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 [...]

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 [...]

International innovation collaboration, intramural R&D and innovation performance

By | December 16th, 2012|Categories: Economics of Innovation, Internationalization, Policy, Publication|

Sverre J. Herstad's and my short piece on the "The relationship between international innovation collaboration, intramural R&D and SMEs’ innovation performance: A quantile regression approach" is now published by Applied Economics Letters We argue that in the current global economic landscape it is virtually impossible for any single firm to stay abreast of all relevant technological advances. [...]