RT0. System Innovation
The new SPEC program will investigate important aspects of the socio-technical regime that attracts, nurtures, and promotes technological advancements and innovative applications with important implications for growth, development and sustainability. We will study the processes used by individual organizations and by societies to become more productive and more competitive through innovation, but also investigate how innovation can be more environmentally friendly and more socially inclusive.
This research appointment will concentrate on the study of “global industry governance” as it relates to technological advancement and innovation. A topic of special interest is the international fragmentation of production and the positioning of firms and countries across the activities of global value chains (GVCs) and the ensuing networks. Strategic business partnerships, of which GVCs are a specific manifestation, will also be an area of concentration.