Recently finished projects


New pathways out of poverty (2016-2017)
. Advanced Study Group at the Pufendorf Institute, Lund University. The main aim of this mini-project is to facilitate multidisciplinary research collaboration on poverty alleviation at Lund university and with external stakeholders. The project is organized around topical seminars in which partners in the project present and discuss innovative solutions to current challenges in poverty alleviation. The selected topic seminars are on well-being, institutions, access to resources and access to decent work.

The challenge of globalization: Technology driven foreign direct investment (TFDI) and its implications for the negotiation of International (bi and multilateral) Investment Agreements” (2011-2014) . The main findings of the project have now been published in a report which is available in pdf from here.

Supporting the development of Innovative Clusters in South Africa (2008-2012) is a research project funded jointly by VR and SIDA through their Research Links Program. The aim of this project was to improve policy options to support innovation based upgrading in different clusters in South-Africa, considering the specific industry dynamics of learning, knowledge generation and innovation at meso level.

INGINEUS (Impact of Networks, Globalisation, and their INteraction with EU Strategies, 2009-2011) was a research project funded by the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Commission. The project addressed the impact of globalisation and the rapid growth of selected emerging economies in the world on the competitiveness and strategies of European Union firms, industries and regions. It focused particularly on the evolution of global production networks (GPNs) into global innovation networks (GINs) and the impact that this new process of global capitalism had on knowledge intensive activities in the EU.

Emerging trends in Asia: from low-cost producers to innovators (2007-2009) was a research project funded by the Swedish Research Council (VR). The main objective of this project was to understand the extent and scope of the globalization of innovation activities and discuss its implications for developed and developing countries.