I am Assistant Professor at Maynooth University School of Business. My research focuses on innovation, collaboration, networks, the internationalization of science, and repurposing.
I am Assistant Professor at Maynooth University School of Business. My research focuses on innovation, collaboration, networks, the internationalization of science, and repurposing.

My Research

My research contributes to the multi-disciplinary research streams of knowledge generation and innovation in knowledge-intense industries. My main areas of expertise include:

  • Knowledge Generation and Innovation in Knowledge-intense Industries
  • Alliances, Collaboration, and Innovation Networks
  • Internationalization of Science and R&D
  • Repurposing and Exaptation

My research has a strong focus on empirical projects that apply quantitative research designs using rich and large datasets, e.g., of scientific publications or clinical trials. Typically, I use different regression methods as well as social network analysis to analyze these datasets. However, I have recently commenced mixed-method studies that also use qualitative data.

Publications in Refereed Journals

Book Chapters

Other Publications

Editorships

  • 12/2022
    • Academic Editor, PLOS ONE
  • 06/2021 –
    • Guest Editor, Special Issue on Rethinking Medical Innovation: Organizing R&D, Responding to Crisis, Delivering Health Services, Innovation: Organization & Management, Co-editors: Gulbrandsen, M., McKelvey, M., and Miller, F. A.

Selected Presentations at Academic Conferences and Workshops

I have presented my research at more than thirty international conferences and workshops. In addition, I have been invited to give talks on more than five occasions at different institutions, including University College Dublin, University College London, and the University of Kassel.

Recent presentations include but are not limited to the following:

  • 2023
    • The Specialist’s Dilemma: How Specialization Inhibits Reactivity and Innovation Responsiveness in a Crisis, Annual Meeting of Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Division (TIE Kommission) of the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB), Frankfurt am Main (Germany), 21st-22nd September
  • 2021
    • Geography of authorship: How geography shapes authorship attribution in global team science, 18th International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society Conference, online conference, 08th-10th July
  • 2019
    • Big Pharma, Bad Science? An Analysis of Retractions in Bio-medical Journals, 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston (United States), 9th-13th August
  • 2018
    • Exploring Network Dynamics in Complex Fields of Science: Investigator Networks in Clinical Trials, 17th International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society Conference, Seoul (South Korea), 02nd-04th July
  • 2017
    • How Do Networks Affect Knowledge Generation for Drug Development? – A study of Investigator Networks, Knowledge Domains, and Knowledge Generation, Annual Meeting of Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Division (TIE Kommission) of the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB), Koblenz (Germany), 21st-22nd September
    • How Do Networks Affect Knowledge Generation for Drug Development? – A study of Investigator Networks, Knowledge Domains, and Knowledge Generation, 77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Atlanta (United States), 4th-8th August
  • 2016
    • How Do Networks Affect Knowledge Generation for Drug Development?: Investigator Networks and Knowledge Generation in Clinical Trials, 16th International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society Conference, Montreal (Canada), 6th-8th July
  • 2015
    • Internationalization of Clinical Research over Time: An Analysis of Supply-side, Demand-side and Knowledge-transfer Arguments, Workshop ”What Do We Know and What Should We Know about International Knowledge Sourcing?”, Catania (Italy), 12th-13th
      June
    • The Influence of Collaboration on Firm Publications: Evidence from Pharmaceutical Cancer Research, 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Vancouver (Canada), 7th-11th August
  • 2014
    • The Influence of Collaboration on Firm Publications: Evidence from Pharmaceutical Cancer Research, Workshop Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Health Care and Life Sciences, Gothenburg (Sweden), 11th – 12th December
    • Internationalization of Clinical Research over Time: An Analysis of Supply-side, Demand-side and Knowledge-transfer Arguments, 15th International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society Conference, Jena (Germany), 27th – 30th July