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Dr. Anna Butzin

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Research Department Innovation, Space & Culture


+49 (0)209.1707-241

butzin@iat.eu

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Anna Butzin studied spatial planning with specialization in regional economic development and European structural policy at Technical University of Dortmund (graduated as Diplom-engineer) and at Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm (graduated as M.Sc.). She wrote her doctoral thesis at the Department of Geography, Philipps-University of Marburg (title of thesis: „Knowledge Dynamics in Innovation Biographies. A Methodological and Spatial Perspective”).

Since September 2006 Anna Butzin is researcher at the department Innovation, Space & Culture of Institute for Work and Technology.

Research interests

  • time-spatial aspects of knowledge generation in innovation processes
  • further development of the research approach innovation biographies
  • development and diffusion mechanisms of social innovations
  • structural change and regional development

Further activities

  • Teaching assignments at Faculty of Spatial Planning, Technical University of Dortmund and at Institute of Interdisciplinary Work Studies, Faculty of Economics and Management, Leibniz University of Hannover.
  • Visiting researcher at Sozialforschungsstelle, Technical University of Dortmund (February-April 2014)
  • Best-paper award of the 2nd Central European Conference in Regional Science for the paper Butzin, A. (2007): Processes of innovation in the field of nanotechnology (conference paper).

Memberships

  • Member of steering committee of the project SI-Drive (7th EU-Framework program, area social science and humanities)
  • Regional Studies Association
  • Junges Forum der Akademie für Raumforschung und Landesplanung

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Butzin, Anna / Widmaier, Brigitta
2016: Exploring territorial knowledge dynamics through innovation biographies. In: Regional studies 20, issue 2, p. 220-232 Weblink

Butzin, Anna
2013: Knowledge dynamics in innovation biographies: a methodological and spatial perspective. Marburg, Univ., Diss., 2014 PDF

Butzin, Anna / Rehfeld, Dieter
2013: The balance of change and continuity in the German construction sector's develtopment path. In: Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsgeographie 57, H. 1-2, S. 15-26 Weblink

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