PhD school on Agenda 2030 starts at Lund University

Lund University will be the first one in Sweden  to start a PhD research school on Agenda 2030 in Fall 2019. The school will be cross-disciplinary and aims at training a new cohort of PhD students versed in Agenda 2030 and able to tackle the grand challenges that the Agenda entails from a multi-disciplinary perspective. … Continue reading PhD school on Agenda 2030 starts at Lund University

New working paper on cross-border knowledge flows through R&D FDI: Implications for low- and middle-income countries (with Amendolagine, Guimón and Rabellotti)

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)

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.

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.