Dr Elvira Uyarra

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Position: Senior Lecturer
Academic unit: Innovation, Management and Policy
 

Biography

Elvira graduated in Economics from The University of the Basque Country (Spain) in 1996. She also holds an MSc in 'Technical Change and Regional Development' from Cardiff University. In 1998, she completed the doctoral training programme at the Department of Applied Economics, at the University of the Basque Country. From 1998 to 2001she work as economist for the Spanish consultancy firm Informacion y Desarrollo. In 2001, for a period of 12 months, she was a Marie Curie Fellow at Policy Research in Engineering, Science and Technology (PREST), within the University of Manchester. In 2004 she completed her PhD in PREST, with the title 'Innovation, Knowledge and Regional Development: implications for innovation policies in less favoured regions'. She also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Learnind and Teaching in Higher Education from the University of Manchester.

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Her research and teaching activities centre mainly in the areas of: regional science and innovation policy, EU policy and regional cohesion, geographies of knowledge and innovation and evolutionary economics. She has researched several projects in these areas, particularly for the European Commission, but also for other clients at national, regional and local levels, both in the UK and Spain.

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Showing 59 publication(s)

2016

  • Flanagan, K., & Uyarra, E. (2016). Revisiting the role of policy in regional innovation systems. In R. Shearmur, C. Carrincazeaux, & D. Doloreux (Eds.), Handbook on the Geographies of Innovation. (pp. 309). Edward Elgar. DOI: 10.4337/9781784710774. Publication link: b6c2ede0-65fd-4810-845e-b9065bca446b

2015

  • Shapira, P., Uyarra, E., Youtie, J., Cox, D., Gok, A., Rogers, J., & Downing, C. (2015). Institutions for Technology Diffusion. Washington, DC: Inter-American Development Bank, Competitiveness and Innovation Division.. Publication link: da25142e-4f0e-4074-957e-6d2ac95f96e4

2014

  • Pinto, H., Fernandez-Esquinas, M., & Uyarra, E. (2014). Universities and KIBS as sources of knowledge for innovative firms in peripheral regions’. Regional Studies. . Publication link: 8a4068c5-bdaa-49e6-a0b0-f73e9aa0d747
  • Georghiou, L., Uyarra, E., Saliba Scerri, R., Castillo, N., & Cassingena Harper, J. (2014). Adapting smart specialisation to a micro-economy – the case of Malta. European Journal of Innovation Management, 17(4), 428-447. DOI: 10.1108/EJIM-03-2014-0026. Publication link: d249323c-a9a0-412c-ac8f-ae00e468525a

2013

  • De Silva, L. R., Uyarra, E., & Oakey, R. (2013). Academic Entrepreneurship in a Resource Constrained Environment: Diversification and Synergistic Effects. In Technology Transfer in a Global Economy.: International Handbook Series on Entrepreneurship vol.6.. Publication link: c6458295-0ca4-4167-a8da-139bb6821772
  • Georghiou, L., Edler, J., Uyarra, E., & Yeow, J. (2013). Policy instruments for public procurement of innovation: choice, design and assessment. n Technological Forecasting & Social Change. . Publication link: 7d1fa239-ed24-4176-ad48-c3e2ee377680
  • Uyarra, E., Edler, J., Gee, S., Georghiou, L., & Yeow, J. (2013). Public procurement for innovation: the UK case. In Public procurement for innovation: the UK casePublic procurement policy for innovation: International perspectives. Springer Verlag. . Publication link: 6c5a5eed-d82a-4252-ad78-9c29db377534
  • Uyarra, E., Flanagan, K., & Cooke, P. (Ed.) (2013). Reframing regional innovation systems: Evolution, complexity and public policy. In Reframing Regional Development: Evolution, Innovation & Transition. Routledge. . Publication link: 638a9a29-4864-4dcd-b915-a5cb8dda45fd

2012

  • Uyarra, E., Treumer, S., & Piga, G. (Ed.) (2012). Competitive dialogue and contractual design fostering innovation and need analysis. In The Applied Law and Economics of Public Procurement. Routledge. . Publication link: dfe234d8-ff25-44d7-9e26-55fb43f63574
  • Uyarra, E., Edler, J., Brown, L. (Ed.), & Osborne, S. (Ed.) (2012). Public Procurement of Innovation. In The Handbook of Innovation and Change in Public Sector Services. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. . Publication link: 6ed903d0-abee-4093-b0e6-a70ca420b81e
  • Pinto, H., Uyarra, E., & Guerreiro, J. (2012). Diversidades de sistemas de inovação e implicações nas políticas regionais: Comparação das regiões do algarve e da andaluzia. REVISTA PORTUGUESA DE ESTUDOS REGIONAIS, 29(1), 3-14. . Publication link: 3fb63067-7443-4f23-b8fd-050826069a77

