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Personlig profil


Christian R. Østergaard is Professor of Innovation and Regional Industrial Dynamics at the Department of Business and Management, Aalborg University, Denmark. He holds a M.Sc. (2001) in Industrial Economics and Ph.D. (2005) in Innovation, Knowledge and Economic Dynamics from Aalborg University.

He is member of DRUID Executive Committee as the organizer of the yearly DRUID Academy PhD. conference. (see druid.dk)

His current research activities focus on topics related to innovation and regional industrial dynamics, such as the link between employee diversity, regional diversity and innovation; university-industry interaction; interfirm collaboration on innovation; the evolution and resilience of industries and regional industrial clusters.

Currently, he participates in three large-scale research projects: RUNIN - a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action Innovative TrainingNetwork, DIRECTLY - a project funded by Innovation Fund Denmark and GONST - a project funded by Nordic Cooperation. He has participated in several externally funded European and Danish research projects.

His research has been published in international peer-reviewed journals, such as Research Policy, Regional Studies, Industry and Innovation, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics; Journal of Technology and Engineering Management; European Urban and Regional Studies. He has also published several book chapters in edited volumes.

He has been an expert reviewer for the National Science Foundation (NSF) US (2009), the Research Council of Norway (2011;2013;2016), the European Commission (2014), The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) (2014), and the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT)(2015).

He is reviewer for journals, such as Research Policy, Industry and Innovation, Regional Studies, European Urban and Regional Studies, European Planning Studies, Socio-Economic Review, Industrial and Corporate Change, Economic Geography, Journal of Economic Geography

He is member of the PhD. council at Doctoral School of Social Sciences (elected) and head of the the PhD. program at the Department of Business and Management.

He is a former member of the Academic Council at Faculty of Social Sciences  (2008-2016) and former member of the Department Council for Department of Business and Management (2012-2016).


  • Nationaløkonomi
  • Innovationsøkonomi
  • International økonomi
  • Erhvervsøkonomi og Handel
  • innovation
  • Ledelse og Organisation
  • Innovation Management

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  • 17 Lignende profiler
Denmark Erhverv og økonomi
Industry Erhverv og økonomi
Employees Erhverv og økonomi
Offshoring Erhverv og økonomi
Innovation Erhverv og økonomi
Domestic firms Erhverv og økonomi
Suppliers Erhverv og økonomi
Wireless communication Erhverv og økonomi

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Projekter 1995 2021

Publikationer 2001 2019

A preliminary analysis of main barriers to implement collaborative freight transportation using a DEMATEL method

Mostafa, A. K. A., Reinau, K. H., Daina, N., Luan, J., Østergaard, C. R. & Preisler, U., 2019, (Accepteret/In press) 7th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Logistics and Transport (IEEE ICALT 2019).

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapport/konference proceedingKonferenceartikel i proceedingForskningpeer review

Labor mobility from R&D-intensive multinational companies: Implications for knowledge and technology transfer

Holm, J. R., Timmermans, B., Østergaard, C. R., Coad, A., Grassano, N. & Vezzani, A., jun. 2019.

Publikation: Konferencebidrag uden forlag/tidsskriftPaper uden forlag/tidsskriftForskningpeer review

Åben adgang

Supplier value creation configurations in high-cost countries

Andersen, P. H., Drejer, I., Østergaard, C. R., Søberg, P. V. & Wæhrens, B. V., 2019, (Accepteret/In press) I : Journal of Global Operations and Strategic Sourcing.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

Åben adgang
Value creation
Customer relationship

The Geographic Distribution of Skills and Environmentally Innovative Firms in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland.

Østergaard, C. R., Holm, J. R., Iversen, E., Schubert, T., Skålholt, A., Sotarauta, M., Saarivirta, T. & Suvinen, N., 2019, 75 s.

Publikation: Working paperForskning


Green skills and environmental innovations in the Nordic countries

Østergaard, C. R., Holm, J. R., Iversen, E., Schubert, T., Skålholt, A. & Sotarauta, M., 11 okt. 2018. 2 s.

Publikation: Konferencebidrag uden forlag/tidsskriftKonferenceabstrakt til konferenceForskningpeer review


Aktiviteter 2005 2019

DRUID Academy 2019

Christian Richter Østergaard (Deltager)
16 jan. 201918 jan. 2019

Aktivitet: Deltagelse i faglig begivenhedOrganisering af eller deltagelse i workshop, kursus, seminar eller lignende

RUNIN Impact training week

Ina Drejer (Arrangør), Christian Richter Østergaard (Arrangør)
20 nov. 201823 nov. 2018

Aktivitet: Deltagelse i faglig begivenhedOrganisering af eller deltagelse i workshop, kursus, seminar eller lignende


Christian Richter Østergaard (Foredragsholder)
12 nov. 2018

Aktivitet: Foredrag og mundtlige bidragForedrag og præsentationer i privat eller offentlig virksomhed

How can research have an impact on regional innovation policy? Workshop co-organized by Aalborg University and DEA

Ina Drejer (Arrangør), Christian Richter Østergaard (Arrangør), Maria Theresa Norn (Arrangør)
9 nov. 2018

Aktivitet: Deltagelse i faglig begivenhedOrganisering af eller deltagelse i workshop, kursus, seminar eller lignende


Nicola Grassano (Konsulent), Alex Coad (Konsulent), Jacob Rubæk Holm (Konsulent), Christian Richter Østergaard (Konsulent), Bram Timmermans (Konsulent), Antonio Vezzani (Konsulent)
8 okt. 2018

Aktivitet: Myndighedsbetjening, konsulentarbejde og øvrig ansættelseRådgivning og konsulentarbejde