Andrea Morrison

Head of the URU programme in Evolutionary Economic Geography

Urban and Regional Research Centre Utrecht (URU)
Section of Economic Geography
Faculty of Geosciences
Utrecht University

Visiting address: Heidelberglaan 2 - room 629 (route description)
3584 CS Utrecht (The Netherlands)
Postal address: P.O. Box 80.115
3508 TC Utrecht (The Netherlands)
Phone +31 (0) 30 253 1368
Fax + 31 (0) 30 253 2037
Email: a.morrison@uu.nl
CRIOS - Universitá L. Bocconi

Visiting address: via Roentgen
- room 4-A2-12
20136 Milano - Italy
Postal address: via
Via Roentgen 1,
20136 Milano - Italy
Phone +39 02 5836 3394
Fax
+39 02 5836 3399
Email: andrea.morrison@unibocconi.it


Research
Publications

Other

Research interests

Vidi Grant
Working papers
Journal articles
Book sections
Book

Curriculum Vitae
Links


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"Papers in Evolutionary Economic Geography"


Research

Research interests
  • Clusters, industrial districts
  • Local knowledge creation
  • Knowledge and inter-firm networks
  • Global value chains, Global production networks

My longest theoretical interest (since my PhD) has been the application of evolutionary theories to study the spatial distribution of economic and innovation activities. In particular I have initially focused on the role played by innovation systems in cluster dynamics. I have empirically validated these theories using both qualitative and quantitative methods in a variety of institutional, sectoral and geographical contexts in both developed and developing economies.

 

Over the last five years I have shifted my interest to a related topic, the role of science in development, in particular focusing on the formation of international scientific collaboration and university-industry linkages. The main output of these research activities is a recently published book entitled “Innovation and Technological Catch-up, the Changing Geography of Wine Production”, which I co-edited with Elisa Giuliani and Roberta Rabellotti.

 

Meanwhile I have enhanced my knowledge in network theories and methodologies, which I have applied in a number of published articles.

From 2009 onwards I have been working on developing the theoretical foundations of an evolutionary theory of economic development, jointly with colleagues at Ecis-Eindhoven University, Spru-University of Sussex and Kites-Bocconi University.

VIDI Grant

I have been recently awarded a five year VIDI grant by NWO (pdf), please find below a short description of the project.

Title: Industrial clusters facing economic globalisation
Globalisation challenges the competitive position of industrial clusters around the world. Some clusters will survive while others fade away. This research project aims to discover which factors affect the birth, growth and survival of clusters and how they change over time.


Publications

Journal articles

Capasso M. and A. Morrison, (forthcoming) The determinants of innovation in industrial districts: a firm level analysis of the Castel Goffredo hosiery district. Management Decision.

Capasso M., Cusmano L. and A. Morrison, (2013) The determinants of outsourcing and off-shoring strategies in industrial districts: evidence from Italy. Regional Studies 47 (4), 465-479.

Morrison A., Rabellotti R. and L. Zirulia, (2013) When do global pipelines enhance the diffusion of knowledge in clusters?, Economic Geography 89 (1), 77–96.

Cassi L., Morrison A. and A. ter Wal (2012) The evolution of trade and scientific collaboration networks in the global wine sector: a longitudinal study using network analysis, Economic Geography 88 (3), 311-334

Giuliani E., A. Morrison, C. Pietrobelli, R. Rabellotti (2010), Why do Researchers Collaborate with Industry? An Analysis of the Wine Sector in Chile, South Africa and Italy, Research Policy 39,748-761.

Cusmano, L., A. Morrison & R. Rabellotti (2010), Catching-up Trajectories in the Wine Sector: A Comparative Study of Chile, Italy and South Africa, World Development 38 (11).

Cusmano, L., M.L. Mancusi & A. Morrison (2010), Globalisation of production and innovation: how outsourcing is reshaping an advanced manufacturing area. Regional Studies 44 (3), 235-252.

Morrison A., R. Rabellotti (2009), Knowledge and information networks in an Italian wine cluster, European and Planning Studies  17(7), 983-1006.

