Iammarino, Simona

Professor Simona Iammarino  

Department

Position held

Professor of Economic Geography and Head of Department

 

Non LSE positions held

Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI) – Social Science, L’Aquila, Italy

Affiliate Faculty Member

 

Science and Technology Policy Research (SPRU), University of Sussex (2009-2015)

Visiting Fellow

 

Experience keywords:

geography of innovation and technological change; multinational corporations, location and innovation strategies, and local economic development; regional and local economic development; regional systems of innovation

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Main research interests in the following areas: economic geography of innovation and technological change; regional systems of innovation; multinational corporations and regions; theory and policy of industrial clusters; internationalisation and local economic development.

Ongoing research focuses on: geography of multinational corporations; interdependence between multinationals, technology and regional development; spatial profile of university-industry linkages; skills, migration and geography; relationship between new technologies and labour productivity across space.

Recent and current research projects, as Principal Investigator, include the following EU FP7 projects: "Intangible Assets and Regional Economic Growth" (IAREG), completed in July 2010; "Policy Incentives for the Creation of Knowledge: Methods and Evidence" (PICK-ME), and "Sharing Knowledge Assets: Interregionally Cohesive Neighbourhoods (SEARCH), both completed in 2014; Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) Urban Europe: Industrial Network and Institutional Perspectives on Economic Growth and Well-being (ESRC-funded) starting on 1st September 2014 (36 months).

Professor Iammarino was also co-Editor of Regional Studies from 2009 to 2013.

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Countries and regions to which research relates:

EU and European countries and regions; EU neighbouring countries; different emerging economies, both national and regional levels

Languages:

French [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Intermediate]; Italian [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]; Spanish [Spoken: Basic, Written: Basic]

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7995 7588

Publications

2017

Black, Julia and Woll, Cornelia and Hobolt, Sara and Wratil, Christopher and Moloney, Niamh and Schuster, Edmund-Philipp and Hübner, Danuta and Fankhauser, Samuel and Carvalho, Maria and Iammarino, Simona and Ascani, Andrea and Begg, Iain and de Grauwe, Paul and Travers, Tony and Jackson-Preece, Jennifer (2017) LSE’s experts explain what awaits Britain and Europe ahead of Brexit LSE Brexit (23 Jan 2017) Blog entry

Crescenzi, Riccardo and Filippetti, Andrea and Iammarino, Simona (2017) Academic inventors: collaboration and proximity with industry Journal of Technology Transfer, 42 (4). 730-762. ISSN 0892-9912

Ascani, Andrea and Crescenzi, Riccardo and Iammarino, Simona (2017) The geography of foreign investments in the EU neighbourhood Tijdschrift Voor Economische En Sociale Geografie, 108 (1). 76-91. ISSN 0040-747X

Crescenzi, Riccardo and Iammarino, Simona (2017) Global investments and regional development trajectories: the missing links Regional Studies, 51 (1). 97-115. ISSN 0034-3404

2016

Ascani, Andrea and Crescenzi, Riccardo and Iammarino, Simona (2016) Economic institutions and the location strategies of European multinationals in their geographic neighborhood Economic Geography, 92 (4). 401-429. ISSN 1944-8287

Ascani, Andrea and Crescenzi, Riccardo and Iammarino, Simona (2016) What drives European multinationals to the EU neighbouring countries? A mixed methods analysis of Italian investment strategies Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 34. 656-675. ISSN 0263-774X

2015

Iammarino, Simona and McCann, Philip (2015) MNE innovation networks and the role of cities In: Archibugi, Daniele and Filippetti, Andrea, (eds.) The Handbook of Global Science, Technology, and Innovation. Handbooks of global policy. Wiley, Oxford, UK, 294-316. ISBN 9781118739068

Crescenzi, Riccardo and Gagliardi, Luisa and Iammarino, Simona (2015) The presence of foreign multinationals in the UK boosts innovation by domestic firms LSE Business Review (1 Oct 2015) Blog entry

Iammarino, Simona and Jona-Lasinio, Cecilia (2015) ICT production and labour productivity in the Italian regions European Urban and Regional Studies, 22 (2). 218-237. ISSN 0969-7764

