• Fibigerstræde 11, 120

    9220 Aalborg Ø

    Denmark

1995 …2021
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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).

Keywords

  • Political Economy
  • Innovation Economics
  • International economics
  • Business Economics and Trade
  • Innovation
  • Management and Organization
  • Innovation Management

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Projects 1995 2021

Research Output 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, (Accepted/In press) 7th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Logistics and Transport (IEEE ICALT 2019).

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingArticle in proceedingResearchpeer-review

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 p.

Research output: Working paperResearch

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Green skills and environmental innovations in the Nordic countries

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

Research output: Contribution to conference without publisher/journalConference abstract for conferenceResearchpeer-review

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Persistence in University-Industry Collaboration on Innovation

Østergaard, C. R. & Drejer, I., 11 Jun 2018. 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to conference without publisher/journalPaper without publisher/journalResearchpeer-review

Innovation
Persistence
University-industry collaboration
Innovation surveys
Factors

The high importance of de-industrialization and job polarization for regional diversification

Holm, J. R. & Østergaard, C. R., Oct 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conference without publisher/journalConference abstract for conferenceResearchpeer-review

Activities 2005 2018

DiRECTLY Kick-off seminar

Christian Richter Østergaard (Participant)
8 Feb 20179 Feb 2017

Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses, or seminars

DRUID Academy 2018

Christian Richter Østergaard (Participant), Kristian Nielsen (Participant)
17 Jan 201819 Jan 2018

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

DRUID Academy Conference 2012

Christian Richter Østergaard (Organizer)
19 Jan 201221 Jan 2012

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

DRUID Academy Conference 2014

Christian Richter Østergaard (Organizer)
15 Jan 201417 Jan 2014

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

Press / Media

SDU-forsker er med i national analysegruppe

Christian Richter Østergaard

27/03/2019

2 items of media coverage

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Udnævnt til professor på AAU

Christian Richter Østergaard

07/05/2017

1 item of media coverage

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