Prof. Dr. Heike Mayer

Director / Professor of Economic Geography

Economic Geography

Phone
+41 31 631 88 86
E-Mail
heike.mayer@giub.unibe.ch
Office
212
Postal Address
University of Bern
Institute of Geography
Economic Geography
Hallerstrasse 12
CH-3012 Bern
Switzerland
Consultation Hour
by agreement

Research Interests

  • Industry Geography and Geographies of Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation and Learning from a Relational and Evolutionary Economic Geography Perspective
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Second Tier Regions and Peripheral / Rural Areas
  • The Economic Geography of Capital Cities
  • Regional and Economic Development Policy and Practice
  • Globalization and Placemaking (Slow Cities, Slow Food, small town development, resilience)
     

06/2011 - present Member, Center for Regional Economic Development (CRED), University of Bern
04/2011 - present Adjunct Professor, School of Public and International Affairs, Virginia Tech, USA
09/2009 - present Full Professor, Economic Geography, University of Bern
08/2008 - 2009 Associate Professor, Urban Affairs and Planning, Virginia Tech, USA
Co-Director, Metropolitan Institute, Virginia Tech, USA
04/2008 - 09/2008
Visiting Professor, Economic Geography, University of Bayreuth, Germany
(W3-Lehrstuhlvertretung für Prof. J. Maier)
08/2003 - 06/2008
Acting Director and Associate Chair, Urban Affairs and Planning Program, Alexandria Center, National Capital Region, Virginia Tech, USA
09/1998 - 06/2003 Research Assistant, Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies, Portland State University, Oregon, USA
Number of items: 127.

Journal Article

Motoyama, Yasuyuki; Mayer, Heike (2017). Revisiting the Roles of the University in Regional Economic Development: A Triangulation of Data (In Press). Growth and change Wiley 10.1111/grow.12186

Warland, Martin Victricius; Mayer, Heike (2017). Peculiarities of public sector clients in service innovations. The service industries journal, 37(2), pp. 105-124. Taylor & Francis 10.1080/02642069.2017.1297427

Mack, E.; Mayer, Heike (2016). The evolutionary dynamics of entrepreneurial ecosystems. Urban Studies, 53(10), pp. 2118-2133. SAGE 10.1177/0042098015586547

Mayer, Heike; Sager, Fritz; Kaufmann, David; Warland, Martin Victricius (2016). Capital city dynamics: linking regional innovation systems, locational policies and policy regimes. Cities. The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning, 50, p. 206. Elsevier 10.1016/j.cities.2015.10.001

Kaufmann, David; Warland, Martin Victricius; Mayer, Heike; Sager, Fritz (2016). Bern's positioning strategies: Escaping the fate of a secondary capital city? Cities. The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning, 53(53), pp. 120-129. Elsevier 10.1016/j.cities.2016.02.005

Mayer, Heike; Habersetzer, Antoine Jean; Meili, Rahel (2016). Rural–Urban Linkages and Sustainable Regional Development: The Role of Entrepreneurs in Linking Peripheries and Centers. Sustainability, 8(8), p. 745. MDPI 10.3390/su8080745

Mayer, Heike; Meili, Rahel (2016). New Highlander Entrepreneurs in the Swiss Alps. Mountain Research and Development, 36(3), pp. 267-275. International Mountain Society 10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-16-00040.1

Meili, Rahel; Mayer, Heike (2015). Zuwanderung und Unternehmensgründungen in peripheren Berggebieten in der Schweiz. Geographische Rundschau, 67(9), pp. 42-48. Westermann

Baumgartner, Daniel; Mayer, Heike (2014). Idealisierter Rückzugsraum oder raumplanerische Restmenge? Ein raumwissenschaftliches Porträt des ländlichen Raums der Schweiz aus unterschiedlichen Perspektiven. SozialAktuell(4), pp. 10-14. Schweizerischer Berufsverband Soziale Arbeit SBS

Mayer, Heike (2014). Kleinstädte in Europa: Zwischen lokaler Verankerung und internationaler Vernetzung. IRS Aktuell, 79(Juni 2014), pp. 11-12. Leibniz-Institut für Regionalentwicklung und Strukturplanung (IRS)

Mayer, Heike; Baumgartner, Daniel (2014). The Role of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Peripheral Regions. disP - The Planning Review, 50(1), pp. 16-23. Taylor & Francis 10.1080/02513625.2014.926720

Mayer, Heike (2013). Book Review: Entrepreneurship and Regional Development. Journal of Planning Education and Research, 33(1), pp. 126-127. SAGE 10.1177/0739456X12470800

Mayer, Heike (2013). Entrepreneurship in a Hub-and-Spoke Industrial District: Firm Survey Evidence from Seattle's Technology Industry. REGIONAL STUDIES, 47(10), pp. 1715-1733. Routledge 10.1080/00343404.2013.806792

Mayer, Heike (2013). Firm Building and Entrepreneurship in Second-Tier High-Tech Regions. EUROPEAN PLANNING STUDIES, 21(9), pp. 1392-1417. Routledge 10.1080/09654313.2012.755833

Mayer, Heike (2013). The Role of Small and Medium-sized Centers for Territorial Development in Switzerland. Urban Planning International, 2013(5), pp. 36-44.

