Geschwister-Scholl-Institut für Politikwissenschaft (GSI)




Prof. Dr. Robert Kaiser

ab 01.03.2013 Professur an der Universität Siegen.

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2005 - 2010
Europäische Union, Integriertes Projekt: Regional Trajectories to the Knowledge Economy: A Dynamic Model (EURODITE); Projektleiter und Antragsteller.

The significance of knowledge for economic activity has grown exponentially since the 1980s. However, there is as yet little understanding of the nature and composition of the knowledge economy, especially at a regional level. The EURODITE project addresses this deficiency by an interdisciplinary approach examining the dynamics of knowledge in the economies of European regions. This large-scale project brings together 28 partners who jointly agreed on a framework for the analysis of two major research questions: What are the different trajectories towards the knowledge economy?, and through what generative and communication pathways does knowledge ‘flow’ into and within regional economies? The analytical framework has also been developed in order to enable policy-makers to measure the intensity of regional knowledge use, and to identify ‘appropriate practices’ for different regions given their respective economic base and level of ‘knowledge development'. Complementary training, demonstration and dissemination activities are designed to ensure a high level of communication and take up and validation of the project outputs.

Forschungsberichte des Münchner Projektteams (Auswahl):

Kaiser, Robert / Manuel J. Kripp (2009): Knowledge Processes Case Studies. Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Feature Film Technologies in the larger Munich Area, WP6 Final Report, Munich, March 27, 2009.

Kaiser, Robert (2008): Governance and the Knowledge Economy. WP2 Final Report, Munich, April 6, 2008.

Kaiser, Robert / Michael Liecke (2007): Firm-level based Knowledge Biographies as an Analytical Tool for the Biotech Industry, WP2 Second Interims Report, Munich, March 2, 2007.

Abgeschlossene Projekte:

2001 - 2003: BMBF - „Institutionelle Ausgestaltung von Kooperationen zur Förderung von Umweltinnovationen, Lehrstuhl für Politische Wissenschaft, Technische Universität München (Projektleiter: Prof. Dr. Edgar Grande).

1999 - 2001: Europäische Union - „National Systems of Innovation and Networks in the Idea-Innovation Chain in Science-based Industries, Lehrstuhl für Politische Wissenschaft, Technische Universität München (Projektleiter: Prof. Dr. Edgar Grande).