Publications

A selection of my research publications:

Regional Competitiveness Policy Evaluation as a Transformative Process: From Theory to Practice’ (with Mari José Aranguren and Edurne Magro), Environment and Planning C, DOI:10.1177/0263774X16662469, forthcoming 2017.

‘Regional Competitiveness Policy in an Era of Smart Specialisation Strategies’ (with Mari José Aranguren and Edurne Magro), in R. Huggins and P. Thompson (eds.) Handbook of Regions and Competitiveness, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2017.

‘From Plan to Process: Exploring the Human Element in Smart Specialisation Strategies’ (with Mari José Aranguren and Mikel Navarro), in P. McCann, F. Van Oort and J. Goddard (eds.) The Empirical and Institutional Dimensions of Smart Specialisation, Oxford: Routledge, 2017.

Servitization for Territorial Competitiveness: Taxonomy and a Research Agenda’ (with Ferran Vendrell-Herrero), Competitiveness Review, 27(1): 2-11, 2017.

Academic Institutions as Change Agents for Territorial Development’ (with Mari José Aranguren, José María Guibert and Jesus M. Valdaliso), Industry and Higher Education, 30(1): 27-40, 2016.

The Economics of Small States; observations from Scotland – A Comment’, Welsh Economic Review, 24: 11-12, 2016.

‘Addressing ‘strategic failure’: Widening the public interest in the UK financial and energy sectors’ (with J. Robert Branston, Keith Cowling and Philip R. Tomlinson), in J. Begley, D. Coffet, T. Donnelly and C. Thornley (eds.) Global economic crisis and local economic development: International cases and policy responses, Oxford: Routledge, 2016.

Strategies for Shaping Territorial Competitiveness, Edited (with Jesus M. Valdaliso), Oxford: Routledge, UK, 2015.

Los clústeres en España: ¿Palancas para la especialización inteligente?’ (with Mari José Aranguren, Susana Franco and Asier Murciego), Papeles de Economía Española, 144: 184-196, 2015.

Nested Methodological Approaches for Cluster Policy Evaluation: An Application to the Basque Country’ (with Mari José Aranguren, Xabier de la Maza, Mario Davide Parrilli and Ferran Vendrell-Herrero), Regional Studies, 48(9): 1547-1562, 2014.

A Social Capital Approach for Network Policy Learning: The Case of an Established Cluster Initiative’ (with Cristina Aragón, Mari Jose Aranguren and Cristina Iturrioz), European Urban and Regional Studies, 21(1): 128-145, 2014.

Participatory Evaluation: A Useful Tool for Contextualizing Cluster Policy?’ (with Cristina Aragón, Mari Jose Aranguren, Maria Angeles Diez and Cristina Iturrioz), Policy Studies, 35(1): 1-21, 2014.

Path Dependence in Policies Supporting Smart Specialisation Strategies: Insights from the Basque Case’ (with Jesus M. Valdaliso, Edurne Magro, Mikel Navarro and Mari José Aranguren), European Journal of Innovation Management, 17(4): 390-408, 2014.

Complex Innovation Policy Systems: Towards an Evaluation Mix’ (with Edurne Magro), Research Policy, 42: 1647-1656, 2013.

Leadership and Cooperation in Academia: Reflecting on the Roles and Responsibilities of University Faculty and Management (Edited, with Roger Sugden and Marcela Valania), Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2013.

What can Experience with Clusters Teach us about Fostering Regional Smart Specialiation‘ (with Mari José Aranguren), Ekonomiaz, 83: 127-174, 2013.

La Evaluación como Herramienta para Transformar las Políticas de Competitividad’ (with Mari José Aranguren and Edurne Magro), Economía Industrial, 387: 159-168, 2013.

‘Strategic Failure’ in the Financial Sector: A Policy View’ (with J. Robert Branston and Philip R. Tomlinson), International Journal of the Economics of Business, 19(2): 233-253, 2012.

Bridging the Gap between Academic Research and Regional Development: A Case Study of Knowledge Cogeneration Processes in the Basque Country’ (with James Karlsen, Miren Larrea and Mari Jose Aranguren), European Journal of Education, 47(1): 123-138, 2012.