Crescenzi, Riccardo and Gagliardi, Luisa and Iammarino, Simona (2015) Foreign multinationals and domestic innovation: intra-industry effects and firm heterogeneity Research Policy, 44 (3). 596-609. ISSN 0048-7333

Iammarino, Simona and Marinelli, Elisabetta (2015) Education-job (mis)match and interregional migration:Italian university graduates’ transition to work Regional Studies, 49 (5). 866-882. ISSN 0034-3404

Gagliardi, Luisa and Iammarino, Simona and Rodríguez-Pose, Andrés (2015) Offshoring and the geography of jobs in Great Britain SERC discussion papers, SERCDP0185. Spatial Economics Research Centre, London, UK.

2014

Iammarino, Simona and Marinelli, Elisabetta (2014) Great expectations?: migration and job-satisfaction of Italian graduates In: Patrucco, Pier Paolo, (ed.) The Economics of Knowledge Generation and Distribution: The Role of Interactions in the System Dynamics of Innovation and Growth. Routledge studies in the modern world economy. Routledge, London, UK, 97-120. ISBN 9780415821582

2013

Iammarino, Simona (2013) Book review: transnational corporations and international production: concepts, theories and effects Regional Studies, 47 (2). 296-297. ISSN 0034-3404

Iammarino, Simona (2013) Multinational enterprises in Germany have a greater level of local engagement and links to regional innovation systems than those in the UK. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (10 Apr 2013) Blog entry

Iammarino, Simona and McCann, Philip (2013) Multinationals and economic geography: location and technology, innovation Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK. ISBN 9781781954782

Iammarino, Simona and Piva, Mariacristina and Vivarelli, Marco and von Tunzelmann, Nick (2013) Firm capabilities and cooperation for innovation: evidence from the UK regions In: Crescenzi, Riccardo and Percoco, Marco, (eds.) Geography, Institutions and Regional Economic Performance. Advances in spatial science. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, 281-302. ISBN 9783642333941

D'Este, Pablo and Guy, Frederick and Iammarino, Simona (2013) Shaping the formation of university-industry research collaborations: what type of proximity does really matter? Journal of Economic Geography, 13 (4). 537-558. ISSN 1468-2702

2012

Iammarino, Simona and Kramer, Jan-Philipp and Marinelli, Elisabetta and Diez, Javier Revilla (2012) Technological capabilities and the regional embeddedness of multinational companies: a case study of Germany and the UK In: Heidenreich, Martin, (ed.) Innovation and Institutional Embeddedness of Multinational Companies. New horizons in international business series. Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK, 169-192. ISBN 9780857934338

Iammarino, Simona and Piva, Mariacristina and Vivarelli, Marco and von Tunzelmann, Nick (2012) Technological capabilities and patterns of innovative cooperation of firms in the UK regions Regional Studies, 46 (10). 1283-1301. ISSN 0034-3404

D’Este, Pablo and Iammarino, Simona and Savona, Maria and von Tunzelmann, Nick (2012) What hampers innovation?: revealed barriers versus deterring barriers Research Policy, 41 (2). 482-488. ISSN 0048-7333

2011

Iammarino, Simona (2011) Regional innovation and diversity In: Cooke, P. and Asheim, Bjorn T. and Boschma, Ron, (eds.) Handbook of Regional Innovation and Growth. Elgar original reference. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK. ISBN 9781848444171

Iammarino, Simona (2011) Book review: business clusters and industrial districts: the governance of the global value chain - by Alessia Sammarra and Fiorenza Belussi Regional Studies, 45 (2). 278-279. ISSN 0034-3404

Iammarino, Simona and Marinelli, Elisabetta (2011) Is the grass greener on the other side of the fence?: graduate mobility and job satisfaction in Italy Environment and Planning A, 43 (11). 2761-2777. ISSN 0308-518X

Kramer, Jan Philipp and Marinelli, Elisabetta and Iammarino, Simona and Diez, Javier Revilla (2011) Intangible assets as drivers of innovation: empirical evidence on multinational enterprises in German and UK regional systems of innovation Technovation, 31 (9). 447-458. ISSN 0166-4972

2010

Iammarino, Simona and McCann, Philip (2010) Regional innovation systems: identifying and responding to context In: Regional Innovation Policy: What, Where and Why?. OECD, Paris, France.