Egli, Hans-Rudolf; Mayer, Heike; Wastl-Walter, Doris (2011). Forschung vor der eigenen Haustür. UniPress - Forschung und Wissenschaft an der Universität Bern(150), pp. 16-18. Bern: Abteilung Kommunikation, Universität Bern

Mayer, Heike (2011). Evolution, innovation and entrepreneurship in emerging industries: introduction to the special issue. Geographica Helvetica, 66(4), pp. 230-232. Copernicus Publications 10.5194/gh-66-230-2011

Mayer, Heike; Armstrong, Stuart (2011). Featured graphic: the visual genealogy of spinoff companies in the technology sector in Seattle, 2008. Environment and planning A, 43(4), pp. 763-764. London: Pion 10.1068/a4427

Mayer, Heike; Cortright, J. (2011). The role of culture, consumtion and community in cluster development: the case of Portland's athletics and outdoor industry, Oregon (USA). Geographica Helvetica, 66(4), pp. 261-270. Copernicus Publications 10.5194/gh-66-261-2011

Jessen, Johann; Mayer, Heike (2010). Reurbanisierung und Flächenrecycling - Portland und Stuttgart. Informationen zur Raumentwicklung(1), pp. 41-55. Bonn-Bad Godesberg: Bundesforschungsanstalt für Landeskunde und Raumordnung.

Jessen, Johann; Mayer, Heike (2010). Regional Competitiveness and Quality of Life: The Case of Portland and Stuttgart. Planung neu denken online - PND online(2), pp. 1-17. Aachen: RWTH

Mayer, Heike (2010). Catching Up: The Role of State Science and Technology Policy in Open Innovation. Economic development quarterly, 24(3), pp. 105-209. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications 10.1177/0891242410366563

Mayer, Heike; Knox, Paul L. (2010). Small Town Sustainability: Prospects in the Second Odernity. European planning studies, 18(10), pp. 1545-1565. Basingstoke, UK: Carfax 10.1080/09654313.2010.504336

Jessen, Johann; Mayer, Heike (2009). Vorsprung durch Planung - Portland, Oregon. Alte Stadt. Vierteljahreszeitschrift für Stadtgeschichte, Stadtsoziologie, Denkmalpflege und Stadtentwicklung, 36(2), pp. 263-282. Weinstadt: BAG-Verl. Greiner

Mayer, Heike (2009). Bootstrapping high-tech: Evidence from Three Emerging High Technology Metropolitan Areas. Metropolitan Policy Program(June), pp. 1-15. Washingtonn, DC: Brookings

Mayer, Heike (2008). Segmentation and Segregation Patterns of Women-Owned High-Tech Firms in Four Metropolitan Regions in the United States. Regional studies, 42(10), pp. 1357-1383. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group 10.1080/00343400701654194

Martin, S.; Mayer, Heike (2008). Sustainability, Clusters, and Competitiveness: Introduction to Focus Section. Economic development quarterly, 22(4), pp. 272-276. Sage Publications 10.1177/0891242408325702

Hackler, Darrene; Mayer, Heike (2008). DIVERSITY, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, AND THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT. Journal of urban affairs, 30(3), pp. 273-307. Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/j.1467-9906.2008.00396.x

Mayer, Heike (2007). Book Review: People and the Competitive Advantage of Place: Building a Workforce for the 21st Century. Economic development quarterly, 21(1), pp. 101-102. Sage Publications 10.1177/0891242406295537

Mayer, Heike (2007). What Is the Role of the University in Creating a High-Technology Region? Journal of Urban Technology, 14(3), pp. 33-58. Taylor & Francis 10.1080/10630730801924225

Mayer, Heike; Hackler, Darrene; McFarland, Christiana (2007). Skills, Capital and Connections, too: A Regional Social Environment Perspective of Women Entrepreneurs. Canadian Journal of Regional Science, 30(3), pp. 411-432. Canadian Association of Regional Science

