Professor of Regional Economic Development, University of Birmingham

My main research interests are: small firms and clusters; competitiveness in clusters and regions; forms of clusters and governance; innovation; clusters and foreign direct investment; regional development; knowledge economy and clusters, and creative and cultural industries.

In parallel, I have always been concerned with the role of the government and institutions, and have looked at policy implications arising from my work, including cluster policy, EU regional and industrial policy.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Regional Economic Development, University of Birmingham