Iammarino, Simona and McCann, Philip (2010) The relationship between multinational firms and innovative clusters In: Boschma, Ron and Martin, Ron L., (eds.) The Handbook of Evolutionary Economic Geography. Elgar original reference. Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK. ISBN 9781847204912

D'Este, Pablo and Iammarino, Simona (2010) The spatial profile of university-business research partnerships Papers in Regional Science, 89 (2). 335-350. ISSN 1056-8190

D'Este, Pablo and Iammarino, Simona (2010) The spatial profile of university-business research partnerships IAREG working paper, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

2009

Needham, Barrie and Boschma, Ron and Dühr, Stefanie and Fan, Cindy and Frenken, Koen and Hassink, Robert and Iammarino, Simona and Lagendijk, Arnoud and Van Oort, Frank and Oinas, Päivi and Pike, Andy and Torre, André and Varga, Attila (2009) Editorial: reaching out to new territories … Regional Studies, 43 (1). 1-4. ISSN 0034-3404

Iammarino, Simona and Janne, Odile E.M. and McCann, Philip (2009) Multinationals firms and technological innovation: the ‘global versus local’ challenge In: Farshchi, Mahtab A. and Janne, Odile E.M and McCann, Philip, (eds.) Technological Change and Mature Industrial Regions: Firms, Knowledge and Policy. New horizons in regional science. Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, Gloucestershire, UK, 29-43. ISBN 9781847200891

Iammarino, Simona and Sanna-Randaccio, Francesca and Savona, Maria (2009) The perception of obstacles to innovation: foreign multinationals and domestic firms in Italy Revue D’économie Industrielle, 125. ISSN 1773-0198

Boschma, Ron and Iammarino, Simona (2009) Related variety, trade linkages, and regional growth in Italy Economic Geography, 85 (3). 289-311. ISSN 0013-0095

2008

Iammarino, Simona and McCann, Philip (2008) Innovation dynamics and the structure and evolution of industrial clusters In: Blien, Uwe and Maier, Gunther, (eds.) The Economics of Regional Clusters: Networks, Technology and Policy. New horizons in regional science. Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, Gloucestershire, UK, 13-28. ISBN 9781847205155

Iammarino, Simona and Padilla-Pérez, Ramon and von Tunzelmann, Nick (2008) Technological capabilities and global–local interactions: the electronics industry in two Mexican regions World Development, 36 (10). 1980-2003. ISSN 0305-750X

2007

Guerrieri, Paolo and Iammarino, Simona (2007) Dynamics of export specialization in the regions of the Italian Mezzogiorno: persistence and change Regional Studies, 41 (7). 933-948. ISSN 0034-3404

2006

Iammarino, Simona and Sanna-Randaccio, Francesca and Savona, Maria (2006) Obstacles to innovation and multinational firms in the Italian regions: firm-level evidence from the Third Community Innovation Survey In: Ana, Teresa Tavares and Teixeira, Aurora, (eds.) Multinationals, Clusters and Innovation: Does Public Policy Matter?. Palgrave Macmillan, Hampshire, UK, 63-86. ISBN 9781403997258

Iammarino, Simona and McCann, Philip (2006) The structure and evolution of industrial clusters: transactions, technology and knowledge spillovers Research Policy, 35 (7). 1018-1036. ISSN 0048-7333

Guerrieri, Paolo and Iammarino, Simona (2006) The rise of 'many Mezzogiorni': an empirical assessment of the internal differentiation of Italian southern regions European Urban and Regional Studies, 13 (2). 167-178. ISSN 1461-7145

2005

Iammarino, Simona and Archibugi, Daniele (2005) Atlantic interdependent knowledge-based economies In: Boyd, Gavin and Rugman, Alan M. and Carlo Padoan, Pier, (eds.) European–american Trade and Financial Alliances. New horizons in international business. Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, Gloucestershire, UK, 24-51. ISBN 9781843769071

