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Symposia at the Studio of Villa Bosch
 
 
Contact
Heidelberg University
Department of Geography
Berliner Str. 48
69120 Heidelberg
Germany

Regina Lenz
Anna Mateja Schmidt
Laura Suarsana

Email: knowledgeandspace
@uni-heidelberg.de
 

Program of "Knowledge and Economy"

Wednesday, June 25
Thursday, June 26
Friday, June 27
Saturday, June 28


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Session 1:   Geographies of Knowledge Innovation
Chair: Edward Malecki (Geography), The Ohio State University


Knowledge Creation and the Geographies of Real, Virtual, and Relational Space
Harald Bathelt (Geography), University of Toronto (Canada)

Discussion

Knowledge and Development
Jan Fagerberg (Economics), University of Oslo (Norway)

Discussion

Coffee break

An Empirical Test for General Purpose Technology: An Examination of the Cohen-Boyer’s rDNA Technology
Maryann Feldman (Higher Education), University of Georgia
(USA)

Discussion

General discussion (Session 1)

Closure of session 1



Thursday, June 26, 2008

Session 2: Global Knowledge Transfer
Chair: Harald Bathelt (Political Science), University of Toronto (Canada)  


The U.S. – European Innovation Gap: Do Differences in
Economic Geography Matter?
Christian Ketels (Economics), Harvard Business School (USA)

Discussion

Knowledge in Economic Theory – Changing Perceptions of Knowledge and Intellectual Assets as Property
Waltraut Ritter (Information Science), Knowledge Enterprises (Hong Kong)

Discussion

Coffee break

Islands of Expertise – Analysing Global Knowledge Transfer in a Technology Service Firm
Johannes Glückler (Geography), Catholic University
Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (Germany)

Discussion

Economics, Geography and Producing ‘Development’
Eric Stewart Sheppard (Geography), University of Minnesota (USA)

Discussion

General discussion (Session 2)

Closure session 2




Friday, June 27, 2008


Session 3: Economy, Knowledge, and Governance
Chair: Eric Stewart Sheppard (Geography), University of Minnesota (USA)


Creativity: Who, When, Where?
Edward Malecki (Geography), The Ohio State University (USA)

Discussion

Coffee break

KnowledgeScapes within Governance Arenas
Ulf Matthiesen (Sociology), Humboldt-University of Berlin (Germany)

Discussion

General discussion (Session 3)

Lunch


 

Session 4: The Dynamics of Knowledge Production
Chair: Waltraut Ritter (Information Science), Knowledge Enterprises (Hong Kong)


A Microeconomic Approach of the Dynamics of the Production of New Knowledge
Patrick Cohendet (Economics), HEC Montréal (Canada)

Discussion

The Neglected King: The Customer in the New Knowledge Ecology of Innovation 
Gernot Grabher (Geography), University of Bonn (Germany)

Discussion

Coffee break

General discussion (Session 4)

Closure of session 4


Saturday, June 28, 2008


Session 5: Commodification and Scientific Research
Chair:  Johannes Glückler (Geography), Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (Germany)


Basic Research and Growth Policies
Hans Gersbach (Economics), ETH Zürich (Switzerland) 

Discussion

Coffee break

Knowing ‘Mycellf’™: Exploring Personalized Medicine and Emerging Markets in Knowledge of ‘bodily fate’
Bronwyn Parry (Geography), University of London (UK)

Discussion

General discussion (Session 5)

Lunch

Final discussion: Perspectives on Future Research in Knowledge, Economy & Space

End of the symposium

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