Degree of Innovation Novelty vs. User–Producer Interaction Across Income Regions

  • DATE / TIME:
    2014•09•10    13:30 - 14:00

    METEOR/UNU-MERIT Joint Seminar: “Exploring the Relation Between the Degree of Novelty of Innovations and User–Producer Interaction Across Different Income Regions”

    User–producer interactions have been recognized as important for innovation. With the rapid growth of emerging economies’ markets, and an increasing degree of technological sophistication of both users and producers in those markets, user–producer interaction is becoming global.

    This presentation is based in a forthcoming paper that uses original firm-level data to explore how collaboration with users in different income regions affects the degree of innovations’ novelty. According to the findings, collaborating with international users is positively related to higher degrees of novelty. Furthermore, firms in low- and middle-income countries benefit more from South–South user collaboration than a South–North one. The presentation will also discuss the implications of the changing geography of innovation for innovation studies´ future research agenda

    About the speaker

    Cristina Chaminade is full professor in Innovation Studies at Lund University and coordinator of the research area on Globalization of Innovation at Circle. She is one of the leading experts in globalization of innovation, particularly in global innovation networks and innovation in emerging economies. She has actively worked on innovation in developing countries for over 15 years, and has been advisor of international organizations such as the European Commission, UNCTAD, OECD and UN-ECLAC. Her research focuses mainly on understanding how firms, regions and nations create and use knowledge for innovation when knowledge is globally distributed, and how policies can be designed to support innovation in a global context.  She holds a doctoral degree in Economics from the Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain.

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