Koen Frenken


Full Professor in Economics of Innovation and Technological Change

Eindhoven Centre for Innovation Studies (ECIS)
School of Innovation Sciences
Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

Fellow in Economic Geography

Urban and Regional research centre Utrecht (URU)
Faculty of Geosciences
Utrecht University (UU)


email:
k.frenken -at- tue.nl
phone: 0031 (0)40 247 4699 / 2640

working papers: EconPapers



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Research

Research interests

Supervision of PhD students: Sjoerd Hardeman (TU/e), Jarno Hoekman (TU/e), Mathijs de Vaan (UU), Sandra Vinciguerra (UU)

Former
PhD students: Anne ter Wal (Imperial College London), Frank Neffke (Erasmus University Rotterdam), Roderik Ponds (Roland Berger strategy consultancy), Rik Wenting (Capgemini Netherlands).


Publications

Journal articles

Hoekman, J., Frenken, K., Tijssen, R.J.W. (2010). Research collaboration at a distance: Changing spatial patterns of scientific collaboration within Europe. Research Policy, in press

Frenken, K., Ponds, R., Van Oort, F.G. (2010). The citation impact of research collaboration in science-based industries: A spatial-institutional analysis. Papers in Regional Science, in press.

Vinciguerra, S., Frenken, K., Valente, M. (2010). The geography of Internet infrastructure: An evolutionary simulation approach based on preferential attachment. Urban Studies, in press.

Ponds, R., Van Oort, F.G., Frenken, K. (2010). Innovation, spillovers and university-industry collaboration: An extended knowledge production function approach. Journal of Economic Geography, in press.

Hoekman, J., Frenken, K., Van Oort, F.G. (2009). The geography of collaborative knowledge production in Europe. Annals of Regional Science 43(3): 721-738.

Frenken, K., Hardeman, S., Hoekman, J. (2009). Spatial scientometrics. Towards a cumulative research program. Journal of Informetrics 3(3): 222-232.

Boschma, R.A., Frenken, K. (2009). Some notes on institutions in evolutionary economic geography. Economic Geography 85(2): 151-158.

Alkemade, F., Frenken, K., Hekkert, M., Schwoon, M. (2009). A complex systems methodology to transition management. Journal of Evolutionary Economics 19(4): 527-543.

Faber, A., Frenken, K. (2009). Models in evolutionary economics and environmental policy. Towards an evolutionary environmental economics. Technological Forecasting and Social Change 76(4): 462-470.

Heimeriks, G., Van den Besselaar, P., Frenken, K. (2008). Digital disciplinary differences: An analysis of computer mediated science and “Mode 2” knowledge production. Research Policy 37(9): 1602–1615.

Saviotti, P.P., Frenken, K. (2008). Trade variety and economic development of countries. Journal of Evolutionary Economics 18(2): 201-218.

Frenken, K., Van Oort, F.G., Verburg, T. (2008). Variété, emploi et chômage aux Pays-Bas. Revue de l'Observatoire Français des Conjonctures Economiques 104: 203-218.

Weltevreden,  J.W.J., de  Kruijf, K., Atzema, O.A.L.C., Frenken, K., van Oort, F.G. (2008). The geography of internet adoption by independent retailers in the Netherlands, Environment and Planning B 35(3): 443-460.

Ponds, R., van Oort, F.G., Frenken, K. (2007). The geographical and institutional proximity of research collaboration. Papers in Regional Science 86: 423-443.

Frenken, K., Boschma, R.A. (2007). A theoretical framework for evolutionary economic geography: industrial dynamics and urban growth as a branching process. Journal of Economic Geography 7(5): 635-649.

Frenken, K., van Oort F.G., Verburg, T. (2007). Related variety, unrelated variety and regional economic growth. Regional Studies 41(5):  685-697.

Fleming, L., Frenken, K. (2007). The evolution of inventor networks in the Silicon Valley and Boston regions. Advances in Complex Systems 10 (1): 53-71. (pdf)

Andersson, C., Frenken, K., Hellervik, A. (2006). A complex network approach to urban growth, Environment and Planning A 38(10): 1941–1964.

