From the left: Paolo Malfitano - winner of the Best PhD Candidate Paper Award, Iréne Bernhard - Scientific Committée, Roberto Antonietti and Sandro Montresor - winner of the Best Paper Award & Charlie Karlsson - Scientific Committée.
The Best Paper Award 2019
The winners of the Best Paper Award were: Roberto Antonietti, “Marco Fanno” Department of Economics and Management , University of Padova, Italy & Sandro Montresor, Department of Economics and Law, Kore University of Enna, Italy.
The title of their paper was: "The Role of KETs in Unlocking the Potential for (Un)related Diversification in Italian Regions."
The paper is focusing among other things related varieties, which currently is a hot topic with many dimensions that really deserves to be analysed. The authors are striving to be comprehensive with regards to concepts, such as key-enabling technologies, economic mechanisms and empirical indicators. In summary, a scholarly contribution of high quality.
The best Phd Candidate paper award 2019
The winner was: PhD Candidate Paolo Malfitano, Institute for Economic Research (IRE), Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), Switzerland.
The title of his paper was:”Immigrant Self-Employment and Intergenerational Links. The Swiss Case.”
This a well written paper. The approach is novel and rigorous in analysing entrepreneurial capacities of immigrants and natives, distinguishing between first and second-generation immigrants in Switzerland. The paper has a robust methodology and its analysis is interesting and has real theoretical and empirical applications.