PhD Economics, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven Centre for Innovation Studies, the Netherlands. ‘Local Knowledge Spillovers in High-Tech Clusters in Developing Countries: the case of the Uruguayan Software Cluster’.
MA Development Economics, University of East Anglia, School of Development Studies, UK. ‘Market Orientation or State Intervention? The Brazilian Experience of Automotive Industry’.
BA Economics, University of Macedonia of Economic and Social Sciences, Greece.
Lecturer in Applied Economics, Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds, UK. (2012 to present).
Lecturer in Industrial Economics, Nottingham University Business School, University of Nottingham, UK (2008-2012).
Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK (2011 to present).
Research Associate, Manchester Metropolitan University, Business School, UK (2007-2008).
Research Assistant, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven Centre for Innovation Studies, the Netherlands (2002-2006).
Research Grants & Awards
2017-2019 BBSRC Global Challenges Research Fund ‘Valuing Orchard and Integrated Crop Ecosystem Services’ (£753,539), Co-investigator.
2013-2015 ESRC –‘Innovating for a Low Carbon Economy’ (£28,106), Co-investigator.
2013 British Academy of Management Best Paper Award in Innovation for the paper: Kesidou, E. and Demirel, P. ‘Motivations for Organisational Eco-innovations: Adoption of Environmental Management Systems by UK Companies’.
2013 SeedCorn Funding for Social Science/STEM Collaborations, University of Leeds –‘Eco-Innovation and the Porter hypothesis’ (£2,000), Principal investigator.
2012 Collaboration Fund University of Nottingham China, Malaysia and the UK – ‘Eco-Innovation in Emerging Economies: Evidence from China and Malaysia and a comparison with the UK’ (£5,000), Co-investigator.
2009-2010 New Researchers’ Fund, University of Nottingham –‘Drivers of Eco-Innovation’ (£40,242), Principal investigator.
2009 Nottingham University Business School –‘Drivers of Eco-Innovation’ (£4,434), Principal investigator.
2005-2006 NWO, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research –‘Knowledge Networks and Innovation in Developing Countries’ (€5,000), Principal investigator.
2004-2005 ECIS, Eindhoven Centre for Innovation Studies –‘Local Knowledge Spillovers and Innovation in High-tech Clusters in Developing Countries’ (€2,500) Principal investigator.
2004-2005 TU/e, Eindhoven University of Technology – ‘Local Knowledge Spillovers and Innovation in High-tech Clusters in Developing Countries’ (€2,500) Principal investigator.
My current research work focuses upon Eco-Innovations, namely environmental innovations in products, processes, and services. In particular, I am interested in understanding the factors -Institutional, demand, organizational- that drive these Eco-Innovations by applying Econometric techniques.
I have carried out extensive research work on Industrial Clusters in Developing countries, especially in Latin America. In particular, I examined the impact of local knowledge spillovers upon innovation, economic performance, and internationalization of software firms by applying Network methodologies, Econometrics techniques and the Community Innovation Survey (CIS).
Research Interests: Economics of Innovation; Eco-Innovations; Economic Geography; Economic Development; Systems of Innovation in Latin America; Network Analysis.
LUBS3930 - Economics of Business and Corporate Strategy
LUBS2665 - Economics of Innovation
LUBS2570 - Introduction to Econometrics
Postgraduate Research Director - Economics Division
Module Leader for LUBS2665-Economics of Innovation & LUBS2570-Introduction to Econometrics Supervision of UG and MSc dissertations
Refereed Journal Articles
Barcia, M. and Kesidou, E. (2017) ‘Innovation and Entrepreneurship as strategies for success among Cuban-based firms in the late years of the transatlantic slave trade’. Forthcoming in Business History.
Iatridis , K. and Kesidou, E. (2016) ‘What Drives Substantive Versus Symbolic Implementation of ISO 14001 in a Time of Economic Crisis? Insights from Greek Manufacturing Companies’. Journal of Business Ethics,1-19.
Kesidou, E. and Demirel, P. (2012) ‘On the Drivers of Eco-Innovations: Empirical Evidence from the UK’ Research Policy, 41 (5), pp. 862-870.
Kesidou, E. and Snijders, C. (2012) ‘External Knowledge and Innovation Performance in Clusters: Empirical Evidence from the Uruguay Software Cluster’. Industry and Innovation, 19 (5), 437-457.
Demirel, P. and Kesidou, E. (2011) ‘Stimulating different types of Eco-Innovation in the UK: Government Policies and Firm Motivations’ Ecological Economics, 70 (8), pp. 1546-1557 .
Kesidou E., Caniëls M.C.J. and Romijn H.A. (2009) ‘Local Knowledge Spillovers and Development: An exploration of the Software Cluster in Uruguay’ Industry and Innovation, 16(2) pp. 247-272.