Cusmano, L., M.L. Mancusi and A. Morrison (2009), Innovation and the geographical and functional dimensions of outsourcing: An empirical investigation based on Italian firm level data, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics 20 (3), 183-195.

Corrocher N., L. Cusmano & A. Morrison (2009). Modes of innovation in knowledge-intensive business services: Evidence from Lombardy. Journal of Evolutionary Economics 19, 173-196.

Morrison, A., Pietrobelli C. & R. Rabellotti (2008) Global value chains and technological capabilities: a framework to study industrial innovation in developing countries. Oxford Development Studies 36 (1), 39-58.

Morrison, A. (2008), Gatekeepers of knowledge within industrial districts: who they are, how they interact. Regional Studies 42 (6), 817-835.

Morrison, A. & R. Rabelloti (2007), The Role of Research in Wine: the Emergence of a Regional Research Area in an Italian Wine Production System. International Journal of Technology and Globalisation 3 (2/3), 155-178.

Morrison, A. (2006), Le determinanti della performance innovativa delle imprese distrettuali: capitale relazionale vs absorptive capacity. Scienze Regionali – The Italian Journal of Regional Science 6 (1). 1-26

Working papers

Morrison A., Rabellotti R. and L. Zirulia, (2011) When do global pipelines really enhance knowledge diffusion in clusters? PEEG Working Paper No.1105.

Cassi L., Morrison A. and A. ter Wal (2009) The evolution of knowledge and trade networks in the global wine sector: a longitudinal study using social network analysis, PEEG Working Paper No.909.

Giuliani E., A. Morrison, C. Pietrobelli, R. Rabellotti (2008), Why do Researchers Collaborate with Industry? An Analysis of the Wine Sector in Chile, South Africa and Italy, Cespri Università-Bocconi Working Paper 217/08.

Cassi L. and A. Morrison (2007), Social networks and innovation: concepts, tools and recent empirical contributions, Dinamia WP 59/07, Iscte, Lisbon.

Cusmano, L., M.L. Mancusi & A. Morrison (2007), Innovation and the geographical and functional dimensions of outsourcing: An empirical investigation based on Italian firm level data, Cespri Università-Bocconi Working Paper 210/07.

Cusmano, L., M.L. Mancusi & A. Morrison (2006), Globalisation of production and innovation: how outsourcing is reshaping an advanced manufacturing area. Cespri Università-Bocconi Working Paper 194/06. (abstract and pdf)

Morrison, A., Pietrobelli C. & R. Rabellotti (2006), Global value chains and technological capabilities: a framework to study industrial innovation in developing countries’, Cespri Università-Bocconi Working Paper 192/06.

Morrison, A. & R. Rabellotti (2006), The Role of Research in Wine: the Emergence of a Regional Research Area in an Italian Wine Production System', SEMEQ-Università del Piemonte Orientale WP 06/06.

Morrison, A. & R. Rabellotti (2005), Inside the Black Box of ‘Industrial Atmosphere’: Knowledge and Information Networks in an Italian wine local system, SEMEQ-Università del Piemonte Orientale Working Paper 97/05. (pdf)

Morrison, A. (2005), La capacità innovativa delle imprese distrettuali: una verifica empirica. SEMEQ-Università del Piemonte Orientale Working Paper 95/05. (pdf)

Morrison, A. (2004), Gatekeepers of knowledge within industrial districts: who they are, how they interact.     Cespri-Università Bocconi Working Paper 163/04.


Book sections


Corrocher, N., L. Cusmano and A. Morrison (2012), “Competitive strategies in Knowledge Intensive
Business Services. Evidence from Lombardy”
in E Di Maria, R. Grandinetti and B.Di Bernardo(Eds.) (forthcoming 2012) Exploring Knowledge Intensive Business Services: Knowledge management strategies. Palgrave-McMillan.


Giuliani E., Morrison A. and R. Rabellotti (2011) “Innovation and technological catch-up in the wine industry: an introduction” in Giuliani E., Morrison A. and R. Rabellotti (Eds.) (2011)


Giuliani E., Morrison A. and R. Rabellotti (2011) “What have we learnt from the wine industry: some concluding remarks” in Giuliani E., Morrison A. and R. Rabellotti (Eds.) (2011).

