The impact of network-based knowledge transfer processes on innovation: An interorganizational and macro perspective - Dott. Marta Ferrer-Serrano

Seminario di Ricerca esterno "giallo" - Martedì 14 Dicembre 2021

  • Data: 14 dicembre 2021 dalle 13:00 alle 14:00

  • Luogo: On line su piattaforma TEAMS

  • Modalità d'accesso: Ingresso libero


Knowledge transfer (KT) is considered one of the main determinants of business performance and innovation.

In this sense, the use of collaborative networks provides better access to valuable sources of knowledge.

The study of this phenomenon has not often been analysed from an inter-organisational perspective due to the complexity of knowledge measurement.

Although these concepts have been studied over the last decades, it is only in recent years that the academic world has put the focus on the issue.

However, the multiple perspectives from which the phenomenon has been approached have generated the need to deepen the debate with the aim of systematically exploring the research scenario.

Therefore, firstly, we systematise previous literature examining the link between KT and networks, and secondly, we explore the European collaborative ecosystem that drives innovation in SMEs.

Network analysis methods and centrality indicators are applied to identify the main drivers of European innovation in SMEs and to provide a picture of the current landscape of collaboration between European countries.

Finally, a working paper will be presented that seeks to understand whether there is a causal relationship between a better positioning in the European knowledge network and the innovative capacity of regional innovation systems.

Breve biografia:

Marta Ferrer-Serrano ( is a PhD student in Business Management at the University of Zaragoza (Spain), with a predoctoral grant from the Government of Aragón.

She is currently visiting the Department of Management at the University of Bologna (Prof. Rosa Grimaldi).

Her research focuses on the analysis of interorganizational knowledge transfer and innovation.

During her PhD she has been teaching lectures about Strategic Management and Human Resources.

During 2020 she visited the University of the Balearic Islands (Spain) and she is currently visiting the University of Bologna (Italy).

She has published her results in The Journal of Technology Transfer and the Journal of Knowledge Management among others.