Cantwell, John and Iammarino, Simona (2005) The technological innovation of multinational corporations in the French regions Revue d'économie Industrielle, 109. 9-28. ISSN 0154-3229

Iammarino, Simona and Jona-Lasinio, Cecilia and Mantegazza, Susanna (2005) Produttività, nuove tecnologie e divari regionali in Italia [Productivity, ICT and regional disparities in Italy] Qa: la Questione Agraria, 2005 (3). 39-60. ISSN 1971-4017

Iammarino, Simona (2005) An evolutionary integrated view of Regional Systems of Innovation: concepts, measures and historical perspectives European Planning Studies, 13 (4). 497-519. ISSN 0965-4313

2004

Guerrieri, Paolo and Iammarino, Simona (2004) Il commercio mondiale dell’alta tecnologia e dell’Ict In: Ferrari, Sergio and Guerrieri, Paolo and Malerba, Franco and Mariotti, Sergio and Palma, Daniela, (eds.) L'italia Nella Competizione Tecnologica Internazionale. Quarto Rapporto. Economia e politica industriale. Franco Angeli Edizioni, Milano, Italy. ISBN 9788846463531

2003

Cantwell, John and Iammarino, Simona (2003) Multinational corporations and European regional systems of innovation Routledge studies in global competition. Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780415271400

2002

Cantwell, John and Iammarino, Simona (2002) The technological relationships between indigenous firms and foreign-owned MNCs in the European regions In: McCann, Philip, (ed.) Industrial Location Economics. Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, Gloucestershire, UK, 286-318. ISBN 9781840646726

Guerrieri, Paolo and Iammarino, Simona (2002) Il commercio internazionale In: Ferrrari, Sergio and Guerrieri, Paolo and Malerba, Franco and Mariotti, Sergio and Palma, Daniela, (eds.) L'italia Nella Competizione Tecnologica Internazionale. Terzo Rapporto. Economia e politica industriale (192). Franco Angeli Edizioni, Milano, Italy, 55-118. ISBN 9788846438843

Archibugi, Daniele and Iammarino, Simona (2002) The globalization of technological innovation: definition and evidence Review of International Political Economy, 9 (1). 98-122. ISSN 0969-2290

Guerrieri, Paolo and Iammarino, Simona (2002) 'Vulnerabilità' e regioni nell'Unione Europea: un servizio sul Mezzogiorno italiano Scienze Regionali: Italian Journal of Regional Science, 2002 (2). 5-28. ISSN 1720-3929

Evangelista, Rinaldo and Iammarino, Simona and Mastrostefano, Valeria and Silvani, Alberto (2002) Looking for Regional Systems of Innovation: evidence from the Italian Innovation Survey Regional Studies, 36 (2). 173-186. ISSN 0034-3404

2001

Iammarino, Simona and Jona-Lasinio, Cecilia and Mantegazza, Susanna (2001) The regional dimension of the ICT industry in Italy Economia e Politica Industriale, 110. 153-169. ISSN 0391-2078

Guerrieri, Paolo and Iammarino, Simona and Pietrobelli, Carlo, eds (2001) The global challenge to industrial districts: small and medium-sized enterprises in Italy and Taiwan Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, Gloucestershire, UK. ISBN 9781840646986

Archibugi, Daniele and Iammarino, Simona (2001) The globalisation of technology and national policies In: Archibugi, Daniele and Lundvall, Bengt-Ǻke, (eds.) The Globalizing Learning Economy. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 111-126. ISBN 9780199241095

Iammarino, Simona and Jona-Lasinio, Cecilia and Mantegazza, Susanna (2001) Sviluppo e diffusione dell’ICT: l’Italia negli anni novanta Studi e Note di economia, 2001 (2). 13-44. ISSN 1590-0401

