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Last update on 10/11/17

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My research revolves around innovation, globalization and development. I am interested in measurement of innovation, heterogeneity of innovation behaviour, geography of innovation and interlinks between innovation, institutions and economic development. If one really needs to squeeze it into a field box, my research fits best in economics of innovation, crossed with international, institutional and development economics, mingled with economic geography and spiced by a pinch of strategic management. Indeed, it is a colourful mixture, but this is what it takes.


I clinched Ph.D. degrees in Economics (2003) from the University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic and in Science, technology and innovation studies (2005) from the University of Oslo, Norway. From 2002 until 2010 I survived eight long Norwegian winters doing research at the TIK Centre, University of Oslo. Since 2010 I am back home at CERGE‑EI in Prague. Since 2011 to 2017 I also held the chair of Associate Professor in CIRCLE, Lund University. Check me out at RePEc, EconPapers, ORCID, ResearcherID, Scopus Author ID, Publons, ResearchGate and Google scholar!


In less academic part of my professional life, I currently provide consultancy services to the European Commission as the Research and Innovation Observatory (formerly known as ERAWATCH) correspondent for the Czech Republic and advice the Czech government as a member of the Commission for Evaluation of Results of Research Organizations and Programmes at the Council for Research, Development and Innovation. In the recent past, I was a member of the Evaluation panel on Business, Management, Administration and Finance of the Czech Science Foundation and the Evaluation panel of the OMEGA programme of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic. I also did consultancy work for flagship publications by UNIDO, UNCTAD and UNECE. Read my blog about innovation policy and related topics (only in Czech).




Selected publications


Grillitsch, M., Martin, R. and Srholec, M. (2017) Knowledge base combinations and innovation performance in Swedish regions. Economic Geography, 93, 458-479. (download)


Fagerberg, J. and Srholec, M. (2017) Capabilities, Economic Development, Sustainability. Cambridge Journal of Economics, 41, 905-926. (download)


Fagerberg, J. and Srholec, M. (2016) Global Dynamics, Capabilities and the Crisis. Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 26, 765-784. (download)


Srholec, M. (2015) Understanding the diversity of foreign cooperation on innovation across countries: Multilevel evidence from Europe. Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 24, 159-182. (download)


Fagerberg, J., Feldman, M. and Srholec, M. (2014) Technological dynamics and social capability: U.S. states and European nations. Journal of Economic Geography, 14, 313-337. (download)


Srholec, M. and Žížalová, P. (2014) Mapping the geography of R&D: What can we learn for regional innovation policy in the Czech Republic and beyond? European Planning Studies, 22, 1862-1878. (download)


Srholec, M. and Verspagen, B. (2012) The Voyage of the Beagle into innovation: Explorations on heterogeneity, selection and sectors. Industrial and Corporate Change, 21, 1221-1253. (download)


Srholec, M. (2011) A multilevel analysis of innovation in developing countries. Industrial and Corporate Change, 20, 1539-1569. (download)


Fagerberg, J., Srholec, M. and Verspagen, B. (2010) Innovation and economic development. In Hall, B. and Rosenberg, N., eds., Handbook of the economics of innovation, North Holland, 833-872. (download)


Srholec, M. (2010) A multilevel approach to geography of innovation. Regional Studies, 44, 1207-1220. (download)


Fagerberg, J. and Srholec, M. (2008) National innovation systems, capabilities and economic development. Research Policy, 37, 1417-1435. (download)


Fagerberg, J., Srholec, M. and Knell, M. (2007) The competitiveness of nations: Why some countries prosper while others fall behind. World Development, 35, 1595-1620. (download)


Srholec, M. (2007) High-tech exports from developing countries: A symptom of technology spurts or statistical illusion? Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), 143, 227-255. (download)