Arbeitstitel der Dissertation

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


  • Leadership and governance
  • Regional Innovation Systems (RIS)
  • Evolutionary Economic Geography (EEG)
  • Regional economic development
  • Smart specialisation strategy (S3)
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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Morisson, Arnault; Gong, Huiwen (2023). Leveraging National Opportunities for Regional Transformation: Multi-Scalar System-building and Legitimation in a Swiss Industrial Town. European planning studies, 32(3), pp. 607-628. Taylor & Francis 10.1080/09654313.2023.2247023

Morisson, Arnault; Petridou, Evangelia (2023). Policy Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurial Strategies, and Institutional Contexts in Interreg Europe. Science and public policy, 50(4), pp. 670-680. Oxford University Press 10.1093/scipol/scad014

Morisson de la Bassetiere, Arnault Marie Marc; Liotard, Isabelle; Revest, Valérie (2023). Small Wins through Inducement Prizes: Introducing Challenge-Oriented Regional Prizes (CORP). Sustainability, 15(4), p. 3240. MDPI 10.3390/su15043240


Cappellano, Francesco; Makkonen, Teemu; Dotti, Nicola Francesco; Morisson, Arnault; Rizzo, Annalisa (2022). Where innovation meets directionality: an index to measure regional readiness to deal with societal challenges. European planning studies, 30(8), pp. 1549-1576. Taylor & Francis 10.1080/09654313.2021.1976114

Morisson, Arnault; Turner, Clara (2022). Agents of Change and Window of Locational Opportunity (WLO) in Crypto Valley in Zug, Switzerland. In: Calabrò, Francesco; Della Spina, Lucia; Piñeira Mantiñán, María José (eds.) INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM: New Metropolitan Perspectives. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems: Vol. 482 (pp. 914-923). Cham: Springer 10.1007/978-3-031-06825-6_87


Morisson, Arnault; Bole, David; Kozina, Jani; Goluža, Maruša; Turner, Clara; Mayer, Heike (November 2021). Transformation in Industrial Towns in Slovenia and Switzerland (CRED Research Paper 34). Bern: CRED - Center for Reginal Economic Development

Mayer, Heike; Meili, Rahel; Morisson, Arnault (2021). Theorien und Ansätze der Regionalentwicklung: Eine Anwendung auf die Neue Regionalpolitik (NRP) der Schweiz (CRED-Bericht 22). Universität Bern

Morisson, Arnault; Mayer, Heike (2021). An agent of change against all odds? The case of Ledger in Vierzon, France. Local Economy, 36(5), pp. 430-447. Sage Publications 10.1177/02690942211052014

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