Mayer, Heike (2007). Biotech Industry Clusters in the United States: The Case of Washington D.C. and Kansas City. Geographische Rundschau International Edition, 3(1), pp. 10-16. Westermann Schulbuchverlag

Mayer, Heike; Know, Paul L. (2006). Slow Cities: Sustainable Places in a Fast World. Journal of urban affairs, 28(4), pp. 321-334. Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/j.1467-9906.2006.00298.x

Mayer, Heike (2006). What is the Role of Universities in High-tech Economic Development? The Case of Portland, Oregon, and Washington, DC. Local Economy, 21(3), pp. 292-315. Sage Publications 10.1080/02690940600808362

Mayer, Heike (2005). Contribution to a roundtable discussion of Richard Florida's Book "Cities and the Creative Class". Journal of the American Planning Association, 71(2), pp. 206-218. Taylor & Francis

Mayer, Heike (2005). Cities of Knowledge: Cold War science and the search for the next Silicon Valley. Journal of the American Planning Association, 71(4), pp. 468-469. Taylor & Francis

Mayer, Heike; Holzheimer, Terry; Glidden, Hall (2005). Fostering Emerging Technology Sectors in Arlington County: An Economic Development Strategy for Knowledge Creation and Innovation. Economic Development Journal, 4(1), pp. 7-17. International Economic Development Council

Mayer, Heike (2005). Taking Root in the Silicon Forest: High-technology Firms as Surrogate Universities in Portland, Oregon. Journal of the American Planning Association, 71(3), pp. 318-333. Taylor & Francis 10.1080/01944360508976701

Mayer, Heike (2005). Planting High Technology Seeds: Tektronix Role in the Creation of Portland's Silicon Forest. Oregon Historical Quarterly, 106(4), pp. 568-593. Oregon Historical Society

Mayer, Heike (2005). Cluster Monitor: A Guide to Analyzing Industry Clusters in Regional Economies. Economic Development Journal, 4(4), pp. 40-53. International Economic Development Council

Mayer, Heike (2004). Regional Economic Development: Analysis and Planning Strategy. Journal of the American Planning Association, 70(1), p. 117. Taylor & Francis

Cortright, Joseph; Mayer, Heike (2004). Increasingly Rank: The Use and Misuse of Rankings in Economic Development. Economic development quarterly, 18(1), pp. 34-43. Sage Publications 10.1177/0891242403260285

Newspaper or Magazine Article

Mayer, Heike; Baumgartner, Daniel (2015). Grundzüge einer Strategie des Bundes für Berggebiete und ländliche Räume. Die Volkswirtschaft, 2015(3-4), pp. 18-20. Staatssekretariat für Wirtschaft (SECO)

Messerli, Paul Walter; Mayer, Heike (2015). Berggebiete und ländliche Räume: Fokus auf die Peripherie. Neue Zürcher Zeitung NZZ(196), p. 12. Verlag Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Sager, Fritz; Mayer, Heike (2012). Hauptstadt - Eine Region entdeckt sich neu. UniPress - Forschung und Wissenschaft an der Universität Bern(152), pp. 5-8. Bern: Abteilung Kommunikation, Universität Bern

Mayer, Heike; Sager, Fritz (2012). Das Politzentrum als Wirtschaftsmotor. UniPress - Forschung und Wissenschaft an der Universität Bern(152), pp. 9-10. Bern: Abteilung Kommunikation, Universität Bern

Mayer, Heike; Sager, Fritz (2012). Was Bern von Washington lernen könnte. Der Bund(20.2.2012), p. 11.

Mayer, Heike (2011). Wirtschaft und Raumentwicklung bedingen sich gegenseitig. Forum Raumentwicklung - Informationsheft Bundesamt für Raumentwicklung ARE(3), pp. 6-8. Bern: ARE

Mayer, Heike (2007). Universities Can No Longer Be Called Mere Ivory Towers. Richmond Times-Dispatch, 2007(28.08.2007)

Mayer, Heike; Knox, Paul L. (2006). Can The U.S. Learn From The Slow City Movement? Planetizen, 23.10.2006

Mayer, Heike (4 December 2005). The Matriarch Economy. The Oregonian, 04.12.2005 Oregon Live LLC

Mayer, Heike (December 2003). A Clarification of the Role of the University in Economic Development: Oregon's Network Approach to Foster Nanotechnology Research and Development. NanoExpress, 3, pp. 15-28.

