1. dacon1's picture   Davide Consoli D Phil
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My research is devoted to understanding the sources and the effects of innovation. In particular, I study how economic, organizational and institutional processes stimulate or thwart new ways of doing things. Grounded in the multidisciplinary area of innovation studies, my research explores processes of knowledge generation and diffusion; the dynamics of scientific networks; the evolution of consumer preferences; structural change in industries and sectors; the skill content of occupations; and the reconfiguration of employment structures in industries and geographical areas. This work encompasses various empirical domains.

My current work analyses how human capital is organized within industries and how its configuration differs across industries. I am interested in understanding the ways in which this heterogeneity affects productivity, innovation capacity and the evolution of industries. I am also keen to investigate the adjustments in education and training that are necessary to keep up with changing demand for skills. Empirical studies in this remit are on the US, Finland and Spain.

Another area of empirical inquiry in which I am quite active is the emergent green economy. Current work studies the nature of green skills, of green jobs and the structure of green employment. I am also interested in the effects of environmental policy on occupations, industries and geographical areas.

I am also interested in Knowledge Intensive Business Services (KIBS) sectors, their functional heterogeneity and the evolution of their knowledge bases. Published work in this area covers all KIBS as well as sector specific case studies such as Scientific R&D and Design.

My prior work focused on the nature and the dynamics of medical innovation, in particular: the pathways through which scientific know-how emerges; the nature of collaboration networks; the links between network structures and the generation of basic knowledge; the implications of changing organizational configurations for both basic research and for clinical practice; and the role of practical know-how in the face of persistent uncertainty about the nature of disease.



I prefer to take on just one new supervisory role per year, so that I can devote enough time and attention to either graduate students or to postdoctoral fellows. I am happy to supervise and mentor research on innovation in relation to any of the following themes:

  • Skill formation, diffusion and transformation;
  • Long-term analysis of labour markets;
  • Geography of labour;
  • Evolution of education and training systems;
  • Changes in the nature and content of occupations;
  • Inequality;
  • Environmental Sustainability;
  • Knowledge Intensive Service Activities;
  • Dynamics of communities of practices and knowledge networks;

Having said that, I am open to provide supervision and mentoring on other topics, so you're welcome to contact me directly with an idea or a proposal!

[ Curriculum Vitae]



Full list of published articles and work in progress in RePEc and here



  1. Sergio Belda-Miquel, Victoria Pellicer-Sifres, Alejandra Boni
    Eure : Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios Urbanos Regionales,
    Vol: 48 - pags 1 - 23
  2. Enrique Meseguer, David Barberá-Tomás, Carlos Benito-Amat, Adrián A. Díaz-Faes, Luis Martí-Bonmatí
    European Journal of Radiology,
    Vol: 146 - pags 1 - 8
  3. Julia Osca-Lluch; Julia Haba-Osca
    Anales de Documentación,
    Vol: 25 - pags 1 - 6


  1. Guillermo Palau-Salvador, Kas Sempere, Nerea Gómez-Fernández, Ana Belda-Marco, Isabel González-Galindo, Miriam Hoyo-Juliá, Davinia Ros-Bonanad, José-Miguel Carot Sierra
    Data in Brief,
    Vol: 39 - pags 1 - 13
  2. Rocio Poveda-Bautista; Jose-Antonio Diego-Mas; Jorge Alcaide-Marzal
    Vol: 13 - pags 1 - 15
  3. Victoria Pellicer-Sifres, Neil Simcock, Alejandra Boni
    Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability,
    Vol: 26 - pags 1 026 - 1 042
  4. Francisco González-Sala, Julia Haba-Osca, Julia Osca-Lluch
    Anales de Psicología,
    Vol: 37 - pags 44 - 50
  5. Marta G.Rivera-Ferre; Feliu López-i-Gelats; Federica Ravera; Elisa Oteros-Rozas; Marina di Masso; Rosa Binimelis; Hamid El Bilali
    Agricultural Systems,
    Vol: 191 - pags 1 - 14
  6. Peter Jackson,Marta Guadalupe Rivera Ferre,Jeroen Candel,Anna Davies,Cristiane Derani,Hugo de Vries,Verica Dragović-Uzelac,Alf Håkon Hoel,Lotte Holm,Erik Mathijs,Piergiuseppe Morone,Marianne Penker,Ruta Śpiewak,Katrien Termeer,John Thøgersen
    Nature food,
    Vol: - pags 132 - 134
  7. Andrés Barge-Gil; Pablo D'Este; Liliana Herrera
    Industry and Innovation,
    Vol: 28 - pags 424 - 455
  8. Marta Rivera-Ferre
    Metode Science Studies Journal,
    Vol: - pags 1 - 5
  9. Douglas K.R. Robinson; Antoine Schoen; Philippe Larédo;Jordi Molas Gallart;Philine Warnke;Stefan Kuhlmann;Gonzalo Ordóñez-Matamoros
    Technological Forecasting & Social Change,
    Vol: 169 - pags 1 - 12
  10. Jordi Molas-Gallart, Alejandra Boni, Sandro Giachi, Johan Schot
    Research evaluation,
    Vol: - pags 1 - 12
  11. Elche, D., Consoli, D., Sánchez-Barrioluengo, M.
    Regional Studies,
    Vol: 55 - pags 1 182 - 1 198
  12. Oscar Llopis, Pablo D'Este, Adrián A. Díaz-Faes
    Research Policy,
    Vol: 50 - pags 1 - 19
  13. Francisco González-Sala, Julia Osca-Lluch, María Peñaranda-Ortega
    Anales de Psicología,
    Vol: 37 - pags 589 - 598
  14. G.Dean, M.G.Rivera-Ferre, Marti Rosas-Casals, F.Lopez-i-Gelats
    Ecosystem Services,
    Vol: 49 - pags 1 - 10
  15. Rocío Poveda-Bautista, Bernat Roig-Merino, Herminia Puerto, Juan Buitrago-Vera
    International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health,
    Vol: 18 - pags 1 - 14
  16. Molly D Anderson, Marta Rivera-Ferre
    Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability,
    Vol: 49 - pags 18 - 25
  17. Joaquín M.ª Azagra Caro; Ester Planells Aleixandre; Beatriz Izquierdo Sánchez; José Antonio Moreno Cabezudo
    Vol: - pags - 30
  18. Alejandra Boni, Diana Velasco,Mahlodi Tau
    Journal of Human Development and Capabilities,
    Vol: - pags 1 - 10
  19. Santoalha, A., Consoli, D., Castellacci, F.
    Research Policy,
    Vol: 50 - pags - 104 340
  20. Carmen Martinez-Vargas, Melanie Walker, F. Melis Cin, Alejandra Boni
    Journal of Human Development and Capabilities ,
    Vol: - pags 1 - 22
  21. Bastian Rake; Pablo D’Este; Maureen McKelvey
    Journal of Evolutionary Economics,
    Vol: - pags 1 - 32
  22. Marques, P., Morgan, K.
    Applied Geography,
    Vol: - pags - 8


