writes her thesis on the geography of innovation networks. Silje Haus-Reve researches how regional institutions affect firm innovation, using micro-level data. Jonathan Muringani examines how regional quality of government and political authority affect economic growth. Utku Ali Riza Alpaydin works on the role of geographical and non-geographical proximity in university-industry collaboration. Kwadwo Atta-Owusu studies how academics manage international scientific networks and regional industry networks. My first PhD student, Marte Cecilie Wilhelmsen Solheim successfully defended her thesis in January 2017.
I teach Perspectives on Innovation and coordinate the Business Innovation profile in the Master's in Economics and Management at the UiS Business School
In 2014, I was awarded the Lyse Research Prize, which recognizes excellence in research at the University of Stavanger. In 2012, I won the Stavanger Forum Prize for Communication of Research for actively presenting my findings both to an academic and a public audience. In 2019, I was awarded Region Stavanger's Ambassador Prizefor attracting academic conferences to the region.
Regionalism, regional development, innovation, regional identity, comparative politics, European politics
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