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 | 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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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 [...]

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 [...]