Jorge Niosi

is Professor at the Université du Québec à Montréal since 1970 until 2016 when he became professor emeritus. From 2001 to 2015, he was the Chair holder of Canada Research Chair on the Management of Technology and Technology Policy. He was the founder of CREDIT (Center for Research on Industrial and Technological Development, of which he was the director from 1986 to 1993. Right after that, he became director of CIRST (Centre for Inter-University Research on Science and technology) of which he still is a regular member. He holds a 3rd cycle degree in economics from the Institut d’études du développement économique et social (IEDES, Paris, 1970), and a doctoral 3rd cycle degree in sociology from the École pratique des hautes études (EPHE, Paris, 1973). His doctoral thesis was published in 1974 (Los empresarios y el Estado argentino, Siglo XXI, 1974), then translated in French as Les entrepreneurs dans la politique argentine (Montreal, PUQ, 1976).

That first book was followed by 14 others, some of which were also translated, the latest being Building National and Regional Innovation Systems (Cheltenham, Elgar, UK, 2010). He is also the author or coauthor of some 65 articles in refereed journals such as the Cambridge Journal of Economics, Research Policy, World Development, Journal of Business Research, Industrial and Corporate Change, R&D Management, Management International Review, Small Business Economics, Technology in Society, Journal of Technology Transfer, Journal of Evolutionary Economics and Revue d’économie industrielle. He is also the author of some 45 chapters in books. His work has received close to 1200 citations in Scopus and over 4600 in Scholar.

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Latest Book

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Building National and Regional innovation systems

Edward Elgar Publishing

Jorge Niosi (2010)

Latest Articles

  •    X. Han & J. Niosi (2016) « Star scientists in PV technology and the limits of academic entrepreneurship »
  •    Jorge Niosi (2014) « Biotechnology: a case of delayed international convergence? »
  •    Susan E.Reid, Jorge Niosi, Shyama V. Ramani (2014) « Bionetworks vs. nanonetworks: a comparision of diffusion rates of emerging technologies »
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He has presented over 80 communications in pair-reviewed congresses, trained close to 10 post-doctoral fellows, and over 20 PhD students. He has been an invited professor in different universities, mostly in France but also in Finland and Italy, and has been a member of numerous committees including the Advisory Committee on Science  and Technology Statistics, at Statistics Canada,  he is a member of the Scientific Committee of Globelics, and is now the co-editor of the International Journal of Biotechnology, together with Prof. Calestous Juma, at Harvard University.

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He has been a consultant for UNIDO, UNCTAD, IADB, CIDA, CNRC, Conseil de la science et de la technologie du Québec, Industry Canada, Finances Québec, Economic Development Canada, and other national and international agencies. Several awards have underlined the quality of his work. In 1983, he received the John Porter Award. In 1994 he was made a member of the Royal Society of Canada (Academy N. 2). In 1995 he received a Fulbright Fellowship and became a visiting scholar at Stanford University Center for Economic Policy Research

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In 2001 he received Canada Research Chair on the Management of Technology and Technology Policy, for a first mandate up to 2008; at that date the Chair was assessed and renewed up to 2015. In 2006, he received the Research Award of the School of Management at UQAM and he was a finalist contender for the Purvis Prize of the Canadian Economic Association. In 2009, he received the Prix Carrière en recherche at the Université du Québec, all disciplines and constituent campuses combined. The award emphasizes the quality f his scientific work, as well as his contribution to the training of young researchers, and his role as founder of CIRST.

Education

  • Ph.D. 1970

    3rd Cycle Degree In Economics

    Institut d’études du développement économique et social (IEDES, Paris)

  • Ph.D. 1973

    3rd Cycle Degree in Sociology

    École pratique des hautes études (EPHE, Paris)

Seminars

  • Seminar2016

    16th biannual International Schumpeter Society Conference - Montreal

    290 speakers from 34 countries. Keynote speakers were Richard R. Nelson, Joel Mokyr and Rongping Mu. Among the distinguished speakers we had Professors Cristiano Antonelli, Ron Boschma, Giovanni Dosi, Deborah Dougherty, Jan Fagerberg, Dominique Foray, Michael Fritsch, Aldo Geuna, Shane Greenstein, Cesar Hidalgo, Calestous Juma, Keun Lee, Maureen McKelvey, Franco Malerba, Mariana Mazzucato, Paula Stephan and John Walsh. Niosi (president ISS, School of Management, UQAM, Montreal), Catherine Beaudry (Polytechnique Montreal) and Patrick Cohendet (HEC Montreal) composed the organizing committee. Maria Vara, MGP, PMP, was the chief coordinator of the conference. The meeting took place at Hotel Bonaventure, Montreal between July 6 and 8, 2016.

