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16th Rauischholzhausen Symposium on Economic Geography

16th Rauischholzhausen Symposium on Economic Geography

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The 16th Rauischholzhausen Symposium on Economic Geography took place this year from April 27-29. Traditionally hosted by JLU Gießen, the conference has established itself over the past decades as an important platform for the exchange of ideas and research results within German-speaking economic geography. The Institute of Economic and Cultural Geography was represented at this year's symposium with a wide variety of presentations:

Together with Ivo Mossig (University of Bremen), Rolf Sternberg presented theses on the "Thematic differentiation of the German-speaking economic geography - consequences for its self-understanding and thematic core" and stimulated a lively debate on future research topics in economic geography.

Based on a paper developed together with Anne Otto (Saarbrücken, Hannover) and Louis Knuepling (Utrecht, Hannover), Rolf Sternberg also presented empirical answers to the question "Internal migration of highly skilled workers: positive effects for rural areas through digitalization, home office and COVID19?"

Kerstin J. Schaefer presented the project "Disconnected Research and Development" (DISCO) on R&D strategies of large multinational companies, which she worked on together with Riccardo Crescenzi as part of her Marie Skledowska-Curie Grant.

In his presentation entitled "Windows of Opportunity? The impact of technological shifts on access to standardization networks", Lennart Schott provided insights into his PhD project and presented initial empirical results from a joint research project with Prof. Rudi Bekkers (Eindhoven University of Technology) and Kerstin J. Schaefer.

Maciek Matthias Kapa presented a working paper entitled "University-Industry Collaboration: A Proximity Analysis on the Likelihood of Collaboration". The paper examined the likelihood of collaboration with industry based on the local reputation of the scientist.

In addition, Ingo Liefner and Sebastian Losacker introduced their new textbook "Nachhaltige Wirtschaftsgeographie" (UTB 5886).