2011

  • Uyarra, E. (2011). Regional Innovation Systems Revisited: Networks, Institutions, Policy and Complexity. In The Role of the Regions, Networks, Scale, Territory. (pp. 169-194). Gothenburg: Region Skane. . Publication link: 3b5ebb64-2333-40b9-851c-445bc77f8380
  • Gee, S., Yeow, J., & Uyarra, E. (2011). Sustainable innovation through public procurement: The case of ‘closed loop’ recycled paper. In Public Procurement for Innovation. Edward Elgar. . Publication link: 3179df74-9d65-4182-bb6c-10677ba20fb0

2010

  • Uyarra, E., & Flanagan, K. (2010). From regional systems of innovation to regions as innovation policy spaces. Environment & Planning C: Government & Policy, 28(4), 681-695. DOI: 10.1068/c0961. Publication link: bbd808fc-e04d-4391-a80e-7b0969733f0e
  • Flanagan, K., Uyarra, E., & Laranja, M. (2010). The 'policy mix' for innovation: rethinking innovation policy in a multi-level, multi-actor context. (Manchester Business School Working Paper Series; No. 599). Manchester.. Publication link: ed4cfe9c-2f20-491f-9836-72407d8d163b
  • Eriksson, A., Caniels, M., Cooke, P., Uyarra, E., Sotarauta, M., & Wallin, J. (2010). Regional innovation Policy in Transition: Reflections on the Change Process in the Skåne Region. Stockholm: Vinnova.. Publication link: 31bf3c70-c8d5-4cd3-9250-3f64b52ad97c
  • Uyarra, E., & Flanagan, K. (2010). La relevancia del concepto 'sistema regional de innovación' para la formulación de la política de innovación. Ekonomiaz, (70), 150-169. . Publication link: a1481b5e-64c9-4643-ae26-b90145dd96de
  • Uyarra, E., & NESTA, . U. (Ed.) (2010). Opportunities for innovation through local government procurement. (Research Reports). London: Nesta.. Publication link: 740690d6-2d37-47e9-802f-b806e067cd99

2009

  • Edler, J., Georghiou, L., Uyarra, E., Cox, D., Rigby, J., Nugroho, Y., & Blind, K. (2009). Monitoring and Evaluation Methodology for the EU Lead Market Initiative A Concept Development Final Report. No publisher name.. Publication link: 40497455-f8de-4d16-8a78-11af51b61bd2
  • Uyarra, E., & Flanagan, K. (2009). Understanding the innovation impacts of public procurement. (Manchester Institute of Innovation Research Working paper; No. 574). Manchester.. Publication link: 68adec5c-2e42-4e7c-9256-b581738ddc9f
  • Tsipouri, L., Edler, J., Rolstam, M., & Uyarra, E. (2009). Managing risks in public procurement, official summary report for the European Commission, expert group on risk and public procurement. European Commission, DG Research.. Publication link: b0d54ace-1ba3-48b8-8da4-e7e7e889442b
  • Shapira, P., Luger, M., Uyarra, E., & Marzocchi, C. (2009). Innovation for the Manchester City Region: A discussion paper. Manchester.. Publication link: d18d4a6a-8820-4eb6-8685-d7896d93f6f7
  • Uyarra, E., Howells, J., Tether, B., Rubalcaba, L. (Ed.), & Kox, H. (Ed.) (2009). Innovacion en los servicios a empresas: de la adopcion tecnologica a los cambios multiples, complementarios y simultaneos. In Servicios a empresas y crecimiento economico en Europa. Madrid: Marcial Pons Libreros. . Publication link: c6fd2331-91bc-4dae-9bbf-b4b3923a4ca9

2008

  • Edler, J., Georghiou, L., Blind, K., & Uyarra, E. (2008). Monitoring and Evaluation Methodology for the EU Lead Market Initiative: A Concept Development. Report for the Innogrips/Lead Market Initiative. Brussels: DG Enterprise, European Commission.. Publication link: 05166bab-91d5-4f10-80d9-8a3d3bee7e0e
  • Uyarra, E., Weresa, M. (Ed.), & Filho, W. L. (Ed.) (2008). Learning regions?: Reflections on regional innovation strategies illustrated by the Castilla y Le??n region in Spain. In Fostering innovations and transfer of knowledge in regions. Frankfurt: Peter Lang Scientific Publisher. . Publication link: 567f85a8-5493-49ad-bb17-0af55409a86c
  • Uyarra, E. (2008). The impact of universities on regional innovation: A critique and policy implications. (Manchester Business School Working paper; No. 564). Manchester.. Publication link: 84e7a0b2-8fe6-465b-8b1a-e32974ee5003
  • Uyarra, E. (2008). What is evolutionary about Regional Systems of Innovation? Implications for regional policy. (Manchester Institute of Innovation Research Working paper; No. 29). Manchester.. Publication link: 840dec14-29b0-44cf-9e2c-54aba90d2d03

