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Dieter Kogler

Director, Spatial Dynamics Lab

School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy
G.06 Spatial Dynamics Lab
Spatial Dynamics Lab, University College Dublin
Richview Campus, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
D04 V1W8

Tel: 017162697
Email: dieter.kogler@ucd.ie

Biography

Dr. Dieter F. Kogler is an Associate Professor in Economic Geography at the School of Architecture, Planning & Environmental Policy, and the Academic Director of the Spatial Dynamics Lab at University College Dublin.  His research focus is on the geography of innovation and evolutionary economic geography, with particular emphasis on knowledge production and diffusion, and processes related to technological change, innovation, and economic growth. He is involved in several interdisciplinary and multi-collaborative research projects for the European Patent Office, the Ministry of Economic Development and Growth, Ontario, among others.  He currently is also an ERC Starter Grant Holder with the following project title: Technology Evolution in Regional Economies (TechEvo).  This is a 5-year, ¿1.5m research project with the objective to produce a series of economic indicators, models and tools which will enable firms and policy makers, across Europe, to make more informed and better location-based investment decisions to boost innovation and drive regional prosperity. The project will also deliver an advanced science and technology policy evaluation tool.  His career path combines professional, education and research experience acquired in Europe, the United States, and Canada within a variety of areas pertaining to the spatial analysis of socio-economic phenomena.

Professor Kogler has recently edited two special journal issues on the topics of global and regional dynamics in knowledge flows and innovation networks (European Planning Studies, 2013) and evolutionary economic geography (Regional Studies, 2015).  He is also the editor of 3 recent books on these topics, most notably in this regard is his ¿Beyond Territory: Dynamic Geographies of Knowledge Creation, Diffusion, and Innovation¿ volume.  He has also contributed a number of highly relevant book chapters to prestigious Handbook series, including the Handbook of Technology and Innovation Management, the Handbook of the Economics of Innovation, and the Handbook of Manufacturing Industries in the World Economy. He is an Editor of Regional Studies and an Editorial Board member of the Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, both of which are highly regarded top-tier peer-reviewed journals concerned with research on the spatial dimensions of contemporary socio-economic processes.  He is also an editor of the Economic Geography book series published by Springer.  Since 2014 he is a Board Member (Conference and Events Coordinator) of the Regional Studies Association (RSA), which serves as a global forum for city and regional research, development and policy, as well as an Associate Editor for the RSA¿s interdisciplinary open access journal, Regional Studies, Regional Science. In 2016, he spent a period as a Visiting Professor at the Centre for North South Economic Research (CRENoS) at the University of Cagliari and University of Sassari in Sardinia, Italy.  For further information regarding ongoing projects, collaborations, and a full list of publications, please see: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Dieter_Kogler.

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2016.
Title: ERC StG - Technology Evolution in Regional Economies (TechEvo)
Year: 2014.
Title: Enterprise Ireland - Technology Evolution of Regional Economies
Year: 2013.
Title: Regional Studies Association, Early Career Grant Scheme, Ref.No. R13455

Associations

Association: Geographical Society of Ireland, Function/Role: Member
Association: Canadian Association of Geographers, Function/Role: Member
Association: Regional Science Association International, Function/Role: Member
Association: American Association of Geographers, Function/Role: Member
Association: Regional Studies Association, Function/Role: Board Member - Conference and Events
     

Conference Contributions

Douglas, O.; Kogler, D.F.; McPhee, S. (2011) Dublin: Buzzing island with global links: a virtual mega-region transcending traditional physical boundaries. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract Presented at Conference], MEGAPOLITAN Consortium Colloquium, Québec City, Canada , 23-AUG-11 - 28-AUG-11.

Committees

Committee : Graduate School Board - College of Social Sciences & Law
Committee : Graduate Studies Committee, GPEP
Committee : Research Committee, GPEP

Employment

Employer: IBI Group, Toronto, ON
Position: Regional Planning and Development Consultant in the Land Economics Group
Employer: Industry Canada
Position: Skills Research Initiative Research Assistant
Employer: Environment Canada
Position: Regional Energy Assessment Model (REAM) Research Assistant
Employer: University of Toronto - Data Library Services
Position: Graduate Assistant Library Technician
Employer: University of Toronto
Position: Research Assistant
Employer: Martin Prosperity Institute, Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto
Position: Post Doctoral Fellow