Where is the Value of Cluster Associations for SMEs?’ (with Xabier de la Maza and Ferran Vendrell-Herrero), Intangible Capital, 8(2): 472-496, 2012.

‘A participative Methodology for Evaluating the Cluster Policy of the Basque Country’ (with Cristina Aragón, Maria José Aranguren and Cristina Iturrioz), in P. Cooke et al. (eds) Innovation, Global Change and Territorial Resilience, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 2012.

‘Academia and Public Policy: Towards the Co-generation of Knowledge and Learning Processes’ (with MJ Aranguren & M Larrea) in B T Asheim & M D Parrilli (eds.), Interactive Learning for Innovation: A Key Driver within Clusters and Innovation Systems, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

‘Re-thinking Competitiveness: What does it mean for a place to be Competitive?’ (with Mari Jose Aranguren), Estudios Empresariales, 134: 54-62, 2011.

Learning from the Local: Governance and Networks for Innovation in the Basque Country’ (with Mari Jose Aranguren and Miren Larrea), European Planning Studies, 18(1): 47-66, 2010.

Territorial Industrial Development Policies and Innovation’ (with MJ Aranguren & M Bellandi), guest edited special issue, European Planning Studies18(1): 1-6, 2010.

Trayectorias de Camino en la Gobernanza: Experiencias en Asociaciones Cluster y Redes en el País Vasco’ (with MJ Aranguren & M Larrea), Ekonomiaz, 74(2): 160-177, 2010.

Gobernanza y Competitividad Territorial’ Vasco’ (with Mari Jose Aranguren and Miren Larrea), intoduction to guest edited special issue of Ekonomiaz, 74(2), 2010.

The United Nations and Democratic Globalisation: A Reconnaissance of the Issues’ (with K Cowling, S Sacchetti & R Sugden), in J Davis (ed.), Global Social Economy: Development, Work and Policy, London: Routeledge, 2009. 

‘Higher Education and Economic Development: Do we face an Intertemporal Trade-off?’, in S Sacchetti & R Sugden (eds.), Knowledge in the Development of Economies: Institutional Choices under GlobalisationCheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2009.

‘Media, Governance and the Public Interest’ (with J R Branston), in S Sacchetti & R Sugden (eds.), Knowledge in the Development of Economies: Institutional Choices under GlobalisationCheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2009.

Networks, Governance and Economic Development: Bridging Disciplinary Frontiers, Edited (with MJ Aranguren & C Iturrioz), Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2008.

Public Policy for Economic Competitiveness: An Analytical Framework and a Research Agenda’ (with D Bailey, L De Propris & R Sugden), International Review of Applied Economics, 20(5): 555-572, 2006.

The Healthy Development of Economies: A Strategic Framework for Competitiveness in the Health Industry’ (with J R Branston, L Rubini & R Sugden), Review of Social Economy, LXIV(3): 301-329, 2006.

Creating Participation and Democracy: Electricity Reform in Mexico’ (with J R Branston, R Sugden & P Valdez), International Review of Applied Economics, 20(1): 47-68, 2006.

Clusters and Globalisation: The Development of Economies, Edited (with C Pitelis & R Sugden), Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2006.

‘Cluster Governance and the Development of Economies: A Methodology for Case Studies’ (with R Sugden & P Wei), in R Sugden, C Pitelis & J R Wilson (eds.), Clusters and Globalisation, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, 2006.

Globalisation: Dialetics, Conceptualisation and Choice’ (with R Sugden), Contributions to Political Economy, 24: 13-32, 2005.

‘Urban and Regional Prosperity in a ‘Globalised’, ‘New’ Economy: An Agenda and Perspective’ (with Roger Sugden), in Roger Sugden, Rita Cheng and Richard Meadows (eds.), Urban and Regional Prosperity in a Globalised, New Economy, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2003.

Development in the Shadow of the Consensus: A Strategic Decision-Making Approach’ (with Roger Sugden), Contributions to Political Economy, 21: 111-134, 2002.