Book Section

Cowell, Margaret; Mayer, Heike (2016). Anchoring a Federal Agency in a Washington, D.C. Community: The Department of Homeland Security and St. Elizabeths. In: Hyra, Derek; Prince, Sabiyha (eds.) Capital Dilemma: Growth and Inequality in Washington, D.C. (pp. 207-224). New York: Routledge

Bürcher, Sandra; Habersetzer, Antoine Jean; Mayer, Heike (2016). Entrepreneurship in peripheral regions: A relational perspective. In: Mack, Elizabeth A.; Qian, Haifeng (eds.) Geographies of Entrepreneurship. Routledge studies in human geography (pp. 143-164). New York: Routledge

Mayer, Heike (2015). Müssen die kleinen Städte und ländlichen Räume neu bewertet werden? Ein wirtschaftsgeografischer Blick über die Schweizer Metropolräume hinaus. In: Kreis, Georg (ed.) Städtische versus ländliche Schweiz? Siedlungsstrukturen und ihre politischen Determinanten (pp. 139-157). Zürich: NZZ Libro

Mayer, Heike (2015). Spatial Elements of Innovation. In: Audretsch, David B.; Hayter, Christopher S.; Link, Albert N. (eds.) Concise Guide to Entrepreneurship, Technology and Innovation Concise Guide to Entrepreneurship, Technology and Innovation (pp. 187-190). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar

Mayer, Heike; Cowell, Margaret (2014). Capital cities as knowledge hubs: the economic geography of homeland security contracting. In: Conventz, Sven; Derudder, Ben; Thierstein, Alain; Witlox, Frank (eds.) Hub cities in the knowledge economy. Seaports, airports, brainports. Transport and mobility series (pp. 223-246). Aldershot: Ashgate

Mayer, Heike (2014). The Green City. Core City Freiburg. In: Knox, Paul (ed.) Atlas of Cities (pp. 210-225). Princeton: Princeton University Press

Mayer, Heike (2014). Introduction (to chapter 3: Social equity and economic development). In: Debardieux, Bernard; Oiry Varacca, Mari; Rudaz, Gilles; Marselli, Daniel; Kohler, Thomas; Jurek, Matthias (eds.) Tourism in Mountain Regions. Hopes, Fears and Realities. Sustainable Mountain Development Series (pp. 34-37). Université de Genève

Mayer, Heike; Bauer, Fabian (2014). Hauptstadtregion Schweiz. Chancen und Möglichkeiten für ein Politzentrum aus wirtschaftsgeographischer Sicht. In: Bäschlin, Elisabeth; Mayer, Heike; Hasler, Martin (eds.) Bern. Stadt und Region. Die Entwicklung im Spiegel der Forschung. Jahrbuch der Geographischen Gesellschaft Bern: Vol. 64 (pp. 7-30). Bern: Geographische Gesellschaft Bern

Egli, Hans-Rudolf (2014). Zwischen Stadt und Land. Die Suburbanisierung der Region Wohlensee. In: Bäschlin, Elisabeth; Mayer, Heike; Hasler, Martin (eds.) Bern. Stadt und Region. Die Entwicklung im Spiegel der Forschung. Jahrbuch der Geographischen Gesellschaft Bern: Vol. 64 (pp. 51-67). Bern: Geographische Gesellschaft Bern

Riano, Yvonne; Spörri, Dina; Wastl-Walter, Doris (2014). Einkaufszentrum Westside Bern. Seine Bedeutung aus der Sicht der BenutzerInnen. In: Bäschlin, Elisabeth; Mayer, Heike; Hasler, Martin (eds.) Bern. Stadt und Region. Die Entwicklung im Spiegel der Forschung. Jahrbuch der Geographischen Gesellschaft Bern: Vol. 64 (pp. 151-185). Bern: Geographische Gesellschaft Bern

Veit, Heinz; Gnägi, Christian (2014). Die Böden des Berner Mittellandes. Braunerden und Parabraunerden im Spiegel der eiszeitlichen Landschaftsentwicklung. In: Bäschlin, Elisabeth; Mayer, Heike; Hasler, Martin (eds.) Bern. Stadt und Region. Die Entwicklung im Spiegel der Forschung. Jahrbuch der Geographischen Gesellschaft Bern: Vol. 64 (pp. 267-292). Bern: Geographische Gesellschaft Bern

Hauser, Felix; Weingartner, Rolf (2014). Oberflächengewässer im urbanen Raum. Aspekte und Entwicklungen am Beispiel der Stadt Bern. In: Bäschlin, Elisabeth; Mayer, Heike; Hasler, Martin (eds.) Bern. Stadt und Region. Die Entwicklung im Spiegel der Forschung. Jahrbuch der Geographischen Gesellschaft Bern: Vol. 64 (pp. 293-325). Bern: Geographische Gesellschaft Bern