Education

Year 2005 Institution: University of Toronto, ON
Qualification: MA Subject:
Year 2001 Institution: University of London
Qualification: BA Subject:
Year 2010 Institution: University of Toronto, ON
Qualification: PhD Subject:

Languages

German:
English:

Consultancy

Client: Multiple Clients, incl. Developers, Municipalities, Private Clients

Outreach Activities

2015 I have initiated and helped with the establishment of an undergraduate Geography Society, which in the meantime has been awarded with an official UCD society status. See: http://societies.ucd.ie/geography/

2015-2017 Primary local organizer for the 2017 RSA Annual International Conference in Dublin, Ireland; expected attendance of 500 international scholars and practitioners.


2013-2015        Member of the organising committee for the Fourth Global Conference on economic Geography 2015, Oxford UK - international conference; attendance 700 academics and practitioners, and policy-makers.

2007-2015         Organization of special sessions at the Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers. In each instance thirty or more distinguished geographers and economists, as well as Ph.D. candidates from Europe, North America, and Asia, who specialize in research that addresses the geographic localization of innovation, the aspects of regional economic growth, and the continuing significance of place, participated in these sessions.

2011-ongoing  I regularly participate in outreach activities and initiatives that aim at widening participation and enrollment in graduate programmes.  In my role as Director of Graduate Studies I was able to significantly, i.e. three-fold (2015/16 to 2016/17), graduate enrollment in taught research Masters at the School of Geography.

Journals Edited

: Editor.
Regional Studies: Editor.

Other Activities

Invited (fully external funded) guest lectures:
 
 

Kogler, D. F. "Regional Networks of Knowledge Flows and Spillovers", invited seminar speaker at the NetWorkShop organized by the MTA-PTE Innovation and Economic Growth Research Group at the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Pécs (June, 2015).
 
Kogler, D. F. "The Knowledge Space: Technological Relatedness and Specialization", invited guest seminar speaker to the Berkeley Innovation Seminar, University of California, Berkeley (February, 2015).
 
 
Kogler, D. F. "Technological Change in Cities and Regions ¿ An Evolutionary Analysis of Knowledge Spaces and Technology Trajectories", invited guest speaker at the State University New York (SUNY), Buffalo (October, 2014).
 
 
Kogler, D. F. "The Evolution of the European Knowledge Space, 1983 to 2012 - An Investigation of Proximity Effects, and the Decomposition of Entry, Exit, and Selection", invited guest seminar speaker to the Frontiers in Global Innovation Studies Seminar Series, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto (October, 2014).
 
 
Kogler, D. F. "Relatedness and Technological Change: The Rise and Fall of Technological Knowledge in U.S. Metropolitan Areas from 1981 to 2010", invited guest seminar speaker to the Urban and Regional Research Centre Utrecht, Utrecht University (September, 2013).
 
 
Kogler, D. F. "Inter-Organizational Knowledge Spillovers in the Evolution of Biotechnology Invention, 1981-2010", invited at the "Use of Innovative Data Sets for Regional Economic Research" Seminar at the George Washington University, Institute of Public Policy (May, 2012).
 
Kogler, D. F. "Technological Trajectories and Local Variety", invited guest seminar speaker to the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (August 2011).
 
 
Kogler, D. F. "The Geography of Knowledge: Spatio-Sectoral Analysis of Knowledge Spillovers as Indicated by Canadian Patent Citations, 1983-2007", invited guest seminar speaker to the Urban and Regional Research Centre Utrecht, Utrecht University (November 2010).
 
 
Kogler, D. F. "The Geography of Knowledge Formation: Evolutionary Dynamics in the Localization of Knowledge Externalities", invited guest seminar speaker to the Geography colloquium series at the University of Northern Iowa (October 2009).
 
Kogler, D. F. "Do we have the right technologies in Canada to meet the challenges of the future? A geographical discussion of invention", invited seminar speaker to a three day workshop for an international audience on concepts and models used in environmental research, organized by the Adaptation & Impacts Research Division at the University of Toronto (July 2009).
 
 
Kogler, D. F. "The Geography of Invention in Canada from 1983 to 2007: The Canadian Patent Database (PATDAT)", lecture for the Program on Globalization and Regional Innovation Systems, University of Toronto (February 2009).
 
 
Kogler, D. F. "The Geographic Localization of Innovation - Knowledge Flows and Spillovers", invited guest seminar speaker for CESPRI (Centre of Research on Innovation and Internationalization) - Università Bocconi, Milan (February 2008).

