Coffee Break With Researchers -Arne Isaksen: Industrial development in thin regions
Industrial development in thin regions: trapped in path extension?  Abstract Recent theorizing of path dependence supplements the traditional view of regional path-dependent industrial development characterized by lock-in effects with paths dealing with change, that is, path renewal and path creation. Few studies, however, examine why different types of regions experience diverse path-dependent development. This article Read more.
Coffee Break With Researchers -Pedro Marques: Spaces of novelty
Spaces of novelty: Can universities play a catalytic role in less developed regions?  Abstract Over the past few decades, universities have been asked to become ever more involved in the development of their regions and countries, through knowledge dissemination, contribution to policy debates or even by becoming leaders in stakeholder coalitions. However, as has been Read more.
Coffee Break With Researchers -Franz Tödtling: Combinatorial Knowledge and Innovation Performance
Does combinatorial knowledge lead to a better innovation performance of firms? The knowledge base concept in the past was often applied in its “pure form”, i.e. it was assumed that there are dominant knowledge bases in particular sectors and firms shaping knowledge and innovation processes and related networks. For “analytical sectors” such as biotech, it Read more.
Coffee Break With Researchers – Markku Sotarauta: Smart specialization and place leadership
The concept of smart specialization has rapidly acquired a central position in European policy and academic circles. It raises interesting challenges for the regional studies agenda. First, smart specialization is about not only policy formulation, implementation and evaluation but also pooling scattered resources, competencies and powers to serve both shared and individual ambitions. Thus, policy Read more.
Coffee Break with Researchers – Stuart Dawley: Strategic couplings in global production networks.
This article aims to unpack and analyse the institutional and political dynamics of strategic coupling from a host region perspective, adopting an actor-centred approach that focuses on regional institutions’ efforts to attract and embed lead firm investments within global production networks. We are particularly concerned with understanding the strategic agency and shifting coalitions of actors Read more.
Coffee Break with Researchers – Sam Tavassoli: The role of regional context on innovation persistency of firms.
Tavassoli S. & Karlsson C. (2018) The role of regional context on innovation persistency of firms. Papers in Regional Science, 97(4),: 931-955. The interviewee Sam Tavassoli Senior Lecturer RMIT University, Australia & CIRCLE Lund Hi, welcome to Coffee Break with Researchers. Today, I am having a coffee break with Sam Tavassoli. He is a senior Read more.