Monthly Archives: September 2012

Authours: Andrea Morrison, Roberta Rabelloti and Lorenzo Zirulia

Abstract (from authours):

Recent studies have stressed the role played by global pipelines in fostering cluster
growth and innovativeness. This paper develops a formal model investigating when
global pipelines contribute to increase local knowledge, depending on various cluster
characteristics such as size, knowledge endowment and ease of internal knowledge
transmission. This model is an extension of Cowan and Jonard’s 2004 model in which
we introduce the concept of cluster and a role for spatial proximity in knowledge
diffusion. We find that there is a natural tendency of actors within global pipelines to
act as external stars rather than knowledge gatekeepers. Global pipelines are beneficial
for cluster knowledge accumulation only if the cluster is either characterized by a high
quality local buzz or is small and weakly endowed in terms of knowledge.

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for doctoral students in 
Hotel Comwell Rebild Bakker, Aalborg, Denmark
January 16 at 2 pm – January 18 at 2 pm
The conference is open for all PhD students working within the broad field of economics and management of innovation, entrepreneurship and organizations. We invite papers aiming at enhancing our understanding of the dynamics of technological, structural and institutional change at the level of firms, industries, regions and nations. DRUID is the node for an open international network – new partners are most welcome. We encourage all PhD students to submit their research to the conference. Do not hesitate to apply even if you have not been in contact with DRUID previously.
All doctoral students who wish to present a paper at the DRUID Academy 2013 Conference must submit an one-page abstract (no more, no less, no tables or graphs, a few key references are allowed on page two, Word Count max 700) before the deadline of October 30, 2012 (Twelve noon, your local time) through the conference website. All information is to be copied into the text box at the submission site. Create a DRUID account if you have not attended a DRUID conference before to make the submission. (from conference website)

Dates of Conference: July 3-6, 2013

The Academy of International Business (AIB) holds annual meetings each Summer (June-July) in various pre-determined locations around the world. Each conference features a combination of plenaries, panels, and papers. All papers presented at AIB conferences go through a double-blind review process. The abstracts of the presented papers are published as a conference proceedings.

For more details, check the event’s website.

Submission/Application Deadlines
Online Submissions Start:
Early December 2012

Paper Submission Deadline:
January 15, 2013

Dates: 25-26 October 2012, Copenhagen Business School

This year’s conference welcomes all papers related to the broad conference theme, but particularly those related to innovation and global knowledge flows. Multinational companies from emerging economies (EMNCs) are becoming major players in the globalized world economy and wield growing influence on economic dynamics in developed, emerging, and developing countries alike. Firms and governments in developed countries increasingly need to engage with the array of challenges and opportunities presented by emerging-economy multinationals seeking access to their markets and assets. Important impacts of outward direct investment from emerging economies (OFDI) will also be felt in developing host countries, where investments from emerging economies are becoming more and more significant. No less important will be the effects in the home countries of the outward investing firms themselves. The rise of outward investment from emerging and developing countries requires further scrutiny, both theoretically, empirically and methodologically. (text from organizers)

Congratulations Cristina on the professorial ‘installation’ at the academic ceremony of Lund University, Sweden!

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Author: Cristina Chaminade

Abstract (from author)

Using firm-level data collected through a survey and case studies in 2009-2010, this article systematically compares the patterns of globalization of innovation in regions with different
institutional thickness. The paper shows that these patterns differ substantially across regions and discusses relationship between regions, institutional frameworks and different forms of globalization of innovation.

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Heidi Wiig Aslesen works as a Professor at BI-Norwegian Business School. She holds a MA in Political Science with a major in International Political Economy from the University of Oslo, and holds a PhD in Economic Geography from Lund University, Sweden. She works as an Associate Dean for the PhD in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at BI as well as the Associate Dean for Bachelor in Entrepreneurship. She has for several years carried out research in the field of innovation studies and her core research competence is related to regional industrial development with special emphasis on issues related to growth and inter-firm linkages and systems of interactions at the regional, national and international level. In recent years she has also had a special emphasize on global innovation networks and structural determinants for such activity. She has carried out numerous research projects during her 17 years as researcher, including evaluations of public organizations and policy initiatives, leading to more than 40 reports, book chapters and articles. She has been leading, coordinating and taking part in several research projects financed by both national (Norwegian research council, Innovation Norway, different ministries and county councils) and international sources (EU, OECD), of which many include partners from the Norwegian as well as the international research milieus in the field.

Authors: Cristina Chaminade and Monica Plechero

Abstract (from authors)

The access to global innovation networks (GINs) has been extremely unequal across regions around the globe. While certain regions are considered knowledge hubs, able to link to global knowledge flow, other still remain marginalized, pointing out to the role of regional innovation systems in the emergence and development of GINs. Using firm-level data collected through a survey and case studies in 2009-2010, this article systematically compares the patterns of global networks in the ICT industry in a selection of European and non-European regions. Contrary to what we expected, the results show that GINs may emerge in regions which are neither too innovative nor institutionally thick (like Tier 1) nor too thin (like Tier 3).

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Author: Roman Martin

Abstract (from author):

Within the literature on innovation systems, there are a growing number of scholars emphasizing the importance of differentiated knowledge bases underlying innovation activities. The existing work on knowledge bases is largely grounded on in-depth case studies; while surprisingly little effort has been done so far to operationalize the concept in a more systematic manner. In this paper, an attempt is made to develop scheme of analysis to identify the knowledge base of a regional economy. We suggest using occupation data in association with a location quotient analysis, to assess whether a regional economy has a particular strength in one (or more) knowledge bases. To bring the analytical scheme into practice and assess it, we apply it on the county level in Sweden. The results are explained and contrasted with insights on the regional economies taken from secondary sources. We conclude that the proposed scheme of analysis leads to fairly reliable results, and could stimulate further empirical research on differentiated knowledge bases

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Authors: Cristina Chaminade and Claudia de Fuentes

The objective of this paper is to discuss the relationship between competences and the global innovation networks in the Swedish ICT industry using both survey data and information from a case company- TELEQUIP. The paper portrays the interplay between the availability of competences in the home country as well as in the host country, with the specific strategy of the firm for engaging in global innovation networks.

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