CIRCLE – Centre for Innovation, Research and Competence in the
Learning Economy, Lund University
Postal address: Box 117, SE-221
00 Lund Visiting
address: Sölvegatan 16 (LUCIE building) Web page:http://www.circle.lu.se/
Contact person: Director Charles
Edquist, phone: +46 (0) 46 222 39 31. Professor Edquist
is also holder of The Ruben Rausing Chair in Innovation at the
Division of Innovation, Dept. of Design Sciences, Lund Institute
of Technology, Lund University.
Since 2007, CIRCLE also runs a Masters
Programme in Society, Science and Technology. It covers two years of
full-time study, and is
integrated into a network of
16 European universities, which collaborate in delivering the programme. More information.
Research connected to South Asia
CIRCLE has a large interest in research on Asia,
espcially China and India. In October 2006 CIRCLE’s Director,
Prof. Edquist, participated in the Globelics
2006 conference, held in Thiruvananthapuram, India. During
the conference Prof. Edquist and other colleagues from CIRCLE presented
papers dealing with India.
For example, Associate Professor Cristina
Chaminade, also at the Division of Innovation,
Dept. of Design Sciences; and Associate Professor Jan
Vang Lauridsen, Copenhagen Institute of Technology (now at Aalborg University), presented
a paper titled ”Building RIS in Developing
Countries: Policy Lessons from Bangalore, India” (a
paper also presented at the workshop ”The
Rapid Industrialization of China and India: Domestic and International
Consequences”, held at the University of Antwerp,
Belgium, 31 March – 1 April 2006).
On 10 October 2006 the Swedish Research Council decided to give SEK 2.7 Million
as a three-years grant (2007-09) to a CIRCLE research project entitled "Emerging
Trends in Asia: from cost-based producers to global suppliers of innovation.
Implications for industry growth in developed and developing countries".
The researchers involved in the project team are Asheim, besides Dr. Vang and
Dr. Chaminade also Professor Björn
T. Asheim from the Dept. of Social and Economic Geography, Lund
University, and Dr. Lars
Coenen. Professor Asheim was a co-founder of CIRCLE in 2004, and
is now the Deputy Director. More
information about the Swedish Research Council project grant.
On Thursday 12 April 2007, CIRCLE arranged
on ”Globalization of Innovation: A
Deeper Look into India and China” at Lund University. The workshop was
organised in collaboration with
the Nordic Institute for Asian Studies in Copenhagen, and brought
together well-known scholars working on India and China to present,
discuss and compare the scope and depth of the move from cost-competition
to more knowledge intensive activities in a selection of sectors
in China and India.
Professor Rakesh Basant (phototo
from the Indian Institute of Management (IIT) in Ahmedabad, talked
about Indian Software Industry (with Cristina Chaminade as discussant).
Prof. Basant also talked about the Indian autoparts and automotive
industry (Jan Vang being discussant). Associate Professor Mark
Lorenzen from the Dept. of Industrial Economics and Strategy (IVS)
at Copenhagen Business School talked about the Indian film Industry
(Björn Asheim being discussant). More
information (as a Word document).
On Tuesday 20 April 2010, CIRCLE organises a seminar presenting a paper by CIRCLE researchers
Monica Plechero and
Cristina Chaminade, on ”Different competences, different modes in
the globalization of innovation?
A comparative study of the Pune and
Beijing regions”. The paper is based on their data on innovation and internationalization strategies of Chinese and Indian firms, collected in Pune, India and Beijing, China during 2008-2009. The study specifically explores the role of the region as well as firm-characteristics in the form that firms internationalize. Three forms of globalization of innovation are considered: the global sourcing of technology, the international research collaboration and the global exploitation of technology. The comparative data on the two regions shows that the Pune region is more specialized in all the three forms, and particularly regarding the exploitation of innovation.