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New Evolutionary Economics – Volume III

By | May 15th, 2014|Categories: Publication, Uncategorized|

Just recently the - Volume III edited by Kurt Dopfer and by Jason Potts was published. The set of three volumes of the New Evolutionary Economics series republishes selected articles in evolutionary economics. Volume I bundles contributions in evolutionary microeconomics, volume two is about evolutionary mesoeconomics. And volume three gathers key contributions in evolutionary macroeconomics. The [...]

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 [...]

PRME Conference in Innsbruck

By | February 18th, 2014|Categories: Entrepreneurship, General, Social Innovation, Workshop / Conference|

The preparations for the upcoming PRME Conference hosted by the MCI in Innsbruck of Friday this week are coming to an end. This conference will lead to the signatory act for the foundation of the PRME Chapter in the DACH region. On Twitter refer to the DACH-Chapter with #prmedach. There is a high level line up [...]

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 [...]

Science as a Pilgrimage

By | December 24th, 2013|Categories: General|

Recently I have heard that a medieval philosopher interpreted doing science as a pilgrimage. I really like this metaphor. For a good pilgrimage one needs accommodation along the way, one cherishes hospitality and most of all good companions to share both hardship and  pleasure. At the end of this interesting and inspiring year 2013 I would [...]

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 [...]

Project Meeting at GP Design Partners in Vienna

By | December 2nd, 2013|Categories: Design, General, Management General|

Today I am attending a kick-off meeting for a project integrating design thinking and management in the innovation process of strat-up firms and SMEs. The project is financed by the Austrian AWS. The meeting is hosted by GP partners in Vienna - an innovative design firm with highly inspiring premises.

Schumpeter-Lectures at Perm Polytechnic University

By | November 24th, 2013|Categories: General|

This week I participate in the Schumpeter Lectures as the Perm National Research Polytechnic University, in Perm, Russia. I present our work about mobility and Schumpeterian innovtion. The slides of the presentation can be found here. All participants enjoyed the high quality and the intellectual stimulus of the Lectures. Most of all, we were overwhelmed by [...]

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.