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General

Hiro is Senior Lecturer in Innovation at Economics, Finance and Entrepreneurship Department, Aston Business School. He has a PhD from University of California at Berkeley and international experience in research and consultancy in the field of innovation and regional economic development.  The clients of his previous research projects include Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA), Department of Trade and Industry, Department of the Environment, Scottish Enterprise, and South East England Development Agency. Along with Robert Huggins, he has published Competition, Competitive Advantage, and Clusters: The Ideas of Michael Porter (Oxford University Press, 2011), as well as two other books: Competing for Knowledge: Creating, Connecting, and Growing (Routledge, 2007) and The Global Competitiveness of Regions (Routledge, 2014).

Teaching Activity

  • BS3355 Innovation
  • BSM932 Management of Innovation

Qualifications

PhD, University of California at Berkeley

Research Interests

Innovation, Knowledge-Based Economic Development, Video Game Industry

Contact Details

Phone: +44(0)121 204 3324 
Room: SW1021

CV

External positions

External Examiner, Open University

1 Sep 2016 → …

External Examiner, Birkbeck, University of London

1 Sep 201131 Aug 2016

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Research Output

Regional advantage and the geography of networks: Explaining global-local knowledge sourcing patterns

Huggins, R., Izushi, H. & Prokop, D., 1 Aug 2019, In : Papers in Regional Science. 98, 4, p. 1567-1584 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Networks, space and organisational performance: a study of the determinants of industrial research income generation by universities

    Huggins, R., Izushi, H. & Prokop, D., 2016, In : Regional studies. 50, 12, p. 2055-2068 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
  • Network evolution and the spatiotemporal dynamics of knowledge sourcing

    Huggins, R., Izushi, H., Prokop, D. & Thompson, P., 2015, In : Entrepreneurship and Regional Development. 27, 7-8, p. 474-499 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

    Open Access
    File
  • The competitive advantage of nations: origins and journey

    Huggins, R. & Izushi, H., 2015, In : Competitiveness Review. 25, 5, p. 458-470 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
  • Regional competitiveness, economic growth and stages of development

    Huggins, R., Izushi, H., Prokop, D. & Thompson, P., Dec 2014, In : Proceedings of Rijeka Faculty of Economics. 32, 2, p. 255-283 29 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Prizes

    External Examiner

    Hiro Izushi (Recipient), 1 Oct 2011

    Prize: Appointment