III Workshop on Innovation and Firm Performance

Reus
21 March 2019

AIM

Workshop on Innovation and Firm Performance
21 March 2019
09:15 am

The main actor of innovation is the firm. First, innovative firms bring the scientific progress generated in universities and public research centres to the marketplace. Second, they take on the risks inherent in transforming scientific knowledge into financial returns. In this III Workshop on Innovation and Firm Performance, we analyse the challenges, barriers and drivers of innovative firms from a micro perspective. The many new data sources that have become available since the 1990s facilitate us in addressing the determinants and the challenges of innovation at the firm level. Additionally, a wide range of analytical frameworks including evolutionary economics, structural models, and even the theories about the internal resources of the company, allows us to address these factors from multiple perspectives.

 

The organizers of the workshop look forward to sharing with our colleagues, not only this scientific progress, but also the associated technical difficulties and questions raised.

 

To that purpose, an economist of international standing will drive the workshop. Pol Antràs is Robert G. Ory Professor of Economics at Harvard University. He is also an editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics and has previously been on the editorial board of many prestigious journals, including the American Economic Review, the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of International Economics, and the Annual Review of Economics.

 

Keynote Speakers

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Pol Antràs is Robert G. Ory Professor of Economics at Harvard University, where he has taught since 2003. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), where he served as Director of the International Trade and Organization (ITO) Working Group. He is also a Research Affiliate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and is a member of CESifo’s Research Network.

Since 2015, he has served as Editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics, having previously been on the editorial board of the American Economic Review, the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of International Economics, and the Annual Review of Economics, among other journals. Among other distinctions, he was awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in 2007 and the Fundación Banco Herrero Prize in 2009, and he was elected Fellow of the Econometric Society in 2015.

Antràs’ teaching and research fields are international economics and applied theory. His most recent work is focused on the analysis of global value chains and on the interplay between trade, inequality and costly redistribution.

Programme

Welcome reception

Keynote speaker: “Global Value Chains: Spiders and Snakes” by Pol Antràs (Harvard University)

Session 1: Innovation, productivity and firms’ export: exploring this connection

 

Añón, D. (UV): “The Persistence and cross-persistence of R&D Outsourcing: onshore and offshore strategies”.

Segarra-Blasco, A. (URV); Cattaruzzo, S.(URV); Teruel, M. (URV): “Innovation, productivity and export in European firms”.

Amoroso, S. (IPTS): “Export Markets and firms’ Innovation Strategies”

 

Coffee break

 

Session 2: Drivers of technology and innovation

 

Arqué Castells, P. (Northwestern U.); Spulber, D. (Northwestern University: “Measuring the private and social returns to R&D: Unintended spillovers versus technology transfers”

Park, J. (UNU-MERIT); Belderbos, R. (KU Leuven): “IP Risks as a Deterrent for Foreign R&D Investments: IP strategy, tacitness, compelxity, and technological capabilities”.

Chondrakis, G. (ESADE); Serrano, C. (UPF); Ziedonis, R. (Boston U.): “Technology acquisitions and information disclosure: Evidence from the American Inventor's Protection Act

Lunch

Session 3: The link between innovation and space

 

Busom, I. (UAB); Vélez, J.  (UAB): “Innovation subsidies and the business cycle”

López-Bazo, E. (UB): “Innovation and the regional context. Spatial sorting after all!”

Savona, M. (U. Sussex): “Revisiting High Development Theory in the context of Global Value Chains in Business Services”

Session 4:  Advances in eco-innovation and firm competitiveness

Máñez, J.A. (U. Valencia - Erices), Rochina-Barrachina, M.E. (U. Valencia - Erices), Sanchís, J. (U. Valencia - Erices): “Foreign sourcing and exporting”.

Bitat, A. (MIT): The Dynamic Effect of Policy-induced Eco-innovation on Business Competitiveness: Evidence on the Porter Hypothesis

Jové, E. (UB-IEB); Garcia-Quevedo, J. ( UB-IEB ); Martínez-Ros, E. (UC3): “Barriers to circular economy in European SMEs”.

Young Workshop: “Guidelines for young researchers” by Pol Antràs

 

Closure  

9.15

 

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12.00- 12.15

 

12.15-13.45

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18.30

How to arrive

Train:

 

Railway: www.renfe.com/EN/viajeros/index.html

Airports:

Barcelona airport: http://www.aeropuertobarcelona-elprat.com/ingl/index.html

Reus airport: www.aena.es/csee/Satellite/Aeropuerto-Reus/en/Page/1048858949294/

Buses from Barcelona airport to Reus city:

 

www.busplana.com/new2013/

 
 
 

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Organizing Committee

The workshop is a collaborative initiative between members from URV and UB under the support from Xarxa de referència en Economia Aplicada:

Local Organizing Committee:

Elisenda Jové - Post Doc Researcher (UB & IEB)

Sebastiano Cattaruzzo - Phd Student (URV & GRIT)

Verònica Gombau - Research Support Staff (URV & GRIT)

Kinga Tchorzewska - Phd Student (UB & IEB)

 

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Venue

Faculty of Business and Economics

Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Av. Universitat, 1

43204 – Reus (Spain)

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Contact information

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Faculty of Business and Economics

 

Av. de la Universitat, 1

Reus - 43204

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