The 3% R&D objective: a target looking for the right policies

Thursday, 25 November 2010 - 12:30
Xabier Goenaga
Head of the "Knowledge for Growth" Unit of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission

There is a large body of evidence confirming that investment in R&D leads to long-term increases of GDP and employment levels and there is a positive impact of corporate R&D on company productivity and market growth.

How do faculty members of business schools contribute to the value chain of companies? A new perspective on knowledge

Monday, 25 October 2010 - 12:30
Réjean Landry
Université de Laval

1) To what extent do academics in business schools supply services and expert advice in the value generating activities composing the value chain of companies?

2) How are academics in business schools positioned on the different interdependent elements that constitute a business model?

3) How do faculty members of business schools from different disciplinary backgrounds come to develop differentiated business models of provision of expert advice to companies?

Research Profiling - "Tech Mining" Web of Science Topical Search Results

Tuesday, 5 October 2010 - 12:30
Alan Porter
Georgia Tech, Atlanta, USA

Los análisis de cienciometría producen información útil para la comprensión de determinadas pautas o tendencias de la actividad investigadora.  La tecnología “Tech Mining” es nuestra propuesta para combinar la útil bibliometría de sobremesa con herramientas de minería de textos para extraer información de diversas bases de datos. Tech Mining permite al usuario seleccionar objetivos de análisis muy específicos para abordar cuestiones relativas a las dinámicas de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (CTI).

Beyond the economics of the brain drain

Thursday, 29 July 2010 - 12:00
Carolina Cañibano & Richard Woolley
INGENIO (CSIC-UPV), Spain & University of Western Sydney, Australia

The importance of proximity for the start-ups knowledge acquisition and exploitation

Tuesday, 15 June 2010 - 12:30
Cristina Boari
Università de Bologna, Italia

Our work intends to verify the impact of geographical proximity on the processes of knowledge acquisition and exploitation by high-tech start-ups, considering at the same time the role of both the social and cognitive dimensions of proximity. Our basic assumption is that proximity means a lot more than just geography.

Localized technological change and the quest for productivity growth

Friday, 28 May 2010 - 11:30
Cristiano Antonelli
Università de Torino, Italia

In recent years there has been renewed interest upon the analysis of the direction of technological change and its effects on the actual efficiency of production processes after the introduction of non-neutral technological changes. The empirical evidence shows that significant changes in the distribution of revenue across production factors have been taking place in the last thirty years in the major OECD economies; specifically in many countries the share of labor has diminished while the share of capital has increased.

In defense of the linear model

Thursday, 20 May 2010 - 12:30
Luigi Orsenigo
Università de Brescia, Italia

The presentation discusses the strength and weaknesses of the so-called linear model (LM) of innovation. It is a reaction to the habit of criticising it as over simplistic, mechanistic, or simply blatantly wrong. I argue that, while some criticisms are of course well grounded, many others are instead based on loose interpretations and unwarranted assumptions.

Do clusters generate greater innovation and growth?

Tuesday, 18 May 2010 - 12:30
Andrés Rodriguez Pose
London School of Economics, United Kingdom

The analysis of clusters has attracted considerable interest over the last few decades. The articulation of clusters into complex networks and systems of innovation - generally known as regional innovation systems - has, in particular, been associated with the delivery of greater innovation and growth. However, despite the growing economic and policy relevance of clusters, little systematic research has been conducted into their association with other factors promoting innovation and economic growth.

Innovative growth teams

Thursday, 29 April 2010 - 12:00
David Francis
CENTRIM, University of Brighton, United Kingdom

User-produced content and the future of the media industries

Thursday, 18 February 2010 - 12:30
Ed Steinmueller
University of Sussex, United Kingdom

Recent trends in the use of the Internet suggest that user-produced content (blogs, Facebook pages, YouTube, and many other forms) is engaging a growing amount of user effort and also user attention. The history of the media industries has involved important audience displacement effects -- e.g. television had major impacts on magazines by diverting audience.  New media have also had more direct competitive effects -- e.g.