Elvira Uyarra - Senior Lecturer
Dr Elvira Uyarra is a Senior Lecturer at the Sustainable Consumption Institute and the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (Manchester Business School). During 2008-9 she was Innovation Policy and Research Fellow at NESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts). Elvira holds a Ph.D in Science and Technology Policy (Manchester), an MSc in Technical Change and Regional Development (Cardiff) and a BSc ('licenciatura') in Economics (University of the Basque Country).
She currently works on the SCI Flagship project Demand and Innovation for Sustainable Consumption and the related ESRC funded project ‘Underpinn’ looking at the influence of public sector procurement on innovation. Three journal publications are currently in preparation as a result of this research.
Journal publications (selected)
1. Edler, J., Georghiou, L., Blind, K. Uyarra, E. (2012) “Evaluating the demand side”, Research Evaluation (forthcoming).
2. Pinto, H., Uyarra, E., Guerreiro, J. (2012) “Diversity of Innovation Systems and Implications for Regional Policies: Comparison of the Regions of the Algarve and Andalusia”. Portuguese Review of Regional Studies n.º 29, 1.º Quadrimestre.
3. Flanagan K, Uyarra E, Laranja M (2011) “Reconceptualising the ‘policy mix’ for innovation”, Research Policy 40 (5), 702–713.
4. Uyarra, E. and Flanagan, K. (2010) “From regional innovation systems to regions as innovation policy spaces” Environment and Planning C 28 (4), 681-695.
5. Uyarra, E. (2010) “Conceptualising the regional roles of universities, implications and contradictions”, European Planning Studies 18 (8), 1227- 1246.
6. Uyarra, E. (2010) “What is evolutionary about ‘Regional Systems of Innovation’? Implications for regional policy” Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 20 (1), 115-137.
7. Uyarra, E. and Flanagan, K. (2010) “Understanding the innovation impacts of public procurement”, European Planning Studies, 18(1), 123-145.
8. Uyarra, E. and Flanagan, K. (2009) “La relevancia del concepto ‘sistema regional de innovación’ para la formulación de la política de innovación” Ekononiaz,70. I/09.
9. Laranja, M., Uyarra, E. and Flanagan, K. (2008) “Policies for science, technology and innovation: translating rationales into regional policies in a multi -level setting”. Research Policy 37 (5), 823-835.
10. Uyarra, E. (2007) "Key dilemmas of regional innovation policies" Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research, 20 (3), 243-261.
Contributions to edited books (selected)
1. Treumer, S. and Uyarra, E. (2012) Competitive dialogue and contractual design fostering innovation and need analysis, in Piga, G. and Treumer, S. The Applied Law and Economics of Public Procurement, Routledge.
2. Uyarra, E. and Flanagan, K. (2012) Reframing regional innovation systems: Evolution, complexity and public policy, in Cooke, P. (ed.) Reframing Regional Development: Evolution, Innovation & Transition. Routledge (forthcoming).
3. Edler, J; Uyarra, E. (2012): Public Procurement of Innovation; in: Brown, L.; Osborne, S. (eds.) The Handbook of Innovation and Change in Public Sector Services, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar (forthcoming).
4. Uyarra, E. (2011) “Regional Innovation Systems Revisited: Networks, Institutions, Policy and Complexity”, in Herrschel, T. and Tallberg, P. (eds.) The Role of the Regions: Networks, Scale, Territory. Gothenburg: Region Skane.
5. Howells, J, Tether, B. Uyarra, E. (2009) “Innovación en los servicios a empresas: de la adopción tecnológica a los cambios múltiples, complementarios y simultáneos”, in L. Rubalcaba and H. Kox (eds), Servicios a empresas y crecimiento económico en Europa. E. Marcial Pons Libreros.
6. Uyarra, E. (2008) “Learning regions? Reflections on regional innovation strategies illustrated by the Castilla y León region in Spain”. In Weresa, M. and Leal Filho, W. (ed.) Fostering innovations and transfer of knowledge in regions. Frankfurt: Peter Lang Scientific Publisher.
7. Howells, J, Tether, B. Uyarra, E (2007) “Innovation in Business Services: From Technological Adoption to Multiple, Complementary, Concurrent Changes”. In L. Rubalcaba and H. Kox (eds), Business services in European economic growth, London: Palgrave MacMillan.
1. Georghiou, L., Li, Y. Uyarra, E. and Edler, J. (2010) Public Procurement for Innovation in Small European Countries: A report from the ERAPRISM: (Policies for Research and Innovation in Small Member States to Advance the European Research Area) OMC‐Net Project. November 2010.
2. Eriksson, A, Caniels, M., Cooke, P., Uyarra, E., Sotarauta, M. & Wallin, J. 2010. “Regional innovation Policy in Transition: Reflections on the Change Process in the Skåne Region”. Vinnova Report 2010:17. Stockholm: Vinnova.
3. Uyarra, E. (2010) “Opportunities for innovation through local government procurement - A case study of Greater Manchester”. NESTA Research Report, May 2010.
4. Charles, D. and Uyarra, E. (2010): “Practical benefits of innovation-related instruments at regional and local level”. Report for the EU-OECD Innovation Project A new innovation Strategy for regions. OECD, Paris.
5. Tsipouri, L., Edler, J., Rolstam, R. and Uyarra, E. (2009) “Risk Management in the Procurement of Innovation, Concepts and Empirical Evidence in the European Union”. Report of the Expert Group. European Commission, Directorate General for Research. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, EUR 24229 EN.
6. Edler, J. Georghiou, L., Blind, K., Uyarra, E. (2009) “Monitoring and Evaluation Methodology for the EU Lead Market Initiative: A Concept Development”. Report for the Innogrips/Lead Market Initiative, DG Enterprise, European Commission.
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