Murmann, J.P., Frenken, K. (2006). Towards a systematic framework for research on dominant designs, technological innovations, and industrial change, Research Policy 35: 925–952. (pdf)

Frenken, K. (2006). A fitness landscape approach to technological complexity, modularity, and vertical disintegration, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics 17(3): 288-305. (pdf)

Frenken, K., Hoekman, J. (2006). Convergence in an enlarged Europe: the role of network cities, Journal of Economic and Social Geography (TESG), 97(3): 321-326.

Boschma, R.A., Frenken, K. (2006). Why is economic geography not an evolutionary science? Towards an evolutionary economic geography, Journal of Economic Geography 6(3): 273-302.

Frenken, K., (2006). Technological innovation and complexity theory. Economics of Innovation and New Technology 15(2): 137-155.

Weltevreden, J.W.J., Frenken, K.,  Atzema, O.A.L.C. (2005). Evolution in city centre retailing: the case of Utrecht (1974-2003). International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management 33(11):  824-841.

Frenken, K., Hölzl, W., de Vor, F. (2005). The citation impact of research collaborations: The case of European biotechnology & applied microbiology (1988-2002), Journal of Engineering Management and Technology 22(1-2): 9-30.

Frenken, K., Nuvolari, A. (2004). The early development of the steam engine: An evolutionary interpretation using complexity theory, Industrial and Corporate Change 13(2): 419-450.

Frenken, K., Van Terwisga, S., Verburg, T., Burghouwt, G. (2004). Airline competition at European airports. Journal of Economic and Social Geography (TESG) 95(2): 233-242.

Frenken, K., Hekkert, M., Godfroij, P. (2004). R&D portfolios in environmentally friendly automotive propulsion: variety, competition and policy implications. Technological Forecasting and Social Change 71(5): 485-507. (pdf)

Boschma, R.A., Frenken, K. (2003). Evolutionary economics and industry location. Review of Regional Research 23: 183-200.

Frenken, K. (2002). A new indicator of European integration and an application to collaboration in scientific research. Economic Systems Research 14(4): 345-361.

Frenken, K. (2002). Europeanisation of science. Journal of Economic and Social Geography (TESG) 93(5): 561-568.

Frenken, K. (2001). Fitness landscapes, heuristics and technological paradigms: a critique on random search models in evolutionary economics. American Institute of Physics Conference Proceedings 573(1): 558-565.

Frenken, K., Leydesdorff, L. (2000). Scaling trajectories in civil aircraft (1913-1997). Research Policy 29(3): 331-348. (pdf)

Frenken, K. (2000). A complexity approach to innovation networks. Research Policy 29(2): 257-272. (pdf)

Frenken, K., Saviotti, P.P., Trommetter, M. (1999). Variety and niche creation in aircraft, helicopters, motorcycles and microcomputers. Research Policy 28(5): 469-488. (pdf)



Editorials

Needham, B., R. Boschma, S. Duhr, C. Fan, K. Frenken, R. Hassink, S. Iammarino, A. Lagendijk, F. van Oort, P. Oinas, A. Pike and A. Varga (2009). Editorial: Reaching out to new territories. Regional Studies 43(1): 1-4

Burger, M.J., Van Oort, F.G., Frenken, K., Van der Knaap, B. (2009). Networks and Economic Agglomerations. Journal of Economic and Social Geography (TESG) 100(2): 139-144.

Frenken, K., Faber, A. (2009). Evolutionary methodologies for analyzing environmental innovations and the implications for environmental policy. Technological Forecasting and Social Change 76(4): 449-452.

Frenken, K., Silverberg, G (2007). Empirical applications of complex systems methodologies in economics and geography. Advances in Complex Systems 10(1): 1-4.


Book sections

Frenken, K. (2009). Proximity, social capital and the Simon-model of stochastic growth, in: A. Reggiani and P. Nijkamp (eds.), Complexity and Spatial Networks: In Search of Simplicity (Berlin: Springer Verlag), pp. 133-140.

