Cristina Chaminade is currently Full Professor in Innovation Studies at CIRCLE. She is also affiliated to LEAP4D - Learning Economy Analysis for Development.
She holds a PhD in Economics and a degree in Economics and Business Administration. Her PhD thesis on Innovation and Knowledge flows in the ICT (Information and Telecommunication) sector in Spain was awarded best thesis in Economics 1998-1999.
Her research focuses mainly on understanding how firms, regions and nations create and use knowledge for innovation when knowledge is globally distributed, and how policies can be designed to support innovation in a global context. Methodologically, she has a strong preference for comparative analysis of industries and regions across the globe. Theoretically, her main anchor is the system of innovation approach.
Currently she coordinates several projects on globalization of innovation with partners in Europe, China, India, South Africa and Brazil funded by the Swedish Research Council, the European Union (FP7) or the Rijksbanken and Volkswagen Foundation.
She is currently working on several papers on innovation policy and globalization of innovation. She has published in international journals, refereed books and handbooks in the fields of innovation, development studies and knowledge management. She has also edited several special issues and books, like the Handbook of Innovation Systems and Developing Countries (2009, Edward Elgar).
She has been visiting researcher at the Norwegian Academy of Sciences, German Development Institute, SPRU and CENTRIM, Norwegian School of Management and Uppsala University.
She teaches on innovation systems, intellectual capital management, and strategic management of innovation.
Her CV is downloadable from this page.
Last modified 7 Mar 2013