  • Seminar2011

    The internationalization of the aircraft industry

    Publié comme numéro spécial de The International Journal of Technology and Globalization – 7 (1-2) – 2013

  • Seminar2011

    Internationalisation de la R-D, mai 2011

    Programme complet (version anglaise seulement)

  • Seminar2009

    Building Innovation Systems

    Publié comme numéro spécial dans Industrial and Corporate Change, 20 (6) 2011

  • Seminar2009

    Internationalization of R&D, May 2009.


  • Seminar2004

    Academic spin-offs, February 2004.


  • Seminar2002

    Clusters in high-technology

    UQAM

Speakers

  • Speakers 2013

    Luis Rubalcaba

    Département d’économie appliquée, Universidad Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Espagne: Innovation in Services, 5 Avril 2013

  • Speakers 2012

    Ignacio Ferández de Lucio

    Directeur INGENIO, Universidad politécnica de Valencia, Espagne: Les stratégies d’innovation des entreprises, 19 mai 2012

  • Speakers 2010

    Roberta Rabellotti

    Catching up trajectories in the wine industry (le 19 juin 2010)

  • Speakers2010

    M. Barry Bozeman

    Department of Public Administration and Policy, University of Georgia
    «Academic Faculty in University Research Centers: Neither Capitalism’s Slaves Nor Teaching Fugitives», April 30th, 2010.

  • Speakers2010

    Mme Gabriela Dutrénit

    Université autonome du Mexique «How suitable are the OCDE’s recommendations for fostering firms’ innovation in developing countries? A discussion of the innovation policy framework on the light of the Mexican case», April 30th, 2010.

  • Speakers2010

    M. Andreas Pyka

    Chaire en économie de l’innovation, Université de Sttutgart-Hohenheim, Allemagne «Innovation processes and organization in knowledge-intensive industries: the example of biopharmaceuticals», March 26th, 2010.

  • Speakers2009

    Mme Martha Prevezer

    School of Business and Management, Queen Mary University of London
    «Technology policies in generating biotechnology clusters: a comparison of China and the US», January 30th, 2009.

  • Speakers2008

    Mme Shyama Ramani

    Mme Shyama Ramani, Institut national de recherche agronomique (INRA, France), «The Evolution of the Biotech Sectors in India: On Opportunities and Regulatory Headaches», February 22nd, 2008.

  • Speakers2005

    Mme Suma Athreye

    Lecturer, Open University, Royaume Uni, «  The Indian software industry », conference presented at the  CIRST,
    June 3rd, 2005.

  • Speakers2005

    M. Morris Teubal

    Professor, University of Tel Aviv, August 27th, 2004

Grants

  • 20152008

    Chaire de recherche du Canada

    $1 400 000 – CRC en gestion de la technologie et politique technologique. Titulaire : J. Niosi

  • 20112008

    CRSH ordinaire

    $89 000 – La diffusion internationale de l’industrie aérospatiale. J. Niosi (responsable) et Majlinda Zhegu

  • 20112007

    FQRSC, Programme Équipes de recherche

    $319 000 – La diffusion internationale de la biotechnologie avec une équipe composée de Petr Hanel (Économie, Sherbrooke), Susan Reid (Administration, Bishop) et Silvia Ponce (HEC, Montréal). Responsable : J. Niosi

  • 20052002

    CRSH Initiatives de la nouvelle économie

    $104 000 – The nature and evolution of large-small firm partnerships. Responsable : Margaret Dalziel (Université d’Ottawa)

  • 20032000

    SSHRC Strategic

    $600 000 – Indicators of the new economy with Élisabeth Lefebvre, Louis A. Lefebvre, Pierre Mohnen, B. Sinclaire-Desgagné and Jean-Marc Suret. Principal investigator: Pierre Mohnen (Economics, UQAM)

  • 20032000

    SSHRC Major grants

    $2 500 000 – Principal investigator: David Wolfe (University of Toronto)

  • 20032000

    SSHRC

    $76 000 – A comparison of national systems of innovation, Principal investigator: J. Niosi

