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Research Fellow

Research

Cornelia’s research interests lie in the area of the economics of science and innovation, and most of her research focuses on the performance and career paths of academic researchers and industrial inventors.

Projects

Knowledge Exchange: Connecting with the Ivory Tower

Personal background

MA (Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena); PhD in Economics (City University, London)

Cornelia Lawson is a Senior Lecturer in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy at Alliance Manchester Business School.

Selected publications

Beck, S., Bergenholtz, C., Bogers, M., Brasseur, T-M., Conradsen, M. L., Di Marco, D., Distel, A. P., Dobusch, L., Dörler, D., Effert, A., Fecher, B., Filiou, D., Frederiksen, L., Gillier, T., Grimpe, C., Gruber, M., Haeussler, C., Heigl, F., Hoisl, K., Hyslop, K. & 27 others (2020) The Open Innovation in Science Research Field: A Collaborative Conceptualisation Approach, Industry and Innovation.

Breschi, S., Lawson, C., Lissoni, F., Morrison, A. & Salter, A. (2020) STEM Migration, Research, and Innovation, Research Policy, 49, 9, 104070.

Bodas Freitas, I. M. & Lawson, C. (2019) Imprints from idea origin on innovation and the development environment, Industrial and Corporate Change, 28, 6, p. 1533–1553.

Lawson, C., Salter, A., Hughes, A. & Kitson, M., (2019) Citizens of Somewhere: Examining the geography of foreign and native-born academics’ engagement with external actors, Research Policy. 48, 3, p. 759-774.

Fudickar, R., Hottenrott, H. & Lawson, C. (2018) What’s the Price of Academic Consulting? Effects of Public and Private Sector Consulting on Academic Research, Industrial and Corporate Change, 27, 4, p. 699-722.

Hottenrott, H. and Lawson, C. (2017) Fishing for complementaries: Competitive research funding and research productivity. International Journal of Industrial Organization, 51, 1-38.

Hottenrott, H. and Lawson, C. forthcoming. Flying the nest: How the home department shapes researchers’ career paths. Studies in Higher Education.

Fernandez-Zubieta, A., Geuna, A. and Lawson, C. (2016) Productivity pay-offs from academic mobility: Should I stay or should I go? Industrial and Corporate Change, 25(1), 91-114.

Banal-Estanol, A., Jofre-Bonet, M. and Lawson, C. (2015) The double-edged sword of industry collaboration: Evidence from engineering academics in the UK. Research Policy, 44 (6), 1160-1175.

Geuna, A., Toselli, M., Kataishi, R., Guzman, E., Lawson, C., Fernandez-Zubieta, A. and Barros, B. (2015) SiSOB data extraction and codification: A tool to analyze scientific careers. Research Policy, 44 (9), 1645-1658.

Fernandez-Zubieta, A., Geuna, A. and Lawson, C. (forthcoming) Productivity pay-offs from academic mobility: Should I stay or should I go?, Industrial and Corporate Change.

Hottenrott, H. and Lawson, C. (forthcoming) Flying the nest: How the home department shapes researchers  career paths, Studies in Higher Education.

Banal -Estanol, A., Jofre -Bonet, M. and Lawson, C. (2015) The double-edged sword of industry collaboration: Evidence from engineering academics in the UK, Research Policy, 44 (6), 1160-1175.

A. Geuna, Toselli, M., Kataishi, R., Guzman, E., Lawson, C., Fernandez-Zubieta, A. and Barros, B. (2015) “SiSOB Data Extraction and Codification: A tool to analyze scientific careers”, Research Policy, 44 (9), 1645-1658 (Open Access).

Lawson, C. and Shibayama, S. (2015) International research visits and careers: An analysis of bioscience academics in Japan, Science and Public Policy, 42 (5), 690-710.

Hottenrott, H. and Lawson, C. (2014) Research grants, sources of ideas and the effects on academic research, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 23 (2), 109-133.

Lawson, C. and Sterzi, V. (2014) The role of early career factors in the formation of serial academic inventors, Science and Public Policy, 41 (4), 464-479.

Lawson, C. (2013) Academic patenting: The importance of industry support, Journal of Technology Transfer, 38 (4), 509-535.

Lawson C. (2013) Academic inventions outside the university: Investigating patent ownership in the UK, Industry and Innovation, 20 (5), 385-398.

Lawson, C. (2016) Putting the region first: Knowledge transfer at universities in Greater Manchester, D. Audretsch, E. Lehmann, M. Meoli and S. Vismara (eds.) University evolution, entrepreneurial activity and regional competitiveness, Springer, pp. 303-325.

Fernandez- Zubieta, A., Geuna. A. and Lawson, C. (2015) What do we know of the mobility of research scientists and of its impact on scientific production. In: Geuna, A. (ed.), Global Mobility of Research Scientists: The Economics of Who Goes Where and Why, Academic Press, pp.1-33.

Fernandez -Zubieta, A., Geuna. A. and Lawson, C. (2015) Mobility and productivity of research scientists. In: Geuna, A. (ed.), Global Mobility of Research Scientists: The Economics of Who Goes Where and Why, Academic Press, pp. 105-131.

Lawson, C., Geuna. A., Fernandez- Zubieta, A., Kataishi, R., and Toselli, M. (2015) International Careers of Researchers in Biomedical Sciences: A Comparison of the US and the UK,. In: Geuna, A. (ed.), Global Mobility of Research Scientists: The Economics of Who Goes Where and Why, Academic Press, pp. 67-104.

Lawson, C. and Shibayama, S. (2015) Appointment, promotion and mobility of bioscience researchers in Japan. In: Geuna, A. (ed.), 2015, Global Mobility of Research Scientists: The Economics of Who Goes Where and Why, Academic Press, pp. 239-269.

I.M. Bodas-Freitas, A. Geuna, C. Lawson and F. Rossi (2014) How industry inventors collaborate with academic researchers: The choice between shared and unilateral governance forms. In: PATRUCCO, P.P., ed., The Economics of Knowledge Generation and Distribution: The Role of Interactions in the System Dynamics of Innovation and Growth, Routledge, 45-71.

Lawson, C., Geuna, A. & Finardi, U. (2019), Nurturing knowledge? The impact of funding and family on scientific performance. Working paper. Torino: Università di Torino.

Lawson, C., Salter, A., Hughes, A. & Kitson, M., (2019) Foreign-born academics boost impact at home and abroad.

Contact details

The University of Manchester
Oxford Rd
Manchester
M13 9PL
UK

cornelia.lawson@manchester.ac.uk

Telephone +44 (0) 161 306 6000

View Cornelia Lawson’s full profile on the University of Manchester website