2007

  • Uyarra, E., Howells, J., Tether, B., Rubalcaba, L. (Ed.), & Kox, H. (Ed.) (2007). Innovation in Business Services: From Technological Adoption to Multiple, Complementary, Concurrent Changes. In Business services in European economic growth. London: Palgrave Macmillan . . Publication link: 4265d40b-cbfb-4dcc-8d34-19054769aa31
  • Laranja, M., Uyarra, E., & Flanagan, K. (2007). Policies for Science, Technology and Innovation: Translating Rationales into Regional Policies in a Multi-level Setting. (Manchester Business School Working Paper Series; No. 527). Manchester.. Publication link: b7644373-dd2c-40b3-a88b-dabc461f8c45

2006

  • Uyarra, E., Paraskevopoulou, E., Corona, J. M., & Dutrenit, G. (Ed.) (2006). Modelos de ciencia, tecnología e innovación en el contexto internacional. In Diagnóstico de la política científica, tecnológica y de fomento a la innovación en México (2000-2006).. Mexico D.F.: Foro Consultivo Cientifico y Tecnologico. . Publication link: 4cd16e94-9cf5-47c8-9c84-4627b5eebef0

2005

  • Flanagan, K., Uyarra, E., & Laranja, M. (2005). (Old and New) Rationales for Regional Science and Innovation Policy. In Explaining the Policy Mix - PRIME Network of Excellence Workshop, Sevilla, Spain.. Publication link: a79b1fa7-343b-4055-9bf2-0bdd68fa7a6f
  • Cunningham, P. N., Grant-Pearce, C., Green, L., Miles, I. D., Rigby, J., & Uyarra, E. (2005). In sickness, in health and in innovation: NHS DIRECT - a health sector innovation study. Administration, 53(3), 42-65. . Publication link: a926d597-d9f1-48d6-835b-0a78e9c348ba
  • Miles, I. D., Cunningham, P. N., Rigby, J., Green, L., & Uyarra, E. (2005). NHS Direct, An Innovation in Social Trust, PUBLIN Report No. D12-3 UK case study WP4. No publisher name.. Publication link: 2a48409b-400a-474a-8cfd-2377e70d0296
  • Cunningham, P. N., Grant-Pearce, C., Green, L., Miles, I. D., Rigby, J., & Uyarra, E. (2005). In Sickness, in Health and in Innovation: NHS DIRECT - a health sector innovation study. In 'Breaking New Ground' - Innovation in the Public Sector International Conference.. Publication link: d8b0373f-b63c-4df1-88fc-c0415ed6ea8f

2004

  • Metcalfe, J. S., Ramlogan, R., & Uyarra, E. (2004). Competition, innovation and economic development: The instituted connection. In Leading Issues in Competition, Regulation and Development|Leading Issues in Competition, Regulation and Development. (pp. 58-91). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. . Publication link: 53cf40f2-329c-4223-8045-b2750a348d1d
  • Metcalfe, S., Ramlogan, R., & Uyarra, E. (2004). Competition, Innovation and development; The instituted connection. Institutions and Economic Development, 1. . Publication link: 27eb3521-ec8a-4fbf-9599-fb92550d0493
  • Uyarra, E. (2004). Regional Profile: r&d policy and the 3% objective in the North West region of England [Report for the ERAWATCH project, prototyping phase, ESTO expert group, IPTS]. No publisher name.. Publication link: 215ac678-40ff-4dd8-8c55-397a83631be6
  • Howells, J., Tether, B., & Uyarra, E. (2004). Innovation in Service: issue at stake and trends [Study for DG Enterprise, Commission of the European Communities]. No publisher name.. Publication link: 85c5123a-4d82-4db3-9197-1c294b1a6e6a
  • Nauwelaers, C., Winjes, R., Cahill, E., Wagner, P., Koschatzky, K., Uyarra, E., & Buchinger, E. (2004). Erawatch Prototyping Phase, ESTO Study No. 2: analysis on the regional dimensions of the 3% Action Plan. No publisher name.. Publication link: 6ffcc656-1e27-48a6-8746-5acc0b16b4da

2002

  • Uyarra, E., & Cunningham, P. N. (2002). Lifelong Learning - an Overview of National Measures in the EU Member States and Candidate Countries [Thematic Report for the European Commission, Enterprise Directorate. Trend chart on innovation.]. No publisher name.. Publication link: c0faf9b7-787f-4ff2-b363-7b4f06fbccb0
  • Metcalfe, S., Ramlogan, R., & Uyarra, E. (2002). Economic development and the competitive process. (CRC Working Paper Series n.36). Manchester.. Publication link: c203bec5-d6ee-4c2a-b0d3-f0054fed219b
  • Cunningham, P., Malik, K., Uyarra, E., Clifford, J., & de Tauzia, J. (2002). Progress Towards the Objectives Set Out in the European Commission on Innovation in a Knowledge-Driven Economy: thematic report. EC DG Enterprise.. Publication link: 12dfa27a-23e7-450b-9566-82f54530001a
  • Castillo, J., Barroeta, B., & Uyarra, E. (2002). Nuevas Pautas de Intervencion en Materia de Innovacion y Empleo: las estrategias de territoriales de empleo e innovacion. Ciudad y Territorio, XXXII (122). . Publication link: 2611e03a-faee-421c-966c-230959d39f4d