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[Academic Events] Seminar in Economics of Innovation and Knowledge CANCELLED: Wes Cohen (Duke University)

"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…

Seminar in Economics of Innovation and Knowledge Carlos Serrano (UPF)

"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…

Seminar in Economics of Innovation and Knowledge Nicolas Carayol (Université de Bordeaux)

"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…

Seminar in Economics of Innovation and Knowledge Andrès Rodriguez-Pose (LSE)

"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…

Seminar in Economics of Innovation and Knowledge Maksim Belitski (University of Reading)

"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…

Seminar in Economics of Innovation and Knowledge Vincenzo Butticé (Politecnico di Milano)

"Organization and Finance of Entrepreneurial Ventures: Looking beyond the Surface" abstract In this paper we examine the association between the organization and the modes of financing of entrepreneurial ventures. By means of a mixed-methods study, we show that after receiving outside equity from external investors, entrepreneurial ventures’ top management teams becomes larger and more specialized.…