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Luca Adriani

Luca Adriani's research Interests include Informal Institutions, Social Capital, Corruption, Tax Morale, Trust, Prosocial Behaviour

Current projects:

  • Fighting Corruption and the Use of Bribe in the Palestinian Territories: With or Without Social Capital?
  • Social Capital: a Road Map of Theoretical Frameworks and Empirical Limitations
  • Regional Credit Market Failures Between Formal and Informal Institutions: Evidence from Italy

Daniele Archibugi

Daniele Archibugi works on the economics and policy of innovation and technological change and on the political theory of international relations. In the next year he is planning to carry out research on three different lines:

  • The actual and potential role of innovation for the next economic recovery.
  • The role of the public and the business sector in the development of knowledge.
  • The importance of emerging economies in the next generation of innovations.

Fred Guy

Fred Guys' research interests are in:

Labour economics

  • paths through which technological and institutional change affect the distribution of income, particularly via their effects on bargaining power (the capacity to appropriate rents)
  • risk and social insurance as factors in human capital investment decisions

Economic geography

  • clusters, knowledge spillovers, inter-firm relations
  • spatial competition, small shops vs. superstores, and environmental externalities from road traffic

Muthu De Silva

Muthu De Silva's main research interest is on Co-creation, which aims at expanding our knowledge on how universities, businesses, government, intermediaries and society closely interact with each other to generate business, social, academic and economic value. Within this main stream she focuses on the following sub-themes:

  • Co-creation process and it's dynamics
  • Co-creation strategies
  • Co-creation skills and behaviour
  • Co-creation incentives and motivation
  • Co-creation intellectual property management

Helen Lawton Smith

Helen Lawton Smith's research interests are on the links between entrepreneurship, innovation, public policy and regional development in national and international contexts. She is the Birkbeck Principal Investigator on the FP7 TRIGGER (TRansforming Institutions by Gendering Contents and Gaining Equality in Research) project (2013-2017)

Viviana Meschitti

Viviana Meschitti works on the European project TRIGGER (TRansforming Institutions by Gendering Contents and Gaining Equality in Research), a four-year long applied research project focused on gender imbalance in science and aiming at institutional change. She conducts research in the area of organisation studies, and her interests cover organizational and team learning, gender and equal opportunities in higher education, process and practice-based perspectives for the study of work. She is an expert of qualitative research methods and fieldwork.

Federica Rossi

Federica Rossi's research interests are in economics and management of intellectual property rights, Economics and governance of higher education, University-industry knowledge transfer, Innovation activities of firms and networks of firms and Science and technology policy

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Research work currently in progress includes:

  • The role of intermediaries in innovation networks; identifying communities in innovation networks
  • The contribution of academic research to the development of valuable inventions
  • Assessing the impact of knowledge transfer projects; measuring the efficiency of universities' knowledge transfer activities
  • The determinants of successful university-industry knowledge transfer
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