“Highly Cited Researchers 2014 features some of world’s leading scientific minds. Over three thousand researchers earned the distinction by writing the greatest numbers of reports officially designated by Essential Science Indicators? as Highly Cited Papers—ranking among the top 1% most cited for their subject field and year of publication, earning them the mark of exceptional impact”(Thomson Reuters 2014). Four of whom are from Lund University and amongst them, Ron Boschma.

Since January 2013, Ron Boschma is Full Professor in Innovation Studies at LundUniversity in Sweden. He is also Full Professor in Regional Economics at the Department of Economic Geography at the Faculty of Geosciences, University of Utrecht.

Boschma is also heading a research group of about 17 researchers at the Department of Economic Geography at Utrecht University that aims to work out conceptually and empirically the outlines of Evolutionary Economic Geography.

He has widely published in international journals on Evolutionary Economic Geography, the spatial evolution of industries, regional systems of innovation, the structure and evolution of networks, agglomeration externalities and regional growth. Over the past 10 years, his research group in Utrecht has risen to international prominence as evolutionary economic strands of thinking have generated substantial interest in the international economic geography and innovation studies community. In the last assessment of urban and regional research in the Netherlands 2000-2006, the research program of the group was rated as excellent: it received high acclaims for being internationally well profiled, top quality publications that are visible and acknowledged on a global scale, high level productivity, addressing socially relevant issues, being very innovative in terms of approach, influencing international academic debate on a theoretical and policy level, and group coherence. The group has been very successful in the acquisition of external funding for new PhD and post-doc projects.

SUPERVISION OF PHD STUDENTS

Lucinda David

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Ron Boschma & Gaston Heimeriks & Pierre-Alexandre Balland, 2013. “Scientific Knowledge Dynamics and Relatedness in Bio-Tech Cities,” Papers in Evolutionary Economic Geography (PEEG) 1304, Utrecht University, Section of Economic Geography, revised Apr 2013.

Matté Hartog & Ron Boschma & Markku Sotarauta, 2012. “The impact of related variety on regional employment growth in Finland 1993-2006: high-tech versus medium/low-tech,” Papers in Evolutionary Economic Geography (PEEG) 1205, Utrecht University, Section of Economic Geography, revised May 2012.

Gaston Heimeriks & Ron Boschma, 2012. “The path- and place-dependent nature of scientific knowledge production in biotech 1986-2008,” Papers in Evolutionary Economic Geography (PEEG) 1210, Utrecht University, Section of Economic Geography, revised Jun 2012.

Francesca Mameli & Simona Iammarino & Ron Boschma, 2012. “Regional variety and employment growth in Italian labour market areas: services versus manufacturing industries,” Papers in Evolutionary Economic Geography (PEEG) 1203, Utrecht University, Section of Economic Geography, revised Feb 2012.

Francesca Mameli & Simona Iammarino & Ron Boschma, 2012. “Regional variety and employment growth in Italian labour market areas: services versus manufacturing industries,” Working Papers 4, Birkbeck Centre for Innovation Management Research, revised Mar 2012.
Mathijs De Vaan & Ron Boschma & Koen Frenken, 2012. “Clustering and firm performance in project-based industries: The case of the global video game industry, 1972-2007,” Papers in Evolutionary Economic Geography (PEEG) 1221, Utrecht University, Section of Economic Geography, revised Nov 2012.

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