Parallel Sessions B

Universities and the Geography of Innovation II

Room: Energy Hall 3
Chair: Artur da Rosa Pires – University of Aveiro, Portugal
Utku Ali Riza Alpaydin – University of Stavanger, Norway
Rune Dahl Fitjar
What Do University-Industry Interactions Deliver?: A Broader Perspective on Outputs
Manuel Romagnoli – LUISS University, Italy
Valentina Meliciani
The Contribution of University-firms collaborations for innovations in shaping the local technological evolution
Sergio Andrés Manrique Garzón – Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Emili Grifell-Tatjé
Assessing the Impact of University-Firm Collaboration on Innovation-related Financial Performance
Tamás Sebestyén – University of Pécs, Hungary
László Varga
Attila Varga
University-industry research collaboration in leading and lagging regions of Europe – a descriptive analysis

Clusters, Industrial Districts and Regional Innovation Systems II

Room: Opportunity
Chair: John-Erik Rørheim – University of Stavanger, Norway
Cilem Selin Hazir – Leibniz Institute of Ecological & Regional Development, Germany Structural Holes in Temporary Team Networks in Clusters: Origins and Impact on Team’s Innovation Performance
Jacopo Canello – University of Groningen, United States
Francesco Vidoli
Formal Cooperation and Knowledge Diffusion in Industrial Districts: The Role of Strategic Alliances
Gianluca Capone – University of Parma, Italy
Andrea Morrison
Spinoffs and Parents in Clusters: Evidence from the Italian Motorcycle Industry
Davide Vurchio – University of Milan
Nicola Daniele Coniglio
Do Clusters Promote Radical Changes and Economic Growth? New Evidence from Italy

MNCs, Global Production Networks and Knowledge Spillovers II

Room: Share 1
Chair: Martin Henning – University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Patrizia Casadei – London School of Economics, United Kingdom
Simona Iammarino
The changing geography of production networks in the textile and apparel value chain: survey evidence from UK firms
Alireza Naghavi – University of Bologna, Italy
Stefano Bolatto
Gianmarco Ottaviano
Katja Zajc Kejzar
Intellectual Property and the Organization of the Global Value Chain
Trond Nilsen – Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway Understanding the Organizational Configuration of Supply Chains in Global Production Networks
Andrea Ascani – Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Luca Bettarelli
Laura Resmini
Pierre-Alexandre Balland
The sources of innovation: global networks versus local specialization

Clusters, Global Innovation Networks, and the Globalisation of Knowledge II

Room: Share 2
Chair: Sverre Herstad – University of Oslo, Norway
Ernest Miguelez – CNRS – GREThA University of Bordeaux, France
Julio Raffo
Christian Chacua
Massimiliano Coda-Zabetta Deyun Yin
Francesco Lissoni Gianluca Tarasconi
Mapping the Global Network of Innovation Clusters
Heidi Wiig – BI-Norwegian Business School, Norway
Ju Liu
Elena Zukauskaite
Global Knowledge Sourcing in a Digitalized World. Case Studies of ICT and New Media Firms in Oslo, Malmö and Beijing
Manuel Molina Vogelsang – Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW, Germany
Benjamin Klement
Assessing Complementarities in International R&D Networks: Does Relatedness Matter for the Design of International Innovation Policies?
Laszlo Lorincz – Centre for Economics and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Guilherme Kenjy Chihaya Da Silva
Aniko Hannak
David Takacs
Balazs Lengel Rikard H. Eriksson
Local vs Global Networks of Workers and the Relatedness of their Skills

Innovation in Peripheral Regions II

Room: Confidence
Chair: Teemu Makkonen – University of Eastern Finland, Finland
David Fernandez Guerrero – Aalborg University, Denmark How SME-university Collaboration for Innovation Starts, and Unfolds, in Peripheral Regions: A Matter of Signals from Foreign Customers and Competitors?
Geoffroy Labrouche – University of Toulouse
Rachel Levy
Are Small Towns a Good Place for SMEs to Innovate? The Case of 15 Agrifood Innovations in Southwestern France
Giulio Cainelli – University of Padova, Italy
Chiara Burlina
Annunziata de Felice
Roberto Grandinetti
Do Knowledge Spillovers Really Matter for Innovation? Evidence from Europe
Hanna Martin – University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Roman Martin
The Role of Demand in Regional Transformation – Examples from the Swedish Periphery

