Global Crises, Mega Trends and Regional Development Conference Presentations

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DAY ONE: Wednesday, 12 July 2023

Presentation Title Presenter Audio File
Professor Ron Martin – Welcome and introduction
>Session 1: Keynote Speaker
Chair: Judith Clifton

We have entered a new epoch…and in complex systems this is not always easy
to recognise
Professor Saskia Sassen
Session 2A:
Alternative perspectives on regional development
(McGrath Centre)
Chair: Robert Hassink
Squaring the doughnut: On the myths and realities of Amsterdam’s circular economy Matthew Thompson, Charlotte Cator, David Beel, Ian Rees Jones, Kevin Morgan & Martin Jones
Alternative conceptions of regional development in light of global crises and megatrends Emil Evenhuis
‘Overcoming the ‘metric trap’ in regional-economic studies by adopting a transformational diversity perspective Freek de Haan & Arnoud Lagendijk
Session 2B:
The impact of Covid-19
(Ramsden Room)
Chair: Betsy Donald
The impact of Brexit and Covid-19 on UK-EU trade – country and regional analysis Paweł Dobrzański, Sebastian Bobowski & Karenjit Clare
Rural areas as winners of the COVID19 pandemic? Digitalisation, working -from home and the internal migration of the highly qualified Rolf Sternberg, Louis Knüpling & Anne Otto
Economic Resilience and Regional Covid-19 Policies: Exploring Mitigation Strategies in the Netherlands Frank van Oort, Mark Thissen & Anet Wetering
Session 3A:
Innovation and Smart Technology
(McGrath Centre)
Chair: Meric Gertler
Arenas in the Regional Innovation Policy Mix David Waite, Graeme Roy, Stuart McIntyre  
China’s new labour mobility in the digital age: from manufacturing to platform work

Chun/Charlotte Yang & Pu Hao  
Global Digital Networks Matthew Zook & Michael Grote  
Session 3B:
Green Economy and Energy Transformation
(Ramsden Room)
Chair: Peter Sunley
Socio-economic implications of green transformation in traditional industries of advanced economies: a comparative study of Japan’s and Germany’s automotive sectors Anna Dzienis & Katarzyna Kamińska  
Understanding the role of oil and gas companies in the current sustainability trends. An application of the sustainable business model archetypes Jaime Menéndez-Sánchez, Jorge Fernández-Gómez & Andrés Araujo  
Regional Diversification: Sustainable Evolution vs. Rollercoaster Development Dieter Kogler, Changjun Lee, Keungoui Kim, Myungjin Oh  
Session 4: Climate change, the Environment and Sustainability – What should the future look like?
Amy Glasmeier

University leadership in the climate crisis: seizing the opportunity
Professor Meric Gertler

DAY TWO: Thursday, 12 July 2023

Presentation Title Presenter Audio File
Session 5: Keynote speaker
Chair: Professor Ron Martin
‘The right kind of growth for everyone: policy challenges during the digital and green transformations’
Professor Dame Diane Coyle
Session 6A:
Industry Supply Chains
(McGrath Centre)
Chair: Dieter Kogler
GVCs and income inequality Martina Pardy and Eduardo Rodriguez  
The great re-balancing and its impact on relocation and innovation strategies of multinational enterprises in Europe: Evidence from Danish micro data
The great re-balancing and its impact on relocation and innovation strategies of multinational enterprises in Europe: Evidence from Danish micro data
Timo Mitze & Torben Dall Schmidt  
Vertical integration and patterns of divergence in European industries: A long term input-output analysis Fabio Ascione & Maria Enrica Virgillitor
Session 6B:
The Circular Economy
(Ramsden Room)
Chair: Emil Evenhuis
The spatial perspective of circular economy (CE): an evidence from the mobilisation of territorial resources in the implementation of local CE projects.  Sébastien Bourdin  
Challenges to a circular economy in construction minerals Practices in the Greater Oslo region Bjørnar Sæther  
Atmanirbhar Bharat – India’s Approach to the Circular Economy Pratiksha Ashok
Session 7: Levelling up
Chair: Mia Gray
The Way You Look at Me. Improving local measures of left-behind groups and inequality in times of turmoil. Daria Denti, Paola Proietti, Alice Siragusa, Iraklis Stamos
Losing Ground? A long-term comparative analysis of shifting middle-class dynamics in canada’s urban system Niall Harney & Sébastien Breau
Levelling Up ‘left behind’ Redcar & Cleveland in Northeast England  Luke Telford & Jonathan Wistow
Session 8:
Closing Panel discussion : Reflections and future research

Panel discussion
Speakers include:
Ron Martin, Judith Clifton, Peter Sunley Amy Glasmeier
Conference closes