Tom Brökel is a Professor in Regional Innovation at the University of Stavanger Business School, Norway. He is also associated to the Center of Regional and Innovation Economics of the University of Bremen, Germany.
Tom’s research is focused on geography of innovation, knowledge networks, analysis of R&D policy, methods of social network analysis, regional innovation systems, and renewable energies, tourism.
Tom’s teaching encompasses courses on Innovation Studies, Economic Geography, Advanced Statistics, Social Network Analysis, and the Geography of Innovation.
Impact of regional news on COVID related behaviour
Why are people in some places more willing to reduce their chances of getting COVID19? Our new study (with Burcu […]
Let’s talk internationalization and address “elefanten i rommet”!
Recently, discussions concerning the internationalization of the Norwegian academic system peaked again. We’ve heard a lot about how much internationalization […]
Antwort an das Titanic-Magazin
Hei, Smutjes von der Titanic! Ein lauwarmes Süppchen haben Sie da angerührt. Worte wurden mehr oder weniger wahllos zusammengeschmissen, so […]
Joined the DFG Network: “The Dynamics of Innovation Systems: Perspectives, Influences and Operationalization“
I am thrilled to be an associated partner in the DFG-Network “The Dynamics of Innovation Systems: Perspectives, Influences and Operationalization“, […]
Paper: Searching through the haystack – The relatedness and complexity of priorities in smart specialisation strategies
New publication in Economic Geography can be accessed here. It features an assessment of regional smart specialisation strategies in terms […]
The geography of innovation and technology news – An empirical study of the German news media
A new study with Burcu Ozgun has been published in Technological Forecasting & Social Change. Using a novel database covering daily […]
Technological complexity and economic growth of regions
Do competences in complex technologies matter for regional growth? Yes – they do! In our new study, Lars Mewes and […]
New publication: Explaining the dynamics of relatedness: The role of co‐location and complexity
The relevance of relatedness on economic development in space has been intensively studied. In this joint publication (pdf) with Sandor […]