Frenken, K., Hoekman, J., Kok, S., Ponds, R., Van Oort, F., Van Vliet, J. (2009). Death of distance in science? A gravity approach to research collaboration, in: A. Pyka & A. Scharnhorst (eds.) Innovation Networks – New Approaches in Modelling and Analyzing (Berlin: Springer), pp. 43-57.

Ponds, R., van Oort, F.G., Frenken, K. (2009). Internationalization and regional embedding of scientific research in the Netherlands, in: A. Varga (ed.), Universities and Regional Development (Cheltenham, UK and Northampton MA: Edward Elgar), pp. 109-137.

Boschma, R.A., Frenken, K. (2008). Why is economic geography not an evolutionary science? Towards an evolutionary economic geography, Journal of Economic Geography, 6(3): 273-302, 2006, reprinted in: Martin, R. (ed.) Economics: Critical Essays in Human Geography (Aldershot: Ashgate).

Boschma, R.A., Frenken, K. (2008). Applications of evolutionary economic geography, in: Frenken, K. (ed.). Applied Evolutionary Economics and Economic Geography (Cheltenham UK and Northampton MA: Edward Elgar), pp. 1-24, 2007, reprinted in: F. Khanam (ed.) Evolutionary Economics - An Introduction (Punjagutta: ICFAI University Press), pp. 215-243.

Frenken, K. (2007). Entropy statistics and information theory, in H. Hanusch and A. Pyka (eds.), The Elgar Companion to Neo-Schumpeterian Economics (Cheltenham, UK and Northampton MA: Edward Elgar), pp. 544-555. (doc)

Boschma, R.A., Frenken, K. (2007). Applications of evolutionary economic geography, in: Frenken, K. (ed.). Applied Evolutionary Economics and Economic Geography (Cheltenham UK and Northampton MA: Edward Elgar), pp. 1-24.

Van den Besselaar, P., Heimeriks, G, Frenken, K. (2007). Variety in web spheres between research fields: content and function. International conference on Scientometrics and Infometrics Proceedings (Madrid: CINDOC), pp. 85-94.

Frenken, K., Van Oort, F.G., Verburg, T. (2006). Variety and regional growth: theory, measurement and outcomes, pp. 203-239 in: A. Reggiani and P. Nijkamp (eds.), Spatial Evolution and Modelling (Cheltenham UK and Northampton MA: Edward Elgar).

Frenken, K., Van Oort, F.G. (2004). The geography of research collaboration: theoretical considerations and stylised facts in biotechnology in Europe and the United States, pp. 38-57 in: P. Cooke and A. Piccaluga (eds.), Regional Economies as Knowledge Laboratories (Cheltenham UK and Northampton MA: Edward Elgar).

Frenken, K. (2004), History, state and prospects of evolutionary models of technical change: a review with special emphasis on complexity theory, in: J. Casti (ed.) Complexity Focus (Turin: Exystence).

Frenken, K., Nuvolari, A. (2004). Entropy statistics as a framework to analyse technological evolution, pp. 95-132 in: J. Foster and W. Holzl (eds.), Applied Evolutionary Economics and Complex Systems (Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing).

Frenken, K., Leydesdorff, L.A. (2004). Scientometrics and the evaluation of European integration, pp. 87-102 in: T. Brown and J. Ulijn (eds.), Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Culture: The Interaction between Technology, Progress and Economic Growth (Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing).

Frenken, K., Saviotti, P.P., Trommetter, M. (2000). Variety and economic development. Conceptual issues and measurement problems, pp. 209-244 in: U. Cantner, H., Hanusch, and S. Klepper (eds.), Economic Evolution, Learning and Complexity (Heidelberg: Physica-Verlag). (abstract)

Frenken, K., Marengo, L., Valente, M. (1999). Interdependencies, near-decomposability and adaptation, pp. 145-165 in: T. Brenner (ed.), Computational Techniques for Modelling Learning in Economics (Boston etc.: Kluwer Academic Publishers). (abstract)

Frenken, K., Verbart, O. (1998). Simulating paradigm shifts using a lock-in model, pp. 117-128 in: P. Ahrweiler and N. Gilbert (eds.), Computer Simulations in Science and Technology Studies (Berlin etc.: Springer-Verlag). (abstract)


Books

Van Kempen, R., Van Aalst, I., Frenken, K., Zoomers, A. (2008) (red.), Honderd jaar geografie in Utrecht. Over gebieden, actoren en stromen (Utrecht: Faculteit Geowetenschappen).