Kesidou, E. and Romijn, H.A. (2008) ‘Do Local Knowledge Spillovers Matter for Development? An Empirical Study of Uruguay’s Software Cluster’ World Development, 36 (10) pp. 2004–2028.
Kesidou, E. and Szirmai, A. (2008), “Local Knowledge Spillovers, Innovation and Economic Performance in Developing Countries. Empirical Evidence from the Uruguay Software Cluster” The European Journal of Development Research, 20(2), pp. 281-98.
Books and Book Chapters
Demirel, P. and Kesidou, E. (2013) "The impact of environmental regulation frameworks and firm-level factors on eco-innovations: Evidence from DEFRA survey of manufacturing firms in the UK", in Ugur, M (ed) Governance, Regulation And Innovation: Theory And Evidence From Firms And Nations, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, Massachusetts, USA: Edward Elgar.
Caniëls M.C.J., Kesidou E. and Romijn H.A. (2009) ‘The software sector in Uruguay: A Sectoral Systems of Innovation perspective’ in Malerba, F. and S. Mani (Eds) Sectoral Systems of Innovation and Production in Developing Countries: Actors, Structure and Evolution, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, Massachusetts, USA: Edward Elgar.
Kesidou E. (2007) Local Knowledge Spillovers in High-tech Clusters in Developing Countries: The Case of the Uruguayan Software Cluster. Eindhoven: Eindhoven University Press (ISBN 978-90-386-0936-2).
Kesidou E. (2004) ‘The Political Economy of Technology Policy: The Automotive Sector in Brazil (1950-2000)’ Mani, S. and H. A. Romijn (Eds) Innovation, Learning and Technological Dynamism of Developing Countries, Tokyo: United Nations University Press (ISBN 92-808-1097-9).
Kesidou, E. 'On Synergies between Environmental Technological and Organizational Innovations', Joint UNU-MERIT/School of Governance Seminar (December 2015).
Kesidou E. 'On Synergies between Environmental Technological and Organizational Innovations' SPRU Seminar Series, University of Sussex (September 2015).
Kesidou, E. ‘Determinants of Eco-innovations: Evidence from the UK & Implications for Poland’, Institute for Structural Research: (Eco-) innovation – the myth or foundation of the Polish pro-growth policy? Warsaw, Poland, (18 September 2012).
Kesidou, E. ‘The Determinants of Organisational Eco-innovations: An examination of the adoption of Environmental Management Systems by UK companies’ ZEW (Centre for European Economic Research) Seminar Series, Manheim, Germany (5 October 2011).
Kesidou E. 'Local Knowledge Spillovers and Innovation in Clusters in Developing Countries' Development Economics & Policy Seminar Series, University of Manchester (February 2009).
Recent Peer-Reviewed Conferences
Ozusaglam, S, Kesidou, E., and Chee, Y.W. ‘Three Ways Environmental Innovation Complementarities: Externality Reduction, Efficiency Improving And Organizational Systems’ 29th Annual British Academy of Management Conference, University of Portsmouth (8-10 September 2015).
Kesidou, E. and Demirel, P. ‘On Dynamic Capabilities and Environmental Innovations’ The 11th biennial conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics: Transformations University of Leeds, Leeds, UK (30 June-3 July 2015).
Kesidou, E. and Barcia M. ‘Innovation and Entrepreneurship as Strategies for Success among Havana-Based Slave Trading Firms after 1820’ 129th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, New York, US (2-5 January 2015).
Kesidou, E. and Demirel, P. ‘Regulatory Complexity and Organisational Environmental Innovations’, 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (7- 11 August 2015).
Kesidou, E. and Demirel, P. ‘Motivations for Organisational Eco-innovations: Adoption of Environmental Management Systems by UK Companies’ 27th Annual British Academy of Management Conference, University of Liverpool Management School: Managing to Make a Difference, Liverpool, UK (10-12 September 2013).
Kesidou, E. ‘External Knowledge and Innovation Performance in Clusters: Empirical evidence from the Uruguay software cluster’ United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) conference: Towards Economic Transformation of Africa: Some Selected Issues, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (16-17 September 2010)
Kesidou, E. and Demirel, P. ‘On the Drivers of Eco-Innovation: Empirical evidence from the UK’ 13th International Schumpeter Society Conference: Innovation, Organisation, Sustainability and Crises, Aalborg, Denmark (21-24 June 2010).
Kesidou, E. and Demirel, P. ‘On the Drivers of Eco-Innovations’ Technical Change: History, Economics and Policy. A Conference in Honour of Nick von Tunzelmann, SPRU, University of Sussex, Brighton (29-30 March 2010).