Markus Grillitsch

Senior Lecturer

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Economic Geography


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


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 innovation and structural change processes in a spatial context and how they relate to economic growth and competitiveness. Markus is interested in concepts and approaches that empower policy makers, firms and engaged citizens to take a stake in regional development processes.

Recent research outputs

Markus Grillitsch, Mikhail Martynovich, Rune Dahl Fitjar & Silje Haus-Reve, 2021 Jan 29, In: Journal of Geographical Systems.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Markus Grillitsch, Josephine V. Rekers & Markku Sotarauta, 2021, Handbook on City and Regional Leadership. Cheltenhamn: Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 302-323 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

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