We welcome Almona Tani to our team

Almona Tani joined the TU Berlin’s Chair of Innovation Economics as a visiting research scholar on March 16, 2017. She is a PhD student in Economic Geography at the Doctoral School of Economics at Sapienza University of Rome (Italy). Her PhD thesis focuses on sustainability transition theory and innovation policy. Accordingly, in 2015 she won a Marie Sklodowska-Curie – RISE fellowship for the research project MAPS-LED (Multidisciplinary Approach to Plan Smart Specialization Strategies for Local Economic Development) in order to conduct an empirical research on innovative ecosystems in Boston, USA. Currently, Almona is investigating two distinct but correlated areas of study. On the one hand she is questioning the spatial perspective to the technological niche empowerment, and on the other hand she is focusing on the development patterns of a bio-based economy. Indeed, she is collaborating with Luana Ladu (a research fellow at TU Berlin) on a research paper concerning a comparative case study of the bio-based plastics industry between Germany and Italy. Although Almona is an early stage researcher, she has already two papers accepted for presentation in two international conferences (5th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Athens and 8th International Sustainability Transitions Conference in Gothenburg) and a paper accepted for publication in Environmental Innovation and Societal Transition.

To know more about her research activity and her research group in Bioeconomy in Transition (BIT-RG), please follow the link.


We welcome Raquel Orcos Sánchez to our team

On February 24, 2017, Raquel Orcos Sánchez joined the TU Berlin’s Chair of Innovation Economics as a guest scholar. She holds a PhD in Economics and Strategic Management from the University of Zaragoza. Currently, she works at the Public University of Navarre as an assistant professor. Her research is focused on competitive dynamics and the diffusion of management standards. The first research line seeks to determine the consequences of competition on firms’ performance, paying special attention to competitive externalities and to multimarket competition. The second research line expects to shed light on the uneven worldwide distribution of management standards by analyzing how the institutional framework influences their adoption. Raquel is looking forward to look into this line with the help of Prof. Dr. Knut Blind. The research of Raquel have resulted in publications in several journals, such as Long Range Planning, Journal of Evolutionary Economics and Strategic Organization.

If you want to know more about her and her research experience, please check her homepage.


DAkkS schließt Kooperationsvereinbarung mit TU Berlin

Die Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH (DAkkS) und die Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin) kooperieren zukünftig miteinander. Die Partnerschaft soll den Austausch zwischen Praxis und Wissenschaft intensivieren und projektbezogen die Lehre und Forschung zu akkreditierungsrelevanten Themen fördern.

„Das themenspezifische Expertinnen- und Expertenwissen sowie die konkreten Erfahrungswerte der DAkkS sind für unsere Forschungen höchstrelevant. Wir freuen uns daher sehr über die Kooperation und den fachlichen Austausch“, so Prof. Dr. Knut Blind, Leiter des Fachgebiets „Innovationsökonomie“ an der TU Berlin. „Dass unsere Studierenden direkt von der Zusammenarbeit profitieren und sich beispielweise im Rahmen von Gastvorträgen dem Themengebiet Akkreditierung nun praxisnah nähern können, ist ebenfalls ein wichtiger Mehrwert für die TU Berlin.“

» http://www.dakks.de/content/dakks-schließt-kooperationsvereinbarung-mit-tu-berlin


These German-speaking economists, economic journalists and bloggers have the greatest influence on Twitter.

Pos. 78: Knut Blind – TU Berlin – “Professor for Innovation Economics at TU Berlin affiliated to the Fraunhofer Institute of Open Communication Systems FOKUS”

Pos. 69: Axel Mangelsdorf – TU Berlin – “Economist and Consultant interested in #InternationalTrade, #InnovationEconomics, #Standards, #TTIP, National Quality Infrastructure, #WTO, #Malawi, #Tajikistan”

Have a look at the whole ranking: http://makronom.de/schwerpunkte/oekonomenszene/twitter-ranking