Dr. Kerstin Schäfer hält Vortrag zu räumlichen Mustern der FuE Internationalisierung in den Seminars in Economic Geography

Dr. Kerstin Schäfer presents on spatial patterns of R&D Internationalization at Seminars in Economic Geography

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Dr. Kerstin Schäfer presented her paper on „Disconnected research and development: The (temporary) spatial patterns of innovation“ in the online Seminars in Economic Geography (SEG) on May 24th. She presented an indicator, which she develops together with Prof. Riccardi Crescenzi in her EU-funded project DISCO. The indicator uses patent and company data in order to distinguish between technology seeking and technology exploitation aims of offshore R&D locations in multinational companies. The indicator enables to identify spatial strategies of seeking and exploiting technology over time using sequence analysis and further compare the strategies employed by established and new global players. This unveils differences in motivation for R&D internationalization and the resulting current changes in global knowledge flows.

The SEGs take place monthly and are organized together with Carolin Ioramashvili (Birmingham Business School & LSE) und Christopher Esposito (University of Chicago):