emphasized that innovation depends on sources which go far beyond internal research and development of companies. My presentation with the title "How much innovation bases on outside [...]