I work as post-doctoral researcher at the Centre for Regional Studies (CRS) and have a PhD in social and economic geography from Lund University (2016). My research areas lie in the broader filed of economic geography, innovation studies and socio-technical transitions and relate to finding solutions to today’s grand societal challenges.
Currently, I mainly conduct research in the frame of VINNOVA’s Vinnväxt initiative “Paper Province” that aims at understanding processes that trigger and impede the transformation to a forest-based bio-economy. Topics that I research cover amongst others the drivers and hinders for firms to engage in a transition and to adjust their business models; how changes and extensions of value chains can be achieved; what a transformation implicates for the roles and co-operations of actors engaged in innovation; and how a transformation can be supported by policies.
I am also employed as a researcher at the Department for Business Administration at the University of Gothenburg where I conduct research in the FORMAS project “The role of demand in new regional industrial path development - the food industry in transformation”. The project emphasizes the importance of demand related aspects in innovation, a topic that has largely been overlooked in innovation-based (regional) development.
Martin H, Martin R and Zukauskaite E (2019) The multiple roles of demand in new regional industrial path development: A conceptual analysis. Environment and Planning A Epub ahead of print 10 July 2019. DOI: 10.1177/0308518X19863438.
Martin H and Martin R (2017) Policy Capacities for New Regional Industrial Path Development – The case of New Media and Biogas in Southern Sweden. Environment and Planning C 35(3): 518-536.
Martin H (2016) Innovation for Tackling Grand Challenges: Cleantech Industry Dynamics and Regional Context. Lund: Lund University.
Martin H and Coenen L (2015) Institutional Context and Cluster Emergence: The Biogas Industry in Southern Sweden. European Planning Studies 23(10): 2009-2027.
Coenen L, Moodysson J and Martin H (2015) Path Renewal in Old Industrial Regions: Possibilities and Limitations for Regional Innovation Policy. Regional Studies 49(5): 850-865.