Baeriswyl, Armand (2014). Zähringer und Bären. Die Gründungslegende und der aktuelle Forschungsstand zur Entstehung der Stadt Bern. In: Bäschlin, Elisabeth; Mayer, Heike; Hasler, Martin (eds.) Bern. Stadt und Region. Die Entwicklung im Spiegel der Forschung. Jahrbuch der Geographischen Gesellschaft Bern: Vol. 64 (pp. 187-204). Bern: Geographische Gesellschaft Bern

Bandi, Monika (2014). Kongressstandort Bern. Touristische Voraussetzungen und regionalökonomische Bedeutung. In: Bäschlin, Elisabeth; Mayer, Heike; Hasler, Martin (eds.) Bern. Stadt und Region. Die Entwicklung im Spiegel der Forschung. Jahrbuch der Geographischen Gesellschaft Bern: Vol. 64 (pp. 69-92). Bern: Geographische Gesellschaft Bern

Brunner, Bernadette; Oester Znoj, Kathrin; Fiechter, Ursula (2014). Bern West. Ein Sozialraum aus Sicht der Jugendlichen. In: Bäschlin, Elisabeth; Mayer, Heike; Hasler, Martin (eds.) Bern. Stadt und Region. Die Entwicklung im Spiegel der Forschung. Jahrbuch der Geographischen Gesellschaft Bern: Vol. 64 (pp. 97-118). Bern: Geographische Gesellschaft Bern

Stienen, Angela; Blumer, Daniel (2014). Sozialer Urbanismus. Bern aus der Sicht der innovativsten Stadt der Welt. In: Bäschlin, Elisabeth; Mayer, Heike; Hasler, Martin (eds.) Bern. Stadt und Region. Die Entwicklung im Spiegel der Forschung. Jahrbuch der Geographischen Gesellschaft Bern: Vol. 64 (pp. 119-150). Bern: Geographische Gesellschaft Bern

Bruneau, Irene; Köhler Schneider, Katja (2014). Der Einzug der Moderne in die Berner Altstadt. Von moderner Architektur und öffentlicher Kunst um 1940. In: Bäschlin, Elisabeth; Mayer, Heike; Hasler, Martin (eds.) Bern. Stadt und Region. Die Entwicklung im Spiegel der Forschung. Jahrbuch der Geographischen Gesellschaft Bern: Vol. 64 (pp. 205-241). Bern: Geographische Gesellschaft Bern

Schneider, Hanspeter; Sonntag, Stephan (2014). Berner Kulturwege. Zeugen der Verkehrsgeschichte entdecken. In: Bäschlin, Elisabeth; Mayer, Heike; Hasler, Martin (eds.) Bern. Stadt und Region. Die Entwicklung im Spiegel der Forschung. Jahrbuch der Geographischen Gesellschaft Bern: Vol. 64 (pp. 243-262). Bern: Geographische Gesellschaft Bern

Brändle, Silvia; Wigger, Philipp; Buchmüller, Regula (2014). Die Stadt Bern wächst. Herausforderungen für die Wohnstadt Bern. In: Bäschlin, Elisabeth; Mayer, Heike; Hasler, Martin (eds.) Bern. Stadt und Region. Die Entwicklung im Spiegel der Forschung. Jahrbuch der Geographischen Gesellschaft Bern: Vol. 64 (pp. 31-50). Bern: Geographische Gesellschaft Bern

Cowell, Margaret; Mayer, Heike (2013). Anchor Institutions and Disenfranchised Communities: Lessons for DHS and St. Elizabeths. In: Patterson, Kelly; Silverman, Robert M. (eds.) Schools and Urban Revitalization: Rethinking Institutions and Community Development. The community development research and practice series: Vol. 1 (pp. 86-105). New York: Routledge

Holenstein, André (2013). Ein Erinnerungsort für die Bundesideologie. Das Bundeshaus als Nationaldenkmal der Bundesstadt Bern. In: Mayer, Heike; Sager, Fritz; Minta, Sara (eds.) Im Herzen der Macht? Haupstädte und ihre Funktion. Referate einer Vorlesungsreihe des Collegium generale der Universität Bern im Frühjahrssemester 2012. Berner Universitätsschriften: Vol. 58 (pp. 35-76). Bern: Haupt Verlag

Mayer, Heike (2013). Spinoff regions: entrepreneurial emergence and regional development in second-tier high-technology regions - observations from the Oregon and Idaho electronics sectors. In: Giarratani, Frank; Hewings, Geoffrey J. D.; McCann, Philip (eds.) Handbook of industry studies and economic geography (pp. 207-229). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar

