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CIRCLE Seminar with Jeffrey Orozco on Innovation and Sustainable Development in the tropics: the experience of Costa Rica

The title of the seminar: Innovation and Sustainable Development in the tropics: the experience of Costa Rica
Date: 5th of September 2019, Thursday at 12:00 – 13:00
Place: Sölvegatan, 16, MNO-huset, CIRCLE seminar room, M213

orozcoAbout the speaker: Jeffrey Orozco is a full-time professor and general director at the International Center for Economic Policy for Sustainable Development –CINPE,  National University, Costa Rica. His topics of interest for research are at the intersection of innovation approaches with studies in international economics, sustainable development and inclusive growth. His research focuses on the contribution of innovation to sustainable development with inclusive criteria.

Practical: The brown-bag seminar is held in CIRCLE Seminar Room, it is open for everyone and there is no need to register, you can bring your own lunch. In case you don’t have the access card to our building, please let us know (or simply ring us on the entrance doorbell).
Contact: 
Claudio Fassio (claudio.fassio@circle.lu.se) 

We look forward to seeing you at the seminar!

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CIRCLE Seminar with Christian Binz, EAWAG & CIRCLE on Legitimation dynamics in industrial path development: new-to-the-region versus new-to-the-world industries

The title of the seminar:Legitimation dynamics in industrial path development: new-to-the-region versus new-to-the-world industries
Date: 22th of May 2019 at 12:15 – 13.15
Place: Sölvegatan, 16, MNO-huset, CIRCLE, M213

Abstract: Recently, increasing academic and political attention has focused on the initiation and development of new industries in regions. While the extant literature has contributed substantial insights into the knowledge-related determinants of new industry emergence, a range of significant questions remain unanswered, particularly concerning the institutional contexts in which new industrial paths develop. Based on the trajectories of two industries — the video games industry in Hamburg, and the potable water reuse industry in California, this article investigates the efforts taken by multiple actors in legitimizing and thereby embedding new industrial paths in regional institutional structures. We elaborate how industry legitimation dynamics differ between industries that are new-to-the-region (video games,) and industries that are new-to-the-world (potable water reuse,). Our framework contributes to the literature on industrial path development and regional diversification by characterizing the system building and legitimation strategies that appear effective for these two analytically distinct industry formation trajectories.

About the speaker: Christian Binz is a tenure-track group leader in the cluster Sustainable Transitions and Business Innovations (CIRUS) at the Department of Environmental Social Sciences at Eawag, and an Associate Post-Doctoral Researcher at CIRCLE, Lund University, Sweden. He received his PhD in Economic Geography from the University of Bern in 2012. Christian is a recipient of the Giorgio Ruffolo Post-doctoral Research Fellowship in Sustainability Science (2015) at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and has worked as a post-doctoral Research Fellow at Lund University (Sweden), UC Berkeley (USA), Tsinghua University (China) and Eawag.

His main research interests are centered on the potential for transformative innovation in the water and energy sectors. By combining recent insights from transition studies, economic geography and institutional sociology, he aims to explore how multi-scalar institutional arrangements hinder or support radical innovation in clean-tech industries and a broader sustainability transition in the water sector.

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 to our building, please let us know (or simply ring us on the entrance doorbell).
Contact: 
Claudio Fassio (claudio.fassio@circle.lu.se) 

Very Welcome to the seminar!

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CIRCLE Seminar with ass. prof. Katja Lindqvist, Lund University, on Sustainable innovation in welfare services: Comparing the management and the service logic perspectives

Katja Lindqvist is an Associate Professor in Business Administration and Associate Professor at the Department of Service Management and Service Science, Lund University. Previously she has been a senior lecturer and researcher at theKatjaLindqvist1000x700.jpg Department of Business Administration, Stockholm University, and at the School of Economics, Växjö University / Linnaeus University.

