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 [...]

Foundations of Economic Change – Behavior, Interaction and Aggregate Outcome

By | July 29th, 2014|Categories: Economics of Innovation, Innovation Systems, Open Innovation, Workshop / Conference|

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, [...]

Recruitment, knowledge integration and modes of innovation

By | April 7th, 2014|Categories: Economics of Innovation, Innovation Systems, Management of Innovation, Uncategorized, Workshop / Conference|

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 [...]

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 [...]

University Business Cooperation in Austria

By | January 12th, 2014|Categories: Economics of Innovation, Innovation Systems, Management of Higher Education Institutions, Policy|

Is there a lot and systematic bridging activities between universities and businesses in Austria? Well, from an innovation systems point of view one would expect that there is. At least from a normative point of view there should be. Knowledge exchange between business and university does not only increase the economies innovation capabilities, it also helps [...]

Best Paper Award

By | December 16th, 2013|Categories: Economics of Innovation, Management of Innovation, Open Innovation, Publication|

Recently we received the news that our paper "Open innovation practices and their effect on innovation performance" published by the International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management has received the Best Paper Award 2012 by the journal. To the best of our knowledge this paper is the first to develop a complete indicator framework for examining open [...]

One of the most downloaded articles in Applied Economic Letters

By | November 15th, 2013|Categories: Economics of Innovation, Internationalization, Management of Innovation, Open Innovation, Publication|

We have just received the notice that our paper "The relationship between international innovation collaboration, intramural R&D and SMEs innovation performance: a quantile regression approach" is among the Top 10 of the most downloaded papers in Applied Economics Letters in 2013. Currently it is free for download.

CERGE-EI Workshop in Prague

By | November 15th, 2013|Categories: Economics of Innovation, General, Workshop / Conference|

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. [...]

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 Industrial Knowledge Bases, Commercial Opportunities and Global Innovation Network Linkages

By | September 25th, 2013|Categories: Economics of Innovation, Internationalization, Management of Innovation, Publication|

Our (Sverre J. Herstad, Heidi Wiig Aslesen and my) paper "On industrial knowledge bases, commercial opportunities and global innovation network linkages" publication by Research Policy  is now online available  . It is commonly argued that we are witnessing a shift from global production networks, driven by the search for markets and lower cost production sites, to global [...]