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Embedding of a Business School in the National System of Entrepreneurship

By | May 13th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Our - i.e. Florian Becke's, Andreas Altmann's and my -  paper "Embedding of a University Into the National System of Entrepreneurship" was presented at the QS-MAPLE conference last week in Doha. The paper highlights that the national system of entrepreneurship (Ács, Autio, and Szerb 2014)  can be considered a sub-system of the national system of innovation [...]

Does Openness Matter for Innovation Performance?

By | March 25th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Today I had the honor to present some of my most recent work at a seminar at WIFO in Vienna. Here are the slides. The work is a joint effort with Ammon Salter and Keld Laursen to investigate whether openness does matter for innovation performance. In this paper (here is a draft) we present a replication [...]

The Future of Innovation Policy

By | March 24th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Currently I am attending an interesting workshop organized by the 6CP with the support of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy. The 6CP celebrates its 40th anniversary which makes 6CP the world’s oldest international innovation policy network. 6CP was established to create opportunities for mutual learning between international peers in policymaking, research and industry. [...]

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 [...]

Course Material for Business Plan Development

By | January 28th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

As a part of our work package for the FIDIAS project funded by the Alpine Space framework we have developed extensive course material for business plan development.  We specifically tailored the material to fit organizations that want to support SMEs in writing business plans. To double check that the learning effort has been fruitful we included [...]

Trend and Future Research Industry

By | November 6th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|

At the pop-up store of Hello Bank in Brussels Wolvengracht today innovation, trend and future professionals meet to discuss the state and the (of course) future of the industry. It is both interesting and exciting to observe the growth and the formation of the industry in a dynamic environment. The trend and future research industry is [...]

New Technologies – Sample Day at TrendOne

By | October 10th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|

I have a beautiful and very inspirational day in Hamburg at the headquarters of TrendOne. TrendOne is a trend research firm with a strong consulting focus to inspire innovation. In an open-hous like setting TrendOne is sporting more than two dozen new technologies and products, prototypes and proofs of concept that have the potential to change the world. [...]

Effects of Production Offshoring on Innovation

By | September 25th, 2014|Categories: Publication_Home, Uncategorized|

Last week we received the good news that the paper "The Effects of Production Offshoring on R&D and Innovation in the Home Country" by myself, Bernhard Dachs, Steffen Kinkel and Oliver Som will be published by the Journal of Industrial and Business Economics. In the paper we test the commonly held assumption that offshoring of production [...]

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Is Openness Relevant for Innovation Performance

By | August 18th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|

Today I am in Berlin with Knut Blind's institute at the TU Berlin. At the research seminar I present one of my current research efforts together with Ammon Salter and Keld Laursen. In the paper we try a replication of the original paper of Keld and Ammon in SMJ in 2006: Laursen, K., & Salter, A. (2006). Open for [...]

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, [...]