Markus Grillitsch

Markus Grillitsch

Senior lecturer

Personal profile


Markus holds a doctoral degree in socio-economic studies from the Vienna University of Economics and Business. He has a broad background in regional development in different institutional contexts including EU member states, transition economies and developing countries. His main research interest is to understand transformation processes in a spatial context and how they relate to economic, social and environmental outcomes. To this end, he studies different aspects of human agency, in particular innovative and institutional entrepreneurship, and place-based leadership, and their societal consequences. Markus is interested in concepts and approaches that empower policy makers, firms and engaged citizens to take a stake in regional development processes.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

UKÄ subject classification

  • Economic Geography

Free keywords

  • Economic Geography
  • Innovation Studies
  • Regional Development
  • Knowledge
  • Institutions
  • Networks
  • Policy


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