I am a full professor in Innovation Studies at the Faculty of Economics and Management at Lund University. I hold a bachelor degree in Economics from the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), Spain with a major in Structural and Development Economics and a PhD in Economics from the UAM/University of Sao Paulo (Brazil). My PhD thesis on innovation and knowledge flows in the Spanish ICT industry was awarded as the best thesis in Economics.
My main field of expertise is on the linkages between innovation and development. For more than 25 years I have been mainly interested in understanding how firms, regions and nations create and use knowledge when knowledge is globally distributed; and how policies can be designed to support innovation in a global context. A red threat in my work has been to investigate how changes over time in a national or regional innovation system might affect and be affected by other countries and regions through its global networks.
In more recent times, I have taken a special interest in applying the knowledge and experience working with innovation systems and global knowledge networks to understanding transformations towards sustainability.
I have been advisor of international organizations such as the European Commission, UNCTAD, OECD and UN-ECLAC and published in international journals, refereed books and handbooks in the fields of innovation, development studies and knowledge management like Research Policy, Industry and Innovation, World Development, Innovation and Development and European Planning Studies.
I am an elected member of the Board of Globelics, the global network for learning, innovation and competence systems research and of the scientific board of Eurolics, the European network of research on inclusive and sustainable development in Europe.
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