Curriculum Vitae

Ben Spigel | Curriculum Vitae

 

 

Work History

2013 — Present: Chancellor’s Fellow, University of Edinburgh Business School

Education History

  • 2008 — 2013: Ph.D – University of Toronto Department of Geography
    • Dissertation Title: The emergence of regional cultures and practices: A comparative study of Canadian software entrepreneurship
    • Dissertation Committee: Harald Bathelt (advisor), Meric Gertler, Pierre Desrochers, Olav Sorenson
  • 2006 — 2008: Masters of Arts – The Ohio State University Department of Geography
  • 2002 — 2006: Bachelors of Arts, Honours: Social and Economy Geography – University of Toronto

Peer Reviewed Articles

Edited Collections

  • B. Spigel. A series of unfortunate events: The growth, decline and rebirth of Ottawa’s Entrepreneurial Institutions. Advances in the Study of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Development, Volume 22, Gary D. Libecamp and Sherry Hoskinson (eds). pp. 47-72

Work in Progress

  • B. Spigel. The Place of Culture in Entrepreneurial Ecosystems. In preparation for Economic Geography
  • B. Spigel and E. Malecki. Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The Elgar Companion to Innovation and Knowledge Creation. P. Cohendet, S. Henn, H. Bathelt and L. Simon (eds).

Conference Proceedings

  • E. Malecki and B. Spigel (2013). Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Presented at the 60th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, Atlanta, GA, November 13-16.
  • B. Spigel (2013) “Regional Cultures and Entrepreneurial Resiliency.” Presented at the 2013 Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, CA, April 9-13.
  • B. Spigel (2012) “Entrepreneurship and tolerance.” Presented at the 2012 Canadian Association of Geographers, Ontario Division Conference. Scarborough, Ontario, October 12-13.
  • B. Spigel (2012) “Regional cultures and entrepreneurial environments: A Bourdieuian approach.” Presented at the 2012 Experience the Creative Economy Workshop, Toronto, ON. June 19-22.
  • B. Spigel (2012) “Cultural contexts and entrepreneurial intentions.” Presented at the 2012 Babson Entrepreneurship Research Conference. Fort Worth, TX, June 7-9.
  • B. Spigel (2012) “Regional cultural contexts and entrepreneurial intentions: A Bourdieusian approach.” Presented at the 2012 Association of American Geographers Conference. New York, NY, February 24-28.
  • B. Spigel. (2011) “The cultures of Canadian entrepreneurship.” Presented at the 2011 Canadian Association of Geographers Conference. Calgary AB, June 1-3.
  • B. Spigel. (2011) “Entrepreneurship and regional culture: A Bourdieusian perspective.” Presented at the 2011 Association of American Geographers Conference. Seattle, WA, April 12-16.
  • H. Bathelt and B. Spigel (2010) “The relational geography of North American Trade Fairs” Presented at the 2010 Association of American Geographers Conference. Washington D.C. April 17-21
  • H. Bathelt, M. Munro and B. Spigel. (2010) “Challenges of transformation: innovation, re-bundling and traditional manufacturing in Canada’s Technology Triangle.” Presented at the 2010 Association of American Geographers Conference. Washington D.C. April 17-21
  • B. Spigel. (2010) “Proximity, location and informal knowledge spillovers.” Presented at the Association of University Technology Managers Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA. March 17-20
  • B.Spigel. (2009) “Propinquity and the environments of academic knowledge exchange.” Presented at the 2009 Association of American Geographers Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada. March 22-27
  • B. Spigel. (2008) “The microgeographies of academic knowledge transfer.” Presented at the 2008 Association of American Geographers Conference. Boston, Massachusetts. April 15-19
  • L. Brown, S. Chung, M. Webb and B. Spigel. (2008) “Housing foreclosures in Columbus, Ohio: Where, who, why.” Presented at the 2008 Association of American Geographers Conference. Boston, Massachusetts. April 15-19.
  • B. Spigel. (2008) “What can early developers of Linux teach us about open knowledge?” Presented at Open Knowledge 2.0. London, England. March 15.
  • B. Spigel. (2007) “Transmission or Transmutation? The role of tacit knowledge and codification in the creation of the Linux operating system.” Presented at the 2007 Association of American Geographers Conference. San Francisco, California. April 16-22
  • C. Rinner, B. Spigel and M Raubal. (2005) “User interface design for location-based decision services.” Presented at the 13th International Conference of Geoinformatics, Toronto Ontario. August 18th.

Other publications

  • B. Spigel, G. Spencer and D. Wolf (2013). Sociocultural Dynamics of Creativity and Innovation. Report to the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development.
  • H. Bathelt, A. Munro and B. Spigel (2011) Challenges of transformation: Innovation, re-bundling and traditional manufacturing in Canada’s Technology Triangle. Papers in Evolutionary Economic Geography #11-11.
  • H. Bathelt, A. Munro and B. Spigel (2011) Industries innovate and prosper. Editorial in The Toronto Star, November 7.
  • B. Spigel. (2008) “The Geographies of academic knowledge exchange” Masters Thesis, Ohio State University. Edward Malecki, advisor.
  • B. Spigel. (2005) “Open source release options for research results: An overview of best practice examples for small software projects.” (2005) Knowledge Media and Design Institute, Project Open Source | Open Access. http://www.open.utoronto.ca

Book Reviews

  • Review of “The Handbook of Evolutionary Economic Geography” by Ron Boschma and Ron Martin, eds. Economic Geography Working Group (http://www.egrg.org.uk/bkreview.html#bk2011)
  • Review of “Managing Financial Risk: From Global to Local” by Gordan Clark, Adam Dixon and Ashby Monk, eds. Economic Geography Research Group (http://www.egrg.org.uk/bkreview2010_09.html)

Invited Talks

  • Cultural change and entrepreneurial resiliency: Technology entrepreneurship and crisis in Ottawa. Talk given at the Innovation Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs, Toronto, Ontario. January 15th, 2013.
  • Culture and Canadian entrepreneurship: Regional differences and patterns. Talk given at the Telfer School of Management, Ottawa, Ontario. October 29th, 2010.

 

Awards

  • Selected Attendee — 2012 Experiencing the Creative Economy Workshop, Toronto, Ontario (2012)
  • Selected Attendee — Babson Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Fort Worth, Texas (2012)
  • Joseph A. May Scholarship (2011, $1,000 CAD)
  • Department of Geography Graduate Expansion Fund Award – (2011, $1000 CND)
  • First Prize — ESRI Social Media Challenge (2010, $5,000 USD)
  • Selected Attendee — Summer Institute in Economic Geography, Vancouver. (2010)
  • Second Place — Association of University Technology Managers Graduate Research Paper Prize (2010)
  • Selected Attendee — Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum (2007)