Jakob Eder

Scientific Staff

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Jakob Eder studied geography at the University of Vienna and the University of Oslo (ERASMUS stay), focusing on population and economic geography.

He wrote his Master’s thesis on the consequences of demographic aging on firms in Austria and has worked as a research assistant at the Vienna Institute for Demography (VID) and the Institute for Urban and Regional Research (ISR). Since 2016, he is based solely at the ISR, where he began his dissertation project on innovation practices in peripheral contexts in Austria. He continues to teach at the University of Vienna and is involved in ongoing research projects.

His research focuses on the geography of innovation and population geography and deals with questions of spatial planning. 

Research areas

  • Geography of innovation
  • Population geography
  • Spatial planning

Awards and Scholarships

  • Preis für Föderalismus- und Regionalforschung 2019
  • Stipend "Zukunft | Wirtschaft" of the Austrian Economic Chamber 2017
  • ÖAW-Mentoring-Program 2016-2017
  • Performance scholarship of the University of Vienna 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013

Recent publications

  • Jakob Eder, and Trippl, M.(2019): Innovation in the periphery: Compensation and exploitation strategies. In: Growth and Change50: 1511-1531. internet:https://doi.org/10.1111/grow.12328.
  • Döringer, S. and Eder, J.(2019): Tagungsbericht: Schlüsselakteure der Regionalentwicklung. Welche Perspektiven bietet Entrepreneurship für ländliche Räume. Geographischer Rundbrief.
  • Jakob Eder,(2019): Innovation ohne Agglomeration. Ländliche Regionen in Österreich und ihre Herausforderungen und Chancen für innovative Unternehmen. ISR-Forschungsberichte. Wien. internet:https://verlag.oeaw.ac.at/innovation-ohne-agglomeration.
  • Jakob Eder,(2019): Innovation in the Periphery: A Critical Survey and Research Agenda. In: International Regional Science Review42: 119-146. internet:http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0160017618764279.
  • Jakob Eder,(2019): Peripheralization and knowledge bases in Austria: towards a new regional typology. In: European Planning Studies27: 42-67. internet:https://doi.org/10.1080/09654313.2018.1541966.