  1.   Personality and affects: Researchers with emotional intelligence
    Laura Hernando-Jorge, Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro, Ana M. Tur Porcar
  2.   Academic artists' engagement and commercialisation
    Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro, Carlos Benito-Amat, Ester Planells-Aleixandre
  3.   From emotion to motivation: the role of social support for researchers
    Ana Tur-Porcar, Andrés Salas-Vallina, Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro
  4.   Blue uncertainty: Warding off systemic risks in the Anthropocene - Lessons from COVID-19
    Pablo F. Méndez
  5.   New industrial policy and the role of executive agencies at the subnational level
    Pedro Marques
  6.   Exporting but still poor: the challenges of regional development in regions with mature industries
    Pedro Marques, David Barberá-Tomás
  7.   Indicadores de Participación Ciudadana desde una perspectiva de responsabilidad en la ciencia y la innovación: el caso español
    Mónica García-Melón, Hannia González-Urango
  8.   Fiction Lagging Behind Or Non-Fiction Defending The Indefensible? University-Industry (et al.) Interaction In Science Fiction
    Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro, Laura González-Salmerón, Pedro Marques
  9.   Indicadores de género desde una perspectiva de responsabilidad social en la ciencia y la innovación: el caso español.
    Paula Otero-Hermida
  10.   Innovation from science: the role of network content and legitimacy ties
    Pablo D’Este, Óscar Llopis, Maureen Mc Kelvey, Alfredo Yegros
  11.   Connections matter: the influence of network sparseness, network diversity and a tertius iungens orientation on innovation
    Óscar Llopis, Pablo D’Este, Adrián A. Díaz-Faes
  12.   Research & Innovation in Spain 2016
    Ana Fernández-Zubieta, Irene Ramos-Vielba
  13.   From brawn to brains: manufacturing-KIBS interdependency
    Dioni Elche, Davide Consoli, Mabel Sánchez-Barrioluengo
  14.   A Functional Review of Literature on Research Careers
    Richard Woolley, Carolina Cañibano, Jakob Tesch
  15.   Exploring connections between social innovation, grassroots processes and human development: an analysis of alternative food networks in the city of Valencia (Spain)
    Victoria Pellicer Sifres, Sergio Belda Miquel, Aurora López Fogués, Alejandra Boni Aristizábal
  16.   Challenging traditional logics of energy planning: a Capability Approach analysis of a Grassroots Innovation in the Ecuadorian Amazon
    María Ten Palomares
  17.   Regional Human Capital and University Orientation: A case study on Spain
    Mabel Sánchez-Barrioluengo, Davide Consoli
  18.   ‘Shaken, but not stirred’: six decades defining social innovation
    Mónica Edwards-Schachter, Matthew L. Wallace
  19.   Who do you care about? Scientists’ personality traits and perceived beneficiary impact
    Óscar Llopis, Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro
  20.   The impact of one of the most highly cited university patents: formalisation and localization
    Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro, David Barberá-Tomás, Mónica Edwards-Schachter
  21.   A Taxonomy of Multi-Industry Labour Force Skills
    Davide Consoli, Francesco Rentocchini
  22.   Agglomerations and firm performance: how does it work, who benefits and how much?
    Jose-Luis Hervas-Oliver, Francisca Sempere-Ripoll
  23.   Resolving tensions of research utilization: The value of a usability-based approach
    Paul Benneworth, Julia Olmos-Peñuela
  24.   Clusters and industrial districts: where is the literature going? Identifying emerging sub-fields of research
    Jose Luis Hervas Oliver, Gregorio Gonzalez and Pedro Caja
  25.   Explaining researchers’ readiness to incorporate external stimuli in their research agendas
    Julia Olmos Peñuela, Paul Benneworth, Elena Castro-Martínez
  26.   Acceso al conocimiento público universitario en España: patrones geográficos - Access to universities’ public knowledge in Spain: geographical patterns
    Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro
  27.   Examiner amendments to applications to the european patent office: Procedures, knowledge bases and country specificities
    Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro and Elena M. Tur
  28.   Access to universities’ public knowledge: Who’s more regionalist?
    Manuel Acosta, Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro, Daniel Coronado
  29.   SMEs and Barriers to Eco-Innovation in EU: A Diverse Palette of Greens
    Giovanni Marin, Alberto Marzucchi, Roberto Zoboli
  30.   Towards an alternative framework for the evaluation of translational research initiatives
    Jordi Molas-Gallart, Pablo D’Este, Óscar Llopis and Ismael Rafols