Wilfred Dolfsma is based at the School of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen in The Netherlands, in addition to the UNU Maastricht Economic and Social Research and Training Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT). He is also Visiting Scholar at the University of Aberdeen Business School. His main interests are the issues of innovation and industry dynamics, and mainly at micro and meso levels. He investigates how existing knowledge is exchanged within and between firms, and how new knowledge emerges, and how this contributes to innovation.
He is also interested in: consumption, consumption theory; law & economics (IPR); evolutionary, institutional & social economics; economic history & methodology; media/entertainment industries.
He is corresponding editor (editor-in-chief) of the Review of Social Economy, and recently received the Myrdal prize for best monograph, awarded by EAEPE (2006).