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Michaela Trippl is Professor II at the School of Business and Law at the University of Agder.

She is also Full Professor of Economic Geography at the University of Vienna (Austria). Trippl holds a PhD from the Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria). 

Trippl’s research and teaching have been dedicated to economic geography and innovation studies. She has a special focus on the geography of innovation, regional innovation systems and policies, long-term regional industrial restructuring, and labor mobility and regional development.

Trippl has co-authored several books and contributed with a large number of book chapters within her fields of expertise. She has also published articles in various scientific journals, such as Economic Geography, Regional Studies, Environment and Planning A, Progress in Human Geography, Cambridge Journals of Regions, Economy and Society, and Research Policy.

Trippl is frequently asked to be a key-note speaker at international conferences throughout Europe.

She is a former Assistant Professor at the Institute for Regional Development and Environment at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, and Associate Professor at Lund University (Sweden).

Research interests

geography of innovation, industrial diversification and new path development, regional innovation systems, clusters, labour mobility and regional development, cross-border regionalisation processes, innovation policy

Work experience

Full Professor of Economic Geography (October 2016 – present), Department of Geography and Regional Research, University of Vienna, Austria

Professor II (January 2018 – present), Department of Working Life and Innovation, University of Agder, Norway

Associate Professor (August 2013 – September 2016), CIRCLE, Lund University, Sweden

Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) (March 2012 – July 2013), Department of Human Geography, Lund University, Sweden

“Habilitationsassistentin” (Assistant Professor) (2008-2012), Institute for Regional Development and Environment, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna) 

Research assistant (2002-2008), Institute for Regional Development and Environment, WU Vienna

Lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences of BFI Vienna (2005-2008)

Tutor at University of Vienna (2004-2005)                                                                     

Associate, researcher at the Institute for Regional Innovation, Vienna, Austria (1998-2002)

Researcher at ÖAR-Regionalberatung, Vienna, Austria (1997-1998)

Selected publications

Trippl, M., Grillitsch, M. and Isaksen, A. (2018) Exogenous sources of regional industrial change: Attraction and absorption of non-local knowledge for new path development. Progress in Human Geography 42(5), 687-705

Isaksen, A., Martin, R. and Trippl, M. (eds.) (2018) New Avenues for Regional Innovation Systems – Theoretical Advances, Empirical Cases and Policy Lessons. Springer, Cham

Tödtling, F. and Trippl, M. (2018) Regional innovation policies for new path development – beyond neoliberal and traditional systemic views. European Planning Studies 26(9), 1779-1795

Oinas, P., Trippl, M. and Hössya, M. (2018) Regional industrial transformations in the interconnected global economy. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society 11(2), 227-240

Isaksen, A. and Trippl, M. (2017) Exogenously led and policy-supported new path development in peripheral regions: Analytical and synthetic routes. Economic Geography 93(5), 436-457

Isaksen, A. and Trippl, M. (2017) Innovation in space. The mosaic of regional development patterns. Oxford Review of Economic Policy 33(1), 122-140

Scientific publications

  • Hassink, Robert; Trippl, Michaela; Breznitz, Shiri; Coenen, Lars Martel Antoine; Fitjar, Rune Dahl; Gong, Huiwen; He, Canfei; Zook, Matthew (2023). Progress in Economic Geography: Inaugural editorial. Progress in Economic Geography. ISSN: 2949-6942. 1 (1).
  • Trippl, Michaela; Fastenrath, Sebastian; Isaksen, Arne (2023). Rethinking regional economic resilience: Preconditions and processes shaping transformative resilience. European Urban and Regional Studies. ISSN: 0969-7764. doi:10.1177/09697764231172326.
  • Isaksen, Arne; Trippl, Michaela; Kyllingstad, Nina; Rypestøl, Jan Ole (2020). Digital transformation of regional industries through asset modification. Competitiveness Review: an international business journal. ISSN: 1059-5422. 31 (1). s 130 - 144. doi:10.1108/CR-12-2019-0140.
  • Calignano, Giuseppe; Trippl, Michaela (2020). Innovation-Driven or Challenge-Driven Participation in International Energy Innovation Networks? Empirical Evidence from the H2020 Programme. Sustainability. ISSN: 2071-1050. doi:10.3390/su12114696.
  • Asheim, Bjørn Terje; Isaksen, Arne; Trippl, Michaela (2020). The role of the regional innovation system approach in contemporary regional policy : is it still relevant in a globalised world. Regions and innovation policies in Europe : Learning from the margins. ISBN: 9781789904154. Edward Elgar Publishing. Kapittel 1. s 12 - 29.
  • Trippl, Michaela; Baumgartinger-Seiringer, Simon; Frangenheim, Alexandra; Isaksen, Arne; Rypestøl, Jan Ole (2020). Unravelling green regional industrial path development: Regional preconditions, asset modification and agency. Geoforum. ISSN: 0016-7185. 111s 189 - 197. doi:10.1016/j.geoforum.2020.02.016.
  • Frangenheim, Alexandra; Trippl, Michaela; Chlebna, Camilla (2019). Beyond the Single Path View: Interpath Dynamics in Regional Contexts. Economic Geography. ISSN: 0013-0095. s 1 - 21. doi:10.1080/00130095.2019.1685378.
  • Miörner, Johan; Trippl, Michaela (2019). Embracing the future: path transformation and system reconfiguration for self-driving cars in West Sweden. European Planning Studies. ISSN: 0965-4313. 27 (11). s 1 - 19. doi:10.1080/09654313.2019.1652570.
  • Asheim, Bjørn Terje; Isaksen, Arne; Trippl, Michaela (2019). Introduction. Regional Economic Advantage. ISBN: 9781786437679. Edward Elgar Publishing. Introduction. s xiv - xxiv.
  • Asheim, Bjørn Terje; Grillitsch, Markus; Trippl, Michaela (2019). Sistemas regionales de innovaci: Pasado, presente y futuro. Revista Galega de Economía. ISSN: 1132-2799. 28 (2). s 4 - 22. doi:10.15304/rge.28.2.6190.
  • Grillitsch, Markus; Asheim, Bjørn Terje; Trippl, Michaela (2018). Unrelated knowledge combinations: The unexplored potential for regional industrial path development. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society. ISSN: 1752-1378. 11 (2). s 257 - 274. doi:10.1093/cjres/rsy012.
  • Asheim, Bjørn Terje; Isaksen, Arne; Trippl, Michaela (2019). Regional Economic Advantage. ISBN: 9781786437679. Edward Elgar Publishing. s 928.
  • Asheim, Bjørn Terje; Isaksen, Arne; Trippl, Michaela (2019). Advanced Introduction to Regional Innovation Systems. ISBN: 9781785361975. Edward Elgar Publishing. s 160.

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