Mayer, Heike (2013). Was produzieren Hauptstädte? Zur wirschaftlichen Rolle und Funktion von Hauptstädten. In: Mayer, Heike; Sager, Fritz; Zwahlen, Sara Margarita; Minta, Anna (eds.) Im Herzen der Macht? Hauptstädte und ihre Funktion. Berner Universitätsschriften: Vol. 58 (pp. 125-150). Bern: Haupt Verlag

Mayer, Heike; Sager, Fritz (2013). Hauptstädte: Ein Thema nicht nur in der Wissenschaft, sondern auch in der Praxis. In: Mayer, Heike; Sager, Fritz; Minta, Anna; Zwahlen, Sara Margarita (eds.) Im Herzen der Macht? Hauptstädte und ihre Funktion. Berner Hochschulschriften: Vol. 58 (pp. 7-17). Bern: Haupt Verlag

Steiner, Reto (2013). Strukturen der Hauptstadtregion Schweiz auf dem Prüfstand. In: Mayer, Heike; Sager, Fritz; Zwahlen, Sara Margarita; Minta, Anna (eds.) Im Herzen der Macht? Hauptstädte und ihre Funktionen. Berner Universitätsschriften: Vol. 58 (pp. 105-124). Bern, Stuttgart, Wien: Haupt

Minta, Anna (2013). Gestaltete Hauptstädte. Politische Repräsentation und Inszenierung einer machtvollen Präsenz. In: Mayer, Heike; Sager, Fritz; Zwahlen, Sara Margarita; Minta, Anna (eds.) Im Herzen der Macht? Hauptstädte und ihre Funktion. Berner Universitätsschriften: Vol. 58 (pp. 171-206). Bern: Haupt Verlag

Knox, Paul L.; Mayer, Heike (2012). Europe's internal periphery: Small towns in the context of reflexive polycentricity. In: Lorentzen, Anne; v. Heur, Bas (eds.) Cultural political economy of small cites. London: Routledge

Jessen, Johann; Mayer, Heike (2011). Compétitivité régionale et qualité de vie: les cas de Stuttgart et de Portland. In: Zepf, M.; Lauren, A. (eds.) Enjeux de la planification territoriale en Europe (pp. 244-255). Lausanne: Presses polytechniques et universitaires romandes (PPUR)

Mayer, Heike (2011). Local food movements. In: Fredericks, Sarah; Shen, Lei; Thompson, Shirley; Vasev, Daniel (eds.) The Encyclopedia of Sustainability (pp. 263-266). Great Barrington: Berkshire Publishing Group

Mayer, Heike (2009). Constructing Competitive Advantage: The Evolution of State R&D Investment Funds in the United States. In: Benesch, Klaus; Zwingenberger, Meike (eds.) Scientific Cultures - Technological Challenges: A Transatlantic Perspective. Publikationen der Bayerischen Amerika-Akademie: Vol. 8 (pp. 165-186). Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter

Mayer, Heike; Knox, Paul L. (2009). Cittaslow: Ein Program für nachhaltige Stadtentwicklung. In: Popp, Herbert; Obermaier, Gabi (eds.) Raumstrukturen und aktuelle Entwicklungsprozesse in Deutschland. Bayreuther Kontaktstudium Geographie: Vol. 5 (pp. 114-129). Bayreuth: Naturwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft (NWG)

Mayer, Heike (2009). Tektronix Inc. In: The Oregon Encyclopedia. Portland: Portland State University

Mayer, Heike (2009). Forest Service Radio Lab. In: The Oregon Encyclopedia. Portland: Portland State University

Mayer, Heike (2008). Competition for high-tech jobs in second-tier regions: The case of Portland, Oregon. In: Watson, Douglas J.; Morris, John C. (eds.) Building the local economy: Cases in economic development (pp. 61-78). Carl Vinson Institute of Government. The University of Georgia

Mayer, Heike; Knox, Paul (2007). Pace of Life and Quality of Life: The Slow City Charter. In: Sirgy, Joseph; Phillips, Rhonda; Rahtz, Don R. (eds.) Community Quality-of-Life Indicators: Best Practices III (pp. 20-39). Blacksburg: International Society for Quality of Life Studies (ISQOLS)

Mayer, Heike; Provo, John (2004). The Portland Edge in Context. In: Ozawa, Connie P. (ed.) The Portland Edge (pp. 9-34). Washington D.C.: Island Press

