Publications by Keld Laursen [Homepage]

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Papers in refereed journals

Firm strategy and innovation
Kaiser, U., H.C. Kongsted, K. Laursen and A-K. Ejsing (forthcoming), 'Experience Matters: The Role of Academic Scientist Mobility for Industrial Innovation', Strategic Management Journal.
Moreira, S., A. Markus and K. Laursen (forthcoming), 'Knowledge Diversity and Coordination: The Effect of Intrafirm Inventor Task Networks on Absorption Speed', Strategic Management Journal.
Criscuolo, P., K. Laursen, T. Reichstein and A. Salter (2018), 'The Winning Combination: Search strategies and innovative performance in the UK', Industry and Innovation. Vol. 25(2), pp. 115-143. doi: 10.1080/13662716.2017.1286462.
Laursen, K., S. Moreira, T. Reichstein and M.I. Leone (2017), 'Evading the Boomerang Effect: Using the Grant-Back Clause to Further Generative Appropriability from Technology Licensing Deals', Organization Science. Vol. 28(3), pp. 514-530. doi: 10.1287/orsc.2017.1130.
Laursen, K. and G. Santangelo (2017), 'The role of "non-economic" endowments: introduction to the special section on what we know and what we should know about international knowledge sourcing', Industrial and Corporate Change. Vol. 26(2), pp. 279-284. doi: 10.1093/icc/dtx003.
Laursen, K., F. Masciarelli and T. Reichstein (2016), 'A Matter of Location: The Role of Regional Social Capital in Overcoming the Liability of Newness in R&D Acquisition Activities', Regional Studies. Vol. 50(9), pp. 1537-1550. doi: 10.1080/00343404.2015.1041370.
Lakemond, N., L. Bengtsson, K. Laursen and F. Tell (2016), 'Match & Manage: The use of knowledge matching and project management to integrate knowledge in collaborative inbound open innovation', Industrial and Corporate Change. Vol. 26(2), pp. 333-352. doi: 10.1093/icc/dtw004.
Laursen, K. and A. Salter (2014), 'The Paradox of Openness: Appropriability, External Search and Collaboration', Research Policy. Vol. 43(5), pp. 867-878. doi: 10.1016/j.respol.2013.10.004.
D'Agostino, L.M., K. Laursen and G. Santangelo (2013), 'The impact of R&D offshoring on the home knowledge production of OECD investing regions', Journal of Economic Geography. Vol. 13(1), pp. 145-175. doi: 10.1093/jeg/LBS012.
Laursen, K., F. Masciarelli and A. Prencipe (2012), 'Trapped or spurred by the home region? The effects of potential social capital on involvement in foreign markets for goods and technology', Journal of International Business Studies. Vol. 43(9), 2012, pp. 783–807. doi:10.1057/jibs.2012.27.
Laursen, K. (2012), 'Keep searching and you'll find: What do we know about variety creation through firms' search activities for innovation?', Industrial and Corporate Change. Vol. 21(5), pp. 1181-1220. doi:10.1093/icc/dts025.
Laursen, K., F. Masciarelli and A. Prencipe (2012), 'Regions matter: how localized social capital affects external knowledge acquisition and innovation', Organization Science. Vol 23(1), pp. 177-193. doi: 10.1287/orsc.1110.0650.
Foss, NJ., K. Laursen and T. Pedersen (2011), 'Linking customer interaction and innovation: The mediating role of new organizational practices', Organization Science. Vol. 22(4), pp. 980-999. doi: 10.1287/orsc.1100.0584.
Laursen, K. (2011), 'User-producer interaction as a driver of innovation: costs and advantages in an open innovation model', Science and Public Policy, Vol. 38(9), pp. 713-723. doi: 10.3152/030234211X13070021633242
Laursen, K., T. Reichstein and A. Salter (2011), 'Exploring the Effect of Geographical Distance and University Quality on Industry-University Collaboration in the UK', Regional Studies, Vol. 45(4), pp. 507-523. doi: 10.1080/00343400903401618.
Colombo, M., K. Laursen, M. Magnusson and C. Rossi-Lamastra (2011), 'Organizing Inter- and Intra-Firm Networks: What is the Impact on Innovation Performance? ', Industry and Innovation, Vol. 18(6), pp. 531-538. doi: 10.1080/13662716.2011.601958.
Laursen, K., M.I. Leone and S. Torrisi (2010), 'Technological exploration through licensing: New insights from the licensee's point of view', Industrial and Corporate Change, Vol 19(3), pp. 871-897. doi: 10.1093/icc/dtq034.
Jeppesen L.B. and K. Laursen (2009), 'The role of lead users in knowledge sharing', Research Policy. Vol. 38(10), pp 1582-1589. doi: 10.1016/j.respol.2009.09.002
Laursen, K. and A. Salter (2006), 'Open for Innovation: The role of openness in explaining innovative performance among UK manufacturing firms', Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 27(2), pp 131-150. doi: 10.1002/smj.507.
Foss, NJ and K. Laursen (2005), 'Performance Pay, Delegation, and Multitasking under Uncertainty and Innovativeness: An Empirical Investigation', Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol 58(2) 246-276. doi: 10.1016/j.jebo.2004.03.018.
Laursen, K. and A. Salter (2004), 'Searching Low and High: What Types of Firms Use Universities as a Source of Innovation?', Research Policy, Vol 33(8), pp. 1201-1215. doi: 10.1016/j.respol.2004.07.004.
Laursen, K. and N.J. Foss (2003), 'New HRM Practices, Complementarities, and the Impact on Innovation Performance', Cambridge Journal of Economics, Vol 27(2), pp. 243-263. doi: 10.1093/cje/27.2.243.
Laursen, K. (2002), 'The Importance of Sectoral Differences in the Application of Complementary HRM Practices for Innovation Performance', International Journal of the Economics of Business, Vol. 9(1), pp. 139-156. doi: 10.1080/13571510110103029.
Laursen, K. and V. Mahnke (2001), 'Knowledge strategies, firm types, and complementarity in human-resource practices', Journal of Management and Governance, Vol. 5(1), pp. 1-27. doi: 10.1023/A:1017985623502.

