Today when I was listening to the speech of Greta Thunberg, I could hardly hold my tears. I was tremendously moved by the strength of this 16-year-old fearless girl who does not hesitate one second to tell the most powerful people in the world how bad they are doing things. Even when some people in … Continue reading A lesson to the world: the speech of Greta Thunberg at the UN Climate summit in New York “How dare you?”
Together with Ernest Miguelez (Bordeaux) , José-Luis Hervás-Oliver (Valencia), Ram Mudambi (Fox School of Business), Monica Plechero (Florence) and Julio Raffo (WIPO), we are organizing a Special Session on clusters and global innovation networks (GIN) at the 5th Geography of Innovation conference, to be held on January 29-31, 2020, in Stavanger, Norway. Here link to … Continue reading CFP Special session on clusters and global innovation networks at the Geography of Innovation Conference 2020- DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 20th SEPTEMBER!!
A recent report by UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, highlights the devastating consequences of climate change for the poorest and most vulnerable members of society. It highlights the risks of a climate apartheid, in which the rich will have the means to protect themselves from the negative consequences of … Continue reading UN expert report highlights the need to introduce radical and systemic changes in the economy to tackle climate change and avoid a climate apartheid
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
Yesterday I felt extremely proud of being part of the department of economic history as our head of department, Mats Olsson, addressed the Master students at their graduation ceremony. In his speech (excerpt below), the climate crises and the Agenda 2030 took a prominent role. As he highlighted, it is our responsibility to start addressing … Continue reading Climate crises and Agenda 2030 at the core of the 2019 Master graduation ceremony
At last!! Some good news! One of the largest investors in the world is finally de-investing in Fossil fuels. This news is also important since it is happening in Norway, an oil-rich country. The Guardian (12th June 2019) - World's biggest sovereign wealth fund to ditch fossil fuels Now, I am waiting for the same … Continue reading World’s biggest sovereign wealth fund to ditch fossil fuels
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
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.