Scientific Presentations

  • 2015
    Canada’s innovation policy needs revamping
    J. Niosi: “Canada’s innovation policy needs revamping” in AIE Conference, Ryerson University, Toronto, 20-21 August, 2015 (keynote speaker).
  • 2015
    Business models innovation under the biotechnology innovation cascade
    J. Niosi: “Business models innovation under the biotechnology innovation cascade”, R&D Management Conference, Pisa, Italy, June 23-6, 2015
  • 2015
    Anchored clusters: solar PV regions
    J. Niosi: “Anchored clusters: solar PV regions” Regional Studies Association 50th anniversary meeting, Piacenza, Italia, May 24-7, 2015
  • 2014
    Innovation cascades
    J. Niosi: “Innovation cascades” Presentation to the International Schumpeter Society, Jena, Germany, 25-30 July 2014
  • 2014
    Benchmarking STI policy in developing countries
    J. Niosi: “Benchmarking STI policy in developing countries”’ Manchester, UK, EU-SPRI Annual Conference, April 12-16, 2014
  • 2013
    The international development of Chinese and Indian pharmaceutical multinationals
    J. Niosi, S. Reid & JingYuan Zhao: “The international development of Chinese and Indian pharmaceutical multinationals” Globelics Ankara, September 10-13 2013
  • 2013
    Imitation: is it a misleading target for technology policy
    J. Niosi & A. Pyka: “Imitation: is it a misleading target for technology policy”, in EU-SPRI Conference, Madrid, 10-12 April, 2013
  • 2012
    Feast in times of plague: capabilities and firm performance in the context of sector decline
    Ibanescu, M., S. Floricel, & J. Niosi: “Feast in times of plague: capabilities and firm performance in the context of sector decline”, Academy of Management, Boston, August 3-6, 2012
  • 2012
    Innovation and development through imitation
    Niosi, J.: “Innovation and development through imitation”, International Schumpeter Society, Brisbane, July 2-5, 2012
  • 2012
    Technological opportunities, entry barriers and regional firm demographics: The case of Quebec’s manufacturing
    Floricel, S., M. Ibanescu & J. Niosi: “Technological opportunities, entry barriers and regional firm demographics: The case of Quebec’s manufacturing``, AIMS Conference, Lille, 4-6 June 2012
  • 2012
    Age, liabilities, and capabilities in small firms: When does it pay to invest in R&D?
    Niosi, J. M. Ibanescu & S. Floricel: “Age, liabilities, and capabilities in small firms: When does it pay to invest in R&D?” R&D Management Conference, Grenoble, 23-25 May 2012
  • 2012
    L’accompagnement à l’internationalisation des PME québécoises
    Niosi et M. Zhegu: ”L’accompagnement à l’internationalisation des PME québécoises” Congrès annuel de l’ACFAS, Montréal, le 7 mai 2012
  • 2012
    Biopharmaceuticals in emerging countries
    J. Niosi et JingYuan Zhao: “Biopharmaceuticals in emerging countries”, 73rd meeting of the International Atlantic Economic Association, Istanbul, Mars 2012
  • 2011
    International Diffusion of Biotechnology: Patent and International Trade Evidence from China, India, Brazil and Argentina
    P. Hanel, R. Amichia, J. Niosi et S. Reid: « International Diffusion of Biotechnology: Patent and International Trade Evidence from China, India, Brazil and Argentina``, 9th Biannual Pacific Rim Conference organized by the Western Economic Association International, Brisbane, Australie, 27 avril 2011
  • 2011
    La non convergence internationale en biotechnologie
    J. Niosi : “La non convergence internationale en biotechnologie”, Congrès annuel de l’ACFAS, Sherbrooke, 10 mai 2011
  • 2010
    Innovation policy and development
    J. Niosi: “Innovation policy and development”, 8th Globelics Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Nov. 1-3, 2010
  • 2010
    Venture capital in Canada
    J. Niosi: “Venture capital in Canada”, Stuttgart, LCS Symposium “Innovation and Finance, Oct. 20-21, 2010
  • 2010
    The international diffusion of biotechnology
    J. Niosi, P. Hanel and S. Reid: “The international diffusion of biotechnology”, International Schumpeter Society, Aalborg, Denmark, June 20-24, 2010
  • 2010
    Política de innovación para el desarrollo
    J. Niosi: “Política de innovación para el desarrollo”, Mexico DF, 2nd Latin American Congress of Social Sciences, FLACSO, May 26-28, 2010
  • 2009
    Catching up in aerospace
    J. Niosi: “Catching up in aerospace”, International Workshop on Industrial Dynamics and Sectoral Systems in Developing Economies, DIME, Université Bocconi, Milan, 10 Décembre 2009
  • 2008
    The anchor tenant and the regional innovation system
    J. Niosi et M. Zhegu : « The anchor tenant and the regional innovation system », Globelics Mexico, Septembre 2008
  • 2008
    Innovation systems lifecycle in the aircraft sector
    J. Niosi et M Zhegu: Innovation systems lifecycle in the aircraft sector, 25th conference of DRUID, Copenhagen Business School, Jun. 17-2008
  • 2007
    Evolutionary theories of technological diffusion and their policy implications
    J. Niosi et P. Hanel : “Evolutionary theories of technological diffusion and their policy implications,” Porto, Congrès annuel de l’EAEPE, 1-4 Novembre 2007