Cortright, James; Mayer, Heike; Provo, John; Seltzer, Ethan (2003). A Regional Economic Development Strategy for our Region? In: Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies, (ed.) Metropolitan Briefing Book 2003 (pp. 31-38). Portland: Portland State University

Mayer, Heike (2003). Metropedia: Emerging Industry Clusters and the Region's Recent Economic History. In: Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies, (ed.) Metropolitan Briefing Book 2003 (pp. 15-30). Portland: Portland State University

Book

Bäschlin, Elisabeth; Mayer, Heike; Hasler, Martin (eds.) (2014). Bern. Stadt und Region. Die Entwicklung im Spiegel der Forschung. Jahrbuch der Geographischen Gesellschaft Bern: Vol. 64. Bern: Geographische Gesellschaft Bern

Mayer, Heike; Sager, Fritz; Zwahlen, Sara; Minta, Anna (eds.) (2013). Im Herzen der Macht? Hauptstädte und ihre Funktion. Berner Universitätsschriften: Vol. 58. Bern: Haupt

Knox, Paul; Mayer, Heike (2013). Small town sustainability: economic, social, and environmental innovation. 2. überarb. Aufl. Basel: Birkhäuser

Mayer, Heike (2012). Entrepreneurial community in Kansas City: From fragmented to collaborative? 39. Kansas City: Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Mayer, Heike (2011). Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Second Tier Regions. Cheltenham: Elgar

Mayer, Heike; Holzheimer, Terry (eds.) (2009). Virginia's Creative Economy. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Knox, Paul L.; Mayer, Heike (2009). Kleinstädte und Nachhaltigkeit. Konzepte für Wirtschaft, Umwelt und soziales Leben. Basel: Birkhäuser

Knox, Paul L.; Mayer, Heike (2009). Small Town Sustainability: Economic, Social, and Environmental Innovation. Basel: Birkhäuser

Report

Mayer, Heike; Schnyder, Marc (2012). Hauptstadtregion Schweiz: Eine Analyse des Wertschöpfungssystems eines Politzentrums Bern /Siders: Universität Bern / Fachhochschule Westschweiz Wallis

Mayer, Heike; Schnyder, Marc (2012). Région capitale suisse: Une analyse du système de création de valeur d’un centre politique Bern /Siders: Universität Bern / Fachhochschule Westschweiz Wallis

Mayer, Heike; Haisch, Tina (2012). Capital Cities: Eine Fallstudienanalyse von sechs Hauptstädten Bern: Universität Bern

Mayer, Heike; Bauer, Fabian (2012). Hauptstadtregion Schweiz: Eine qualitative Analyse des Wertschöpfungssystems eines Politzentrums Bern: Universität Bern

Cowell, Margaret; Gabriel, Christina; Khan, Sakina; Mayer, Heike; O'Brien, Patrick (2012). DC Innovation Strategy for Saint Elizabeths Washington: District of Columbia, Office of Planning

Mayer, Heike (2007). A Review of State R&D Investment Funds: Ten Case Studies The Pew Center on the States & The National Governors Association

Mayer, Heike; Zalneraitis, Roger (2005). The Homeland Security Industry and its Impact on the Arlington, Virginia, Economy. Final Report for Arlington Economic Development Blacksburg, VA: Department of Urban Affairs and Planning, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Mayer, Heike (2004). Fostering Emerging Technology Sectors in Arlington County: An Economic Development Strategy for Knowledge Creation and Innovation. Final Report for Arlington County Blacksburg, VA: Department of Urban Affairs and Planning, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Cortright, Joseph; Mayer, Heike (2002). Signs of life: The growth of biotechnology centers in the U.S Washington D.C.: The Brookings Institution, Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy

Cortright, Joseph; Mayer, Heike (2001). High Tech Specialization: A Comparison of High Technology Centers Washington D.C.: The Brookings Institution, Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy

Cortright, Joseph; Mayer, Heike (2000). The Ecology of the Silicon Forest Portland, OR: Institute for Portland Metropolitan Studies, Portland State University

Conference or Workshop Item

Mayer, Heike; Sager, Fritz (14 June 2013). Towards a coherent theory of the political economy of secondary capital regions: a literature review and a research agenda (Unpublished). In: 9th Transatlantic Dialogue-Rebuilding Capacities for Urban Governance. Baltimore, MD. 12.-15.6.2013.

Haisch, Tina; Mayer, Heike; Sager, Fritz (October 2012). Evolution of capital cities economies: Towards a knowledge intensive and thus more resilient economy (Unpublished). In: RSA Research Network Seminar "Four years on: how have capital cities dealt with the crisis". Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University, Kiev. 26.10.2012.

