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Dr. Jason Deegan completed his PhD at the University of Stavanger in 2023, his dissertation was titled: Regional transformation; between policy intervention and knowledge dynamics? Jason now works as a senior researcher at NORCE, focusesd on innovation and industry.
September 2016 - April 2017
Ringier One Africa Media (ROAM)
- Marketing Coordinator for Emerging Markets
This article examines which economic domains regional policy makers aim to develop in regional innovation strategies, focusing in particular on the complexity of those economic domains and their relatedness to other economic domains in the region. We build on the economic geography literature that advises policy makers to target related and complex...
This paper introduces an analytical framework for understanding how specialized and diversified regional innovation system (RIS) differ in the way an entrepreneurial discovery process (EDP) is likely to unfold. To analytically explore the proposed framework, we deploy a sequential explanatory design approach, using quantitative data to analyze the...
The article examines a key component of regional smart specialisation strategy, namely the entrepreneurial discovery process (EDP) and how it unfolds in three regions in Norway. The authors seek to understand the interpretation and operationalisation of the EDP by conducting a constructivist thematic analysis of regional strategy documents and asso...
Regions have emerged as an important spatial scale through which to understand processes of economic development (Lundvall, and Borrás, 1997; Asheim and Isaksen, 2002; Boschma, 2005, 2015; Boschma et al., 2017; Isaksen and Trippl, 2016; Neffke et al., 2011). This regional turn, however, has sought to provide answers to several important questions a...
This paper examines which economic domains regional policy-makers aim to develop in regional innovation strategies, focusing in particular on the complexity of those economic domains and their relatedness to other economic domains in the region. We build on the economic geography literature that advises policy-makers to target related and complex e...
This paper examines the impact early ratification of the United Nations Convention against Corruption has on a country’s Corruption Perceptions Index score. It builds on much of the recent scholarly work that explores policy diffusion and the role of early adopters (or leaders) in creating the space for later adopters (or laggards) to adopt particu...
The conflict between Israel and Palestine has lasted over half a century, with both sides enduring military and political turmoil. This paper explores how Twitter is being used as a medium to portray identities in the conflict. We examine the tweets contained in the @IDFspokesperson and @ISMPalestine Twitter accounts between late 2015 and early 201...
An evaluation of the rational and incrementalist approaches to policymaking, a piece I wrote in the course of my masters in public policy.
With Brexit largely dominating political life in Britain, what lessons can policymakers in other countries learn from the British experience of the Brexit process thus far?
I am interested to learn more about areas of policy which in your country, or globally don't get enough attention and are under-served in public discourse and receive little to no attention from policymakers?
A lot was said of the promise of France's president when he came to office in 2017, but what medium to long term impact will he have on French policymaking and the makeup of the French economy and society?
Across many fields there are common misconceptions - I'm curious to know what people find are the biggest misconceptions that the general public has about your field of study?