Kwadwo Atta-Owusu

Places and Territories

RUNIN research:

Kwadwo will examine the extent to which universities function as nodes between regional and global knowledge networks. He will empirically investigate the dynamics of academics’ research collaboration activities with other actors in knowledge networks across regional, national and international scales. His research is expected to provide new insights about how academics’ collaboration networks are configured across space and whether universities are best placed to link their regions to transnational networks in a knowledge economy.

Host institution

University of Stavanger

Secondment institution

Universiteit Twente

Supervisory team

Journal articles

Atta-Owusu, Kwadwo (2019). Oasis in the desert? Bridging academics’ collaboration activities as a conduit for global knowledge flows to peripheral regions.

Regional Studies, Regional Science, 6:1, 265-280.

Keywords: knowledge flows, collaboration, global–local linkages, peripheral regions, bridging academics, the Netherlands

DOI: 10.1080/21681376.2019.1590230

Working papers

RUNIN WP 05/2018 Utku Ali Rıza Alpaydın, Kwadwo Atta-Owusu, Saeed Moghadam-Saman

The Role of Universities in Innovation and Regional Development: The Case of Rogaland Region

Keywords: Role of universities, Regional development, Innovation, Rogaland, University of Stavanger.

DOI: 10.3990/4.2535-5686.2018.05


He holds a MSc degree in International Business Management from the University of Oulu, Finland. His maters thesis‒ Exploring the relationships between humor types, innovative work behavior and innovative performance- was written as part of the HURMOS Project. Prior to pursuing the Masters program, he obtained a Bachelors degree with honors from the Ghana Baptist University College. He also has considerable experience in the animal health and production industry having worked for both public and private organizations for a decade.

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