Mobility of Researchers

By | February 5th, 2015|Categories: Economic Geography, Economics of Innovation, Innovation Systems, Internationalization, Policy, Workshop / Conference|

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 [...]

Recruitment, Knowledge Integration and Modes of Innovation

By | June 5th, 2014|Categories: Economic Geography, Economics General, Innovation Systems, Management of Innovation, Publication, Publication_Home|

  About a week or so ago we received the favorable editorial decision about our (Sverre, Tore and I) paper "Recruitment, knowledge integration and modes of innovation" has been accepted for publication in Research Policy. In the paper we investigate how the intrinsic characteristics of firms’ knowledge bases and processing routines have evolved with the past inflow [...]

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Urban agglomerations, knowledge intensive services and innovation: Establishing the core connections

By | January 25th, 2014|Categories: Economic Geography, Economics of Innovation, General, Management of Innovation, Open Innovation, Publication_Home|

It took us a while to go from an idea to an accepted paper. But now Sverre Herstad and I have received the news that our paper "Urban agglomerations, knowledge intensive services and innovation: Establishing the core connections" is accepted for publication in Entrepreneurship and Regional Development. In this paper we investigate how resources available in [...]

Regional Knowledge Bases & Extra-Regional Collaboration

By | October 17th, 2013|Categories: Economic Geography, Economics of Innovation, Internationalization, Open Innovation, Publication|

Recently we, that is Christina Koller, Sverre J. Herstad and I, received the news that our joint paper "Does the composition of regional knowledge bases influence extra-regional collaboration for innovation?" is published by Applied Economics Letters today. The paper emphasizes that ther is a growing research interest in the relationship between the composition of regional knowledge bases, [...]

On the Link Between Urban Location and the Involvement of Knowledge Intensive Business Service Firms in Collaboration Networks

By | August 9th, 2013|Categories: Economic Geography, Internationalization, Management of Innovation, Publication|

Today we realized that our  (i.e. Sverre J. Herstad's and my) paper "On the link between urban location and the involvement of knowledge intensive business services firms in collaboration networks" is published  by Regional Studies. Find the paper here. The empirical analysis of the paper utilizes unique Norwegian establishment-level innovation data to investigate whether location in urban [...]

MNCs between the local and the global: Knowledge bases, proximity and distributed knowledge networks

By | June 4th, 2012|Categories: Economic Geography, Economics of Innovation, Internationalization, Publication|

The volume "Innovation And Institutional Embeddedness Of Multinational Companies" edited by Martin Heidenreich has recently been published by Edward Elgar. It contains a paper by Björn Asheim, Sverre Herstad and myself titled "MNCs between the local and the global: Knowledge bases, proximity and distributed knowledge networks" where we investigate how proximity affects the geographical composition of [...]

Industrial innovation collaboration in a capital region context

By | April 18th, 2011|Categories: Economic Geography, Economics of Innovation, Internationalization, Publication|

The paper "Industrial innovation collaboration in a capital region context" by Sverre J. Herstad, Øyvind Pålshaugen and myself is accepted for publication with the Journal of the Knowledge Economy. In this paper we investigate the relationship between capital region location, and the firm level decision to engage in collaboration for innovation.  We find that firm location [...]

Go abroad or have strangers visit?

By | January 31st, 2011|Categories: Economic Geography, Economics of Innovation, General, Publication|

"Go abroad or have strangers visit? On organizational search spaces and local linkages." Is a paper, on which Sverre J. Herstad and me have been working for quite a while. It was accepted for publication with the Journal of Economic Geography. It is now available online. The paper explores the role of multinational enterprise groups in linking geographically bounded [...]

Entrepreneurschip and regional development

By | October 4th, 2010|Categories: Economic Geography, Economics of Innovation, Publication, Workshop / Conference|

Recently Sverre Herstad (NIFU STEP, Oslo) and myself finalized a short paper about titled "Entrepreneurship and Regional Development". The paper will be the basis for a keynote at the Business School Ostrava (CZ) later this week. This paper discusses entrepreneurship and regional development from three different viewpoints: regional innovation systems, related variety and open innovation. It [...]

MNCs Between the Local and the Global: Knowledge Bases, Proximity and Distributed Knowledge Networks

By | March 8th, 2010|Categories: Economic Geography, Economics of Innovation, Publication|

The new working paper MNCs Between the Local and the Global: Knowledge Bases, Proximity and Distributed Knowledge Networks by Björn Asheim, Bernd Ebersberger and Sverre Herstad is available as a draft. The strategies and decisions of MNCs of how to organize their innovation work, and where to locate their R&D facilities are contingent upon a number [...]