Category Archives: CIRCLE Seminar

CIRCLE Seminar with Ass. Prof. Myra Mohnen on Knowledge Spillovers among Medical Scientists

Myra Mohnen will give a seminar at CIRCLE to present her paper “Stars and Brokers: Knowledge Spillovers among Medical Scientists” 

Myra Mohnen is Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics at the University of Essex. Her research interests are in the field of Labour Economics, Innovation and Applied Microeconomics.

Date: 30th of November 2017, Thursday: 14.00-15.00 

Place: Sölvegatan, 16, MNO-huset, CIRCLE seminar room M213

Abstract: I propose a new network measure, brokerage degree, to assess the extent to which a scientist provides access to non-redundant information. It is defined as the fraction of a coauthor’s collaborators that a given scientist can only access through the co-author himself. Using the co-authorship network of medical scientists, I estimate the heterogeneity in the impact of the unexpected death of a star scientist on his coauthors’ productivity. Depending on brokerage degree, the effects on annual publications range from +16% to -34%. The decline in productivity is shown to be consistent with an increase in the cost of accessing knowledge.

Practical: The seminar is held in CIRCLE Seminar Room, it is open for everyone and there is no need to register. In case you don’t have the access card for our building, please let us know (or simply ring us on the entrance doorbell). 

Send an mail to us in case you wish to have the paper.

/Claudio Fassio (claudio.fassio@circle.lu.se)

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CIRCLE Seminar with Assoc. Prof. Sotaro Shibayama on sustainable production of science and scientists

Sotaro Shibayama will give a seminar with title Sustainable production of science and scientists: academic training in life science labs”.

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Sotaro Shibayama is associate professor at the Department of Business Administration and research associate at the Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship. He is an expert in the field of Economics of Science and in particular on the careers of academic researchers.

Date: 3rd of October: 14.00-15.00
Place: Sölvegatan, 16, MNO-huset, CIRCLE, M213

Practical: The seminar is held in CIRCLE Seminar Room, it is open for everyone and there is no need to register. In case you don’t have the access card for our building, please let us know (or simply ring us on the entrance doorbell). 

/Claudio Fassio (claudio.fassio@circle.lu.se) and Polina Knutsson (polina.knutsson@circle.lu.se)

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CIRCLE Seminar with Prof. Marco Vivarelli on impact of Corporate R&D and Innovation on Employment

Prof. Marco Vivarelli will give a seminar based on two of his articles with title “A fotoweb-custom-size-162-170.jpgreappraisal of the impact of Corporate R&D and Innovation on Employment”.

Marco Vivarelli is Full Professor of Economics at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milano, where he is also Director of the Institute of Economic Policy. His current research interests include the relationship between innovation, employment and skills; the labour market and income distribution impacts of globalization; the entry and post-entry performance of newborn firms.

Date: 7th of June: 14.00-15.00

Place: Sölvegatan, 16, MNO-huset, CIRCLE, M213

Abstract (of one of the article to be discussed) : In this work, we test the employment impact of distinct types of innovative investments using a representative sample of Spanish manufacturing firms over the period 2002-2013. Our GMM-SYS estimates generate various results, which are partially in contrast with the extant literature. Indeed, estimations carried out on the entire sample do not provide statistically significant evidence of the expected labor-friendly nature of innovation. More in detail, neither R&D nor investment in innovative machineries and equipment (the so-called embodied technological change, ETC) turn out to have any significant employment effect. However, the job-creation impact of R&D expenditures becomes highly significant when the focus is limited to the high-tech firms. On the other hand – and interestingly – ETC exhibits its labor-saving nature when SMEs are singled out.

Practical: The seminar is held in CIRCLE Seminar Room, it is open for everyone and there is no need to register. In case you don’t have the access card for our building, please let us know (or simply ring us on the entrance doorbell). 

/Claudio Fassio (claudio.fassio@circle.lu.se) and Polina Knutsson (polina.knutsson@circle.lu.se)

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CIRCLE Seminar with Prof. Ed Steinmueller from SPRU, University of Sussex on Platforms and Standards: An Historical Perspective

Ed Steinmueller will have a seminar at CIRCLE on “Platf26086.jpgorms and Standards: An Historical Perspective”. Ed is Professor of Information and Communication Technology Policy  at SPRU (Science Policy Research Unit, Business and Management), University of Sussex. His research interests are in the field of the industrial economics of information and communication technology industries, as well as science policy and the economics of basic research.

