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. Jason Deegan examines how regions develop smart specialisation strategies. I have supervised three PhDs to completion: Marte Cecilie Wilhelmsen Solheim on the role of diversity in innovation processes. Silje Haus-Reve on diverse knowledge in innovation networks and Nina Hjertvikrem on collaboration in research and innovation networks.
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 Prize for attracting academic conferences to the region.
Regionalism, regional development, innovation, regional identity, comparative politics, European politics
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