Cusmano L., Morrison A. and R. Rabellotti (2011) “Catching up trajectories in the wine sector“, in Giuliani E., Morrison A. and R. Rabellotti (Eds.) (2011). pp.17-42


Cassi L., Morrison A. and R. Rabellotti (2011) “The changing geography of science in wine: evidence from emerging countries”, in Giuliani E., Morrison A. and R. Rabellotti (Eds.) (2011). pp.43-69

Morrison, A., Rabellotti R. and L. Zirulia (2010), “Reti sociali e diffusione della conoscenza nei cluster: un modello di simulazione”, in S.Lorenzini and R. Rabellotti (Eds.) Federalismo e crescita. Milano: Franco Angeli.

Morrison, A. (2011). Innovation and external knowledge sources in the furniture industry: Evidence from an Italian industrial district. in P.L. Robertson and D. Jacobson (Eds.) Knowledge Transfer And Technology Diffusion, Edward Elgar publisher.


Cusmano, L., M.L. Mancusi and A. Morrison (2009). La riorganizzazione del sistema industriale italiano tra outsourcing locale e delocalizzazione internazionale: il caso di un’area industriale matura. in Rondi L. and F. Silva (Eds.) Produttività e cambiamento nell’industria italiana. Il Mulino, Bologna.

Capello, R. and A. Morrison (2009). Science Parks and Local Knowledge Creation: a conceptual approach and an empirical analysis in two Italian realities. In: C. Karlsson, A.E. Andersson,  P.C. Cheshire and R. Stough (eds.), New Directions in Regional Economic Development. Berlin: Springer Verlag, pp.221-246.


Morrison, A., C. Pietrobelli and R. Rabellotti (2008). Global value chains and technological capabilities: a framework to study industrial innovation in developing countries. In: R. Leoncini & S. Montresor (eds.), Dynamic Capabilities between Firm Organization and Local Systems of Production. London: Routledge. 

downloadable as: Cespri-Università Bocconi Working Paper 192/06. (abstract and pdf)


Morrison, A., C. R. Rabellotti (2008). Lo scambio di informazione e conoscenza nel settore vitivinicolo: un’analisi delle reti sociali” in M. Ciaschini and C. Socci (a cura di) (2008), Economia del Vino. Comunicazione e Tradizione, Franco Angeli, Milano.


Morrison, A., R. Rabellotti (2007). O papel da investigacion na viticultura: a emerxencia dunha area de investigacion rexional num sistema de producion de vino italiano. in G. Rodriguez R. and M. Gonzales L. (2007) A diversidade da Innovacion. Unha perspectiva sectorial, Universidade de Stantiago de Compostela.


Capello, R. & A. Morrison (2005), Il ruolo dei parchi scientifici nei processi di socializzazione della conoscenza: una concettualizzazione e una verifica empirica. In: A.Bruzzo & S.Occelli (eds.) Le relazioni tra conoscenza ed innovazione nello sviluppo dei territori. Milano: Franco Angeli.



Book

Giuliani E., Morrison A. and R. Rabellotti (Eds.) (2011) Innovation and Technological Catch up: The changing geography of wine production. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar publisher.
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Curriculum vitae

2012 onwards

Member of the Urban and Regional research centre Utrecht (URU) board
Head of the URU research programme in Evolutionary Economic Geography


2012 onwards

Associate professor

Section of Economic Geography

Dept. of Human Geography and Urban and Regional Planning

Urban and Regional research centre Utrecht (URU)

Faculty of Geosciences

Utrecht University, Utrecht  (the Netherlands)

 

1998 onwards

Research affiliate

KITeS (Knowledge Internationalisation and Technology Studies) research centre

Department of Management and Technology

Bocconi University, Milan (Italy)

 

Previous appointments  (after PhD):


2007-2012

Assistant professor

Section of Economic Geography

Dept. of Human Geography and Urban and Regional Planning

Urban and Regional research centre Utrecht (URU)

Faculty of Geosciences

Utrecht University, Utrecht  (the Netherlands)


2004-2007
Post Doc

Faculty of Economics and Quantitative Methods

University of Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy


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Last update: February 2013