Institut für Geographie und Regionalforschung

Universitätsstraße 7, 5. Stock, Raum D0501

1010 Wien, Österreich


Tel.: +43-1-4277-48627

E-Mail: giuseppe.calignano[at]



Siehe Vorlesungsverzeichnis der Universität Wien


  • Geographie der Innovation
  • Regionale Entwicklung
  • Cluster und Regionale Innovationspolitik
  • Rolle der Universitäten in der regionalen Entwicklung


mit Review-Verfahren

Calignano G., Hjertvikrem N., Fitjar R.D (2019), Innovation networks and green restructuring: Which path development can EU Framework Programmes stimulate in Norway?, Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift - Norwegian Journal of Geography, 73: 65-78. DOI: 10.1080/00291951.2018.1561512

Calignano G. (2019), Long-distance connections, long-term ties, and novel knowledge networks in technology districts, Scienze Regionali - Italian Journal of Regional Science, 18, 1: 3-34. 10.14650/92351

Schulze-Krogh A.C. & Calignano G. (2019), How do firms perceive interactions with researchers in small innovation projects? Advantages and barriers for satisfactory collaborations, Journal of the Knowledge Economy. DOI: 10.1007/s13132-019-0581-1

Calignano G., Fitjar R.D. & Kogler F.D. (2018), The core in the periphery? The cluster organisation as the central node in the Apulian aerospace district, Regional Studies, 52, 11: 1490-1501. DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2017.1420155

Calignano G. & Vaaland T.I. (2018), Local content in Tanzania: Are local suppliers motivated to improve?, The Extractive Industries and Society, 5, 1: 104-113. DOI: 10.1016/j.exis.2017.12.006

Calignano G. & De Siena L. (2018), “I want to shake your hand before…”: role of clients, knowledge exchange and business dynamics in southern Italian software firms, Cogent Social Sciences, 4, 1: 1-18. DOI: 10.1080/23311886.2018.1435604

Calignano G. (2018), Long-distance connections, long-term ties and novel knowledge networks: the case of a Southern Italian technology district, Scienze Regionali - Italian Journal of Regional Science [forthcoming]

Calignano G. & Fitjar R.D. (2017), Strengthening relationships in clusters: How effective is an indirect policy measure carried out in a peripheral region?, The Annals of Regional Science, 59, 1: 139-169. DOI: 10.1007/s00168-017-0821-x

Calignano G. & Vaaland T.I. (2017), Supplier Development in Tanzania; Experiences, expectations and motivation, The Extractive Industries and Society, 4: 385-397. DOI: 10.1016/j.exis.2017.01.012

Calignano G. (2017), Nanotechnology as a proxy to capture regional economic development? New findings from the European Union Framework Programmes, Nanotechnology Reviews, 6, 2: 159-170.  DOI: 10.1515/ntrev-2016-0028

Calignano G. & Hassink R. (2016), Increasing innovativeness of SMEs in peripheral areas through international networks? The case of Southern Italy, REGION, 3, 1: 25-42. DOI: 0.18335/region.v3i1.93

Calignano G. (2016), An assessment of agritourism in Salento in the era of the internet, Geotema, 52: 131-143

Calignano G. & Quarta C.A. (2015), The Persistence of Regional Disparities in Italy Through the Lens of the EU Nanotechnology Network, Regional Studies, Regional Science, 2, 1: 469-478. DOI: 10.1080/21681376.2015.1075898

Calignano G. & De Siena L. (2015), “Resistere” alla crisi: il caso del Distretto Plurisettoriale di Recanati-Osimo-Castelfidardo, EyesReg-Giornale di Scienze Regionali, 5, 1: 27-33

Calignano G., Miccoli A. & Nicoletti L. (2015), Turismo e sviluppo locale sostenibile: il Parco Naturale Regionale Costa Otranto-Santa Maria di Leuca e Bosco di Tricase nella Macroregione Adriatico-Ionica, Geotema., 49: 35-42

Calignano G. & Quarta C.A. (2014), University of Salento's transactional relations: Assessing the knowledge transfer of a public university in Italy, Erdkunde, 68, 2: 109-123. DOI: 10.3112/erdkunde.2014.02.03

Calignano G. (2014), Italian organisations within the European nanotechnology network: Presence, dynamics and effects, Die Erde, 14, 4: 241-259. DOI: 10.12854/erde-145-21

Calignano G. & Quarta C.A. (2014), Le ricadute territoriali della ricerca in Italia: il caso dell'Università del Salento, EyesReg-Giornale di Scienze Regionali, 4, 3: 75-81

Beiträge in Büchern

Calignano G. (2012), Le aree portuali del Mezzogiorno, prospettive di un possibile strumento di crescita. In: D'Aponte T. (ed), Risvegli. Scenari geopolitici di un Mezzogiorno possibile, Aracne Editrice, Roma, 271-284

Ricciardelli A. & Calignano G. (2012), La proiezione competitiva dell'agroalimentare italiano. In: Pollice F. (ed), Rapporto Annuale della Società Geografica Italiana - I nuovi spazi dell'agricoltura italiana, Roma, 69-73


mit Review-Verfahren

Calignano G. & Vaaland T.I. (2017), Lack of African competitiveness: Who to blame?, 3rd Academy of Business and Emerging Markets (ABEM) Conference Proceedings, August 1-3, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 38-52

Calignano G. & Vaaland T.I. (2016), Inter-firm learning and local participation in emerging African oil nations, 2nd Academy of Business and Emerging Markets (ABEM) Conference Proceedings, August 2-4, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 26-41

Calignano G. & De Siena L. (2014), Distretti industriali e resilienza: il caso del Distretto Plurisettoriale di Recanati-Osimo-Castelfidardo, Memorie Geografiche. In: Capineri C., Celata F., de Vincenzo D., Dini F., Randelli F. & Romei P. (eds), Oltre La Globalizzazione. Resilienza/Resilience, Società di Studi Geografici, 199-203


“Innovation policy beyond ‘myopia’: Challenges of new path development and implications for innovation policy” (Research Council of Norway, Forskerprosjekt – FORINNPOL).

“Drivers of regional economic restructuring Actors, Institutions and Policy” (Research Council of Norway, RFFV).