Bjørn Terje Asheim
Bjørn Terje Asheim is Professor of Economic Geography and Innovation Theory at the UiS Business School from 1 September 2013. He co-founded and directed CIRCLE at Lund University, which has become one of the leading innovation studies centres in Europe. Asheim is currently program director at the Norwegian Research School in Innovation. He is a founder of the theories of regional innovation systems and of knowledge bases and Norway’s most highly cited scholar in human geography and the second most cited in innovation studies.