Publications

Books

Kogler, D.F. and Bathelt, H. and Feldman, M.P. (2012) Beyond territory: A geographical perspective on knowledge creation and innovation. : Taylor and Francis. [DOI] [Details]
Bathelt, H. and Feldman, M.P. and Kogler, D.F. (2012) Beyond territory: Dynamic geographies of knowledge creation, diffusion, and innovation. : Taylor and Francis. [DOI] [Details]
Bathelt, H. and Feldman, M.P. and Kogler, D.F. (2012) Territorial and relational dynamics in knowledge creation and innovation: An introduction. : Taylor and Francis. [DOI] [Details]

Book Chapters

Kogler, D.F.; Bathelt, H.; Feldman, M. P. (2011) 'Beyond territory: A geographical perspective on knowledge creation and innovation' In: Bathelt, H.; Feldman, M. P.; Kogler, D. F (eds). Beyond Territory - Dynamic Geographies of Knowledge Creation, Diffusion, and Innovation. New York: Routledge. , pp.267-279 Available Online [Details]
Bathelt, H.; Feldman, M. P.; Kogler, D. F. (2011) 'Territorial and relational dynamics in knowledge creation and innovation: An introduction' In: Bathelt, H.; Feldman, M. P.; Kogler, D. F (eds). Beyond Territory - Dynamic Geographies of Knowledge Creation, Diffusion, and Innovation. New York: Routledge. , pp.1-17 Available Online [Details]
Kogler, Dieter Franz (2014) 'Intellectual Property and Patents: Knowledge Creation and Diffusion' In: Clark, Jennifer; Vanchan, Vida; Bryson, John B (eds). The Handbook of Manufacturing Industries in the World Economy. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar. , pp.1-25 [Details]
Boschma, Ron; Balland, Pierre-Alexandre; Kogler, Dieter Franz (2015) 'The geography of inter-firm knowledge spillovers in bio-tech' In: Crespi, Francesco; Quatraro, Francesco (eds). The Economics of Knowledge, Innovation and Systemic Technology Policy. London, UK: Routledge. , pp.1-20 [Details]
Feldman M.P. and Kogler D.F.; (2010) 'Stylized Facts in the Geography of Innovation' In: Hall, B. and Rosenberg N (eds). Handbook of the Economics of Innovation. Oxford: Elsevier. , pp.381-410 Available Online [Details]
Feldman, M.P. and Kogler, D.F.; (2008) 'The Contribution of Public Entities to Innovation and Technological Change' In: Shane, S (eds). The Handbook of Technology and Innovation Management. Oxford: Blackwell. , pp.431-459 Available Online [Details]