Guerrieri, Paolo and Iammarino, Simona and Pietrobelli, Carlo (2001) Introduction In: Guerrieri, Paolo and Iammarino, Simona and Pietrobelli, Carlo, (eds.) The Global Challenge to Industrial Districts: Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Italy and Taiwan. Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, Gloucestershire, UK. ISBN 9781840646986

Guerrieri, Paolo and Iammarino, Simona (2001) The dynamics of Italian industrial districts In: Guerrieri, Paolo and Iammarino, Simona and Pietrobelli, Carlo, (eds.) The Global Challenge to Industrial Districts: Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Italy and Taiwan. Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, Gloucestershire, UK. ISBN 9781840646986

Ernst, D. and Guerrieri, Paolo and Iammarino, Simona and Pietrobelli, Carlo (2001) New challenges for industrial clusters and districts: global production networks and knowledge diffusion In: Guerrieri, Paolo and Iammarino, Simona and Pietrobelli, Carlo, (eds.) The Global Challenge to Industrial Districts: Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Italy and Taiwan. Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, Gloucestershire, UK. ISBN 9781840646986

Archibugi, Daniele and Iammarino, Simona (2001) The globalization of technology and national policies In: Archibugi, Daniele and Lundvall, Bengt-Åke, (eds.) The Globalizing Learning Economy. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 111-126. ISBN 9780199241095

Evangelista, Rinaldo and Iammarino, Simona and Mastrostefano, Valeria and Silvani, Alberto (2001) Measuring the regional dimension of innovation. Lessons from the Italian Innovation Survey Technovation, 21 (11). 733-745. ISSN 0166-4972

Cantwell, John and Iammarino, Simona (2001) EU regions and multinational corporations: change, stability and strengthening of technological comparative advantages Industrial and Corporate Change, 10 (4). 1007-1037. ISSN 0960-6491

Iammarino, Simona and Santangelo, Grazia D. (2001) Investimenti diretti esteri e sistemi regionali nel processo di integrazione europea: un'indagine preliminare sulle regioni italiane Economia e Politica Industriale, 109. 115-135. ISSN 0391-2078

2000

Iammarino, Simona (2000) La politica dell’innovazione e della ricerca e sviluppo tecnologico In: Del Punta, V. and Triulzi, U., (eds.) Fondamenti di Economia Internazionale. La Sapienza Editrice, Roma, Italia.

Garonna, P. and Iammarino, Simona (2000) Scienza ‘aperta’ e politiche pubbliche In: Garonna, P. and Iammarino, Simona, (eds.) Economia Della Ricerca. Collana della Società italiana degli economisti. Il Mulino, Bologna, Italy. ISBN 9788815076687

Archibugi, Daniele and Iammarino, Simona (2000) Innovation and globalization In: Chesnais, François and Ietto-Gillies, Grazia and Simonetti, Roberto, (eds.) European Integration and Global Corporate Strategies. Routledge studies in international business and the world economy. Routledge, London, UK, 91-116. ISBN 9780415212786

Archibugi, Daniele and Iammarino, Simona (2000) Innovation and globalisation In: Chesnais, François and Ietto-Gillies, Grazia and Simoneti, Roberto, (eds.) European Integration and Global Corporate Strategies. Routledge studies in international business and the world economy (17). Routledge, London, 95-120. ISBN European Integration and Global Corporate Strategies

Iammarino, Simona and Prisco, Maria Roasaria and Silvani, Alberto (2000) Industrial innovation in Italy: regional disparities and winning models In: Conceicão, Pedro and Gibson, David V. and Heitor, Manuel V. and Shariq, Syed, (eds.) Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy: Opportunities and Challenges for the Knowledge Economy. Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc., Connecticut, USA, 143-170. ISBN 9781567202717

Garonna, P. and Iammarino, Simona, eds (2000) Economia della ricerca Collana della Società italiana degli economisti. Il Mulino, Bologna, Italy. ISBN 9788815076687

Garonna, P. and Iammarino, Simona (2000) Introduzione In: Garonna, P. and Iammarino, Simona, (eds.) Economia Della Ricerca. Collana della Società italiana degli economisti. Il Mulino, Bologna, Italy. ISBN 9788815076687