The title of the seminar: Sustainable innovation in welfare services: Comparing the management and the service logic perspectives
Date: Wednesday 13th of March 2019 at 12:15
Place: Sölvegatan, 16, MNO-huset, CIRCLE, M213

Abstract: The issue of how to secure sustainable innovation in public sector services is an increasingly pressing issue given fragmentation of public sector structures and government demands to increase public sector effectiveness. There is rather a substantial amount of research on innovation in the public sector, and on factors that impact on the sustainability of innovations, and their view on sustainability will be of particular focus for the purpose of this article. Most research on innovation and the change innovation implies in public services have a management or organisational perspective on public service innovation. There is, on the other hand, a perspective on public service innovation that has a different focus, and that is the service (dominant) logic. Both perspectives claim to identify key elements that enable effective service innovation, but from substantially different perspectives. This article aims at mapping characteristics of the two approaches, and to conceptually discuss their view of innovation in public service organisations. The article also aims at pointing to empirical research made with both approaches, in particular the service logic, which to this date has been empirically implemented in few studies. 

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 to our building, please let us know (or simply ring us on the entrance doorbell).
Contact: 
Claudio Fassio (claudio.fassio@circle.lu.se) 

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CIRCLE Seminar with Susanne Boethius & Christopher Mathieu, Lund University, on Workplace Innovation in Hospitals

susanneboethius-224.jpgSusanne Boethius, Department of Sociology, Lund University was Project Manager and a senior researcher in the Horizon 2020 project QuInnE – Quality of Jobs and Innovation Generated Employment outcomes. Together with Chris Mathieu she carried out the Swedish case studies for the QuInnE project on innovation, job quality and employment in hospital environments. She is also PI on the FORTE financed project “Ringa polisen? En undersökning av det sociala nätverkets responser på våld i nära relationer”

Christopher Mathieu, Department of Sociology, Lund University was PI and project chrismathieu-224.jpgcoordinator on the QuInnE project and involved in the Hospital and computer games case studies. Since 2014 he has been involved in a project examining selection to Specialist physician training programmes in Sweden, resulting in among other things the current publication “Identification of warning signs during selection of surgical trainees”. It will be published in June 2019 in the Journal of Surgical Education. Together with Chris Warhurst and Rachel Dwyer he is also currently editing The Oxford Handbook of Job Quality (OUP, 2019).

The title of the seminar: “Workplace Innovation in Hospitals”
Date: Wednesday 6th of March 2019 at 12:15
Place: Sölvegatan, 16, MNO-huset, CIRCLE, M213

Abstract: Hospitals have long been seen as environments that receive innovations from the external environment at best, and at worst are highly resistant to change and innovation. A variety of explanations have been used to establish and explain this understanding, usually based on characteristics of hospitals as organisations or on their wider institutional setting. However, more recent research sees hospitals as dynamic actors in innovation networks and processes, as well as settings for innovation. This talk lays out some of the theoretical approaches to innovation in hospital settings, as well as providing recent empirical research findings from the QuInnE project, with a primary focus on Workplace Innovation (Oeij, Rus & Pot, eds, 2017 – Springer).

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 to our building, please let us know (or simply ring us on the entrance doorbell).
Contact: 
Claudio Fassio (claudio.fassio@circle.lu.se) 

Very Welcome to the seminar!

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CIRCLE Seminar with Dr. George Tsekouras, dir. of CENTRIM, on Connecting SMEs to the research base: An agency-approach to policy making

Dr. George Tsekouras currently leads the research centre CENTRIM (Centre for Change, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management), University of Brighton, UK. He leads research in diverse aspects of knowledge sharing such as organisational development of the pertinent processes IT capabilities, learning George-Tsekouras-1-Cropped-260x320.jpgnetworks in less developed regions, knowledge sharing in the context of emerging sectors. George has also worked in various other innovation management fields such as benchmarking, business processes, mobile services and regional development. He has a first degree in mechanical engineering, a DPhil from SPRU. He has presented his work to various international conferences, has delivered several executives seminars and university lectures in the UK and overseas. He is also reviewer for international journals such as Research Policy, Organization Science and Industrial and Corporate Change.

The title of the seminar: “Connecting SMEs to the research base: An agency-approach to policy making”.
Date: 24th of October: 13.30-14.30
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 to our building, please let us know (or simply ring us on the entrance doorbell). Contact: Claudio Fassio (claudio.fassio@circle.lu.se) 

Welcome!

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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

giuseppe scellato

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