Edited Books

Kogler, Dieter Franz (Ed.). (2016) Evolutionary Economic Geography - Theoretical and Empirical Progress. London: Routledge. [Details]
Chris Van Egeraat, Dieter F. Kogler, Philip Cooke (Ed.). (2014) Global and Regional Dynamics in Knowledge Flows and Innovation. London: Routledge. [Details]
Bathelt, H., Feldman, M.P. and Kogler D.F (Ed.). (2011) Beyond Territory: Dynamic Geographies of Knowledge Creation, Diffusion, and Innovation. Oxford: Routledge. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Turok, I.; Bailey, D.; Clark, J.; Du, J.; Fratesi, U.; Fritsch, M.; Harrison, J.; Kemeny, T.; Kogler, D. F.; Lagendijk, A.; Mickiewicz, T.; Miguelez, E.; Usai, S.; Wishlade, F. (2017) 'Global reversal, regional revival?'. Regional Studies, 1 (51):1-8. [DOI] [Details]
Kogler, D. F. (2017) 'Relatedness as driver of regional diversification: a research agenda - a commentary'. Regional Studies, 51 (3):365-369. [DOI] [Details]
Leydesdorff, L; Kogler, D. F.; Yan, B. (2017) 'Mapping Patent Classifications: Portfolio and Statistical Analysis, and the Comparison of Strengths and Weaknesses'. Scientometrics, 112 (3):1573-1591. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Kogler, Dieter Franz; Essletzbichler, Jurgen; Rigby, David L. (2017) 'The evolution of specialization in the EU15 knowledge space'. Journal of Economic Geography, 17 (2):345-373. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Kogler, Dieter Franz (2015) 'Evolutionary Economic Geography - Theoretical and Empirical Progress'. Regional Studies, 49 (5):705-711. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Boschma, Ron A.; Balland, Pierre-Alexandre; Kogler, Dieter Franz (2015) 'Relatedness and technological change in cities: the rise and fall of technological knowledge in US metropolitan areas from 1981 to 2010'. Industrial and Corporate Change, 24 (1):223-250. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Feldman, Maryann P.; Kogler, Dieter Franz; Rigby, David L. (2014) 'rKnowledge: The Spatial Diffusion & Adoption of rDNA Methods'. Regional Studies, :1-28. [Details]
Breau, Sébastien; Kogler, Dieter Franz; Bolton, Kenyon C. (2014) 'On the Relationship between Innovation and Wage Inequality: New Evidence from Canadian Cities'. Journal of Economic Geography, 90 (4):1-23. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Van Egeraat, C.; Kogler, D. F. (2013) 'Global and Regional Dynamics in Knowledge Flows and Innovation Networks'. European Planning Studies, 21 (9):1317-1322. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Kogler, D. F.; Rigby D. L.; Tucker, I. (2013) 'Mapping Knowledge Space and Technological Relatedness in US Cities'. European Planning Studies, 21 (9):1374-1391. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Harald Bathelt, Dieter F. Kogler, Andrew K. Munro; (2011) 'Social Foundations of Regional Innovation and the Role of University Spin-Offs: The Case of Canada's Technology Triangle'. Industry And Innovation, 18 (5):461-486. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Bathelt, H., Kogler, D.F. and Munro A.; (2010) 'A knowledge-based typology of university spin-offs in the context of regional economic development'. Technovation, 30 (9-10):519-532. [DOI] [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Douglas, O.; Kogler, D.F.; McPhee, S. (2013) Dublin: Buzzing island with global links: a virtual mega-region transcending traditional physical boundaries MEGAPOLITAN Consortium Colloquium , 23-AUG-13 - 28-AUG-13 [Details]
                                                           

Working Paper

Dieter F. Kogler, Maryann P. Feldman, David L. Rigby (2014) rKnowledge: The Spatial Diffusion & Adoption of rDNA Methods. Utrecht, Netherlands: Working Paper Available Online [Details]
                                                                         

Research

Research Interests

Following the award of my PhD (2010), I have published 10 peer-reviewed papers, 3 edited books, and 5 book chapters (2 theory chapters in handbooks). My recent editorial to a special issue on Evolutionary Economic Geography in Regional Studies (05/2015) has been viewed about 1,000 times on the journal website alone.  This contribution is highly relevant in the context of my ongoing research efforts.

All of my papers, books and book chapters focus on the geography of innovation and evolutionary economic geography, with particular emphasis on knowledge production and diffusion, and processes related to technological change and innovation.  Special topics cover university spin-offs, the link between innovation and prosperity, knowledge spaces and relatedness of technologies, and patterns of new knowledge adoption.

Research Projects

Sponsor : HORIZON 2020
Title : Technology Evolution in Regional Economies (TechEvo)
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAR-17 / 28-FEB-22
Sponsor : Irish Research Council (IRC)
Title : The Evolution of Regional Technology Spaces: The Case Study of Ireland¿s Knowledge Economies
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-15 / 30-SEP-18
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Support for UCD Center for Spatial Dynamics
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-17 / 31-DEC-18
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : OBRSS Research Support Scheme
Start Date / End Date : 01-NOV-16 / 31-OCT-19
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Technology Evolution of Regional Economies
Start Date / End Date : 24-OCT-14 / 23-JUL-15
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Project Champion Award
Start Date / End Date : 10-NOV-15 / 30-SEP-18
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : The Role of FDI in the Genesis and Dissemination of New Ideas
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-16 / 31-DEC-16
Sponsor : Regional Studies Association (RSA)
Title : International Knowledge Flows and Spillovers and the Evolution of National Technology Trajectories
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAR-13 / 01-MAY-14

Recent Postgraduates

2010 - 2015     2 PhDs and 18 MAs (principal supervisor in all cases)
2013                 Organizer of bi-annual GEOG PhD workshop; full day event attended by 20 PhD students

 

2013  (PhD)     Adam Whittle (PhD, ongoing)

2013  (PhD)     Enrica Elvira Pinca (PhD, ongoing)

