Ecological Economics and Conservation

If there is a branch of economics that traditionally has been related to, and contributed to conservation is Ecological economics. But What is Ecological economics?, How different it is from Environmental economics?, and How is it applied to Conservation? Ecological economics in a nutshell Strong link with natural sciences One thing that sets apart Ecological … Continue reading Ecological Economics and Conservation

What a tiny tropical country can teach the world about managing the coronavirus crisis

It is now a little over two months since Costa Rica published its first report on the Corona crises. At that point in time (11th of March) there were 22 reported cases of infected people. Today, there are 863 of which, only 288 are active cases. This country of 5 million inhabitants has suffered only … Continue reading What a tiny tropical country can teach the world about managing the coronavirus crisis

New publication: Transformative paths, multiscalarity of knowledge bases and industry 4.0

Another outcome of the fantastic Horizon 2020 MAKERS project coordinated by Prof. Lisa de Propris has just seen the light. The book investigates the links between Industry 4.0 and Regional Transformations in Europe, illustrated through a large variety of cases.  In this book,  Marco Bellandi,  Monica Plechero and I have a chapter in which we propose a … Continue reading New publication: Transformative paths, multiscalarity of knowledge bases and industry 4.0

New publication: Unpacking the role of universities in the emergence, development and impact of social innovations

In this new paper co-authored with Blaise Bayuo and Bo Göransson and published in Technology Forecasting and Social Change,  we conduct a systematic review of the literature on the role of universities in sustainability transformations. We look at how the way that universities organize their three missions: teaching, research, and the third mission enable or … Continue reading New publication: Unpacking the role of universities in the emergence, development and impact of social innovations

New publication: When regional meets global: exploring the nature of global innovation networks in the video game industry in Southern Sweden

In this new paper co-authored with Roman Martin and James McKeever we investigated how the hybrid character of the video game industry – with strong symbolic cultural roots but also a significant global engagement –  affected the geography of innovation networks. Our data shows that firms in the video game industry use both regional and global networks … Continue reading New publication: When regional meets global: exploring the nature of global innovation networks in the video game industry in Southern Sweden