Prof. Jakob Edler, PhD

WS 2: F&E-Internationalisierungsindikatoren

Professor Edler joined the Manchester Business School in 2007. He was awarded his PhD by the University of Mannheim in 1999 for his work on "Institutionalisation of European Policy. The Genesis of BRITE-EURAM as a social-reflexive process", having previously completed Masters degrees at the University of Mannheim and Dartmouth College, US.

Before joining the School he was Head of Department for Innovation Systems and Policy at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research. His department focused on two major strands of activities:

  • analysis of public and private RTDI strategies and policies, including analysis of changes in the governance and framework conditions in innovation systems, evaluation of RTDI policies in a more narrow sense, and foresight;

  • analysis of dynamics in innovation systems at micro, meso and macro level, with a focus on application and further development of indicators.

Professor Edler is also book review editor of the Journal Science and Public Policy and a reviewer for the Journal Research Policy.