 

2015  (MA)      Alun Cullinan, James G. Goforth, Abigail Nusum

2014  (MA)      Lisa McGonagle, Peter O¿Hara, Sarah Anne Tyndall, Lorraine Whyte

2013  (MA)      Marzhan Baigaliyeva, Darach Mac Donncha, Avril Watson, Adam Whittle

2012  (MA)      Gerardine Briody, Katie Comiskey, Laura O¿Connell, Julie Warnock

2011  (MA)      David Corry, David O¿Connor, Gerard Reilly

Current Postgraduate Students

Enrica Pinca, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Adam Whittle, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Bernardo Sousa Buarque, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

The dissemination of knowledge through teaching should be given special attention. Knowledge fosters key characteristics such as tolerance, openness, and social inclusion, which in turn strengthen the quality of life and places, and are the driving forces behind progress and growth, thus directly influencing aspects of prosperity and sustainability.

Modules Coordinated

201700   GEOG10100     Geography: People, Places, Regions
201700   GEOG20160     Geography: Globalization: Reg & World Eco
 

Review and Enhancement of Curriculum

I have been lecturing in academic institutions (University of Toronto and University College Dublin) since 2008. I have contributed to the design and delivery of several MA programmes, and in developing new module and lecture offerings. I have a strong track record of novel approaches to interdisciplinary teaching, assessment, and my student evaluation results have been consistently well above average. As the director of graduate studies I am actively shaping the direction of high-quality graduate teaching and research in the School of Geography, and more recently I was given the opportunity to apply this expertise at the College level by leading the curriculum review and enhancement process of all graduate degrees offered in the College of Social Sciences and Law at University College Dublin.
   

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

Collaborative projects with colleagues at the University College Dublin include:

(1) Prof. Peter Clinch and Prof. Eoin O¿Neill (UCD School of Architecture, Planning & Environmental Policy, Regional and Urban Planning)

"The Spatial Implications of the Great Financial Crisis, the European Debt Crisis and Related Policy Responses"

(2) Prof. Ron Davies (UCD School of Economics)

"The Role of FDI in the Genesis and Dissemination of New Ideas" (Grant R15507)

External Collaborators

Collaboration undertaken on several research projects with multiple outputs, incl. books, peer-reviewed papers, and government reports, with:

(1) Prof. Maryann P. Feldman (Heninger Distinguished Professor in the Department of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina and Program Officer, Science of Science and Innovation Policy Program, National Science Foundation)

(2) Prof. David L. Rigby (Department of Geography and Dep. of Statistics, University of California, Los Angeles).

(3) Prof. Ron Boschma (Urban and Regional research centre Utrecht University, the Netherlands and Centre for Innovation, Research and Competence in the Learning Economy (CIRCLE), Lund University, Sweden)

(4) Prof. Stefano Usai (Economics and Statistics and Centre for North South Studies (CRENoS), Cagliari University, Italy)

(5) Prof Harald Bathelt (Canada Research Chair in 'Innovation and Governance' at the Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, Canada)

(6) Prof. Sebastien Breau (Department of Geography, McGill University, Montreal)

(7) Prof. Jürgen Essletzbichler (Department of SocioEconomics, Institute for Economic Geography and GIScience, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria)

(8) Prof. Stefano Breschi (Department of Management and Technology, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy)

(9) Prof. Loet Leydesdorff (Professor in the Dynamics of Scientific Communication and Technological Innovation at the Amsterdam School of Communications Research, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Honorary Professor of SPRU - the Science and Technology Policy Research Unit of the University of Sussex, UK; Visiting Professor of the Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China ( ISTIC ) in Beijing, China.

(10) Prof. Robin Cowan (Professor of the Economics of Technical Change at the  University of Maastricht, and Professor of Management at the Faculty of Economics and Management at the University of Strasbourg)

(11) Prof. Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen (Chair, Department of Geography SUNY Buffalo)

(12) Dr. Chris van Egeraat (Geography, National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis. NIRSA, Maynooth University, Ireland)

(13) Prof. Pierre-Alexandre Balland (Department of Human Geography & Planning at Utrecht University, the Netherlands)

(14) Prof. Gaston Heimeriks (Department of Innovation Studies, Copernicus Institute, Utrecht University)

(15) Prof. Peter Kedron (Department of Geography, Oklahoma State University, USA)

(16) Dr. Greg Spencer (Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto)