PhD defence: David Howoldt

In order to obtain the PhD degree, David Howoldt has submitted his thesis entitled: Policy Instruments and Policy Mixes for Innovation. Analysing Their Relation to Grand Challenges, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Capability with Natural Language Processing and Latent Variable Methods

Onsdag, 15 december, 2021 - 15:00 to 17:00


In recent decades, both the relevance of innovation for economic development and the scope of innovation policy have expanded, adding to the complexity of innovation policy mixes that comprise broad ranges of policy instruments. In parallel, how innovation policy can contribute to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and solving grand challenges has received widespread attention both in policy circles and the academic community. In the three papers of this dissertation, I engage with these major trends and present novel approaches to characterising innovation policy instruments and innovation policy mixes. My analyses shed light on the design of policy instruments for grand challenges, on policy mixes in support of innovative entrepreneurship, and on the structural profiles of national innovation policy mixes.

Primary Supervisor:
Professor Susana Borrás
Copenhagen Business School
Department of Organization

Secondary Supervisor:
Professor Christoph Grimpe
Department of Strategy and Innovation
Copenhagen Business School

Assessment Committee:
Professor Alan Irwin (Chair)
Department of Organization
Copenhagen Business School

Professor Maryann Feldman
Department of Public Policy
University of N. Carolina at Chapel Hill

Professor Kieron Flanagan
Alliance Manchester Business School
University of Manchester

The thesis will be available from

Organised by CBS PhD School
Date 15 December 2021
Time 15:00 - 17:00
Location The defence will take place online via Microsoft Teams by clicking this link

*Please note in connection with the online defence that the microphone and camera of all spectators must be turned off!


Sidst opdateret: Sekretariat for Ledelse og Kommunikation // 06/12/2021