Modelling, Systems and Dynamics

Maastricht, 8th-19th October 2007

WEEK 1 : REGIONAL INNOVATION SYSTEMS, CLUSTERS, AND DYNAMICS

(October 8th to 12th, 2007)

Coordinators

Outline of the week :
This week focuses on the local clusters, regional innovation systems and some related topics. Especially it is shown how local clusters can be treated theoretically, with the statistical analyses of spatial data and with the help of cases studies. The concept of regional innovation systems is presented and the local factors that influence the innovativeness within a region are discussed. Finally, the topics of how local circumstances influence entrepreneurship and what role spin-offs play in a region are addressed.

Teaching staff

  • Thomas BRENNER, Max-Planck Institute for Economics, Jena, Germany
  • Guido BÜNSTORF, Max-Planck Institute for Economics, Jena, Germany
  • Phil COOKE, Cardiff University, U.K.
  • Bent DALUM, IKE, University of Aalborg, Denmark
  • Olav SORENSON, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Canada.

Programme

Monday, October 8th

  • 09:00 – 09:30 : Bent DALUM: Welcome and Introduction
  • 09:30 – 11:00 : Phil COOKE: Regional Innovation Systems
  • 11:15 – 12:45 : Phil COOKE: New Developments in Regional Innovation Systems
  • 14:00 – 16:00 : Bent DALUM: The Cluster Concept: Relevant, Outdated or Confusing?
  • 16:15 – 17:45 : PhD presentation n°1 : Balázs LENGYEL ; junior discussant : Teodora CORSATEA, senior discussant : Phil COOKE

Tuesday, October 9th

  • 09:00 – 11:00 : Thomas BRENNER: Local Clusters: Concepts, Theory and Facts
  • 11:15 – 12:45 : PANEL DISCUSSION: Developments and Questions in Regional Innovation Systems with Thomas BRENNER, Phil COOKE and Bent DALUM
  • 14:00 – 16:00 : Bent DALUM: Case Studies of Local Clusters
  • 16:15 – 17:45 : PhD presentation n°2 : Marco CAPASSO; junior discussant : Luisa FERREIRA LOPES; senior discussant : Thomas BRENNER

Wednesday, October 10th

  • 09:00 – 11:00 : Thomas BRENNER: Measuring Regional Innovation Systems
  • 11:15 – 12:45 : Bent DALUM: Construction of Regional Advantage: Top-Down and Bottom-up? Does Any of These Approaches Work?
  • 14:00 – 16:00 : Thomas BRENNER: Local Clusters: Policy Issues
  • 16:15 – 17:45 : PhD presentation n°3: Serena NOVERO; junior discussant : Cristina LINCARU; senior discussant : Bent DALUM

Thursday, October 11th

  • 09:00 – 11:00 : Olav SORENSON: Research designs for studying entrepreneurship
  • 11:15 – 12:45 : Olav SORENSON: Entrepreneurship and the institutional environment
  • 14:00 – 16:00 : Guido BÜNSTORF: Quantitative methods
  • 16:15 – 17:45 : PhD presentation n°4: Teodora CORSATEA; junior discussant: Allan DAHL ANDERSEN ; senior discussant: Olav SORENSON

Friday, October 12th

  • 09:00 – 11:00 : Olav SORENSON: Entrepreneurship and social networks
  • 11:15 – 12:45 : Guido BÜNSTORF: Spin-off entrepreneurship
  • 14:00 – 16:00 : Guido BÜNSTORF: Spin-off-based cluster formation
  • 16:15 – 17:45 : PhD presentation n°5: Sanna Kaisa SEPPÄNNEN; junior discussant: Yuriy MOYSEYENKO; senior discussant: Guido BÜNSTORF

Related literature

To Phil Cook

  • Cooke, P (2004) “The Role of Research in Regional Innovation Systems: New Models Meeting Knowledge Economy Demands”, International Journal of Technology Management Vol. 28, pp. 507-533.
  • Cooke, P. (2005) “Regional Knowledge Capabilities and Open Innovation: Regional Innovation systems and Clusters in the Asymmetric Knowledge Economy”, in Breschi, S. and Malerba. F. (eds). Clusters, Networks and Innovation, Oxford University Press.

To Thomas Brenner

  • T. Brenner (2004): "Local Industrial Clusters - Existence, Emergence and Evolution", London: Routledge.
  • M.E. Porter (1990): "Competitive Advantage of Nations", London: Macmillan.

To Bent Dalum

Lecture 1:

  • Martin, R. and Sunley P. (2003) “Deconstructing Clusters: Chaotic Concept or Policy Panacea?”, Journal of Economic Geography, Vol. 3, pp. 5-35
  • Giuliani, E. (2005) “Cluster Absorptive Capacity: Why Do Some Clusters Forge Ahead and Others Lag Behind”, European Urban and Regional Studies, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 269-288.

Lecture 2:

  • Dalum, B., Pedersen, C.R. O. and Villumsen, G. ”Technological Life-cycles: Lessons from a Cluster Facing Disruption”, European Urban and Regional Studies, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 229-246.
  • Dahl, M.S., Ostergaard, C.R. and Dalum, B. (2006) “Entrepreneurial Founder Effects in the Growth of Regional Clusters: How Early Success is a Key Determinant”. Paper submitted for publication.. An edited version of DRUID Working Paper 2005-18 at www.druid.dk: http://www.druid.dk/wp/pdf_files/05-18.pdf

Lecture 3:

  • Feldman, M. and Martin, R. (2005) “Constructing Jurisdictional Advantage”, Research Policy, Vol. 34, pp. 1235-1249.
  • Fromhold-Eisebith, M. and Eisebith, G. (2005) “How to Institutionalize Innovative Clusters? Comparing Explicit Top-Down and Implicit Bottom-Up Approaches”, Research Policy, Vol. 34, pp. 1250-1268.
  • Cooke, P. and Leydesdorff, L. (2006) “Regional Development in the Knowledge-Based Economy: the Construction of Advantage”, Journal of Technology Transfer, Vol. 31, pp. 5-15.

To Guido Bünstorf

  • Klepper, S. and S. B. Sleeper. "Entry by Spinoffs." Management Science, 51 (2005): 1291-1306.
  • Buenstorf, G. and S. Klepper. "Heritage and agglomeration: the Akron tire cluster revisited." Max Planck Institute of Economics: Papers on Economics and Evolution, #0508 (2005).

To Olav Sorenson

  • Sorenson, O., and P.G. Audia (2000). "The social structure of entrepreneurial activity: Geographic concentration of footwear production in the United States, 1940-1989," American Journal of Sociology, 106: 424-462
  • Sorenson, O., and T.E. Stuart (2001). "Syndication networks and the spatial distribution of venture capital investments," American Journal of Sociology, 106: 1546-1588
  • Stuart, T.E., and O. Sorenson (2005). "Social networks and entrepreneurship." Pp. 211-228 in Alvarez, Agarwal and Sorenson (Eds.), The Handbook of Entrepreneurship: Disciplinary Perspectives. Berlin: Springer-Verlag
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