Date: Monday May 22nd at 14:00

(please note that it is on a Monday this time)

Place: CIRCLE, Seminar Room, MNO-Huset, Sölvegatan 16

Summary: The rise in the use of standards parallels the origin of systems of mass production and the articulation of mass markets and distribution systems.  The apotheosis of these developments is occurring in the contemporary evolution of large technical systems and global value chains.  Although compatibility standards have assisted in the building of ever larger, interconnected and complex technological systems, they are also employed in efforts to devise decentralised alternative technologies and modes of organisation to these ‘megamachines’ that are more inclusive or sustainable.  Rather than being an incidental detail in technological history, since the 19th century, standards define many of the technological and market possibilities for the world in which we live.

This presentation will examine the co-evolution of standards and technological change with a focus on the contest between the centralising and the decentralising role of standards and the consequences of this contest.   The contest is evolving because, from an historical perspective, the technologies affected by standards have been subject to fundamental change and standards have, themselves, had an influence on technological change.  Three epochs in this history are identified with the second being the unusual and, in some ways, alternative pathway of Internet and modular electronic system standards which has not formed the basis for many of the newer processes of standards formation.  The new standards processes and outcomes resemble the first phase, with important differences that may merit increased attention to policy and intervention.

Practical: The seminar is held in CIRCLE Seminar Room, it is open for everyone and there is no need to register. In case you don’t have the access card for our building, please let us know (or simply ring us on the entrance doorbell). Please bear in mind that this seminar is on Monday and not on Wednesday, like the other CIRCLE seminars.

/Claudio Fassio (claudio.fassio@circle.lu.se) and Palina Sauchanka (palina.sauchanka@circle.lu.se)

 

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CIRCLE Seminar with Lennart Stenberg, senior adviser at VINNOVA, on National innovation policy vis-à-vis global firms

Lennart Stenberg is a Senior Advisor for International Co-operation and Analysis at VINNOVA. He is an expert in research and innovation policy and will give a seminar on “National innovation policy vis-à-vis global firms – a tentative research agenda

Date: 16th of May: 14.00-15.00 

Place: CIRCLE, Seminar Room, MNO-Huset, Sölvegatan 16

Summary: What do we know about the importance and role of large firms in the Swedish innovation system? Considering that most of these firms, be they Swedish-based or foreign based, are parts of global corporate structures and global value chains, what does Sweden have to offer these firms. To what extent can national research and innovation policy influence their investments in new value creation activities in Sweden and their indirect contribution to value creation in SMEs? What kind of research is needed to answer these and similar questions?

Practical: The seminar is held in CIRCLE Seminar Room, it is open for everyone and there is no need to register. In case you don’t have the access card for our building, please let us know (or simply ring us on the entrance doorbell)
/Claudio Fassio (claudio.fassio@circle.lu.se) and Palina Sauchanka (palina.sauchanka@circle.lu.se)

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Joint seminar: Jens Sörvik on smart specialisation – implementation and possible next steps

Welcome to this joint seminar between CIRCLE & the Research Policy Institute, Lund University.

Title of the seminar: Smart Specialisation – implementation and possible next steps

Jens Sörvik

Jens Sörvik

Jens Sörvik is a researcher at the European Commission’s Smart Specialisation Platform (S3P) in Seville , supporting Member States and regions in designing and implementing Smart Specialisation strategies (S3). His main activities have been related to ICT and S3, regional collaboration in S3, Baltic Sea Region, KETs and priority setting in S3.

Jens holds a Ph.D. from the University of Lund, where he was also an affiliated researcher at the Research Policy Institute.

Date:  25th of April 2017, 11.00-12.00

Place: Circle Seminar Room
In case of questions, please, contact one of the organisers – palina.sauchanka@circle.lu.se

Joint Seminar: Giuseppe Scellato on the context factors and the performance of mobile individuals in research teams

Welcome to this joint seminar between CIRCLE & the Department of Economic History, please, note the place.

Title of the seminar: Context Factors and the Performance of Mobile Individuals in Research Teams

Giuseppe Scellato is Associate Professor at the Politecnico di Torino and is research associate of the Bureau of Research in

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Giuseppe Scellato

Innovation, Complexity and Knowledge at Collegio Carlo Alberto, Turin. His main research interests are in the area of economics and management of innovation, industry dynamics, the economic analysis of intellectual property rights and the economics of science. His recent scientific works have appeared in leading international journals, including Science, Nature Biotech, Journal of Corporate Finance, Research Policy, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Business Research, Cambridge Journal of Economics.

Date:  11 of April 2017, 14.00

Place: Building Alfa1, Room 3004. Scheelevägen 15 B, Lund.
In case of questions, please, contact one of the organisers – palina.sauchanka@circle.lu.se