Innovation Policy for Regions and Countries II

Room: Concentrate
Chair: Corinne Autant-Bernard – Univerrsity of Saint-Etienne, France
Lars Mewes – Leibniz University Hanover, Germany
Tom Broekel
Subsidized to Change? Analyzing the Impact of R&D Policy on Regional Diversification
Diego D’Adda – Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Donato Iacobucci
Francesco Perugini
Roberto Palloni
What is “Connectivity”? Measuring the Regional Collaboration Potential within the Smart Specialisation Strategy
Seija Virkkala – University of Vaasa, Finland
Antti Mäenpää
Åge Mariussen
Revealing the Innovation Potential in Baltic Sea Region – Learning among Regions on Smart Specialisation
Beata Bal-Domańska – Wrocław University of Economics, Poland
Elżbieta Sobczak
Elżbieta Stańczyk
The Identification of Smart Specialisation in Polish Voivodships using Statistical Analysis

Knowledge Complexity II

Room: Attention
Chair: Saeed Moghadam Saman – University of Stavanger, Norway
Marcel Bednarz – University of Stavanger Business School, Norway The spatial diffusion of simple and complex technologies
Jessica Salmon – Siena College, United States
John Cantwell
Lucia Piscitello
ICT Driven Divergence of Knowledge Complexity and Location Complexity
Tom Broekel – University of Stavanger Business School, Norway
Lars Mewes
The long-term evolution of technological complexity and its relation with economic growth

The Role of the State in the New Generation of Innovation: A Multi-scalar Perspective II

Room: Initiative
Chair: Huiwen Gong – Kiel University, Germany
Stig-Erik Jakobsen – Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway
Arnt Fløysand
Rune Njøs
The role of policy in transformation of industrially specialized regions
Robert Hassink – Kiel University, Germany
Huiwen Gong
Towards mission-oriented regional innovation policy?
Markus Steen – SINTEF Technology and Society
Håkon Finne
Eli F. Ullern
Teis Hansen
Markus Bugge
Policy mixes for regional green growth
Huong Nguyen – Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain Overcoming interaction barriers for public sector innovation: reflections from local governments in Denmark

What Role does the Bioeconomy Play in the Transformation of Regions Towards Sustainable Development?

Room: Focus
Chair: Suyash Jolly, Sweden
David Ayrapetyan – Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO), Germany
Frans Hermans
Embedding sustainability of bioeconomy clusters into a multiscalar framework
Ram Kamath – Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO), Germany
Frans Hermans
Elola Aitziber
From bioclusters to the bioeconomy: how agency, place- and path dependency shaped the sustainability-transition of the Basque pulp and paper biocluster
Milad Abbasiharofteh – Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO), Germany Driving forces of invention in European bioclusters
Frans Hermans – Leibniz-Institut für Agrarentwicklung in Transformationsökonomien (IAMO), Germany
David Ayrapetyan
Ram Kamath
Kerstin Wilde
Milad Abbasiharofteh
Towards a typology of bioclusters
Leonard Prochaska – University of Greifswald Daniel Schiller The transition of innovation policy from biotechnology to bioeconomy at the regional level – A comparison of first movers, followers, and latecomers in Germany

The Dark Side of Innovation in Times of Shifting Technological Paradigm

Room: Energy Hall 1
Chair: Elisa Giuliani – University of Pisa, Italy
Davide Consoli – INGENIO(CSIC-UPV), Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain Green employment, innovation and income distribution
Elisa Giuliani – University of Pisa, Italy Companies love innovation, but does the planet love it too?
Chantale Tippett – NESTA, United Kingdom Juan Mateos-Garcia The complex economic geography of AI, and its risks
Simona Iammarino – London School of Economics, United Kingdom The Dark Side of Innovation: Technological Change and Conflict Minerals in a Shifting Industrial Landscape
Maria Savona – SPRU, University of Sussex, United Kingdom The value of data. Towards a framework to redistribute it


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