In addition to my main work on innovation and entrepreneurship, I also participate in other interesting research projects.
Papers and Presentations
- C. Muellerleile, K. Strauss, B. Spigel and T. Narins. “Economic geography and the financial crisis: Full speed ahead or missing the boat?” Forthcoming in The Professional Geographer
This paper comes out the 2010 Summer Institute in Economic Geography. This paper adds to the conversation about how economic geographers can say about the economic crisis.
- H. Bathelt and B. Spigel. “The spatial economy of North American trade fairs.” The Canadian Geographer. 56(1) 18-38
Using a unique, proprietary dataset, this paper studies how the spatial distribution of trade fairs in North America has changed over time. The research shows that over the past 40 years, the location of trade fairs has shifted from the North East to the Sunbelt and the South. While Canada has some of the largest concentrations of trade fairs in the world, it is overly dependent on consumer-oriented trade fairs.