update: I defended my PhD dissertation in December 2011, and obtained my PhD title in early 2012
My PhD Project
My research dealt with entrepreneurial dynamics and local/regional development. Here it is the university link to my main work. The study is part of a project that aims to economic develop the municipality of Frederikshavn (north Denmark) from diverse fronts. I use economic geography tools. An important issue in the research is to look at the concept of “Oplevelsesøkonomi” (experience economy) and its influence on Local Economic Development in Frederikshavn. I look at the entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs, and the networks they are involved in. I also look at historical patterns in local development. The project seeks to be useful for current policy making, which could potentially advise a city like Frederikshavn.
Research keywords: Economic Geography, Local Economic Development, Entrepreneurship, Evolutionary Economics, Rural vs. Urban, Innovation, Business, Governance, Policy Making, Social Justice, Systems of Innovation, Networks.
Geographic interests: Frederikshavn (Denmark), North Denmark (Nordjylland), Vallejo (San Francisco Bay Area), Madrid & Barcelona (Spain), Latin America. I like underdog regions.