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
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
This perspective paper that has just been published in the Journal of Sustainability Research, reflects my most recent work interrogating the purposes of innovation and its role in sustainable development. It reflects on the differences between adopting weak or strong sustainability as the final goal in terms of innovation and innovation systems. It aims to contribute to … Continue reading Innovation for what? Unpacking the role of innovation for strong and weak sustainability
Our joint contribution to the Oxford Research Encyclopaedia of Business and Management is finally online and available for download (open access) The paper is intended to introduce to Science, Technology and Innovation policy to business managers and discuss under which circumstances, why and how policy makers might support research and innovation in firms. But it … Continue reading New publication: Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy: Old Patterns and New Challenges with Bengt-Ake Lundvall now available online
R&D related foreign direct investments represent a powerful mechanism for cross-border knowledge sharing that can stimulate the process of technological catch-up. However, low-income countries and smaller middle-income countries remain largely excluded from this kind of global flows of knowledge. In this chapter, we discuss the motivations and implications of this type of FDI for low … Continue reading New working paper on cross-border knowledge flows through R&D FDI: Implications for low- and middle-income countries (with Amendolagine, Guimón and Rabellotti)
This paper argues that traditional manufacturing districts, corresponding to specialized RISs and characterized by various nuclei of specialization and know-how, may foster different trajectories in combination with extra-regional networks. In particular, the paper analyses the interplay between regional and national innovation systems, providing an overview of the effect that different multilevel dynamics have on local … Continue reading New publication: Understanding processes of path renewal and creation in thick specialized regional innovation systems. Evidence from two textile districts in Italy and Sweden. European Planning Studies.