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Odile Janne.s research expertise and interests are in the fields of international business, geography and technological innovation, including:

  • the geography of innovative activities
  • corporate technological change
  • multinational networks and role of subsidiaries
  • regional innovation and development
  • impact of multinational and industrial policy
  • intellectual property rights and knowledge exchanges

Odile participates in the Strategy and International Business (SIB) Research Group and Centre for Innovation Management Research at Birkbeck. She is an affiliated member of the Centre for Institutional Performance (CIP) and the John H Dunning Centre for International Business at Henley Business School, at the University of Reading.

Funded research projects and awards

  • Co-applicant and holder (with Helen Lawton Smith and Sami Mahroum) of an ESRC CASE Studentship .Mapping local channels of international learning. in a collaboration between the School of Management and Organizational Psychology, Birkbeck, University of London and NESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) (2008-2011).
  • EU-funded network of excellence on the Dynamics of Institutions and Markets in Europe (DIME) Link to an external web site
  • 'Understanding the relationship between knowledge and competitiveness in the enlarging European Union' (U-Know)
  • Fellowship for Research in Japan (short-term), awarded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), to conduct research with K. Ando, Shizuoka University, August-September 2005.
  • UK local co-ordinator and contributor to the EC-funded project on .Industrial Districts' Relocation Processes: Identifying Policies in the Perspective of EU Enlargement. (WEID), co-ordinated by R. Sarcina at the .Fondazione Istituto Guglielmo Tagliacarne., 2001-04.
  • Research Grant (April-September 1998), funded under the Targeted Socio-Economic Research programme of the European Commission, as a contributor to the project on .Dynamic Capabilities, Growth and Large Firms. Long-Term Performance: Implications for EU RTD Policies., co-ordinated by G. Dosi, 1998-2000.
  • Research Grant (1996-1998), as a contributor to the EC-funded project on .Technology, Economic Integration and Social Cohesion. (TEIS) coordinated by B. Verspagen and J. Fagerberg at the Maastricht Economic Research Institute, 1996-98.
  • British Chevening Fellowship (1995-96), funded by the British Council, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Related Activities

  • Expert to the Ex-post Evaluation Panel for the Belgian Federal Science Policy Unit, Brussels, (Nov.2008.Jan.2009). Evaluating and reporting on a project within the framework of the multi-annual research programme .Society and Future. (2005-2010).
  • Initiative, negotiation and organisation of the provision of a seminars series in Innovation Policy for NESTA (, May-July 2007.

Dr Odile Janne