Working titel of the dissertation

Regional Innovation Policies: The Roles of the Institutional Contexts and Institutional Entrepreneurs.

Research interests

  • Leadership and governance
  • Regional Innovation Systems (RIS)
  • Evolutionary Economic Geography (EEG)
  • Regional economic development
  • Smart specialisation strategy (S3)

Work Experience

11/2020- PostDoc, Economic Geography, Institute of Geography, University of Bern
04/2019-11/2020 Consultant and Thematic Expert in Research and Innovation, GAC Group, Sophia-Antipolis, France
01/2015-08/2015 Junior Officer, UNIDO, Vietnam


2019 PhD in Economic Geography, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
2014 MA in International Management, Bocconi University, Italy
2011 BA in Economics, Boston University, the United States
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Journal Articles

Morisson, A. & Panetti, E. (2020). Institutional Entrepreneurs, Socio-Institutional Changes, and Regional Structural Change. Regional Studies, Regional Science. 7(1), 35-51.

Morisson A. & Doussineau, M. (2019). Regional Innovation Governance and Place-based Policies: Design, Implementation, and Implications. Regional Studies, Regional Science, 6(1), 101-116.

Morisson, A. (2019). Knowledge Gatekeepers and Path Development on the Knowledge Periphery: The Case of Ruta N in Medellin, Colombia. Area Development and Policy 4(1), 98-115.                                              

Morisson, A. & Bevilacqua, C. (2018). Balancing Gentrification in the Knowledge Economy: The Case of Chattanooga’s Innovation District. Urban Research & Practice, 12(4), 472-492.