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Maja Savic


Maja graduated with first class honours degree in Management from Birkbeck College and with MSc in European Political Economy-Transition from London School of Economics (LSE). She is a fully funded ESRC/CASE PhD student at Birkbeck, Department of Management.

She recently worked at the UCL with Professor Slavo Radosevic on the FP7 KEINS (Knowledge Based Entrepreneurship; Innovation, Networks and Systems) project funded by the European Commission. 

Maja’s PhD research is looking into location patterns and geography of innovation in the Knowledge Intensive Business Services-KIBS sector and implications for peripheral regions in the UK.

She has recently worked at the London School of Economics, European Institute, LSEE-Research on South East Europe, with Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis and Dr William Bartlett on the project on Fiscal decentralisation and fiscal competition in Western Balkans.

Together with her supervisors Professor Helen Lawton-Smith, Birkbeck College and Professor Peter Wood, Department of Geography, UCL, she is one of the co-founders of the Regional Studies Association Research-RSA Network on Policy Implications for Knowledge Intensive Business Services (KIBS) and Innovation in Regions in a Globalised Economy.

More information about the network, forthcoming events and how to register can be found by following the link below on the Regional Studies Association website.


National Endowment for Science Technology and Arts-NESTA. ESRC/CASE PhD student.


Radošević, S. Savic, M. Woodward, R. 2010.  Knowledge based entrepreneurship in CEE: Results of a firm level survey. In F. Malerba, Ed, Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship and Innovation Systems Evidence from Europe. Routledge. UK.

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