Harpel, Ellen; Mayer, Heike; Hackler, Darrene (2007). Identifying Sources of Economic Growth. In: 2007 APA (American Planning Association) National Conference. Amercian Planning Association

Mayer, Heike (2007). Economic Trends and Location Patterns for Women High-Tech Entrepreneurs. In: Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research 2006. Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth Annual Entrepreneurship Research Conference (pp. 298-312). Babson College

Mayer, Heike (2003). Corporate Restructuring and the Creation of the Innovation Milieu: The case of a second-tier high technology region (Unpublished). In: Clusters, Industrial Districts and Firms: the Challenge of Globalization. Conference in honour of Professor Sebastiano Brusco. Modena, Italy. 12.-13.09.2003.

Working Paper

Habersetzer, Antoine Jean; Eriksson, Rikard; Mayer, Heike (2017). Entrepreneurship in the periphery: The role of pre-entry experience and home advantage for newly founded firms (CRED Research Paper 14). Bern: Centre for Regional Economic Development, University of Bern

Bürcher, Sandra; Habersetzer, Antoine Jean; Mayer, Heike (2015). Entrepreneurship in Peripheral Regions: A Relational Perspective (CRED Research Paper 6). Bern: Centre for Regional Economic Develompment, University of Bern

Haisch, Tina; Jakob, Florian; Mayer, Heike (2014). Actor specific resilience in resource-dependent communities: Shock perception and adaptive strategies of different actors in Grindelwald (CRED-Bericht 2). Center for Regional Economic Development, University of Bern

Mayer, Heike (2006). Completing the Puzzle: Creating a High-Tech and Life Science Economy in Kansas City Washington: The Brookings Institution

Mayer, Heike (2005). The Homeland Security Industry and its Impact on the Arlington, Virginia, Economy Arlington: Arlington Economic Development

Mayer, Heike (2004). Fostering Emerging Technology Sectors in Arlington County: An Economic Development Strategy for Knowledge Creation and Innovation Arlington: Arlington Economic Development

Mayer, Heike (8 December 2003). Over the Horizon - Targeted Technology Industry Study: Arlington County. Preliminary Assessment Department of Urban Affairs and Planning, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Mayer, Heike (July 2003). Cluster Monitor: A Guide for Analyzing Industry Clusters in the Portland-Vancouver Metropolitan Region Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies, Portland State University

Cortright, Joseph; Mayer, Heike (February 2000). Spin-offs, Startups and Fast Growth Firms in the Portland Regional Economy (Regional Connections Project 3). Portland, OR: Institute for Portland Metropolitan Studies, Portland University

Cortright, Joseph; Mayer, Heike (February 2000). Portland’s Knowledge-Based Economy (Regional Connections Project). Portland, OR: Institute for Portland Metropolitan Studies, Portland State University

Cortright, Joseph; Mayer, Heike (October 1999). Overview of the Silicon Forest (Regional Connections Project 1). Institute for Portland Metropolitan Studies, Portland State University

Other

Mayer, Heike; Knox, Paul L. (2009). Small Town Sustainability: Prospects for Collaboration in a Global Age.

Mayer, Heike (December 2005). Arlington County: A Leader in Technology-Based Economic Development. Austrian Embassy's Office of Science and Technology

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Membership and Outreach Activities

Since 2017 Member of the editorial board of the journal Geography Compass (Economic Geography)
Since 2014 Member of the editorial boards of the journals Erdkunde und Competitiveness Review
Since 2013 Representative of the university research centers in the Senate, University of Bern
2012 - 2015
Member, Swiss Federal Commission for Urban and Regional Planning (Rat für Raumordnung; appointed by the Bundesrat)
Since 2011 Board member of the Geographischen Gesellschaft Bern
Since 2009 Member of the Editorial Board, Economic Development Quarterly
2009 - 2014
ERASMUS-Coordinator at the Institute of Geography, University of Bern
2011 - 2014
Professor (Betreuungsdozierende) for the Swiss Study Foundation (Schweizer Studienstiftung)
2010 - 2013 Board Member of the Swiss Association for Spatial Planning and Regional Policy Studies (ROREP)
2007 Member of the Academic Advisory Board for 2007 National conference of The Competitiveness Institute;
Member of the organizing committee of  Academic Summit
2005 - 2007 Organizer of the New Metropolis Lectures, Virginia Tech, Alexandria Campus, USA
2005 - 2008
Chair & Committee member for the Student Paper Competiton of the American Planning Association (Economic Development Division) 

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  • Administration & Society
  • Economic Development Quarterly
  • Research Policy
  • Progress in Planning
  • State and Local Government Review
  • Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice