Department of Strategy and Innovation
Mercedes Delgado is Associate Professor of Strategy and Innovation at Copenhagen Business School and Research Scientist at the MIT Innovation Initiative. She serves as Senior Institute Associate at the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School. Delgado’s research focuses on the relationship between the regional business environment and the performance of inventors, firms, regions, and countries. She examines the role of regional clusters—geographic concentrations of related industries, firms, and supporting institutions —in job creation, innovation, entrepreneurship, inclusivity, and resilience. Delgado has developed new methods for defining and mapping industry clusters and the supply chain economy, providing tools to help firms, practitioners, and policymakers create regional and national strategies. In recent work she explores the interaction between firm location choices through the value chain and firm performance. Delgado’s work has been published in top economic, policy, and strategy journals. She has received a number of prestigious research fellowships and grants, including a PhD fellowship from Fundación Rafael del Pino and a recent National Science Foundation grant on Mapping the Inventor Gender Gap. She served as a lead researcher on the US Cluster Mapping Project: Mapping a Nation of Regional Clusters.
- EMBA and MBA Entrepreneurship Concentration, Spring 2019–present. Lead co-director (with Carmelo Cennamo).
- Bioentrepreneurship, Master in Biopharmaceutical (BIO) Business, 2020-present. Course Coordinator (CC) with Palle Høy Jakobsen.
- Entrepreneurship Theory and Finance, Master in Strategic Design and Entrepreneurship, Spring 2019–present. CC.
- Strategy and Market Development, Master in Innovation and Business, Spring 2019–present. CC.
“Firms in Context: Internal and External Drivers of Success,” 2018, in G.L. Clark, M. Feldman, M. Gertler, and D. Wójcikfor (eds.) The New Oxford Handbook of Economic Geography.
“Spatial Organization of Firms and Location Choices through the Value Chain,” with Juan Alcacer, 2016, Management Science 62 (11), 3213–3234.
“Defining Clusters of Related Industries,” with Michael E. Porter and Scott Stern, 2016, Journal of Economic Geography 16 (1), 1–38. Supplementary Data and Stata Codes for the Clustering Algorithm.
“Clusters and Regional Performance: Implications for Inner Cities,” with Kim Zeuli, 2016, Economic Development Quarterly 30 (2), 117–136.
“Clusters, Convergence, and Economic Performance,” with Michael E. Porter and Scott Stern, 2014, Research Policy 43 (10), 1785–1799.
“Intellectual Property Protection and the Geography of Trade,” with Margaret Kyle and Anita M. McGahan, 2013, Journal of Industrial Economics 61 (3), 733–762.
“Clusters and Entrepreneurship,” with Michael E. Porter and Scott Stern, 2010, Journal of Economic Geography 10 (4), 495–518.
Paper presented at DRUID22 Conference, 2022
In: Entrepreneurship and Innovation Policy and the Economy, Vol. 1, 2022, p. 67–101
In: The Role of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Economic Growth. ed. /Michael J. Andrews; Aaron Chatterji; Josh Lerner; Scott Stern. Chicago : University of Chicago Press 2022, p. 371-396 (National Bureau of Economic Research Conference Report)
In: Trade in Knowledge: Intellectual Property, Trade and Development in a Transformed Global Economy. . ed. /Antony Taubman; Jayashree Watal. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 2022, p. 431-452
Paper presented at DRUID21 Conference, 2021
In: Economía Industrial, No. 421, 2021, p. 71-78
In: Regional Studies, Vol. 54, No. 1, 1.2020, p. 129-139
In: Industry and Innovation, Vol. 27, No. 8, 10.2020, p. 842-870
Paper presented at The Role of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Economic Growth, 2020
In: Research Policy, Vol. 49, No. 8, 10.2020
Paper presented at DRUID19 Conference, 2019
In: The New Oxford Handbook of Economic Geography. ed. /Gordon L. Clark; Maryann P. Feldman; Meric S. Gertler; Dariusz Wójcik. Oxford : Oxford University Press 2018, p. 324-344
In: Unifying Themes in Complex Systems IX: Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Complex Systems. . ed. /Alfredo J. Morales; Carlos Gershenson; Dan Brah; Ali A. Minai; Yaneer Bar-Yam. Cham : Springer VS 2018, p. 451-457 (Springer Proceedings in Complexity)
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|Year||Name of contractual partner||type of activity|
|2019-2022||MIT||Research Scientist 12% position|
|2019-2022||Fundación Rafael del Pino and MIT Sloan||Co-director of the annual Frontiers of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (FIE) Workshop|
|2021||Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)||Expert|