Giuseppe Calignano received his PhD degree in Geography at the University of Salento, in Italy. Prior to joining the Department of Geography and Regional Research
at the University of Vienna – where he teaches courses in the fields of economic geography, regional development and social network analysis – he worked as postdoctoral
research fellow in Regional Innovation Studies at the UiS Business School (University of Stavanger). In 2014, he was a visiting academic at the London School of Economics
and Political Science. His major research interests include economic geography and innovation studies, with a particular focus on regional development, innovation networks,
cluster policy and development, and university-industry linkages. His work has been published in renowned academic journals in geography, regional science and innovation
studies such as Regional Studies, The Annals of Regional Science, Erdkunde and The Extractive Industries and Society.