Iammarino, Simona and Pitelis, Christos N. (2000) Foreign direct investment and 'less favoured regions': Greek FDI in Bulgaria and Romania Global Business Review, 1 (2). 155-171. ISSN 0972-1509

Cantwell, John and Iammarino, Simona (2000) Multinational corporations and the location of technological innovation in the UK regions Regional Studies, 34 (4). 317-332. ISSN 0034-3404

Iammarino, Simona (2000) Foreign direct investment and regional attractiveness in the EU integration process European Urban and Regional Studies, 7 (1). 5-18. ISSN 1461-7145

Iammarino, Simona and Santangelo, Grazia D. (2000) Foreign direct investment and regional attractiveness in the EU integration process: some evidence for the Italian regions European Urban and Regional Studies, 7 (1). 5-18. ISSN 0969-7764

1999

Iammarino, Simona (1999) La politica industriale e della ricerca e sviluppo tecnologico nell’Unione Europea In: Triulzi, Umberto, (ed.) Dal Mercato Comune Alla Moneta Unica: Le Politiche di Integrazione Europea. Edizioni SEAM, Roma, Italia. ISBN 888179215X

Iammarino, Simona and Priscio, Maria Rosaria and Silvani, Alberto (1999) Alla ricerca di un modello vincente di innovazione regionale: alcune considerazioni sull'esperienza italiana L'industria: Rivista di economia e Politica Industriale, 1999 (3). 537-566. ISSN 0019-7416

Archibugi, Daniele and Iammarino, Simona (1999) The policy implications of the globalisation of innovation Research Policy, 28 (2-3). 317-336. ISSN 0048-7333

1998

Archibugi, Daniele and Iammarino, Simona (1998) Globalizzazione dell’innovazione e politiche nazionali In: Guerrieri, Paolo and Pianta, Mario, (eds.) Tecnologia, Crescita e Occupazione. CUEN, Naples, Italy.

Iammarino, Simona and Prisco, Maria Roasaria and Silvani, Alberto (1998) The geography of production and innovation: how regional styles play in the global scenario Regional Science Review, 18. 31-45.

Iammarino, Simona and Pitelis, Christos N. and Sugden, R. and Tsipouri, L. (1998) FDI, competitiveness and industrial development: the case of Greek investments to the CEECs In: Pitelis, Christos N. and Antonakis, N., (eds.) International Competitiveness and Industrial Strategy. Gutenberg, Athens, Greece.

Iammarino, Simona and Michie, Jonathon (1998) The scope of technological globalisation International Journal of the Economics of Business, 5 (3). 335-353. ISSN 1357-1516

Cantwell, John and Iammarino, Simona (1998) MNCs, technological innovation and regional systems in the EU: some evidence in the Italian case International Journal of the Economics of Business, 5 (3). 383-408. ISSN 1357-1516

1996

Iammarino, Simona and Prisco, Maria Roasaria and Silvani, Alberto (1996) La struttura regionale dell'innovazione Economia e Politica Industriale, 89. 187-229. ISSN 0391-2078

Archibugi, Daniele and Iammarino, Simona (1996) Verso una egemonia tecnologica orientale? Rivista Milanese di Economia, 60. 5-24. ISSN 0392-9728

1995

Iammarino, Simona and Prisco, S. and Silvani, Alberto (1995) On the importance of regional innovation flows in the EU: some methodological issues in the Italian case Research Evaluation, 5 (3). 189-206. ISSN 0958-2029

1994

Iammarino, Simona (1994) Gli effetti dinamici dell'integrazione economica internazionale In: Triulzi, Umberto, (ed.) Appunti di Teoria Del Commercio Internazionale. La Sapienza Editrice, Roma, Italia.

1992

Iammarino, Simona (1992) L’Unione monetaria tedesca: primi effetti sul Sistema monetario europeo L'italia e L'europa (Decemb). 62-76.

1991

Iammarino, Simona (1991) La teoria pura del commercio internazionale sotto condizioni di incertezza: i modelli principali Rivista di Politica Economica, July-A (7-8). 51-77. ISSN 0391-6170

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