University of Bath School of Management University of Bath School of Management

Dr Cornelia Lawson

Cornelia Lawson

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Job Title:

Prize Fellow


Strategy and Organisation

Key Research Interests:

Open science; Labour mobility; Academic Entrepreneurship; Cross-sector collaborations and networks; Innovation and technology management; Careers of young academics

Research Interests

My main research interest are in the area of economics and management of science and innovation. In my research I investigate the performance and career paths of researchers and industrial inventors, as well as inter-organisational and inter-sectoral collaboration. At the moment I am particularly interested in open science, dual appointments and career decisions of young researchers. I am also the convenor of an annual conference on the organisation, economics and policy of scientific research.

PhD Supervision

I welcome enquiries from prospective PhD students interested in quantitative research in the broader area of science and innovation studies. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your proposal.


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Leading Refereed Journal Papers

Hottenrott, H. and Lawson, C. 2017. Fishing for complementarities: Competitive research funding and research productivity. International Journal of Industrial Organization, 51, 1-38. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijindorg.2016.12.004

Hottenrott, H. and Lawson, C. forthcoming. Flying the nest: How the home department shapes researchers' career paths. Studies in Higher Education, DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2015.1076782

Fernandez-Zubieta, A., Geuna, A. and Lawson, C. 2016. Productivity pay-offs from academic mobility: Should I stay or should I go? Industrial and Corporate Change, 25(1), 91-114. DOI: 10.1093/icc/dtv034

Banal-Estanol, A., Jofre-Bonet, M. and Lawson, C. 2015. The double-edged sword of industry collaboration: Evidence from engineering academics in the UK. Research Policy, 44 (6), 1160-1175. DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2015.02.006

Geuna, A., Toselli, M., Kataishi, R., Guzman, E., Lawson, C., Fernandez-Zubieta, A. and Barros, B. 2015. SiSOB data extraction and codification: A tool to analyze scientific careers. Research Policy, 44 (9), 1645-1658. DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2015.01.017

Other Outputs

Lawson, C. 2016. Putting the region first: Knowledge transfer at universities in Greater Manchester, D. Audretsch, E. Lehmann, M. Meoli and S. Vismara (eds.) University evolution, entrepreneurial activity and regional competitiveness, Springer, pp. 303-325. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-17713-7_14

Fernandez-Zubieta, A., Geuna., A. and Lawson, C. 2015. What do we know of the mobility of research scientists and of its impact on scientific production. In: Geuna, A. (ed.), Global Mobility of Research Scientists: The Economics of Who Goes Where and Why, Academic Press, pp. 1-33

Lawson, C., Geuna. A., Fernandez-Zubieta, A., Kataishi, R., and Toselli, M. 2015. International Careers of Researchers in Biomedical Sciences: A Comparison of the US and the UK. In: Geuna, A (ed), Global Mobility of Research Scientists: The Economics of Who Goes Where and Why, Academic Press, pp. 67-104

Lawson, C. and Shibayama, S. 2015. International research visits and careers: An analysis of bioscience academics in Japan, Science and Public Policy, 42 (5), 690-710

Bodas Freitas, I.M., Geuna, A., Lawson, C. and Rossi, F. 2014. How industry inventors collaborate with academic researchers: The choice between shared and unilateral governance forms. In: Patrucco, O. P. (ed.), The Economics of Knowledge Generation and Distribution: The Role of Interactions in the System Dynamics of Innovation and Growth, Routledge, 45-71

Hottenrott, H. and Lawson, C. 2014. Research grants, sources of ideas and the effects on academic research, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 23 (2), 109-133

Lawson, C. and Sterzi, V. 2014. The role of early career factors in the formation of serial academic invetors, Science and Public Policy, 41 (4), 464-479

Lawson, C. 2013. Academic patenting: The importance of industry support, Journal of Technology Transfer, 38 (4), 509-535. DOI: 10.1007/s10961-012-9266-7

Lawson, C. 2013. Academic inventions outside the university: Investigating patent ownership in the UK, Industry and Innovation, 20 (5), 385-398