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 [...]

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.

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 [...]

Does Offshoring Hurt Domestic Innovation Activities?

By | September 8th, 2013|Categories: Economics of Innovation, Internationalization, Management of Innovation, Publication|

I have (together with Bernhard Dachs, Steffen Kinkel, and Oliver Som) contributed a column to the VoxEU.org. VoxEU.org is a policy portal set up by the Centre for Economic Policy Research (www.CEPR.org) in conjunction with a consortium of national sites. Vox aims to promote research-based policy analysis and commentary by leading scholars. The intended audience is economists [...]

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 [...]

Offshoring & Innovation in the Media

By | August 7th, 2013|Categories: Economics of Innovation, General, Internationalization, Management of Innovation|

Today the Austrian newspaper covers our analysis about the innovation effects of offshoring of production activities in its science section (here). Under the heading "Auslagern ist besser als sein Ruf" ("Offshoring is better than its reputation") the article covers our research quite extensively.

Offshoring & Innovation in the Media

By | June 22nd, 2013|Categories: Economics of Innovation, Internationalization, Management of Innovation|

Also the Austrian business weekly Format features Bernhard Dachs' of AIT foresight and policy development and my analysis. The paper that this refers to can be found here.

Offshoring & Innovation in the Media

By | June 18th, 2013|Categories: Economics of Innovation, Internationalization, Management of Innovation, Quote|

Today  an article in the NZZ (Neue Züricher Zeitung) features our analysis of offshoring.

Press release

By | June 12th, 2013|Categories: Economics of Innovation, Internationalization, Management of Innovation, Random Thoughts|

Today's latest MCI press release features our offshoring study: see here.