The position is linked to the project “Global innovation networks, regional variety and its impact on the innovativeness of firms and regions: The IT and new media industry in Sweden and in a global comparative perspective”. The aim of this project is to understand how and explain why firms in different regions around the world use global networks (GINs) to innovate, as well as to explain the impact of such networks. Of particular interest is analyzing the interplay between micro (firm) and meso (region) characteristics and different forms of GINs including global research collaboration, global sourcing of knowledge and offshoring of R&D and innovation, as well as their impact in terms of innovation, wellbeing and growth. The project will particularly focus on small and medium size enterprises. Data will be collected in Sweden, India and China.
Quick facts: Type of position: Postdoc; Type of employment: Limit of tenure, 2 years, with a possibility to prolong the employment for another 2 years; Extent: 100%; Location: CIRCLE; First day of employment: After agreement; Deadline for application: 30 of November 2013.
Read more: Postdoc in Innovation Studies at CIRCLE – PEPA 2013801
CIRCLE received a new research grant from The Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet VR) for a project named “Entrepreneurial Systems – A Condition for Growth”.
The project aims to increase the understanding of how entrepreneurial system creates conditions for research to benefit businesses and society. The ambition is (i) to shed light on the importance of science and technology -based spin-offs from established companies and universities, as well as the acquisition of such firms, as mechanisms for making science beneficial, and (ii) to increase knowledge of the system properties that are essential for these processes to work well and contribute to economic growth.
The starting point is a systems approach that involves interactions between societal structures, private companies, universities, innovation and entrepreneurship. To capture the essential elements of these relationships three sub-projects are included:
- The role of Corporations and Universities
- Dynamics, long-term growth and sustainability
- The importance of institutional conditions
The project uses quantitative analyzes of longitudinal databases as well as interview-based data from universities and companies. There are indications that Swedish technology-based and knowledge-intensive start-ups is lagging behind, and that this could be improved. Research into how established companies and universities – via acquisitions and spin-offs – contribute to long-term dynamics and economic growth is of great importance for the creation of an effective entrepreneurial system and good institutional conditions. This creates the opportunity for a deeper and long-term understanding of the relationships between research, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Budget: > 8 Mio SEK over a period of 4 years
CIRCLE researchers: Åsa Lindholm Dahlstrand (project leader), Martin Andersson, Jonas Gabrielsson, Olof Ejermo, Torben Schubert, Bo Carlsson, Diamanto Politis, Markus Grillitsch, and more.
Charles and Susana Borrás received the Best Paper Award 2013 at the Atlanta Conference on Science & Innovation Policy, at The Georgia Institute of Technology, 26-28 September 2013. Their paper is entitled “Competence Building: A Systemic Approach to Innovation Policy”. The award was presented during the ceremony at the conference on 26 September 2013. See more details here. http://www.atlantaconference.org/