International specialization in science, technology and trade
Laursen, K. (2015), 'Revealed comparative advantage and the alternatives as measures of international specialization', Eurasian Business Review, Vol. 5 (1), pp. 99-115. doi: 10.1007/s40821-015-0017-1.
Laursen, K. and V. Meliciani, (2010), 'The Role of ICT Knowledge Flows for International Market Share Dynamics', Research Policy, Vol. 39(5), pp 687-697. doi: 10.1016/j.respol.2010.02.007.
Laursen, K. and A. Salter (2005), 'The Fruits of Intellectual Production: Economic and scientific specialisation among OECD countries', Cambridge Journal of Economics, Vol 29(2), pp. 289-308. doi: 10.1093/cje/bei032.
Laursen, K. (2004), 'New and old economy: the role of ICT in structural change and economic dynamics', Structural Change and Economics Dynamics, Vol 15(3), pp. 241-243. doi: 10.1016/j.strueco.2004.06.001 [Download the paper in pdf-format].
Laursen, K. and V. Meliciani (2002) 'The relative importance of international vis-a-vis national technological spillovers for market share dynamics', Industrial and Corporate Change, Vol. 11(4), pp. 875-894. doi: 10.1093/icc/11.4.875. [Download the paper in pdf-format].
Laursen, K. and V. Meliciani (2000), 'The importance of technology based inter-sectoral linkages for market share dynamics', Review of World Economics/ Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv, Vol. 136(4), pp. 702-723. doi: 10.1007/BF02707649 [Download the paper in pdf-format].
Laursen, K. (2000), 'Do Export and Technological Specialisation Patterns Co-evolve in Terms of Convergence or Divergence?: Evidence from 19 OECD Countries, 1971-1991', Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Vol. 10(4), pp. 415-436. doi: 10.1007/s001910000044 [Download the paper in pdf-format].
Laursen, K. and I. Drejer (1999), 'Do Inter-sectoral Linkages Matter for International Trade Specialisation?', the Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Vol 8(4), pp. 311-330. doi: 10.1080/10438599900000013
Laursen, K. (1999), 'The Impact of Technological Opportunity on the Dynamics of Trade Performance', Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Vol 10(3-4), pp. 341-357. doi: 10.1016/S0954-349X(99)00004-1. [Download the paper in pdf-format].
Drejer, I., F. Skov Kristensen & K. Laursen (1999), 'Cluster Studies as a Basis for Industrial Policy: The Case of Denmark', Industry & Innovation, Vol 6(2), pp. 171-190.
Dalum, B., K. Laursen and B. Verspagen (1999), 'Does Specialization Matter for Growth?', Industrial and Corporate Change, Vol 8(2), pp. 267-288. [Download the paper in pdf-format].
Dalum, B., K. Laursen and G. Villumsen (1998), 'Structural Change in OECD Export Specialisation Patterns: De-specialisation and "Stickiness"', the International Review of Applied Economics, Vol 12(3), pp. 447-467. [Download the paper in pdf-format].
Laursen, K. (1996), 'Horizontal Diversification in the Danish National System of Innovation: The Case of Pharmaceuticals', Research Policy, Vol 25(7), pp. 1121-1137. [Download the paper in pdf-format].


Laursen, K. (2000), Trade Specialisation, Technology and Economic Growth: Theory and Evidence from Advanced Countries, Cheltenham, UK and Lyme, US: Edward Elgar, ISBN 1 84064 385 4.

Papers in books

Laursen, K and Foss, NJ (2014), 'Human Resource Management Practices and Innovation', in: Mark Dodgson, David Gann and Nelson Phillips (Editors), Handbook of Innovation Management, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.
Mahnke, V., K. Laursen, and P. Vejrup-Hansen (2012), 'Diversity and Experience as Entrepreneurial Value Drivers in Professional Engineering Consulting Firms', in: M. Reihlien and and A. Werr (Editors) Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship in Professional Services, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK.
Leone, M.I. and K. Laursen, (2011), 'Patent exploitation strategies and value creation, in: F. Munari and R. Oriani (Editors), The Economic Valuation of Patents, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK.
Laursen, K. (2001), 'The Impact of HRM Practices on Innovation Performance: An Empirical Assessment, pp. 150-157, in the European Commission -- DG Enterprise (ed.), Innovation and enterprise creation: Statistics and indicators, Luxembourg, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities.
Drejer, I., F. S. Kristensen and K. Laursen (1999), ' Studies of Clusters as a Basis for Industrial and Technology Policy in the Danish Economy', pp. 293-313, in OECD (ed.) Boosting Innovation: The Cluster Approach, Paris, OECD.

Policy related work

Laursen, K., & J.L. Christensen (1996), 'The Creation, Distribution and Use of Knowledge: A Pilot Study on the Danish Innovation System', Copenhagen, Danish Agency for Trade and Industry, Ministry of Business and Industry.

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Last updated 01.08.2016