Monica Plechero
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Short Bio

Monica Plechero is currently a research fellow at the Department of Economics and Management (DISEI), University of Florence. Her research area relates to geography of innovation, globalization of innovation and regional innovation systems, both in emerging as well as developed countries. In her research, she seeks to understand institutional and organizational conditions that may lead to regional and industrial development and to different trajectories. The unit of analysis she adopts in her studies usually captures firms (specifically, SMEs), clusters/districts or regional innovation systems.

She holds a Ph.D. in Economic Geography from Lund University (SE) and an International Master in European Studies of Society, Science and Technology from Lund University (SE) and Roskilde University (DK). Previously to her experience in academia, she worked for many years as independent researcher and consultant for different Italian entrepreneurial associations and other research organizations.


 
Recent Publications
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Article:
Zukauskaite, E., Trippl, M. and Plechero M., 2017
"Institutional Thickness Revisited", Economic Geography, 93 (4), pp. 325-345. DOI: 10.1080/00130095.2017.1331703

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Article:
Cozza, C., and Plechero M., 2017
"The concentration of Health research and innovation across EU regions", Argomenti, 8, pp. 107-120. DOI: 10.14276/1971-8357.1051

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Book chapter:
Chaminade C., De Fuentes, C., Harirchi G., Plechero M., 2016
"The geography and structure of Global Innovation Networks: global scope and regional embeddedness. Chapter in: Shearmur et al. (eds)", Handbook of the Geographies of Innovation. Edward Elgar, pp. 370-381.


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Book chapter:
Chaminade C. and Plechero M., 2016
"International knowledge flows", Chapter in Science, Research and Innovation Performance. A contribution to the Open Innovation Open Science Open to the World agenda of the EU, European Commission - Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, pp. 203-226.



Article:
Plechero M. and Chaminade C., 2016
"The role of regional sectoral specialization on the geography of innovation networks: a comparison between firms located in regions in developed and emerging economies", Int. J. Technological Learning, Innovation and Development, 8, (2), pp. 148-170



Article:
Plechero M. and Chaminade C., 2016
"Spatial Distribution of Innovation Networks, Technological Competencies and Degree of Novelty in Emerging Economy Firms", European Planning Studies, 24 (6), 1056-1078.



Article:
Chaminade, C. and Plechero M., 2015
"Do Regions Make a Difference? Regional Innovation Systems and Global Innovation Networks in the ICT Industry", European Planning Studies, 23(2), 215-237.



Report:
Chaminade, C., Castellani D. and Plechero M., 2014
"The emergence of China and India as new innovation power houses? Threat or opportunity?", Globaliseringsforum Report. Entreprenörskapsforum


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Article:
Lv. P., Plechero M. and Basant R., 2013
"International Competitive Strategy Choices: Comparing Firms in China and India", Asian Pacific Business Review, 19 (4), pp. 542-558.



Article:
Plechero M. and Chaminade C., 2013
"The influence of micro-characteristics in different modes of globalization of innovation: A comparative study of Indian (Pune) and Chinese (Beijing) firms.", Industry and Innovation 20 (7), 661-682



PhD thesis:
Plechero, M. 2012
"The changing geography of innovation. Chinese and Indian regions and the global flows of innovation", PhD dissertation. Lund University Press


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