Frenken, K. (2007) (ed.). Applied Evolutionary Economics and Economic Geography (Cheltenham UK and Northampton MA: Edward Elgar).

  reviewed in: Papers in Regional Science, 2007, 86(4)
reviewed in: Innovation: Management, Policy and Practice, 2008, 11(1), FREE CONTENT
reviewed in: Economic Geography, 2008, 84(4)
reviewed in: Journal of Economic Geography, 2008, 8(6)
reviewed in: Journal of Regional Science, 2009, 49(5)

Frenken, K. (2006). Innovation, Evolution and Complexity Theory (Cheltenham UK and Northampton MA: Edward Elgar).

   reviewed in: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 2007, 74(8)
reviewed in: Science and Public Policy, 2007, 34(4)
reviewed in: Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 2007, 10(3), FREE CONTENT
reviewed in: Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 2007, 17(1)

Boschma, R.A., Frenken, K., Lambooy, J.G. (2002). Evolutionaire Economie. Een inleiding (Bussum: Coutinho), 251 p (Evolutionary Economics. An Introduction, in Dutch).

Frenken, K. (2001). Understanding Product Innovation using Complex Systems Theory, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Amsterdam & University of Grenoble, unpublished. (abstract)


Book reviews

Frenken, K. (2009) The New Argonauts. Regional Advantage in a Global Economy (by A.-L. Saxenian), Regional Studies 43(7): 993-994.

Frenken, K. (2007) Applied evolutionary economics and the knowledge-based economy (by A. Pyka and H. Hanusch), Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 10(3), (on-line journal). (html)

Frenken, K. (2005). Local industrial clusters. Existence, emergence and evolution (by T. Brenner). Journal of Evolutionary Economics 15(5): 581-583. (html)

Frenken, K. (2004). Innovation and the growth of cities (by Z.J. Acs). Journal of Evolutionary Economics 14(3): 361-364. (html)

Frenken, K. (2004). Cooperation, networks and institutions in regional innovation systems (by D. Fornahl and T. Brenner, eds.). Economic Systems Research 16(4): 451-453. (html)

Frenken, K. (2002). Complex responsive processes in organizations. Learning and knowledge creation (by R.D. Stacey). Organization Studies 23(6): 983-985. (html)

Frenken, K. (2001). Industrial diversification and innovation. An international study of the aerospace industry (by F. Texier). Journal of Evolutionary Economics 11(3): 385-388. (html)



Reports

Frenken, K. (2009) A Vision on the Mainports. A contribution from evolutionary economic geography (The Hague: Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management), 27 p.

Burgers, G., Doelman, A., Frenken, K., Hogeweg, P., Hommes, C., Van der Maas, H., Mulder, B., Stam, C., Van Steen, M., Zandee, L. (2008) Complexity. Outline of the NWO strategic theme "Dynamics of Complex Systems" (Den Haag: NWO), 32 p. (pdf).

Frenken, K., Hoekman, J. Van Oort, F. (2007). Towards a European Research Area (Rotterdam/The Hague: NAi Publishers), 101 p. (pdf)

Faber, A., Frenken, K., Idenburg, A. (2006) (eds.) Environmental Policy and Modelling in Evolutionary Economics, MNP Report no. 550033001, Bilthoven: Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, 164 p. (pdf)

Wenting, R., Atzema, O. Frenken, K. (2006). Modeontwerp en ondernemerschap. Plaatsen, profielen en prestaties, Onderzoeksrapport, URU, Universiteit Utrecht, 28-07-2006, 27 p. (Fashion Design and Entrepreneurship, in Dutch) (pdf)

Frenken, K., Van Oort, F.G., Verburg, T., Boschma, R.A. (2004). Variety and Regional Economic Growth in the Netherlands - Final Report (The Hague: Ministry of Economic Affairs), 58 p. (pdf)


