The projects funded under this programme aim to bring new research ideas and methods to bear on understanding the UK’s international challenges - past, current and future.
Knowledge Frontiers and Boundaries for the New UK
This project aims to explain the knowledge frontier for UK businesses by demonstrating how product, process and organisational innovation are affected by external partners and location.
UK businesses have accessed knowledge from within and beyond the UK boundaries, engaging in collaboration with a variety of external partners (e.g. suppliers, consumers, competitors, universities, government). The role of UK business in the world is changing and knowledge transfer may become a costly practice for the "New UK". This project aims to explain the knowledge frontier for UK businesses by demonstrating how product, process and organisational innovation are affected by external partners and location. The main focus is on creative industries, knowledge intensive business services, key enabling technologies, and research and development. A trilateral collaboration between UK, US and Italian experts, availability of a unique ONS micro-level data (2002-2014) and assess to innovative firms will enable the project team to estimate the importance of knowledge frontiers for UK businesses.
Principal Investigator: Dr Maksim Belitski, University of Reading
We foster international collaboration in the humanities and social sciences, and promote the sharing of international perspectives on global challenges.