Seminar in Economics of Innovation and Knowledge

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October 2018

Maksim Belitski (University of Reading)

2 October 2018 @ 13:00

"Innovation in Schumpeterian Firms: Internal or External Knowledge Spillover?" abstract An important characteristic of Schumpeterian entrepreneurs is their ability of knowledge creation and commercialization as part of a market disruption strategy. Building on the knowledge spillover of entrepreneurship theory, the corporate entrepreneurship strategy and economic geography literatures, this study distinguishes between an internal and external knowledge spillover and examines their individual and complementary effect on firm’s innovative performance.We theorize that the synergies among an entrepreneurial climate, exploration activities and investment…

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Andrès Rodriguez-Pose (LSE)

23 October 2018 @ 14:15

"The revenge of places that don’t matter" abstract Persistent poverty, economic decay and lack of opportunities cause discontent in declining regions, while policymakers reason that successful agglomeration economies drive economic dynamism, and that regeneration has failed. This column argues that this disconnect has led many of these ‘places that don’t matter’ to revolt in a wave of political populism with strong territorial, rather than social, foundations. Better territorial development policies are needed that tap potential and provide opportunities to those…

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Nicolas Carayol (Université de Bordeaux)

30 October 2018 @ 13:00

"Team Work Complexity, Scientific Competition and Interdisciplinary Research" Abstract This paper aims at understanding the increasing complexity of researchprojects as one of the possible explanations for the fall in researchers’ productivity observedover decades. We conceptualize a research project as an idea and a team of researchers.Each idea is associated to a given knowledge production function that we suppose of theCES form whose production factors are sub-team efforts, each one in a distinct field of expertise.Teams compete in a Tullock contest…

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November 2018

Carlos Serrano (UPF)

6 November 2018 @ 13:00

"How Redeployable are Patent Assets? Evidence from Failed Startups" ABSTRACT Entrepreneurial firms are important sources of patented inventions. Yet little is known about what happens to patents “released” to the market when startups fail. This study provides a first look at the frequency and speed with which patents originating from failed startups are redeployed to new owners, and whether the value of patents is tied to the original venture and team. The evidence is based on 1,766 U.S. patents issued…

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CANCELLED: Wes Cohen (Duke University)

29 November 2018 @ 13:00

"Academics’ motives, opportunity costs and commercial activities across fields" at Department of Economics and Statistics S. Cognetti de Martiis Abstract Scholarly work seeking to understand academics’ commercial activities often draws on abstract notions of the institution of science and of the representative scientist. Few scholars have examined whether and how scientists’ motives to engage in commercial activities differ across fields. Similarly, efforts to understand academics’ choices have focused on three self-interested motives – recognition, challenge, and money – ignoring the potential role of…

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January 2019

Sandro Montresor (Kore University of Enna)

January 8 @ 13:00 - 14:30

"Persistence of innovation in times of crisis: An analysis of Italian firms"

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Michele Meoli (University of Bergamo)

January 29 @ 13:00

"The geography of Initial Coin Offerings"

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February 2019

Marco Vivarelli (Università Cattolica)

February 21 @ 13:00

"Drivers of Growth in Tunisia: Young Firms vs Incumbents"

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March 2019

Catalina Martinez (CSIC Madrid)

March 12 @ 13:00

"The abolishment of the professor’s privilege: impact on European university patents"

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David Rigby (Geography & Statistics UCLA)

March 19 @ 14:00

"Do EU regions benefit from smart specialization?"

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Enrico Santarelli (Università di Bologna)

March 28 @ 13:00

"Intellectual Property Right Protection and Productivity: Constitutional vs. Ordinary Laws?" at Department of Economics and Statistics S. Cognetti de Martiis

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April 2019

Virgilio Failla (University of Bath)

April 9 @ 13:00

"Parenthood, child gender and entrepreneurial dynamics"

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Valerio Sterzi (GREThA, Université de Bordeaux IV)

April 16 @ 13:00
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May 2019

Joachim Henkel (Technische Universität München)

May 9 @ 13:00

at Department of Economics and Statistics S. Cognetti de Martiis

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Erik Stam (University of Utrecht)

May 30 @ 13:00

"Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: Understanding Entrepreneurial Economies from a Complex Systems Perspective" at Department of Economics and Statistics S. Cognetti de Martiis

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