Second Research Seminar
KIBS and Knowledge Flows in a Globalised Economy
28th March 2011 NESTA, 1 Plough Place, London EC4A 1DE
KIBS play important roles in systems of innovation, internationally, nationally and regionally in both urban and rural environments. The overall approach of the network is to contribute to new understanding of theoretical explanations for KIBS activity, provide a review of methodological approaches and new evidence and inform policy making.
The theme of the second workshop is the “Geographies of the impact of KIBS on innovation through flows of knowledge”.
We invited participants to the workshop on the 28th March 2011. The two themes the workshop explored were:
- How can KIBS promote extra-regional and international knowledge flows
- Policy implications for KIBS in a globalised economy
The lead paper was “Enhancing the role of KISA in Innovation Systems” presented by Dr Jonathan Potter, of the OECD, on work being undertaken by the OECD.
Presentations on theme 1 given by:
- Dr James Faulconbridge, Lancaster University – “The globalisation of executive search firms: cultural and institutional strategies for cross-border knowledge mobility” (.ppt)
- Colin Hazley, BIT Research Centre, Aalto University Espoo, Finland – “Knowledge Intensive Services in the EU: An exploratory study of Drivers & Enablers of Innovation in Services” (.pptx)
- Professor Emmanuel Muller, University of Strasbourg, France and Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, Karlsruhe, Germany.
- Dr Joanne Roberts, Northumbria University
- Dr Richard Shearmur, University of Ottawa, Canada – “At what scale do KIBS act? An overview of some Canadian research and orientations for future work” (.pptx)
- Dr Michaela Trippl, Vienna University of Economics and Business
- Peter Wood, UCL – “International mobility among UK-based business consultancy firms” (.ppt)
Presentations on theme 2:
- Professor Robert Huggins, Cardiff University – “The Growth of Knowledge – Intensive Business Services: Innovation, Markets and Networks” (.ppt)
- Professor Bruce Tether, Imperial College, London – “Diversification, Human Capital and the Internationalisation of Knowledge Intensive Service Firms” (.pptx)
- Dr Marja Toivonen, TEKES, Finland – “Innovation in KIBS and through the use of KIBS” (.ppt)
Researchers and practitioners were invited to take part in the seminar by joining in debates on issues raised by the lead speakers.
Organiser: Maja Savic.