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New knowledge platform: Workshop on Sweden’s position in Global Value Chains

For invited guests the new Vinnova funded knowledge platform on Global Value Chains, coordinated by CIRCLE, was presented at a workshop held at Lund School of Economics and Management. The participants were presenting and discussing the main research areas that will be investigated by the project team and related work of researchers from various faculties at Lund University. From Vinnova’s side Lennart Stenberg and Rolf Nilsson were leading feedback, discussion and presenting “hot topics” at Vinnova.


Topics on the agenda:

  • Claudio Fassio and Lina Ahlin: Trends and Dynamics in the Swedish business sector
  • Jasna Pocek and Torben Schubert: The integration of innovative firms in Sweden into global corporate structures, global knowledge networks and global value chains
  • Martin Andersson and Trudy-Ann Stone: Multinational companies as breeding grounds for new entrepreneurs and new international start ups
  • Johan Klaesson and Lars Pettersson: MNEs in Sweden and their Importance for Functional Urban Regions
  • Åsa Lindholm Dahlstrand and Jing Xiao: The acquisition of small technological companies by foreign and Swedish MNEs
  • Eugenia Perez Vico: the Research Policy knowledge platform
  • Fredrik Sjöholm: Off-shoring and employment dynamics in Sweden
  • Lea Funfschilling: The Sustainability and Transition knowledge platform
  • Lennart Stenberg and Rolf Nilsson: latest “hot topics” at Vinnova


Have a good day!


Workshop on new book on holistic innovation policy – recap

During two days full of intense debates 22 prominent scholars have questioned, praised and turned and twisted the coming book with title “Holistic Innovation Policy: Theoretical Foundations, Policy Problems and Instrument Choices” by  Susana Borrás (Copenhagen Business School) and Charles Edquist (CIRCLE).

Presenters and discussants were:

Ed Steinmueller & Manuel Godinho
Elvira Uyarra & Stan Metcalfe
Åsa Lindholm Dahlstrand & Jonas Gabrielsson
Barbara Jones & Ludger Deitmer
Lena Tsipouri & Jon-Mikel Zabala
Massimo Colombo & Rajneesh Narula
Nick Vonortas & Gabriella Dutrenit
Matthias Weber & Slavo Radosevic
Diana Hicks & Maureen McKelvey
Jan Fagerberg & Stefan Kuhlman




We are looking forward to the results of this event in the next version of the book.

Workshop on new book on holistic innovation policy is held at CIRCLE

Susana Borrás (Copenhagen Business School) and Charles Edquist (CIRCLE) will publish a book with Oxford University Press later this year. The preliminary title is “Holistic Innovation Policy: Theoretical Foundations, Policy Problems and Instrument Choices

On May 23-24, 2017 each draft chapter will be discussed by two invited colleagues in a workshop at CIRCLE, we are proud to have 22 high-ranked specialists here at once discussing 12 chapters. You can find the workshop program, which details the chapter titles and reveals the names of the discussants, here: Lund innovation policy workshop-revised program of May 7th 201