Professional publications

Frenken, K. (2009) Het succes en falen van low cost-luchtvaartmaatschappijen in Europa, pp. 59-62 in: H. Gordijn, W. Hornis, L. van Wissen (red.) Regionale luchthavens en economie – visies, meningen en wetenschappelijke analyses, Den Haag: Planbureau voor de Leefomgeving
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Wenting, R., Atzema, O. Frenken, K. (2006). Amsterdam modestad. Economisch Statistische Berichten 91(4495): 498-499. (pdf)

Atzema, O.A.L.C., Boschma, R.A., Frenken, K. (2006). De innovatieve regio is overal. Aelementair 5(2): 16-19.

Frenken, K. Neffke, F. (2006). It's a small world: over netwerken en geografie. Geografie 15(4): 28-31. (pdf)

Ponds, R., Van Oort, F., Frenken, K. (2006). Regionale inbedding van kennisnetwerken in Nederland. Maandschrift Economie 3(4): 355-376.

Frenken, K., Van Oort, F., Verburg, T. (2005). Het gelijk van varieteit. Economisch Statistische Berichten 90(4462): 247-249. 

Frenken, K., Jager, W. (2002). Begrensde rationaliteit in model. Economisch Statistische Berichten 87(4362): 412-414.

Hekkert, M., Frenken, K., Godfroij, P. (2002). Producentstrategieën en transitiemanagement: de casus van autofabrikanten. Arena 8(4): 58-60.
 


Working Papers


See my entry at EconPapers



Teaching

B.Sc.
I teach at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Bachelor programme Technische Innovatiewetenschappen (TIW) (Dutch) and a minor programme Economics (Dutch).

M.Sc.

I teach at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Master programme Innovation Sciences (English).

Ph.D.
I lecture in the Ph.D. course DIMETIC Economics of Technological and Institutional Change (hosted by Maastricht University, University Louis Pasteur Strasbourg and University of Pecs), sponsored by DIME (English).


Other

Curriculum vitae

Work
2009  Full Professor, Eindhoven centre for Innovation Studies (ECIS), School of Innovation Sciences, Eindhoven University of Technology (NL)
2007 
Associate Professor, Section of Economic Geography, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University (NL)
2001  Assistant Professor, Section of Economic Geography, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University (NL)
1999  Assistant Professor, Section of Innovation Studies, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University (NL)
1997  Ph.D. student, INRA-unit Sociology and Economics of Research and Development (SERD), University of Grenoble (F)
1996  Ph.D. student, Department of Science and Technology Dynamics, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Amsterdam (NL)

Guest Fellow
2009  Department of Economics, European University Institute, Florence (IT)
2008 
Department of Economics, University of Bordeaux (F)

Education
2001  Ph.D. (Cum Laude) jointly awarded by University of Amsterdam (Social Sciences) and University of Grenoble (Applied Economics)
1996  M.Sc. Economics, University of Amsterdam

Grant
2009  Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management
2009  AEGIS, FP7, European Commission
2008  SERVPPIN, FP7, European Commission

2007  Netherlands Institute for Spatial Research (RPB), The Netherlands
2007  Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (MNP), The Netherlands
2006  High Potential, Utrecht University, The Netherlands (jointly with E. Cefis)
2006  Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), The Netherlands, VIDI-prize

2006  Network of Excellence Dynamics of Institutions and Markets in Europe (DIME), European Commission
2006  Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (MNP), The Netherlands
2004  Ministry of Economic Affairs (EZ), The Netherlands
2004  Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), The Netherlands, NVN programme
1997  Marie Curie, Training and Mobility of Researchers (ERB4001GT961736), European Commission
1997  Pole Europeen, University of Grenoble, France
1996  Institute für Wissenschaft & Technologie, University of Bielefeld, Germany

Editorial activities
Editor of Regional Studies
Member of the editorial board of Journal of Evolutionary Economics

Memberships
Member of WTMC (Netherlands Graduate Research School of Science, Technology and Modern Culture)
Member of the International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society
Member of the Marie Curie Fellowship Association
Member of the Vereniging voor Staatshuishoudkunde
Member of the Regional Studies Association


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Last update: 1 February 2010