PD MMag. Dr.
Deputy Director, Working Group Leader “Innovation and Urban Economy”
T +43 1 51581 – 3524
Robert Musil studied geography and history at the University of Vienna and finished his PhD at the University Innsbruck in 2005. His cumulative habilitation work in the field of human geography was approved in 2015 at the University of Innsbruck. Since 2001, Robert Musil has been a researcher at the Institute for Urban and Regional Research (ISR); between 2007 and 2009 he was post-doc assistant at the University of Salzburg, between 2014 and 2016 he was visiting professor for economic geography at the University of Vienna. Robert Musil is general secretary at the Austrian Geographical Society. His main research fields are in urban geography, geography of finance, regional innovation systems and the internationalisation of urban systems. The regional focus of his work is Austria and Europe (Southeast Europe).
- International urban system research
- Transformation of financial centres
- Regional innovation systems
- Regional disparities in Austria and Europe
- Local buzz in Vienna’s research sector? Knowledge-based clusters between local embeddedness and internationalisation
- The return of historic investment patterns? The role of historic path dependency for the internationalisation of Vienna’s banking system
- Global firm networks: Vienna and Munich in the European financial system
- Vienna and its Universities
Memberships and additional functions
- General Secretary at the Austrian Geographical Society
- Austrian representative at the EUROGEO
- Lecturer at several Austrian universities
- (2021): Evaluating M&As from a regional perspective: media discourses on the asymmetric internationalization of Vienna’s banking sector.. In: European Planning Studies: 1-21.
- (2019): Immobiliengeographie: Märkte - Akteure - Politik. Das Geographische Seminar. Immobiliengeographie: Märkte - Akteure - Politik.
- (2016): Towards a location sensitive R&D policy. Local buzz, spatial concentration and specialisation as a challenge for urban planning – Empirical findings from the life sciences and ICT clusters in Vienna.. In: Cities59: 20-29.
- (2019): Innovation und Internationalisierung – Oberösterreich im Vergleich moderner Industrieregionen in Europa. In: ÖGL - Österreich in Geschichte und Literatur mit GeographieIndustrie - Innovation - Region.: 23-38.
- (2017): Wozu räumliche Nähe in der urbanen Wissensökonomie? Eine geostatistische Analyse Wiener Forschungscluster. In: Raumforschung und Raumordnung.75: 93-107.