  • 2006
    The co-evolution of Industries and Regional Innovation Systems: The Aircraft Industry
    J. Niosi et M. Zhegu : “The co-evolution of Industries and Regional Innovation Systems: The Aircraft Industry”, in 4th Globelics Conference, Trivandrum, Kerala, Inde, 4-7 Octobre 2006
  • 2006
    Success factors in academic spin-offs
    J. Niosi : “Success factors in academic spin-offs”, in Weathering the storm or reaping the harvest. Universities and the Innovation agenda, University of Regina, Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy, Saskatoon, 9-10 novembre 2005
  • 2005
    The co-evolution of technology and institutions in biotechnology
    J. Niosi : “The co-evolution of technology and institutions in biotechnology”, Globelics Africa 2005, Pretoria, 31 octobre- 4 novembre 2005
  • 2005
    Unequal growth: the rise of biotechnology firm in Canada, the UK and the USA
    J. Niosi et T. Bas : « Unequal growth: the rise of biotechnology firm in Canada, the UK and the USA », in the seminar In the right place at the right time. Location and growth of technology-based firms, Open University, Londres, UK, 27 Octobre 2005
  • 2005
    Creation of public policy capabilities for innovation. Venture capital policies in Canada and Israel
    J. Niosi and M. Teubal, DRUID 10th Anniversary Congress, Copenhague, 27-29 June 2005
  • 2005
    Canada’s Regional Systems of Innovation
    J. Niosi, Keynote speaker, Technology and innovation management division, Administrative Science Association of Canada, 30 May 2005, Toronto
  • 2005
    Canada’s regions in science-based industries
    J. Niosi, Annual Economic Conference, Statistics Canada, Ottawa, 9 May 2005
  • 2005
    Success in high-technology academic spin-offs
    J. Niosi, European University Institute, Florence, 6 May 2005
  • 2005
    Differential Growth in biotechnology firms: Canada, the UK and the US compared
    J. Niosi & Tomas G Bas, Workshop on the new biotechnology, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, 31 March 2005
  • 2004
    Biotechnology and Nanotechnology: Windows of Opportunity for developing countries?
    J. Niosi et Susan Reid, 2ième congrès de Globelics, Beijing, Octobre 2004
  • 2004
    National systems of innovation as evolving complex systems
    J. Niosi, congrès annuel de l'Association européenne d'économie évolutionniste (EAEPE), Greece, Octobre 29 2004
  • 2004
    Success factors in Canadian university spin-offs
    J. Niosi, Annual Congress, Technology Transfer Society, Albany, New York, 1st Octobre 2004
  • 2004
    Unequal growth in UK and US biotechnology firms
    T.G. Bas et J. Niosi, Schumpeter Society, Bi-annual Conference, Milan, June 2004
  • 2004
    National systems of innovation are evolving complex systems
    J. Niosi, International Association for the Management of Technology, Washington DC, 3-8 April, 2004
  • 2003
    Regional systems of innovation as complex systems
    J. Niosi, Première conférence annuelle de Globelics, Rio, Septembre 2003
  • 2003
    Unequal growth: the determinants of growth in biotechnology firms in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada
    J. Niosi & Tomas G Bas, R&D Management Annual Conference, Manchester, 7-9 July, 2003
  • 2003
    Explaining the propensity to patent in the software industry
    N. Chabchoub et J. Niosi, 3rd European Meeting on Applied Evolutionary Economics, Augsburg, Germany, Avril 2003
  • 2003
    Bioscientists and biotechnology
    J. Queenton et J. Niosi, 3rd European Meeting on Applied Evolutionary Economics, Augsburg, Germany, April 2003
  • 2002
    The structure and dynamics of biotechnology clusters
    M. B. et J. Niosi, Clusters in High-Technology, Montreal, 1st Novembre 2002
  • 2002
    The dynamics of aerospace clusters
    J. Niosi et M. Zhegu, Clusters in High-Technology, Montreal, 1st Novembre 2002
  • 2002
    The absorptive capacity of regions
    J. Niosi et B. Bellon, Congrès Annuel de l'EAEPE, Aix-en-Provence, Novembre 2002
  • 2002
    The dynamics of regional innovation systems
    J. Niosi, Annual Meeting of the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy, Aix-en-Provence, France, November 2002
  • 2002
    An evolutionary perspective on regional innovation systems
    J. Niosi, World Congress of the International Sociological Association, Brisbane, Australia, July 2002
  • 2002
    Les systèmes régionaux d’innovation au Canada
    J. Niosi, Conférence annuelle de l’Association des économistes Québécois (ASDEQ), May 2002
  • 2002
    Government laboratories and national systems of innovation
    J. Niosi et J. Walter, International Association for the Management of Technology (IAMOT), Annual meeting, Miami, February 2002
  • 2002
    Regional systems of innovation. A theoretical perspective
    J. Niosi, World Congress of Sociology, Economy and Society, Brisbane, Australia, July 2002
  • 2001
    Regional systems of innovation. An evolutionary approach
    J. Niosi, Annual Conference of th European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE), November 2001, Siena