Policy for Knowledge Intensive Business Services and Innovation in Regions in a Globalised Economy – Seminar Programme

Senatssaal, University main building, University of Jena, Fürstengraben 1, Jena

Wednesday 27th October

  • 15.00 – 15.15: Introduction and welcome by Professor Ulrich Hilpert (University of Jena)

Session 1

Chair: Helen Lawton-Smith (Birkbeck College)

  • 15.15 – 15.55: Peter Wood (UCL)
    KIBS and Regional Development: Lessons and Prospects
  • 15.55 – 16.35: Aneleen De Vos (Ghent), Arthur S. Alderson (Indiana), David Bassens (Ghent), Ben Derudder (Ghent) and Frank Witlox (Ghent)
    Co-location of Multinationals and Advanced Producer Service Firms in World Cities: A Spatial Analysis
  • 16.35 – 17.15: Emmanuel Muller (Université de Strasbourg / Fraunhofer ISI, Karlsruhe)
    Knowledge angels – seeking creative people in KIBS
  • 17.15 – 17.55: Wouter Jacobs (Utrecht), Oedzge Atzema (Utrecht) and Frank Van Oort (Utrecht)
    Explaining the survival and Growth of Regional Startups of Knowledge Intensive Business Services (KIBS): An Exploration of the Regional Co-evolution Between KIBS and MNEs in the Randstad Northwing Region
  • 17.55 – 18.25: Concluding discussion

Thursday 28th October

Session 2

Chair: Peter Wood (UCL)

  • 09.00 – 09.40: Heidi Hanssens (Ghent) and Ben Derudder (Ghent)
    The Geography of Advanced Producer Services Transaction Links in Belgium
  • 09.40 – 10.20: Andrew Johnston (Sheffield Hallam University) and Andrew Jones (Sheffield Hallam University)
    The Evolution of Employment in KIBS Sectors: A Regional Analysis of Britain 1991-2005
  • 10.20 – 10.35: Coffee break
  • 10.35 – 11.15: Simone Strambach (Philipps University)
    Micro-Dynamics of Knowledge – Firms, Organisations and Their Territorial Shaping (title to be confirmed)
  • 11.15 – 11.55: Johannes Gluckler (University of Heidelberg) and Ingmar Hammer (University of Heidelberg)
    A Pragmatic Service Typology: Capturing the Distinctive Dynamics of Services in Time and Space
  • 11.55 – 12.35: Ulrich Hilpert (Jena)
    High Tech Industries and High Tech Services in Metropolitan Regions
  • 12.35 – 13.00: Concluding discussion
  • 13.00: Lunch