Coffee Break with Researchers – Jing Xiao: Industrial Diversification and The Role of Relatedness
Xiao J., Boschma R. & Andersson M. (2018) Industrial Diversification in Europe: The Differentiated Role of Relatedness. Economic Geography, 94(5), 514-549. There is increasing interest in the drivers of industrial diversification, and how these depend on economic and industry structures. This article contributes to this line of inquiry by analyzing the role of industry relatedness Read more.
Coffee Break with Researchers – Franz Tödtling: One size fits all?
Tödtling F. & Trippl M. (2005) One size fits all?: Towards a differentiated regional innovation policy approach. Research policy, 34(8), 1203-1219. Innovation has moved to the foreground in regional policy in the last decade. Concrete policies were shaped by “best practice models” derived from high-tech areas and well performing regions. These are often applied in Read more.
Coffee Break with Researchers – Margaret Cowell: Regional resilience and economic development
Cowell M.M. (2013) Bounce back or move on: Regional resilience and economic development planning. Cities, 30, 212-222. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264275112000601 Abstract: While psychologists and ecologists have identified many factors that increase the odds of resilience in a person or an ecosystem, economic development officials and planning scholars do not yet have a firm grasp on how economic Read more.
Coffee Break with Researchers – Bjørn Asheim – Knowledge bases and regional innovation systems
Asheim B. & Coenen L. (2005) Knowledge bases and regional innovation systems: Comparing Nordic clusters. Research Policy, 34(8), 1173-1190. Abstract: The analysis of the importance of different types of regional innovation systems must take place within a context of the actual knowledge base of various industries in the economy, as the innovation processes of firms Read more.
Coffee Break With Researchers – Markku Sotarauta: Institutional Entrepreneurship
In this article, we ask what is the place of institutional entrepreneurship in an (regional) innovation system. The main research questions addressed are (a) how does a new science-based concentration of innovation become institutionalized in an innovation system, (b) who are the institutional entrepreneurs and what do they actually do in their efforts to institutionalize Read more.
Coffee Break with Researchers – Cristina Chaminade: Do Regions Make a Difference?
Access to global innovation networks (GINs) has been unequal across the regions of the world. While certain regions are considered knowledge hubs in GINs, others still remain marginalized; this points to the role of regional innovation systems (RISs) in the emergence and development of GINs. Read more.